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What is WebAuthN Technology?

WebAuthN Technology

WebAuthN Technology

WebAuthN is a new authentication technology, approved by the W3C.

This technology is designed to enhance the security of today's password-based authentication.

Using this access mechanism, the communication between the browser and the web server uses asymmetric key cryptographic algorithms, which in turn are guarded in the operating system and potentially in secure hardware, making the technical security level equivalent to the certificates. electronic.

Being credentials created on demand, they are not dependent on the availability of an issuing entity as in the case of certificates.

WebAuthN credentials are requested from a previously authenticated account, that is, the user must access the account in order to create these credentials.

WebAuthN credentials can be created:

  • For the device you authenticated with.
  • For other devices.

How to create your WebAuthN credential?