We're breaking down the basic building blocks of passwordless technology: WebAuthn, FIDO, CTAP, FIDO2, and how it all comes together for the user.
Thankfully technology never stands still. While the government has struggled with their passwordless journey over the last 16 years, the commercial world, struggling under the constant barrage of credential breach after credential breach and after relying for years on the password as the only thing standing between an attacker and their data, finally cried uncle. From this pain, WebAuthn was born.
What a big year for passwordless! Since March, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Fast Identity Online Alliance (FIDO) have come together to declare that Web Authentication (WebAuthn) is now an official global web standard. Learn about the technical aspects of WebAuthn as I guide you in this step-by-step video tutorial.
There's been a massive amount of progress made by both vendors and the authors of Web Authentication to bring this spec into usage in browsers and websites - here's what's new in WebAuthn and FIDO2.
James Barclay and Nick Steele recently shared their thoughts on a passwordless future during a Twitter chat with Yubico. Get their insights on the pain points of passwords, their hopes for the future, and explore some of our resources around industry advancements paving the way, like passwordless authentication, multi-factor authentication and WebAuthn.