The FIDO Alliance welcomes all organizations interested in helping to create a more secure online ecosystem for users and businesses. Membership allows your organization to participate in the definition of a standard protocol for secure authentication. By participating in developing the technical standard, and in planning and executing the Alliance’s marketing, certification and deployment programs your organization will gain a thorough understanding of how authentication is evolving to ensure a secure internet for the future.
The degree of your participation will depend your membership level. Membership levels may be upgraded at any time during your FIDO membership.
The Benefits of FIDO Alliance Membership
There are significant benefits to member organizations, based on whether they are looking to certify customers or transactions, or producing software and hardware to enhance strong authentication. Benefits from participation in the Alliance’s activities that members will experience include:
Stronger account/transaction security - This results in lower loss rates and fewer problems to mitigate, and will bring the possibility of improved customer loyalty and less churn. Improved authentication will also reduce risk and enable new business models and revenue streams.
Improved user experience - The FIDO solution enables businesses to improve convenience for both customers and employees. As users no longer need to remember complex passwords, user provisioning is therefore simplified and the cost associated with remote password resets will be drastically reduced.
Improved return of investment in authentication - The costs associated with the deployment and support of new solutions will be significantly reduced in comparison to current proprietary approaches which connect a single device type to a single application. System management functionality will be provided by the FIDO infrastructure, rather than having to be built by each application developer. Less testing will be required, as all devices just need to plug into the FIDO interface, and the time to introduce new technologies is significantly reduced.
Reduced risk of fraud - Users of all FIDO-enabled websites and cloud or mobile applications will enjoy a reduced risk of identity fraud, with the convenience of not having to remember—and worry about—passwords. Trust in online systems will grow again as a result of consistent user experiences and higher security.
If you are interested in further discussion on joining the FIDO Alliance please email email@example.com.
Annual Dues Structure & Benefits
May participate in any Working Group
May attend any FIDO-All/ Interim Working Group meetings
Participate in FIDO Sponsor Events
May act as FIDO Alliance liaison to external organization
May participate in Interoperability Events
Participate in all Working Group Votes
Contribute to Specification Development
Eligible for Leadership Position in Working Group
May sponsor the formation of a Working Group
Vote on formation of a Working Group
Participate in Board meetings and work
Eligible for election to Board Leadership Position
Use “FIDO Alliance Member” logo on your website and/or collateral
Feature FIDO Executive quotes in your press release (upon request and approval)
Quote inclusion in FIDO press releases
$1000 or $5000 ^
*Dues structure as of December 2012. Fee structure subject to change without prior written notice at the discretion of the FIDO Alliance.
^ Associate dues are $1000 for organizations with 100 or fewer employees and $5000 for organizations with 101 or more employees.