Daniel Appelquist

WebAuthN provides a way to use external security or on-device security keys as an alternative for SMS or App-based 2-factor authentication

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Call it Web Authentication, Web Auth or Web AuthN, it’s coming to Samsung Internet Beta 17.0 and will be released in our 17.0 stable release planned for next month. We’ve been testing Web Authentication for a while, behind a flag, but now it’s ready to come out into the light. We’ll be featuring support for security keys connected by USB, NFC and Bluetooth — as well as on-device keys.

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Daniel Appelquist

Daniel Appelquist

Director of Web Advocacy & Open Source at Samsung Research UK; Co-chair of @W3CTAG; Immigrant, Londoner & World Citizen