3DAuth™ Facial Software Development Kit

3DAuth Facial SDK is a comprehensive software development kit that allows developers to quickly and seamlessly integrate 3D facial authentication technology into native mobile applications.

3DAuth Facial SDK is currently in alpha version for initial pilot testing & evaluation.

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3DAuth™ Platform as a Service

3DAuth PaaS is platform-as-a-service that offers off-the-shelf 3D facial authentication to service providers. 3DAuth PaaS offers a strong biometry authentication modality at very low effort for service providers and nearly zero-integration.

3DAuth PaaS is currently in alpha version for initial pilot testing & evaluation.

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Key Benefits

Great User Experience

With 3DAuth, User will never have to memorize tens of passwords or pin-codes again. To authenticate, User simply makes a short video selfie: 3DAuth engine reconstructs an accurate 3D face model that is compared to the User reference model safely recorded at enrollment. Users can now use tens of digital services more simply and safely.

  • No passwords, pin codes, security questions, hardware/software tokens and the like
  • Enroll only once in less than 15 seconds
  • No trainings
  • No specific gestures or imposed movements
  • Support of eyeglasses, regular facial expressions, beard, mustache

Advanced Security

Delivering a great User’s experience while maintaining a very high level of security is our obsession. And because we are Swiss people, we cannot satisfy on delivering average security features like many others do. That’s why our patented 3DAuth technology implements state-of-the-art security that gives you the best protection.

  • 3DAuth runs in a secure execution environment that protects code, memory and storage from hackers
  • User’s identity is bound to mobile device, eliminating repudiation issues like with fingerprint systems
  • 3DAuth uses a revocable biometric representation of the 3D face model that can be reissued if necessary
  • Data model can be either stored in mobile device (FIDO UAF mode) or be securely stored in server (server mode) depending on Service Provider’s choice
  • 3DAuth is highly resistant to spoofing attacks comprising use of 2D pictures, 3D masks and video replays
  • 3DAuth uses only alias IDs but no private data at all: it is nearly impossible to back-reverse identity for Users

Really Universal

3DAuth technology currently works on Android platform (version 4.4 or higher) and doesn’t depend on any specific or proprietary hardware. 3DAuth solutions are purely software-based and deliver the same experience and global performances on all devices.


3DAuth products come with flexible licensing models for financial services, IAM providers and large integrators. 3DAuth product prices start at a fraction of the price of security tokens or even password-based solutions, depending on license volume and commitment.

Core Technology

The 3D Face Pattern: each human face is unique, has a different mesh (geometric representation of your face) and skin texture. Three dimensional (3D) face authentication provides very high accuracy and is not affected in lighting changes unlike other 2D biometric modalities.

High accuracy – 3D face modeling technology offers high accuracy, capturing tens of thousands points and texture information data (including freckles, beauty sports and so on) on the face, allowing to always distinguish individuals, even twin brothers or sisters.

Robustness – 3D facial authentication technology is agnostic to perspective effects unlike to 2D based technologies and is not affected in lighting changes.

Very hard to spoof – As of today, 3DAuth technology 100% resists to 2D pictures and 3D masks spoofing attacks and strongly resists to video replay attacks, making it very hard to spoof.

Universal acceptance – Regardless the country, the culture or the age, the face pattern is commonly used and well accepted by consumers all over the world.

Revocable – Each human face is affected by time, giving each individual revocation capabilities. Other biometrics modalities such as fingerprints or iris cannot be revoked or changed as they aren’t affected by time. In such case, if a criminal accesses your biometric data, it is for your entire life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is 3Dauth a single (1FA) or muti-factor (MFA) authentication solution ?

3DAuth technology binds the User’s identity to the User’s mobile device and uses 3D facial authentication as single biometric modality. Therefore, it is a two factor (2FA) authentication solution, relying on “what you have” and “who you are” factors.

Does 3DAuth highly resists to spoofing attacks ?

