Identity Front-End for Mobile Apps.

PSD2 -The Problem in General:

EU Revised Payment Services Directive PSD2 set the requirements of the strong customer authentication (SCA) when: the payer accesses his payment account online; initiates an electronic payment transaction or carries out any action, through a remote channel, which may imply a risk of payment fraud or other abuses.

PSD2-Strong Authentication Elements:

SCA must include 2 out of 3 elements, including knowledge (such as PIN), ownership (such as smartphone) and inherence (such as biometrics).

According to PSD2 - low-friction Behavioral data cannot be considered as a standalone inherence element, but rather as an additional tool for fraud prevention.

PSD2-Dynamic Linking:

SCA must be accompanied with dynamic linking: the authentication code shall be specific to the amount and payee agreed to by the payer when initiating the electronic remote payment transaction.

The channel through which the information linking the transaction to a specific amount and a specific payee is displayed shall be independent from the channel application used for initiating the electronic payment transaction.

PSD2 Challenge:

The biggest problem in implementing of PSD2 is the fear of Payment Industry of too much friction and shopping cart abandonment.

Sentrycs Mobile Architechture

Sentrycs Mobile is SaaS that requires API integration (~1day) with E-Merchant Smartphone app. and Payment Initiation Service Provider (PISP).

From architectural point-of-view this is similar to the effort of integrating E-Merchants app. with Internet Payment Gateways, such as Stripe.

While Stripe focuses on Payment infrastructure – Sentrycs Mobile focuses on customer's Identity

Sentrycs Mobile user experience:

Leveraging PSD2 and using Sentrycs Mobile - future consumers will make much more secure and faster payments than today.

 Consumers won't need to enter payment card details & billing address and worry about potential data breaches.

The whole process will  take less than 3sec.

Sentrycs Mobile SCA:

Sentrycs Mobile captures any Payment event; performing low-friction risk-balanced strong customer authentication while dynamically linked to a specific amount and specific payee.

SCA includes 2 elements knowledge ( PIN) and ownership (smartphone).

Low-friction Behavioral data such as verified geo-location and touchscren interaction  is used as an additional tool for fraud prevention.

The channel through which the information linking the transaction to a specific amount and a specific payee is displayed is independent from the channel application used for initiating the electronic payment transaction.

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