What is an OTP?
A one-time password (or passcode) is a dynamically generated set of numbers or letters meant to grant users one-time access to an application. Unlike passwords, OTP codes change every time a user tries to log in, reducing the likelihood of account takeover.
How OTP authentication helps your app
A familiar face
One-time passwords are a well-known flow to most users and do not involve new cognitive load.
Safer than passwords
Since OTP codes are meant for one-time use, they are resistant to credential stuffing and replay attacks.
One factor, two factor
OTP authentication can easily fit into step-up or multi-factor authentication flows.
“Descope has truly been ‘set it and forget it’ for authentication by making user journeys seamless and secure for all users that interact with our service.”
- Sasidhar Sista, Co-Founder
"This is the fastest implementation of RBAC in a product I've ever seen."
- Alok Shukla, Co-Founder and CEO
"Our developers had an amazing experience with the Descope SDK. It only took us 3 hours to deploy OAuth social logins to production."
- Manu Zenou, Head of Engineering
"Descope is very customizable and easy to use. We seamlessly embedded Descope Flows inside an Outlook plugin for our app, which was not possible with other authentication products."
- Alon Cohen, CEO
"Security and compliance is always top of mind in healthcare. It's reassuring that Descope takes care of all the little security details involved in authentication."
- Jonah Mink, Founder and CEO
"Every B2B SaaS app needs to think about SAML and access control from Day 1. Descope helps us offer these capabilities to our customers with minimal engineering effort."
- Harsh Shrivastava, Founding Engineer
"Authenticating our community members with LinkedIn is intuitive for them, gives us a better understanding of their identity, and removes the burden of managing passwords."
- Shreesha Ramdas, Co-Founder
Explore other authentication methods
Enable users to log in with identity providers like Google, LinkedIn, GitHub, and others.
Let users log in the same way they unlock their device – with a fingerprint, face scan, or PIN.
Harden security by having users prove the possession of their devices.
Augment existing logins with passwordless auth by adding Descope as a federated IdP.
Biometrics / WebAuthn
Implement FIDO-based biometric authentication native to your users’ devices.
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