New Update 1Password embraces a passwordless future

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1Password has announced that passkey support will be available to its customers in “early 2023,” allowing users to securely log in to apps and websites without a password.
Support for passkeys’ entirely passwordless authentication may seem like a bewildering feature for a password management service, but 1Password isn’t even the first, with Dashlane already integrating passkeys into its own service earlier this year. Apple has already rolled out support for passkeys via the iCloud Keychain in macOS Ventura and iOS 15, and Google recently announced passkey beta testing for Chrome and Android. Microsoft hasn’t announced public testing yet.
 

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1Password does away with passwords, shifts to passkeys
Towards the end of last year, quite a few popular services started relying on passkeys as their user authentication measure of choice, as opposed to passwords. Google started introducing passkey support to Android and Chrome in early October, while only a couple weeks later PayPal announced that it would be doing the same as well. For those unaware, passkeys are digital credentials that serve as a more secure replacement for passwords. They are not required to be typed out or memorized, and are built upon the concept of public key cryptography.

Today, AgileBits, developer of popular password managing service 1Password, has unveiled its plans to roll out passkey authentication as a replacement for passwords. Notably, the password manager had already started heading into this direction a while back, with support for storing passkeys for other services introduced earlier as well - for which the firm is already offering an interactive demo.

Chief Product Officer at 1Password, Steve Won, stated that users will be able to utilize the following by using passkeys:
  • Create a 1Password account without a password or a Secret Key.
  • Sign in on new devices with ease.
  • Use your phone to unlock 1Password on your Mac, PC, and in the browser.
  • Accelerate onboarding for enterprise users, or friends and family.
  • Use built-in biometric authenticators everywhere you use 1Password including on the web.
He also acknowledged that the shift to passwordless for a service named 1Password may seem counter-intuitive at first, but he emphasized on how passkeys worked on the same principles as passwords, with additional layers of protection that just serve to make them more secure than their more traditional counterparts.

Passkeys as a form of login and registration will start rolling out this summer for 1Password.
 

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I have no idea if this is going to work or not in long run. But I hope for the best for the company, customers and password manager community.

Regardless of what product we use, no one wants to get hack.
 

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The term ‘passwordless’ is easy to wrap your head around (no passwords!) but is often used as an umbrella term that includes passkeys and magic links sent via email or text message.

That often leads to the question: “Are passkeys and magic links the same?”

The short answer is no. While they both serve as a replacement for passwords, the experience of using them, and how they work behind the scenes, is quite different.

Here, we’re going to explain what passkeys and magic links are, how they differ, and why more developers are working to include both options on their websites and apps.

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Now in beta: Save and sign in with passkeys using 1Password in the browser
Last year, we joined the FIDO Alliance and committed to building safer, simpler, and faster login solutions for everyone. Today, we’re taking a major step forward and announcing that passkey support has started to arrive in 1Password. Using the public beta versions of 1Password in the browser, you can now save and sign in to online accounts with passkeys.
 

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