1Kosmos BlockID support for ForgeRock Access Manager Provides Drop Down Option for Easy Deployment
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 4, 2023 – 1Kosmos, the only company that unifies identity proofing and passwordless authentication, today announced the integration of 1Kosmos BlockID with ForgeRock Access Manager which enables customers to modernize the onboarding experience for users and implement identity-based passwordless authentication on all ForgeRock protected applications with the click of a mouse.
ForgeRock customers that want to reduce friction associated with onboarding and authentication can now seamlessly integrate BlockID into all their user journeys for employees and customers without any coding. Available on the ForgeRock MarketPlace, BlockID Passwordless Authentication enables developers, via a simple drop down menu, to add biometric and passwordless authentication to any application protected by ForgeRock Access Manager…
The Cyber Hut Comment: Passwordless vendor 1Kosmos have announced an integration with established platform provider ForgeRock. 1Kosmos provide a range of capabilities focused on identity verification, biometric authentication and the secure and distributed storage of the biometric template.
ForgeRock have historically had a range of authentication options - delivered via their Intelligent Authentication capabilities. From an MFA perspective they provided out of the box support for OATH based one time passwords, push notifications and the more recent WebAuthn public key based approach. They have a range of specialist partners for other MFA modalities too.
What will 1Kosmos bring to their partner ecosystem? 1Kosmos are looking to bring together both the convenience of passwordless (based on asymmetric cryptography) as well as identity verification techniques used by proofing vendors. By tying together document issued credentials (such as passports and driving licenses) with a live biometric check (aka selfie) 1Kosmos look to deliver “identity based authentication” - where the login event can be traced back to a real identity with verified and validated attributes.
By integrating with a large platform player like ForgeRock, allows those capabilities to be integrated to a broad ecosystem of downstream systems that rely on ForgeRock for access management, session management and single sign on capabilities.
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