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Password-less authentication comes to Google Chrome on Android



Google, on a blog post announced that they are bringing the password-less authentication to Google Chrome application on Android. Initially the feature will be restricted to few of their services on Pixel devices, but gradually will be available to others as well.

 

Are you excited to have this secure authentication on your? Checkout this blog post to know the prerequisite and the way to try it now.

 

Password-less authentication comes to Google Chrome on Android

 

  • Google Chrome to support FIDO2 based secure authentication.
  • The feature is currently available to Pixel devices.
  • The phone should have Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later operating system.

 

Last year, Microsoft announced password-less sign-in experience to Microsoft Edge browser running Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809). If you are using Microsoft Edge, here's how to setup password-less Microsoft account on Windows 10.

 

Now Google added the ability to their Chrome browser based on the FIDO2 standards, W3C WebAuthn and FIDO CTAP (Client to Authenticator Protocol) that enables you to have a more secure authentication experiences by enabling the usage of biometrics on the web. If you met the prerequisite, you can now use your fingerprint or screen lock instead of a password when visiting certain Google services.

 

Prerequisites to have password-less authentication on Chrome

  • Your phone should have Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later.
  • Your personal Google Account should be added to your Android device.
  • Valid screen lock is set up on your Android device.
  • Currently the feature is supported only on Pixel devices.

 

How to try the password-less sign-in on Google Chrome?

  • Make sure that the Prerequisite has been met.
  • Open the Google Chrome on your Android device.
  • Now navigate to https://passwords.google.com on your Chrome browser.
  • Choose a site to view or manage a saved password.
  • Then follow the instructions to confirm that it’s you trying signing in.

 

 


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