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WebAuthn Passwordless Authentication Now Available for Atlassian Products

WebAuthn Passwordless Authentication Now Available for Atlassian Products

June 15, 2020The Hacker News
Atlassian solutions are widely used in the software development industry. Many teams practicing agile software development rely on these applications to manage their projects. Issue-tracking application Jira, Git repository BitBucket, continuous integration and deployment server Bamboo, and team collaboration platform Confluence are all considered to be proven agile tools. Considering how popular agile has become, it's no wonder Atlassian now serves 83 percent of Fortune 500 companies and has over 10 million active users worldwide. To help create a better experience for these users,  Alpha Serve  has developed WebAuthn add-ons to bring passwordless authentication to various Atlassian products. Having a more convenient and secure way to login to their Atlassian instances should be a welcome development for development teams. How WebAuthn Works WebAuthn is a browser-based security standard recommended by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that allows web apps to simplif
Android Gets FIDO2 Certification—Now Supports Secure Passwordless Logins

Android Gets FIDO2 Certification—Now Supports Secure Passwordless Logins

February 25, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Great news. If you have already installed the latest update of Google Play Services released earlier today, and your Android device is running Android version 7.0 Nougat or above—Congratulations! Your device is now FIDO2 Certified. Are you thinking… what the heck that actually means? It means, instead of remembering complex passwords for your online accounts, you can now actually use your Android's built-in fingerprint sensor or FIDO security keys for secure password-less access to log into apps and websites that support the FIDO2 protocols, Google and the FIDO Alliance—a consortium that develops open source authentication standards—announced Monday. FIDO2 (Fast Identity Online) protocol offers strong passwordless authentication based on standard public key cryptography using hardware FIDO authenticators like security keys, mobile phones, and other built-in devices. FIDO2 protocol is a combination of W3C's WebAuthn API that allows developers to integrate FIDO aut
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