Signing in to your online account would be as easy as unlocking your phone with passwordless authentication, which is being developed collectively by three tech companies. For example, you set a password, PIN or pattern to unlock your phone and continue to use it each time you unlock your device. This process will be sufficient for you to log in to your online account. You will no longer need to enter a password. A unique cryptographic token aka FIDO (Fast ID Online) credential called a passkey will authenticate your sign-in between your mobile and the website. Since signing in to websites and applications requires authentication from a physical device, users will benefit in two ways. First, they won’t need to remember the password for each service. If someone is good at remembering passwords, they are probably using the same password for more than one account.
Tech News Desk – On World Password Day, May 5, three major tech companies pledged to eliminate passwords altogether. Google, Apple and Microsoft have teamed up to announce support for a password-free age where you don’t have to enter passwords on your mobile, desktop and browser devices. In other words, all three companies are working to bring passwordless authentication to all major device platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, ChromeOS, Chrome browser, Edge, Safari and macOS. “As we design our products to be intuitive and efficient, we also design them to be private and secure,” said Kurt Knight, Apple’s senior director of product marketing on the platform. Google’s Director of Secure Authentication and FIDO Alliance president Sampath Srinivas said in a blog post that Paskey will bring us closer to a future without passwords, which we have been mapping out for more than a decade.