New blog: What is WebAuthn?


Following up on yesterday’s history of biometric authentication, Duo Senior Product Manager Steve Won is back with a blog post explaining WebAuthn.

Steve explains the biometric authentication system as a triad of hardware, platform, and open standards. While the first two have been defined and addressed by the industry, open standards have been the missing gap. WebAuthn is a browser-based API allowing for web apps to create strong, public key-based credentials for the purpose of user auth, filling that gap.

Check out the blog here.