Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

As this article reports, "Google has begun rolling out support for passkeys across Google Accounts on all major platforms. Passkeys will be available as an additional authentication option alongside pre-existing mechanisms, including passwords, 2-step verification, and so on." The idea is that you have a 'key' on your device, which logs in to online services for you, and a cloud service that allows you to synchronize the same key across multiple devices. The trick to all of these identity services is to find a way to let you log in to access services, without being identified and tracked all over the internet via one single user account. I think this sort of technology is an important step forward, but as is so often the case Google is botching the rollout (they don't work, for example, on an organizational account, which is what I have).

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