Two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a method of identity control whereby a user has to present two separate pieces of evidence to verify their identity. When used for logins, this makes it much harder for unauthorized people to access devices and digital services than when just one factor, typically a password, is used.

Nexus offers products and services that support a wide range of user-friendly two-factor authentication (2FA) methods as well as provide powerful identity federation, single sign-on (SSO) and cloud SSO, enabling users to log in just once to reach all managed resources.

Means of authentication include:

  • A corporate identity in an app on the smartphone + fingerprint or PIN.
  • A nation-wide electronic identity, such as Swedish BankID, in an app on the smartphone or computer + fingerprint or password.
  • A virtual smart card in the laptop + password.
  • A PKI card in a PKI card reader connected to the computer + PIN.
  • A one-time password (OTP) generated by an OTP security token or OTP app + a static password.
  • A customer ID in an app on the smartphone + fingerprint or PIN.

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