One of the most frustrating parts of the work day for many is the constant logging in to systems and applications needed to access for their job. While this process is mildly annoying for end users, the authentication process is extremely critical for the organization.
The most common and well-known authentication method is the user name and password combination, but will this always be the case?
The use of passwords as the only authentication method has many flaws, and has the potential for security breaches, which has left people questioning how passwords will change, or remain, as we know them today.
There’s no doubt that remembering the menagerie of credentials that allow access to all of the systems and applications needed to work and perform one’s role is a tedious and difficult task. Known as “password fatigue,” is the “feeling experienced by many people who are required to remember an excessive number of passwords as part of their daily routine.” Organizations require end users to use complex passwords with long strings of letters, numbers and characters in the hopes that this will ensure network and system security. Couple this with the requirement to change passwords every month or so and the process is overwhelming to manage.