WebAuthn


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WebAuthn

(WEB AUTHeNtication) An authentication method from the W3C and the FIDO Alliance that uses public key cryptography. WebAuthn can be used by itself or with biometrics and second-factor methods, and it can be implemented entirely in software or with hardware such as the Trusted Platform Module (see TPM). WebAuthn is used in FIDO2 authentication along with the CTAP protocol for hardware tokens (see FIDO).
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Adopted as an official web standard by the World Wide Web Consortium in March 2019, WebAuthn is a new web API that remarkably increases the level of security of online user authentication.
As soon as WebAuthn became a web standard, we decided to adopt it.
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WebAuthn is currently available for Firefox users in the browser's latest version.