Gartner Research

Implementing Strong Authentication Using OTP Tokens and OOB Methods

Published: 09 April 2015

ID: G00271694

Analyst(s): Anne Elizabeth Robins

Summary

Many organizations want to replace passwords with stronger authentication mechanisms but don't know how to do this. This document defines milestones, decisions, and processes for the deployment of a one-time password or out-of-band authentication solution using software, hardware or mobile devices.

Table Of Contents

Synopsis

Analysis

  • Background
    • Current State
    • Desired State
    • Password Elimination vs. Reduction
    • Strong Authentication Choices
  • Process for Successful OTP or OOB Solution Deployment
  • Preparation Subprocess
  • Implementation Subprocess
  • Distribution Subprocess
  • Application Migration Subprocess
  • Emergency Access Implementation Subprocess

Conclusion

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.