Apple, the Cupertino-based technology behemoth, has announced its intention to implement an automatic passkey system.
This new feature will allow users to sign in to their Apple ID on various Apple sign-in pages, such as icloud.com, using Face ID or Touch ID rather than traditional passwords.
According to News18, Apple has introduced a streamlined registration process for its websites in an effort to improve user convenience.
Users will now have the option to submit a passkey instead of their comprehensive Apple ID information, including PIN and password. This simplified logon option will be available on Apple’s website, providing users with an easier method to access their accounts, according to a report from a media outlet.
According to an Apple statement, this new update will allow users to enroll into any Apple web property using their Apple ID passcode. Furthermore, it is compatible with Sign in with Apple on the web.
Face ID and Touch ID allow Apple ID accounts to be accessed quickly and easily.
Apple has announced that iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma beta testers can now check out the new feature on iCloud.com and appleid.apple.com. With the introduction of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma, the official distribution of this feature for all supported devices is expected to occur later this year.
Passkeys are a highly secure and user-friendly alternative to traditional passwords. They are founded on an industry standard that the company has implemented in an effort to eradicate the need for passwords in online authentication.
By eliminating passwords from the authentication procedure, passkeys reduce the likelihood of account compromises. Passwords can be disclosed, exposed, or stolen, whereas passkeys mitigate these risks. In addition, passkeys are not shared across multiple websites, unlike passwords, which reduces the likelihood that compromised credentials will affect other accounts.