Passwordless Authentication

Passwords have been a huge concern since the dawn of technology. Having one password risks users losing all of their accounts. But having different passwords for different accounts makes users forget the password. Having memorable simple passwords again puts users in trouble.

Concerning all the factors above, tech giants implemented two-factor authentications and password managers as well. That was helpful in reality for security but was frustrating users a lot.

That is why almost all tech giants, including Apple, Google, and Microsoft, along with others got together and decided to get rid of the password for good.

How will it work?

Nowadays everyone, including kids, has their own devices. It was the past when we used to share computers with the whole family or coworkers.

If the passwordless feature is enabled, once you sign into a website or app on your phone, it will not ask you to sign in again. You will simply unlock your phone, and your apps and websites will no longer ask you for the password. It will be ready for you.

Let’s take an analogy. You have your own house, open your main door, and all the rooms, fridge, and other facilities are available without a key. They are just ready to use.

That is how it should be. That is how we want our devices to be. That is what we are moving into now. You just open your device and start working. That’s it.

Want to know more?

Passwordless technology uses public private-key encryption. The private key is only stored on a single device and it will be protected by the user’s gesture – face ID, fingerprint, PIN, or password you use to open that device.

When you log in to your device, using any gesture, the public key stored on the cloud matches with the private key bound to your device and keeps everything safely open for you on that device.

Conclusion

Actually, nobody wants to deal with the password hassle. Hence a passwordless future is long-awaited by all ranks of users.

That’s it for now.

Hope to see you again, inshaAllah.

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