Asignio provides the most robust solution to authenticate sites, apps, and services. Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions about the Asignio Signature technology.
Asignio partners with various organizations to bring our revolutionary authentication technology to their applications and services. Look for the Asignio Sign-In button to know when and where you can experience greater security.
Asignio measures more than 25 factors about the Signature to validate identity. This includes shape, length of strokes, number of strokes, and how fast each stroke is drawn. Additionally, Asignio servers capture the geolocation of the device to cross-check the accuracy of the Signature.
When people hear the word “signature”, they most frequently think of signing their full name. The first thing to remember about an Asignio Signature is that it is a symbol or drawing. The most common example is signing your three initials (first, middle, last) directly on top of each other. To an onlooker, three initials superimposed would be incredibly difficult to reproduce, but to the user, their Signature is as familiar as writing their name.
There are three keys to making a secure Asignio Signature: make it memorable, use multiple strokes, and include more complicated strokes (i.e. strokes with curves, such as an “s” or an “m”.)
Make sure your Signature is something you can repeat easily. Remember that it is easy to draw a quick gesture on a touchscreen, but it is a bit more difficult to write in cursive with just your finger on a very small screen. The most memorable and repeatable Signatures are those that consist of a symbol and/or a few letters.
Another great way to ensure your Asignio Signature is secure is to include multiple strokes. A stroke is defined by the line drawn between the time you touch your finger to the screen and the time you lift it from the screen. For example, a “C” can be drawn in one stroke, but not a “Q” or an “X”. Including symbols or letters with multiple strokes and multiple curves increases the complexity and security of the Signature.
Remember that your Signature is a quick way to authorize something. It is easier than signing your name, and exponentially faster than typing a complex password. Your Signature is not a work of art; it is a glyph that represents you. Smiley faces, animals, or scenic sketches are complicated, ineffective, and much too difficult to remember. Letters, shapes, and symbols (especially combined) increase the complexity and security without sacrificing simplicity.