Unlike traditional usernames and passwords, Passkey allows you to authenticate in a more intuitive and secure way, with users logging in securely via fingerprint, face scan, or screen lock. This provides stronger protection while reducing reliance on passwords and simplifying the login process.
And biometric data is stored on your own device, not on a remote server.
- Passwordless login allows users to authenticate with biometrics such as fingerprints or face scans or screen locks, avoiding the use of passwords.
- Enhanced security provides a higher level of security because biometric data or screen lock information is stored locally on the device.
- User-friendly The login process is simplified, and users don't need to remember or enter complex passwords.
- Cross-platform support Can be used across multiple devices and platforms, providing a unified sign-in experience.
- Flexibility still allows users to log in using traditional passwords and two-factor authentication.
Google Passkey has two parts: a public key stored on the website server you're logging in to, and a private key stored on your device.
When you try to sign in, the website checks if your public key matches your private key. To verify that they match, you just have to unlock your device. Once verified, you'll be logged into your account, and your private keys and biometric data will be securely stored on your device and will never be shared.