If we want to follow the tips for choosing strong passwords, we must have different keys in each account. Likewise, these must be long and difficult to remember. Hence currently logging into each account is somewhat tediousno matter how safe it is. And while there are password managers on Android and even Google itself has one, it’s not always a quick process.
And this is where the new API called Credential Manager. It comes from Google itself integrated into Jetpack for developers. Its objective is to simplify the authentication process in the applications as much as possible and without giving up the security of these accounts and the device itself.
Our fingerprint will be enough to log in
For a long time we have been able to protect our applications with the fingerprint sensor, so that no one can access them except by putting our finger or, failing that, our security code or pattern. However, what Google is now proposing is related to sign in to apps that require it.
As Google itself says, Credential Manager aims to “unify login interface across all authentication methods”. This happens by allowing us to log in simply with our fingerprint, although it could also be used with our security code.
This Credential Manager, or Credential Manager if we want to Spanishize its name, will work in a similar way to Google Chrome passwords. Will integrate with Google Password Managerthus allowing full synchronization between all the accounts with which the device has been logged in.
Yes indeed, this API is still an ‘alpha’ version, which means that it is not yet complete. However, it is a first step for Android app developers to start using it and in a shorter rather than longer term we can benefit from its implementation.
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More information | Android Developers