GitHub began releasing the authentication feature via passkeys to log into the platform for all users. The technology had been tested since July, in a beta version of the portal. This mechanism basically replaces your password with letters and numbers with authentication via facial recognition, fingerprint or even a trusted device to approve the login, eliminating the need to memorize passwords.
The company also highlights how this identification is resistant to phishing, which facilitates account security, reducing the use of weak and vulnerable passwords. The implementation also highlights the platform’s commitment to ensuring two-factor authentication by the end of 2023 without compromising user experience.
The platform now allows people to register passkeys on their phone while using their computer, as the authentication is stored on the phone and allows connection and configuration through the browser on the computer.
In the beta, Linux and Firefox users had difficulties using the feature, but the recent stable version has already brought adjustments for those who had problems on platforms with weak support for passkeys.
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