“Announced along with the new FIDO2 standard, WebAuthn is an industry specification for the web designed to bring FIDO-based authentication to web browsers.”
Announced along with the new FIDO2 standard, WebAuthn is an industry specification for the web designed to bring FIDO-based authentication to web browsers. Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla have all announced their commitment to the standard, which means that soon users will be able to log into various online accounts through biometric or hardware key authentication directly through a web browser, whether it’s Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Mozilla’s Firefox.
Commenting on the development in a statement, Nok Nok Labs CEO Phillip Dunkelberger said the standards approach pioneered by his firm and the FIDO Alliance “has now been embraced by the browsers and operating systems to provide the next-generation of authentication and in the next few years will fundamentally alter the economics and accessibility of strong authentication, and we believe the security posture of the Internet as well.”
And commenting on Nok Nok Labs’ support of the FIDO2 and WebAuthn standards, FIDO Alliance Executive Director Brett McDowell said his organization “looks forward to Nok Nok’s support of FIDO2 in their Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite, including their plans for a FIDO Certified universal server that would enable service providers to tackle the broadest set of use cases and use the full range of authenticator options.”
Nok Nok Labs says its upgraded S3 Authentication Suite will be launched in Q2 of this year.