The World Wide Web Consortium has approved the Web Authentication (aka WebAuthn) as an official web standard for login on Monday. WebAuthn which was launched last year has been widely integrated on most of the browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and on Apple Safari. And now, after this approval by W3C, this web standard can be acquired by most of the websites.
WebAuthn is an API which connects the website with a security device of the user to sign-in to its account on that website. It also lets the user to sign-in to their online account by any security device may be your smartphone or USB or via Biometrics and FIDO security keys.
Since passwords are a weak way to login to the account, this is a revolutionary way to sign-in to the account via WebAuthn without using any password. Also, you’ll not have to remember any password for different sites.
Google has also started its way to enable password-free login as the tech giant in February said Android is FIDO2-certified which will enable the user to login to their online account using their fingerprint instead of entering passwords.
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