Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now offering native WebAuthn support for those using the AWS Single Sign-on (SSO) solution to gain access to AWS applications. The feature will allow users to log into multiple accounts with YubiKeys that meet the latest FIDO standards for multi-factor authentication (MFA).
According to Yubico, the new utility will make it easier to protect sensitive workplace applications. Administrators can configure the AWS SSO system to manage login and access credentials, and to require the use of biometrics, a security key, or some other form of multi-factor authentication. With the YubiKey, AWS SSO is able to establish a secure connection with third-party software like Salesforce, Slack, and Microsoft 365, which means that users only need to sign in once to gain access to everything they need for work.
The news arrives on the heels of the FIDO Alliance’s inaugural Authenticate event. Yubico itself is an Advanced AWS Technology Partner and AWS Public Sector Partner, as well as a long-time proponent of the WebAuthn standard. The company recently proposed a new WebAuthn protocol that would make it easier to replace a missing YubiKey with a setup that creates a cryptographic link between an original security key and its backup.