How Passkeys are Changing the Face of Authentication
Passkeys are digital credentials that can only be used by authorized users and require biometric or unique factor authentication. Tech giants like Apple, Google, and Microsoft have embraced passkeys in their products. Passkeys are often confused with FIDO passwordless credentials, but they provide a more secure alternative to traditional passwords. While passkey adoption is growing, there is still confusion about their use and the challenges they present, such as the risk of sharing keys willingly or falling victim to phishing attacks. However, adding a FIDO solution makes it easier for developers to implement passkey protections. Passkeys offer benefits such as device restriction and policy enforcement, as well as the convenience of single sign-on across multiple applications. To enable widespread use, a platform that supports any FIDO authentication is needed. Passkeys have the potential to play a key role in the passwordless authentication user journey.