W3C WebAuthn Set to Advance FIDO Protocols for Strong Authentication

The FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance has been building strong authentication specifications including the Universal Second Factor (U2) and Universal Authentication Framework (UAF), since 2012. With the W3C, FIDO is evolving its FIDO2 specification to become an official web standard that will be supported by all the major web browsers.

“The W3C’s Web Authentication Working Group is responsible for defining the Web API to strong authentication, so we started with a submission from FIDO and worked to address the feedback from implementors such as web browsers and additional participants and reviewers,” Wendy Seltzer, W3C Strategy Lead told eWEEK.