A method of authenticating a user to a system or service by multiple, independent factors
The advantage of multi-factor authentication (MFA) is that it provides additional layers of security and reduces the likelihood of a user’s identity being compromised.
The goal of MFA is to improve the identity verification process – and therefore reduce the likelihood of account hacking.
In general, MFA comprises of something the user knows (password, personal information), something the user possesses (hardware token, mobile phone, ID card), and something that represents the user’s physical identity (fingerprint, retina scan, voice, DNA).
Contributions of MFA
Provides additional layers of security
Reduces the likelihood of user identity breaches
Meets legal requirements
Complies with single sign-on (SSO) solutions
Basis for implementing Passwordless Login Principle
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