Apple, Google and Microsoft have announced that they will implement new capabilities of the common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium across their devices and platforms. The standard was created to make the web more secure by allowing consumers to log into websites without a password. The FIDO, or Fast Identity Online, Alliance was formed in July 2012 to address the problem of people using hackable passwords to sign-in to various platforms.
According to announcementincluding tech giants Apple, GoogleAnd Microsoft – The companies that led the development of the expanded set of capabilities – are now supporting the new capabilities in their respective platforms. It should be noted that the platforms of these companies already support FIDO Alliance Standard for enabling passwordless sign-in across devices.
As part of expanding the implementation, there are two new capabilities for more seamless and secure passwordless sign-in. The first will allow users to automatically access their FIDO sign-in credentials (referred to by some as a “passkey” by some) on their device without re-enrolling each account. The second capability enables users to use FIDO authentication on their mobile device to sign into an app or website on their mobile device, regardless of the OS platform or browser they are running.
This means that instead of using an untrusted password login, people can be easily identified with a fingerprint reader, face scanner or even a phone, making it easier to sign-in with strong authentication. Is. Previously, users were required to sign in to each website or app with each device before using the passwordless functionality. According to the announcement, the new capabilities are “expected to be available on Apple, Google and Microsoft platforms during the coming year.”