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iOS 14 Will Allow Quick Biometric Login for Web Sites - [security]
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Apple's Safari 14 web browser - part of the forthcoming iOS 14 for iPhones - adds support for the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) API, part of the industry-standard FIDO2 specification. This will allow mobile web sites to add an option for users to quickly log in via fingerprint or Face ID instead of entering a username and password. This feature is already available in the Chrome browser on Android, and within full apps on both iOS and Android.
In a WWDC session aimed at web developers, the company showed off the new functionality, which Apple touted would provide a "frictionless experience" for users.

Similar to how Face ID and Touch ID work today in iOS apps, web developers who choose to implement the new technology could prompt their users to choose a biometric authentication method the next time they visit their website.

The technology was built via the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) API, which allows developers to build authentication via the FIDO2 specification developed by the FIDO Alliance. It will be made available starting with Safari 14 for macOS and iOS, the organization said.

As CNET explains, Apple isn't the first to use the browser technology - it's already available in Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, for example.

Apple's adoption, however, could push forward the larger biometrics movement. This is due, in part, to Apple's way of making complicated technology consumer-friendly and taking on the work of user education. Apple also has a sizable community of developers who get excited to roll out Apple's latest technology.


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