Adaptive authentication is an authentication type that verifies a user’s identity and authorization level on a network. It relies on factors such as end-user behaviour, device status, and location to identify a user and determine their authorization level.

Adaptive authentication creates unique profiles for each user, including the device used, location, and role. Based on the profiles, the system is able to assess the state of the authentication challenge.

Adaptive Authentication Types  

How Adaptive Authentication Works

If a system detects a malicious adaptive authentication request, it can trigger any of the following based on the defined risk factors.

Based on login attempts and user’s actions, the authorization delivers one of three outcomes:

Adaptive Authentication Deployment Methods

Here are three main ways to implement dynamic verification:

Adaptive Authentication Benefits