The basics of password-based authentication
Password-based authentication is a method that requires the user to enter their credentials — username and password — in order to confirm their identity. Passwords are a common auth method but have inherent security and usability shortcomings as well. Be informed of the full passwords picture with our learning center article below.
Password authentication with Descope
Easily create and modify strong password policies. Tune the policy to align with the nature of your app and its users.
Hand off the heavy lifting of password reset flows. Customize the delivery method, connector, and message contents.
MFA in a snap
Augment password-based authentication with a stronger second factor. Add MFA to your app in a visual workflow designer.
“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.
Biometrics / WebAuthn
Implement FIDO-based biometric authentication native to your users’ devices.
Augment existing logins with passwordless auth by adding Descope as a federated IdP.
Implement quick and easy login with one-time passwords over email and SMS.
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