Introduction to Windows Hello
Windows Hello Business
With Windows 10 only, Hello for Business replaces passwords with strong two-factor authentication on PCs and mobile devices. This authentication consists of a new type of user credential that is tied to a device and uses a biometric or PIN.
Windows Hello addresses the following problems with passwords:
- Strong passwords can be difficult to remember, and users often reuse passwords on multiple sites.
- Server breaches can expose symmetric network credentials (passwords).
- Passwords are subject to replay attacks.
- Users can inadvertently expose their passwords due to phishing attacks.
Windows Hello lets users authenticate to:
- a Microsoft account.
- an Active Directory account.
- a Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) account.
- Identity Provider Services or Relying Party Services that support Fast ID Online (FIDO) v2.0 authentication (in progress)