Apple, Google and Microsoft are set to work together to create passwordless sign-in. In a press release, Apple said that all three companies are expanding support for a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium.
will allow websites and apps to offer consumers consistent, secure and easy passwordless sign-in across devices and platforms. It’s not just the big three tech companies, but hundreds of tech companies and service providers around the world have worked within the FIDO Alliance and the W3C to create a passwordless sign-in standard.
Apple, Google and Microsoft have led the development of this expanded set of capabilities and are now preparing to roll out support across their respective platforms.
How will passwordless sign-in work?
Apple, Google and Microsoft platforms already support FIDO Alliance standards to enable passwordless sign-in on billions of industry-leading devices. However, users were required to sign in to each website or app with each device before using the passwordless functionality.
Users now get two new powers for more seamless and secure passwordless sign-in, allow users to access their FIDO sign-in credentials on multiple devices, even new ones, without re-enrolling every account Will have to do Enable users to use FIDO authentication on their mobile device to sign in to an app or website on their mobile device, regardless of the OS platform or browser they are running. These new capabilities are expected to be available on Apple, Google and Microsoft platforms in the coming year. The new method, according to Apple, will protect against phishing.