Identifying ourself to access social media, banking details, and every aspect of our online life is something we do potentially dozens of times a day.
But as the nearly ten billion leaked account details documented by "';--have i been pwned?" attest, this process has a fatal weakness–passwords.
The Web Authentication API (or WebAuthn) is a standard from the W3C and FIDO that "allows servers to register and authenticate users using public key cryptography instead of a password". WebAuthn is part of a set of standards that enable passwordless authentication between servers, browsers, and authenticators. It's supported in all modern browsers.
In this presentation Ben Dechrai will outline how the technologies work, and how you can take advantage of them today to create a far more secure experience for your users.