In addition to the normal authentication process typically requiring a username and password (a single factor), the user has to provide a further physical proof to confirm their identity. The combination of two different methods is known as two or multi factor Authentication (2FA for short).
VerIDial provides two factor authentication by utilising mobile phones and landlines. A one-time PIN is sent to a phone to be entered into the website being protected. This proves the person authenticating is in possession of the phone the PIN was sent to, at the time the PIN was sent.
VerIDial provides websites with an added level of security to help prevent fraud and combat identity theft as well as protect against possible data loss.
Use VerIDial to help achieve compliance with the UK's Cyber Essentials, Information Assurance for Small to Medium-sized Enterprises, International ISO 27000 series or similar information security standards.
The user attempting to authenticate logs into your site successfully using their existing username and password. You then request additional verification using the VerIDial API.
VerIDial sends an SMS containing a PIN number, or rings the person and reads the PIN aloud.
The user enters the provided PIN number on your website for verification.
Assuming the PIN is correct, the user is successfully authenticated and permitted to proceed.
An iframe is an HTML document embedded in a page on your website. This iframe will hold content from VerIDial and verify the PIN automatically. Based on the response VerIDial will either direct the user to a success page, or to an error page.
Your website or application communicates directly with VerIDial using our REST API. This gives you greater freedom to control how VerIDial interacts with your users. You are then free to implement how, when and what information you require. You may download the API documentation here (PDF).
Each request is securely stored for a fixed time period for reporting and billing.
All unnecessary information including the PIN is stripped from the record once the request has completed.
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* A one-off fixed fee that includes technical support.
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Verification methods (cost in credits)
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* Each attempt requires one or more credits depending on the method used to verify the end user and the destination country. All costs shown are for UK destinations, please enquire for other countries.
** VerIDial do not recommend using email for true two factor authentication.
Sit back and relax in the knowledge that your users are successfully verified