Programmable Authentication refers to giving enterprise admins an integrated management console from which they can oversee and drive all the facets of user verification.
Programmable authentication takes the form of a panel or dashboard that makes security architecture easier to deploy through pre-integration with identity and access management (IAM), identity provider (IdP) and know your customer (KYC) systems. Once deployed it also delivers policymaking ability as well as real-time visibility and oversight concerning the activities adversaries attempt against the enterprise and its users.
A FIDO Control Center is an example of a product that delivers programmable authentication. The panel (backend) assembles administration and policymaking tasks with granular access to mobile devices (endpoints) and their information, simplifying the often-complex array of authentication, identity, and analytics products. Specifically, a FIDO Control Center or other minimum-viable programmable authentication product allows admins to: manage FIDO biometrics; configure FIDO U2F tokens; enable FIDO2 web authentication; and provision and deploy FIDO-secure applications.
“What the bank CISO is asking for is an administrative management console delivering programmable authentication and tying together a new FIDO deployment with their existing IAM, IdP, and KYC systems. His team is looking for the ‘glue’ that pulls it all together, gives them control, and just makes sense of it all.”