Passwordless Login through Passkeys
For those who are not familiar with Passkeys:
Passkeys are a modern security standard supported by leading companies such as Google, Paypal, Apple, Adobe, Nvidia, and Amazon(!). Instead of traditional passwords, they rely on cryptographic key pairs and digital authentication methods such as fingerprint recognition, facial recognition, PIN, or pattern. Passkeys offer a significantly simpler, faster, and more secure solution compared to conventional passwords.
Twitch, a platform that thrives on live interactions and promotes them, could greatly simplify the login process for users by introducing Passkeys. This would not only improve user-friendliness by minimizing the tedious entry of passwords but also enhance security.
Common operating systems already provide support for Passkeys and similar technologies. Android has supported integrated Passkeys since Android 9, Apple since iOS 16 and macOS Ventura, and Microsoft since Windows 10 (via Windows Hello). If a user doesn't meet these requirements, they can purchase a hardware key that supports the FIDO2 protocol (e.g., YubiKey).
The introduction of Passkeys on Twitch would not only enhance security and user-friendliness but also bring the platform up to date with the latest security technology, increasing user satisfaction.
Read more about passkeys:
Sign in with a passkey instead of a password @ Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/13548313
More about FIDO2: https://fidoalliance.org/fido2/
1+ from me and also kudos to flashskynews for not over complicating it.
Little addition: more and more password managers are also supporting Passkeys like 1Password.
wow this is such a great idea!!!!
i like the idea mr skynews
passkeys on top. would be very nice
it would be amazing
I hope @heyniklas works
It's a duplicate yes. My thought behind this one was simply a better explanation with more arguments and why it matters :)