Yes, our patented 3D facial authentication technology currently resists to all simple & easy spoofing attacks. It must be understood that before trying to hack, a fraudster will have to steal your mobile device first and that the mobile device won’t have to be tagged as stolen.

2D pictures
Regardless of the support, size or format, our technology immediately detects and resists to 100% of spoofing attacks that use 2D pictures.

3D masks
As of today, 3DAuth technology resists to 100% of hybrid or real 3D masks presentation attacks.

Video replays
Current tests indicate that 3DAuth technology highly resists to video replays and is very hard to spoof. But we won’t stop there and will maintain our #1 position in resisting to spoofing attacks towards all other biometry alternatives.

How does 3DAuth handle face changes over time ?

3DAuth embeds a machine-learning algorithm which takes into account the effect of time on your face. That’s why 3DAuth supports beard. Despite 3DAuth can maintain a registered User for decades, we recommend service providers to refresh the User’s profile every 2 years.

What are the hardware & software requirements ?

Any consumer-grade smartphone or tablet with regular 2D camera of 1MP or higher is fine (as of today, 100% of smartphones and tablets shipped).

3DAuth is currently available for Android version 4.4 (or higher). iOS version is planed for Q3 2016.

Does 3Dauth support eyeglasses and facial expressions ?

Currently, 3DAuth technology supports thin eyeglasses and slight regular facial expressions. It also works indoor/outdoor and our technology is agnostic to make-up, haircut or beard.

What about biometry alternatives to 3DAuth ?

Fingerprint solutions require a specific & expensive hardware. As of today, there are only few tens of mobile devices in the market equipped with a fingerprint reader. In addition to important use case issues (no guarantee of non-repudiation, people with weak fingerprints, high false rejection rate …) latest spoofing attacks showed that fingerprint systems can be easily hacked in less than 15 minutes.

Iris solutions require specific and expensive near infrared light sensor which isn’t a standard on mobile devices nowadays. Market studies have also indicated that people consider this technology as much intrusive, resulting in lower market acceptance.

Retina solutions require specific & expensive hardware too. User’s experience isn’t that good as the technology requires the user to be very still when authenticating. There isn’t any retina-enabled mobile devices as of today.

Eyes blood vessels solutions are suffering the same issues like other 2D based technologies: they can be easily spoofed in few minutes by using 2D pictures or video replays. In addition, technology  presents important limitations like people having small eyes, having  contact lenses and requires the user to be very close to the camera (nearly 99% of smartphones don’t have auto-focus capabilities with the front camera) which makes the User’s experience quite painful.

Voice recognition solutions require the user to speak aloud and therefore seriously limit the number of use cases.  Background noise also seriously impacts the accuracy of voice recognition systems. Lastly, market studies indicate that voice system acceptance is merely depending on cultures and differs from one country to the other.

Finger/Palm vein solutions require also specific and expensive hardware. As of today, there isn’t any palm or finger vein enabled mobile devices in the market.

2D facial solutions are probably the weakest ones in term of robustness (high sensitivity to light conditions) and security. Despite industry effort to introduce some motion detection, all 2D facial systems offer weak resistance to spoofing attacks and can usually be fooled in minutes – not to say seconds  – by simply using animated 2D pictures or videos.

How fast is the enrolment ?

Enrolment currently takes less than 15 seconds on a standard Android device such as Nexus 5.

How 3DAuth technology protects me ?

3DAuth has been designed to offer the best  protection and comes with three main application security layers:

service provider mobile application – which encapsulates 3DAuth technology – runs in a secure execution container that prevents source code tampering, access to memory or data storage

a representation of the 3D face model is used instead of the raw data, which representation is based on a one-way hash that depends on the User’s mobile device characteristics, voiding the model representation to be duplicated on another device.

3DAuth uses SSL to secure communications between mobile device and server. Each message is encrypted using AES-128 (by default).