Keeper password manager app to get Passkeys support following browser extensions

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Keeper Security will add Passkeys support to its smartphone apps. Using the Passkey password manager, mobile users will be able to store and use all their logins and passwords with an added layer of security.

While websites are still struggling with user authentication techniques, password managers are embracing Passkeys. Keeper will get Passkeys support, as indicated by the company.

How will Android and iOS smartphone users use the Keeper Passkeys feature?

Passkeys allow users to ditch the traditional username and password combination to securely log in to a website, app, or other digital services. Although users have to save their login credentials initially, Passkeys enhance security by adding another authentication layer. Passkeys also eliminate the need to enter traditional passwords on multiple devices.

Incidentally, Google and Apple already have Passkeys authentication on the backend. However, many smartphone users desire a reliable third-party password manager. Needless to say, there are several password manager apps on the iOS App Store and Android Play Store.

Keeper Security has reportedly confirmed that it will deploy Passkeys support for its iOS and Android apps. What this means is that Android and iPhone users will be able to manage their password-less authentications via the Keeper app.

Keeper offers dedicated browser extensions, which act as password managers. These extensions received Passkeys support last year. The iOS and Android apps will have Passkeys soon. In other words, Keeper could be one of the first cross-platform password managers to offer Passkeys support across major operating systems.

What is Passkey’s passwordless authentication?

FIDO-approved Passkeys is a backend user authentication system. The FIDO Alliance is a cross-industry association comprised of big tech industries and password management companies.

Google released the Passkeys feature last year. X (Twitter) offers Passkeys support but initially limited the feature to its iOS app. The social media platform is testing Passkeys support for its Android app.

Passkeys essentially generate two cryptographic keys for every account. One key is outward-facing and is shared with the supporting website or apps. The other key is considered a “Private key”, which is stored locally.

Instead of the traditional username and password combination, Passkeys rely on interaction between the Private and Public keys for user authentication. Moreover, Passkeys don’t share or exchange these keys. Instead, the keys are merely matched to authenticate users.

To begin the user authentication process, platforms merely ask users to unlock their devices. Users can opt for conventional methods such as fingerprint, face, or PIN.

Passkeys are usually more secure than passwords. This is because neither the end-user, the platform asking for user authentication, nor even the password manager, knows these keys.