MobileID is a OTP authenticator app that runs on your mobile devices, PCs and workstations and generates one-time passwords for strong two-factor authentication (2FA).
On the function level, MobileID is similar to other OTP authenticator apps, such as Google Authenticator and Microsoft Authenticator. However, there are some unique features in MobileID that set it apart from the others.
Commonly, OTP-based 2FA systems is one-way only – they can only authenticate the user to the server, but not the server to the user. MobileID is designed with a patented technology – OTP-based mutual authentication. The user and the service can be mutually authenticated. In the authentication process, a pair of one-time passwords (OTP) is used to authenticate the user to the service as well as the service to the user.
One of the major concerns in mobile apps is the data security. Each OTP token has a secret that makes the token unique. To prevent the secret from being stolen, MobileID encrypts the secret with the device’s fingerprint. Effectively, MobileID is like a hardware token – it seals the secret in the mobile device itself.
MobileID app runs on desktop computers (Windows PC, Mac and Linux workstations) as well as mobile devices (Android and iOS)