Apple, Google, and Microsoft have announced that they will implement new features of the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium''s common passwordless sign-in standard on their devices as well as platforms. This standard was established in order to ensure that users can easily log in to websites without any password. In July 2012, the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium, which is called Fast Identity Online, were formed to address the issue of individuals using hackable passwords to sign-in.
As per the announcement, tech giants like Apple, Google, and Microsoft, who led the development of the expanded set of capabilities, are now enabling the new capabilities support into their respective platforms. It is to be noted that these companies'' platforms already support FIDO Alliance protocols to allow passwordless sign-in on devices.
As part of the expansion of implementations, there are two new techniques for more seamless and secure passwordless sign-ins. The first one will allow users to automatically access their FIDO sign-in credentials (referred to by some as a passkey) on their devices without having to re-enroll every account. The second option will allow users to use FIDO authentication on their mobile device to sign in to an app or website on a nearby device, regardless of the OS platform or browser they are running.
People may be easily identified with a fingerprint reader, a face scanner, or even a phone as per the announcement, allowing users to have a higher authentication capacity on each website or app before they can use it. As per the announcement, the new capabilities are expected to be implemented throughout Apple, Google, and Microsoft platforms over the coming year.