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July 28, 2014

Company Applies Fingerprint API to iOS 8

SecSign Provides Users With Guide to Enabling Security Feature

A Nevada-based company has applied Apple’s fingerprint security system to iOS 8.

secsignSecSign Technologies announced, with two-factor mobile authentication for website logins and back-end enterprise IAM systems, it has solved the challenge of integrating the company’s Fingerprint API with iOS 8.

The company claimed it is “the world ́s first two-factor mobile authentication solution to integrate Touch ID in iOS 8 (beta).”

Users of SecSignID have two options to enable the technology on their device. Either the SecSign ID can be integrated with a back-end IAM system by using the company’s plug-ins and interfaces or they can acquire a SecSign ID on premise server and set up a complete back-end IAM system on their own infrastructure.

Falk Goossens, the company’s chief technical officer, said secSign ID is leading the way when it comes to bringing Touch ID to enterprise security.

“SecSign ID can be integrated with back-end IAM systems, and we take things a step further by allowing organizations to deploy SecSign ID with our free plugins or to operate their own authentication server with an on-premise installation. We offer the only mobile solution that eliminates password problems with mobile two-factor authentication and fingerprint biometrics,” he said.

A blog entry on the company’s site, entered earlier this month, provides a step-by-step guide on how users can enable the Fingerprint API on iOS 8.


W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.