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Apple, Google, and Microsoft have teamed up to make passwordless sign-in more simple

On May 5, three of the world's largest tech companies, Apple, Google, and Microsoft, announced a collaborative effort.

People's life contain far too many passwords. A password is required for every app or service. Not to mention the password criteria, which can be really aggravating. Some require an upper case letter, some a special character, and others a number, you get the idea. However, it appears like Apple, Google, and Microsoft are planning to collaborate on a passwordless sign-in system.

Apple announced in a press release that the three firms are working together to improve support for the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium's passwordless sign-in standard. The new feature will enable websites and apps to provide consumers with consistent, safe, and easy passwordless sign-ins across devices and platforms.

Hundreds of technological businesses and service providers from around the world collaborated with the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium to build the passwordless sign-in standards. Apple, Google, and Microsoft have been in the forefront of developing this extended range of capabilities, and are now incorporating support into their own platforms.

Functionality behind the Passwordless sign-in

On billions of industry-leading devices, Apple, Google, and Microsoft platforms already implement FIDO Alliance standards to enable passwordless sign-in. Users had to login in to each website or app with each device before they could utilise the passwordless feature. Users will now have access to two additional features that will make passwordless sign-ins more easy and secure:

Allow users to use their FIDO sign-in credentials (also known as a "passkey") on a variety of devices, including new ones, without having to re-enroll each account.

Allow users to sign in to an app or website on a nearby device using FIDO authentication on their mobile device, regardless of the OS platform or browser they are using. Over the course of the year, these new features are planned to roll out across Apple, Google, and Microsoft platforms.

According to Apple, the new way will protect against phishing and will make sign-in more secure than passwords and historical multi-factor technologies like one-time passcodes delivered via SMS.