Gartner Research

How to Choose New User Authentication Methods

Published: 27 March 2013

ID: G00249403

Analyst(s): Ant Allan


Enterprises are seeking new, risk-appropriate user authentication methods, but a single method is rarely appropriate for all use cases. An IAM leader or security architect will likely need to choose a set of various methods to meet all the needs of the enterprise.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Preamble
  • Overview of Gartner's Framework for Choosing New Authentication Methods


  • Identify Use Cases
  • Determine Needs and Identify Candidate Methods
    • Determine Needs
    • Identify Candidate Methods
  • Choose the Optimal Set of Methods
  • Identify Integration Options
  • Choose Authentication Infrastructure Option(s)
  • Choose Delivery Options
  • Review Dependencies Between Choices of Methods and Delivery Options

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