The Essential WebAuthn Primer
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The Essential WebAuthn Primer

How Web Authentication Improves Internet Safety

In one of the most impactful changes to the identity ecosystem in recent times, Web Authentication Level 1, or simply WebAuthn, is now a recommended standard of the World Wide Web Consortium. WebAuthn marks a major milestone in the application of practical, strong and privacy–preserving authentication on the web. 


WebAuthn is a core component of the FIDO2 project, an initiative centered on using public-key cryptography as a standardized interface for authenticating users to web-based applications and services. By enabling the WebAuthn standard, the W3C is underscoring the need for a more secure way to access web resources than passwords alone. 


Read the white paper to deepen your knowledge of Web Authentication, including:

  • the benefits WebAuthn provides organizations and users

  • its relationship with other standards

  • how the system works 

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