Welcome to the Pace Software System's Authentication Service. Our system emphasizes security and user accessibility, offering a broad spectrum of user roles and authentication methods. This service is responsible for verifying users at login, providing access to various features tailored to the user's role(s).
- Secure User Login: We offer a secure login mechanism that allows users to access the system, supporting different authentication methods including username and password or one-time password sent via SMS or email.
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): In addition to traditional login methods, we offer MFA options to enhance user security. These include text message, email, or mobile app-based authenticators.
- Role-Based Access Control: Our system supports role-based access control, ensuring users have access to appropriate resources based on their roles. It supports system administrators, agents, merchants, and other user-defined roles or permission sets.
- Password Policies: To bolster security, our system enforces password complexity requirements, encourages regular password changes, and implements a lockout policy after multiple failed login attempts.
- Compliance with Industry Standards: Our system adheres to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the new PCI MPoC standard for mobile payments on commercial off-the-shelf devices.
Our Authentication Service works in the following steps:
- User Registration: Allows users to create an account using their email or phone number.
- User Authentication: Verifies user login credentials before providing access to the system.
- Password Management: Provides a forgot password feature, allowing users to reset their password.
- Account Logout: Provides a mechanism for users to log out of their account securely.
Here's a mermaid.js diagram showing the basic flow:
- Authentication Methods: The service supports email or phone number and password for web application, phone number and password for mobile app, and API Key for API clients. It also supports multi-factor authentication via SMS or email.
- Session Management: Our system allows users to remain authenticated for a configurable period of time, implementing robust session management.
- Secure Password Storage: We use industry-standard hashing algorithms such as bcrypt or scrypt for secure password storage.
- Integration with Other Services: The Authentication Service seamlessly integrates with other system components, such as the API Gateway and authorization service.
Our Authentication Service relies on:
- API Gateway: For routing requests from external clients.
- Data Storage and Retrieval Service: For storing user information such as passwords and authentication tokens.
- Crypto Service: For cryptographic operations such as encryption and decryption.
- User Profile Service: For applying user roles and permissions post-login.
- Reporting Service: For logging and monitoring user authentication events.
We ensure our Authentication Service is developed and deployed in a secure and reliable manner that complies with industry standards and regulations. Our service handles high volumes of authentication requests, providing responses within a maximum time of 3 seconds. We also offer support plans for timely resolution of any issues or bugs.
API: Application Programming Interface KYC: Know Your Customer MFA: Multi-Factor Authentication