GitHub goes passwordless with Passkey now available for everyone


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Nov 10, 2017
GitHub has joined a long list of services like TikTok and Google that have ditched passwords in favor passkeys which offer better security. Passkey allow users to sign in using biometrics or face ID, eliminating the need of entering passwords. The technology was developed by FIDO Alliance in collaboration with companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft.

In July, GitHub had announced that the company is offering passkey authentication as a part of its beta program to users. Now, the company has announced the general availability of passkey for all the GitHub users.

You can head to your account security settings and click on "Add a passkey" to get started. GitHub is also giving users with hardware security keys an option to upgrade to passkey. The company also acknowledged instances with various devices or systems that may prevent users from logging via a passkey.
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