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Simplify login with passwordless authentication

Find out from Athento what passwordless authentication is, how it works and what benefits it brings. #Passwordless 🔒🚀
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At Athento, we’re committed to providing the best user experience possible. That’s why we’re excited to showcase the new passwordless authentication feature, which allows you to access an Athento account quickly and securely without the need to manually enter a password. How does it work? Read on to find out.

What is passwordless authentication?

Passwordless authentication is an innovative way to log into an Athento account without having to remember or enter a password each time. Instead, a USB security key or a compatible mobile device is used to authenticate securely and quickly.

Steps to enable passwordless authentication in Athento

Enabling passwordless authentication in Athento is simple, just follow these steps:

  • Obtain a USB dongle or a compatible mobile device: you will need one of these devices to enable passwordless authentication in Athento.
  • Access the user profile: log in to an Athento account and go to the user profile.
  • Go to ‘Passwordless Authentication’: within the user profile, look for the section that refers to passwordless authentication.
  • Add a new security key: click on the ‘Add’ button to add a new security key. It will then be necessary to assign a name to the security key.
  • Configure the security key: the browser will act as a guide to the steps required to configure the security key. Depending on the operating system, there will be different options for setting the key.
  • Login without password: Once the security key has been registered, it will be possible to authenticate without having to manually enter a password, simply click on the button with a key icon on the login form and follow the instructions given by the browser!

Benefits of passwordless authentication

Do you think it’s as cool as we do? Here are some of the benefits of passwordless authentication.

  • Convenience without compromising security: With passwordless authentication, the hassle of remembering and typing long and complicated passwords disappears. This streamlines the login process and makes accessing an Athento account quick and easy with just one click, without compromising data security.
  • Enhanced security with USB security keys: USB security keys provide an additional level of security to the authentication process. These keys use advanced encryption technology to protect login credentials and ensure that only the user can access the Athento account. In addition, as the physical key must be present to log in, the risk of phishing attacks and other intrusion attempts is significantly reduced.
  • Identity theft and phishing protection: Passwordless authentication in Athento helps protect against theft and phishing by eliminating the need to enter a password on potentially compromised devices or insecure networks. With authentication based on USB security keys or compatible mobile devices, you can be sure that only you can access your Athento account, even if someone else has access to your username and password.

  • Multi-device compatibility and ease of use: Athento offers support for a variety of devices and operating systems. Whether you are using a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, it is possible to access your Athento account securely and conveniently without the need to manually enter a password. In addition, the process of setting up passwordless authentication is intuitive and easy to follow, ensuring a smooth user experience for all users.

In short, passwordless authentication in Athento offers a unique combination of convenience, security and compatibility that simplifies the login experience and effectively protects your data. Activate this feature today and discover a more convenient and secure way to access your Athento account!

If you don’t know Athento yet, you can try it for free or contact our team to ask your questions or request a guided demo.