Passwordless authentication with e-mail and SMS
Create a smooth and secure user experience with passwordless authentication via email or SMS from cidaas!
Why OTP via email and SMS for passwordless authentication?
Passwordless authentication is easy to implement since it can be based on existing procedures. For example, e-mail and SMS OTPs are already frequently used for multi-factor authentication and can also be used easily and transparently for passwordless authentication without users having to make any changes.
Passwordless authentication with One-Time-Passwords (OTP)!
Passwordless authentication using one-time passwords (OTP) via email and SMS offers a modern and secure way to log in to digital services. Instead of having to remember numerous passwords, users receive a one-time code via e-mail or SMS that they can use to log in. A key advantage of this method is its ease of use: many people are already familiar with receiving confirmation codes via these channels, for example, when registering new accounts, resetting passwords or multi-factor authentication. This results in a low barrier to entry and high acceptance among users, as they find themselves in a familiar process. It therefore combines the advantages of security and user-friendliness.
cidaas as a leading European Cloud Identity & Access Management offers a wide range of passwordless authentication methods, including OTP via email and SMS.
Passwordless authentication with email magic links!
Passwordless authentication with email magic links offers an innovative and user-friendly way to log in to digital services. Instead of entering a password, users receive a special link by e-mail that they can simply click to log in. This “magic” link is unique and valid for a limited time. A major advantage of this method is its simplicity and ease of use: authentication can be confirmed with just one click, without having to enter any further codes or passwords. In addition, similar to OTPs, such methods are already familiar to many users from other contexts, resulting in a low barrier to entry. The combination of familiarity and the simplicity of a single click makes email magic links a particularly attractive form of authentication, especially in the transformation to passwordless authentication.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does passwordless authentication with email and SMS OTP work?
Passwordless authentication with e-mail and SMS OTP (One-Time-Passwords) enables users to log in without a conventional password. Upon request, the user receives a time-limited, one-time code either by e-mail or SMS. He enters this code on the login page to confirm access.
What are Email Magic Links?
Email Magic Links are special, time-limited links that are sent to users by email. By clicking on the link, the user is automatically authenticated and logged in without having to enter a password or another code.
Why is passwordless authentication with email and SMS OTP or email magic links more user-friendly than the classic password-based login?
Passwordless authentication offers several advantages over the classic method. Users do not have to remember complex passwords or change them regularly. The process is intuitive, as many are already familiar with OTPs or confirmation links from other contexts. With just one click (for magic links) or a short code (for OTPs), the login process is accelerated, resulting in an improved user experience and reducing the likelihood of login errors and abandonment.
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