Oct 5, 2023

What are the benefits of Passkey Connect?

Recently we launched Cloud ID Passkey Connect, a new service that can add passkey login functionality to nearly any identity implementation.

Adding passkeys to your identity service can provide several benefits and enhancements to your authentication and security framework:

Enhanced Security
Passkeys are typically more secure than traditional passwords. They are often long, complex, and tied to a specific device, making them more resistant to brute force attacks and password guessing.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Passkeys can be used as a factor in a multi-factor authentication (MFA) system, where users must provide two or more types of authentication to access their accounts. This adds an additional layer of security, reducing the risk of unauthorized access.

Phishing Protection
Passkeys are device-bound, which means they cannot be easily entered on phishing websites. This makes them more resistant to phishing attacks, where attackers try to trick users into revealing their credentials on fake login pages.

User Convenience
While passkeys are secure, they can also be more user-friendly than complex passwords. Users may find it easier to remember or manage a passkey, leading to a more positive user experience.

In some industries or organizations, regulatory requirements may mandate the use of strong authentication methods like passkeys to ensure the security of sensitive data and meet compliance standards.

Credential Theft Prevention
Passkeys, especially when combined with hardware-based security features like Trusted Platform Modules (TPM), are less susceptible to credential theft through methods such as data breaches or keyloggers.

As technology evolves, traditional password-based authentication may become less secure or outdated. Passkeys, along with biometric authentication, represent a more modern and future-proof approach to user identity management.

Reduced Password Fatigue
Passkeys can reduce the burden of remembering multiple complex passwords for various accounts, which can lead to password fatigue. Users can rely on a single passkey for multiple services or devices.

Improved User Experience
Passkeys can streamline the login process, saving users time and reducing frustration. This can lead to higher user satisfaction and increased productivity.

Granular Access Control
Passkeys can be used in conjunction with other authentication methods to provide granular access control, ensuring that only authorized users can access specific resources or perform certain actions.

Passkeys can often be integrated into existing identity and access management (IAM) systems, making it easier to add this authentication method to your organization’s infrastructure..

If you are interested in learning more, or getting a demo of Passkey Connect, drop us a note.

If you want to learn more about passkeys in general, visit the FIDO website.