Password-less Security with Decentralized Identity Management

Nov 28, 2023

Switching to Password-less Security with Decentralized Identity Management

Switching to Password-less Security with Decentralized Identity Management

Identity and access management (IAM) is vital for the smooth operation of online services and apps. However, the old ways of using passwords have their drawbacks. In this article, we'll look at the advantages of moving to password-less authentication through Decentralized Identity Management - an innovative approach that's changing how we log in. Ideal for business owners, developers, or anyone interested in the future of online security, this piece aims to offer you a clear understanding of this transformative change in authentication.

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From Multi-Factor Authentication to Password-less Authentication 

In the past, we used passwords for online security, but they had their issues. They could be forgotten, stolen, or hacked, and managing them was often a hassle.

MFA requires various types of identity verification, such as something you know (e.g., a password or PIN), something you have (e.g., a phone or key), or something you are (e.g., a fingerprint). While this makes it more difficult for attackers to compromise your identity, MFA is not foolproof. It can often still rely on passwords and is susceptible to vulnerabilities like phishing attacks.

This is where password-less authentication comes in - it lets you sign in without a password. You can use secure methods that eliminate the need for passwords, providing improved security and convenience for users and businesses, examples include:

  • Biometrics - e.g., facial recognition.
  • Cryptographic keys - e.g., a secure USB drive you plug into your computer.
  • Mobile apps - e.g., authentication apps that generate time-sensitive codes.

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Multi-Factor Authentication vs Password-less Authentication 

Decentralized Identity Management: A Game Changer for User Authentication

Password-less authentication is a step up from older methods like passwords and MFA, but it still leans on centralized systems to manage your identity. These are typically managed by third-party companies or authorities that act as go-betweens, meaning you have to trust these intermediaries with your personal information.

Imagine having full control over your credentials and identities, all without needing a password. It guarantees a high level of privacy and security, as well as a seamless customer experience. It's the future of online security, offering you unparalleled control and peace of mind.

Paving the Way for Seamless User Experience and Data Protection with Shield of Privacy

As the demand for a seamless user experience and strong data protection increases, businesses and developers are compelled to meet these expectations.

Fortunately, Shield of Privacy has made significant progress in meeting these requirements, with even more exciting developments on the way. Powered by Concordium Web3ID technology, Shield of Privacy has brought a new way for users to engage with websites. No cookies, no usernames, no passwords, and no sharing of personal information. Visitors can browse freely and pseudo-anonymously without being concerned about the cookies and terms they were forced to accept. 

When it's time to transact, they just use a Web3 wallet like MetaMask. This wallet, a simple browser extension or app, securely confirms users’ identity through a unique, pseudonymous identifier, such as an Ethereum address. When they click "Connect," their wallet verifies with the website that controls the private keys associated with that address. All of their data is on the blockchain network which can not be altered or modified. The wallet replaces the username, password, and cookie and does not require any personal information to be shared.

This is great news for website owners too. With no need to store sensitive user data, compliance with regulations like GDPR becomes simpler. Plus, AesirX Shield of Privacy integrates perfectly with AesirX Analytics, offering a decentralized consent model that puts users in the driver's seat of their data allowing website owners to foster customer trust while remaining compliant. 

Moreover, Shield of Privacy provides ways to verify information without revealing unnecessary details by utilizing Concordium's Web3ID zero-knowledge proofs. For example, you can prove your age without disclosing your full birth date. You can also prove your European citizenship without revealing your passport details by using anonymous credentials. This allows users to have a seamless experience without sacrificing their privacy.

Get Started with AesirX Shield of Privacy

To learn more about how to implement our decentralized identity management solution, visit the home of Shield of Privacy or contact us directly

About AesirX Shield of Privacy

Shield of Privacy is a platform that makes it easy for businesses, developers and individuals to create, manage, and present digital identities that can be instantly verified, all thanks to blockchain technology. With decentralized features, Shield of Privacy is tackling the big issues we face with data- how it is collected, shared, and controlled. Learn more at: