Author : HASSAN MD TAREQ | Updated : 2020/06/18

What is Web Authentication (WebAuthn)?

  • WebAuthn enables online services to use FIDO Authentication through a standard web API that can be built into browsers and related web platform infrastructure
  • It is a collaborative effort based on specifications initially submitted by FIDO Alliance to the W3C and then iterated and finalized by the broader FIDO and W3C communities
  • WebAuthn was designated an official web standard in March 2019
  • It is currently supported in Windows 10 and Android platforms, and Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari web browsers.