To developers, passwords are like interruptions: a necessary evil that comes with the territory. They’re seemingly inevitable, they suck up valuable time, and afterward you’re not much better off than you were before you had to deal with them.
But while you can’t avoid interruptions—because let’s face it, those planned interruptions (aka meetings) and workplace exigencies are never going away—you and your application’s end users can escape the friction of passwords. Passwordless authentication holds the promise of limiting or even completely curtailing forgotten passwords, cumbersome policies, time-consuming resets and other password-related issues that plague both users and developers alike. And it does so in a way that both ensures the security of your application and fosters a great user experience.