A FIDO2 Primer and Proof of Concept using ASP.NET Core

05 July 2018 FIDO

Passwords suck. People have been moaning about this for years, and it is becoming more and more apparent as we see high profile data and account breaches happen every day and the emerging necessity of services such as Have I Been Pwned and Pwned Passwords.

So, what’s the solution? FIDO2 (Fast Identity Online 2) seems a very strong candidate for a passwordless future or at the very least as a second factor, using public key cryptography to bring easy to use, unphishable credentials to the masses.

Security Key by Yubico

In this article, I’m going to talk through the basic ideas and concepts behind FIDO2, and then walk through a basic FIDO2 relying party proof of concept that I have created using ASP.NET Core.

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