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Multi-factor authentication is a security measure that allows for multiple forms of authentication or credentials. Authentication factors can include pieces of information, identifying qualities, or specific possessions that prove a user’s identity and allows them to access the information or services they need. The three types of factors most commonly used for authentication are:
- Something a user has (i.e. a contactless payment card or proximity card)
- Something a user knows (i.e. a password or an answer to a specific security question)
- Something a user is (i.e. a biometric factor like a fingerprint or iris scan)
Imprivata supports a broad range of authentication modalities, depending on what is practical within an organisation.