RCDevs has released a new OpenOTP version supporting the FIDO2 authentication standard in addition to the previously supported FIDO1/U2F.
FIDO2 builds on and improves U2F by incorporating the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) webAuthn standard. This will further improve the browser compatibility and provide support for PIN codes, biometric identification and password-less login.
In additional to FIDO2 support, our latest OpenOTP server also includes two new interesting options:
- Compatibility mode allowing legacy FIDO1 / U2F keys to be used in FIDO2 mode. With this feature you can benefit from the new functionality of FIDO2 without replacing your U2F devices with FIDO2 devices, bringing significant cost savings and easing migration to FIDO2.
- Support for integrated security hardware (TPM) in laptops and smartphones. This feature brings a new level of convenience to using FIDO2 by enabling the authentication without additional external hardware. For example Apple MacBooks’ TouchID verifies users fingerprint before performing the FIDO2 secure signature. With OpenOTP, you can now enroll your laptop or Android smartphone as a FIDO2 device and login to a website very conveniently and securely.