Passwordless-as-a-Service: The future of user authentication

TL/DR. Passwords are unstable and insecure. Instead, go Passwordless and allow users to login with the ease of biometrics (such as TouchID, FaceID, Windows Hello) or hardware security tokens (Yubikey). This results in significantly improved security and better user experience. Building a passwordless authentication flow from scratch is very challenging so let NoPasswordLogin do it for you.

Passwordless login Flow

Why Passwordless?

81% of hacking-related account breaches last year leveraged weak or stolen passwords. Users have to remember their passwords which is difficult and frustrating. Developers have to worry about the complications of passing passwords through systems and safely storing them in databases.

WebAuthn?

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that (WebAuthn) officially became a web standard. It serves as the next step in the industry’s drive toward eliminating, or at least reducing, reliance on passwords and instead on focusing on biometrics and other more reliable authentication methods.

Passwordless improves security

In traditional authentication, the user types in their credentials on the device/browser then the browser sends those credentials to the server to store and verify. If that data leaks publicly, then hackers can use that information to see whether the user has used the passwords elsewhere.

Introducing NoPasswordLogin

Building out an authentication flow using FIDO2/WebAuthn authentication consists of a registration ceremony as well as an authentication ceremony. This can get complicated and your application can be at risk from attack if it's done incorrectly. FIDO2/WebAuthn innovation is still early but NoPasswordLogin will keep up to date with its evolution so you don’t need to.

Wrapping Up

Passwordless authentication is a great alternative to the traditional username and password auth because it makes it easier for users to log in and can increase security overall.

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