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Login Pages with Passwordless User Authentication

Cloudentity has passwordless authentication built into our login pages and ready to be enabled but you can also integrate login pages with Cloudentity and authenticate users using passwordless authentication methods.

Configure Identity Pool for Passwordless Authentication

For Cloudentity Identity Pools, you can configure authentication methods and have your users authenticate passwordlessly.

  1. Go to Identity Pool Settings tab.

  2. Add Authentication Methods in the Sign In / Sign Up dropdown menu.

    You can set the following passwordless authentication methods:

    It is also possible to use Magic Links but only through API integration.


    If you wish to integrate with Cloudentity APIs and build your own login page, you must still enable the authentication methods of your choice in your pool settings to be able to successfully authenticate users.

  3. You can set one of the authentication methods to preferred by selecting the three dots next to the authentication method of your choice and selecting Change to Preferred.

    Changing an authentication method to preferred results in displaying this authentication method as first available choice for the user when they are to sign in to their account. All other configured authentication methods are still available.

  4. In the workspace the Identity Pool is connected to, make sure the token issue policy allows the tokens to be issued with an appropiate amr claim.

    You can do that in workspace Settings » Authorization » Token issue policy.

    For example, by default, the Demo workspace has the NIST-AAL-1 User policy assigned which allows to issue tokens only if the amr authentication context attribute is set to pwd (password). In such case, the policy must allow the amr claim to be set to otp if you are using verification codes or magic links and to pop if you are using passkeys.

Integrate Custom Sign In Pages For Passwordless Authentication

If you wish to use a custom sign in page and integrate it with Cloudentity, see the Integrate Sign In Pages for Passwordless Authentication article.

Updated: May 22, 2023