Valimo Wireless Introduces Mobile Authentication for OpenID
Valimo Demonstrates how to Apply Mobile Authentication With OpenID to Sign in to Your Favourite Online Services
Valimo, the global market leader in mobile ID solutions, introduces mobile authentication for OpenID. OpenID authentication eliminates the need for multiple usernames across different websites. Combining Valimo Mobile ID with OpenID technology creates more convenient and secure identification service on mobile phones. First deployment of OpenID mobile authentication is already available from the Turkish service Sifreyok, provided by Pozitron.
Valimo’s Mobile ID enhances OpenID authentication by increasing the overall security with separate authentication and actual service channels. It will also be much more convenient for the end-user as he or she only needs to enter one four digit PIN to access all services registered with OpenID. During valid session different services can be accessed with just single PIN. Valimo will demonstrate this at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the pavilion AV60.
“For OpenID users, Valimo Mobile ID is a convenient and secure method to access different online services whether it is on PC or on mobile phone while on the go. Using services with mobile devices is constantly increasing and typing long username-password combinations is difficult and time consuming, especially with 12 key devices. When selecting their OpenID provider, users expect highly secure log-in process. With our solution OpenID providers can offer truly secure authentication and a legally binding signature service to their customers,” comments Juha Murtopuro, CEO of Valimo.
Mobile ID can be used in any service requiring personal authentication, identification or a legally binding signature. Valimo’s Mobile ID is based on Wireless Public Key Infrastructure (WPKI) technology with the unique private key stored in a tamper-proof area of the SIM card, and used with a four to six digit PIN code when prompted. Valimo is the global market leader in Mobile ID solutions in terms of both installation base and number of active users. Valimo solutions are used by operators, banks, enterprises, public sectors and other service providers throughout the world.
Valimo mobile signature can be used with all mobile phones and devices with a SIM card inside. It enables a safe and reliable digital authentication that replaces various tokens, password and code lists. When using an online service requiring authentication or digital signing, the request is sent to the user’s mobile phone using secured SMS technology. The message pops up on the phone screen, asking the user to confirm his or her identity or approval by entering his or her personal PIN code. If the device is lost or stolen the services cannot be accessed without re-entering the sign in PIN.
Valimo turns mobile phones into digital identification cards. The new breed of Mobile ID replaces the need for a multitude of passwords and tokens. With Valimo technology, mobile phone users can securely authenticate themselves and legally sign documents, just by using their mobile phone and a simple PIN code. Based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology, Valimo Mobile ID works in every mobile phone with a SIM card inside.
Valimo’s mobile signature solutions are global market leaders in terms of installation base and number of active users. Valimo solutions are used by mobile operators, banks, corporations, governments, public sector and other service providers. Founded in 2000, Valimo Wireless is privately held and headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. For further information, please visit http://www.valimo.com.