What is webauthentication?

WebAuthn is a new W3C global standard for secure authentication.

  • Passwordless, biometrics-based re-authorization
  • supported by all leading browsers and platforms.
  • Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browser have implemented webauthn support.
  • Android(7.0+), Windows 10 will have built-in support.

Website/apps that have implemented FIDO

  • Dropbox, Github, and more

How it works


  • FIDO - Fast Identity Online
  • CTAP - Client To Authenticator Protocol

Further reading