1Password has announced that passkey support will be available to its customers “early 2023”, allowing users to securely log in to apps and websites without a password.
FIDO Alliance member 1Password said that “it may take some time” to implement password key support
Passkeys are a passwordless login technology developed by the FIDO Alliance, of which most Big Tech companies are members. The technology enables users to replace traditional passwords with their device’s own authentication – such as an iPhone with Face ID – providing greater security and protection, as there is no password to steal or accidentally hand over via a phishing attack.
1Password claims its own variant, called Universal Sign On, will be superior to others multi-platform support and cross-platform synchronization when it launches next year. Passkey support through companies like Apple, on the other hand, is only built to seamlessly sync access across devices within the same ecosystem.