How Modern Browsers like Google Chrome Support WebAuthn Technology
WebAuthn, short for Web Authentication, is a new user authentication protocol that is being adopted by modern browsers to improve the security of online accounts and services. WebAuthn allows users to log in to their accounts using biometric information or a physical security key, rather than a password.
WebAuthn is based on the FIDO2 (Fast IDentity Online) standard, which was developed by the FIDO Alliance (an integration partner of Vault Vision), is an industry consortium that aims to improve online security. The FIDO2 standard defines a set of protocols and APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that allow web browsers and other applications to communicate with hardware security devices, such as fingerprint readers or physical security keys.
One of the key benefits of WebAuthn is that it allows users to log in to their accounts using biometric information, such as their fingerprint or face. This eliminates the need for users to remember complex passwords, which can be difficult to remember and are often vulnerable to being hacked.
Another benefit of WebAuthn is that it allows users to use physical security keys to log in to their accounts. These keys, which are often small USB devices, provide an additional layer of security by generating unique, one-time codes that are required in addition to the user’s biometric information. This makes it much more difficult for hackers to gain access to the user’s account, even if they have stolen the user’s password.
WebAuthn is supported by a growing number of modern browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. This means that more and more online services and accounts are starting to support WebAuthn, making it easier for users to log in securely and conveniently.
WebAuthn is a game-changing technology that is improving the security of online accounts and services. By allowing users to log in using biometric information or physical security keys, WebAuthn is making it easier for users to protect their accounts from being hacked, while also making it more convenient to log in. As more and more modern browsers adopt WebAuthn, we can expect to see even greater adoption of this technology in the coming years.
Vault Vision’s user authentication platform integrates with FIDO technology like webauth and is a member of the FIDO alliance. To learn more, you can get a demo here.