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Apple, Google and Microsoft support passwordless sign-in standard

by on10 May 2022

Following FIDO

Apple, Google and Microsoft are supporting a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium. The new capability will allow websites and apps to offer consistent, secure, and easy passwordless sign-ins to consumers across devices and platforms.

Over the years there has been some industry-wide collaboration to create sign-in technology that is more convenient and more secure with the goal to give websites and apps the ability to offer an end-to-end passwordless option.

Users will sign in through the same action that they take multiple times each day to unlock their devices, such as a simple verification of their fingerprint or face, or a device PIN. This new approach protects against phishing and sign-in will be radically more secure when compared to passwords and legacy multi-factor technologies such as one-time passcodes sent over SMS.

Apple, Google, and Microsoft have led the development of this expanded set of capabilities and are now building support into their respective platforms.

These new capabilities are expected to become available across Apple, Google, and Microsoft platforms over the course of the coming year.

FIDO CMO Andrew Shikiar said that Apple, Google, and Microsoft signing up was a significant step.

“This new capability stands to usher in a new wave of low-friction FIDO implementations alongside the ongoing and growing use of security keys — giving service providers a full range of options for deploying modern, phishing-resistant authentication.”


Last modified on 10 May 2022
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