FIDO Alliance Announces FIDO Developer Challenge

IndiaDeveloper-focused Developer Challenge invites local teams to leverage FIDO2 WebAuthn public API to pitch creative ideas leveraging FIDO authentication – Application deadline August 12, 2022

NEW DELHI, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The FIDO Alliance today announced the FIDO Developer Challenge – India. Building on the success of the FIDO Developer Challenges over the past three years, the FIDO Alliance focuses the program on the Indian market, encouraging local developer teams to create and showcase compelling and innovative applications leveraging standards and FIDO technology.

In India, cyberattacks have doubled in the last three years, according to a study by the University of Surrey, with businesses being the most common target of these attacks. Knowledge-based authentication, like passwords, is no longer suitable for the rapidly developing and connected Indian market. The FIDO Alliance launches its Developer Challenge India to allow local developers to explore new options to go beyond passwords with simpler and stronger FIDO authentication.

“Educating and supporting the developer community is a priority for the FIDO Alliance, and is one of the key elements in driving market adoption of FIDO authentication standards,” said Andrew Shikier, Executive Director and CMO of the FIDO Alliance. “Over the years, the FIDO Developer Challenge programs have been a major component in successfully engaging local developers. India has a rich history of developer talent and innovation – we look forward to seeing how these brilliant minds leverage FIDO standards to bring easier and stronger authentication capabilities to web applications and services.”

Participating teams will use public web frameworks and/or SDKs from FIDO Alliance members and Developer Challenge sponsors. Sponsors currently include Visa, Infineon, Samsung Electronics, Trustkey, Ensurity and Octatco.

The challenge is open to students, individual developers, and pre-seed stage companies residing in India. Projects should apply FIDO authentication protocols to meet modern technical or social challenges in various fields such as fintech, e-commerce, IoT, retail, blockchain, healthcare, public service, games, education, AI and the metaverse.

In addition to receiving goods and prizes from FIDO Alliance and challenge sponsors, the winning team will be invited by the FIDO India Working Group to make their final presentations to global FIDO Alliance stakeholders.

The deadline for submitting an application is August 12, 2022. Registration to participate can be found here:

Additional resources for the event can be found on the FIDO Developer Challenge India homepage:

About the FIDO Alliance

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance was created in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability between strong authentication technologies and to address issues users experience when creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. By harnessing the collective expertise of hundreds of government, consumer service and cutting-edge technology organizations, the FIDO Alliance enables simpler, stronger online experiences and more secure online identities and devices. The FIDO Alliance creates and publishes specifications, runs rigorous certification programs, and educates consumers to build trust in FIDO Certified products and services.


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