Pictograph Authentication Pictograph Authentication

Pictograph Authentication offers a simple, but secure alternative to traditional username and password authentication. Instead of entering username and password credentials, users select the images that comprise their password from a pool of 36 images. This authentication method is ideal for younger users that may struggle with the complexities of password management, such as K-5 users in the education sector.


How Pictograph Authentication Works With RapidIdentity MFA

By default, RapidIdentity MFA pictograph passwords are comprised of three images. Users are shown nine randomized images at a time and select one image per round, until they have selected the images that make up their password. Administrators can easily customize the images used, the number of pictures shown at one time, and the number of images required to compose a password.

Pictograph Authentication can also be used on Google Chromebooks. RapidIdentity has deep integration with the Google Chromebook APIs, enabling administrators to present the Pictograph Authentication on the device login page as replacement for or in addition to a password.

Additionally, Pictograph Authentication can be combined with QR Code Authentication for two-factor authentication that is intuitive for even the youngest of users.


Pictograph Authentication Benefits

  • Avoids many of the complexities of usernames and passwords
  • Easier to remember than traditional passwords
  • Ideal for younger users, such as K-5 students
  • Can be combined with QR Code Authentication to provide two-factor authentication for young users

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