Frequently asked questions
What methods are used to authenticate identity?
What are the 3 types of authentication?
The three main types of authentication are:
- Something you know. This includes passwords, PINs, and knowledge-based questions.
- Something you have: This includes unique codes sent via SMS or authenticator apps that generate a new passcode for each user session.
- Something you are. This includes biometrics, such as fingerprints, facial scans, or voice ID.