Gartner Research

Authentication in the Internet of Things

Published: 28 September 2015

ID: G00277631

Analyst(s): Earl Perkins , Anmol Singh


As IoT use grows, ensuring IoT device authentication is crucial. A lack of authentication standards for most IoT devices has led to highly customized authentication methods in the industry.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Establish Identity Assurance Requirements for Specific Device Classes Before Adopting an IoT Authentication Approach
  • Choose From Existing and Relevant Authentication Methods That Add Minimal Overhead in Terms of Complexity and Support Low Bandwidth Communication for the IoT Devices
  • Design and Adopt an Authentication Framework Across IoT Device Classes, and Introduce Trusted IoT Gateways to Connect and Build Trust Across Network Domains

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