With the growing demand for passwordless login, Bitwarden Passwordless.dev accelerates the delivery of passwordless authentication, making Passkey deployments easy for developers to build and implement FIDO authentication so users can sign in with Passkey.
This launch furthers the Bitwarden vision to make passkey and passwordless solutions widely accessible to both consumers and enterprises. The announcement follows startup Passwordless.dev’s acquisition of Bitwarden made in January.
Santa Barbara, California, May 17, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bitwarden, the leading open source password manager trusted by millions, today announced the general availability of Bitwarden Passwordless.dev, a comprehensive, Has developer toolkit with easily deployable API. Passkey in consumer websites and enterprise applications.
The news comes as public interest in passwordless technology is on the rise. Recent research found that a majority (56%) of people are ‘excited’ about passwordless technology. However, many organizations are not ready to deploy passwordless, with half of IT decision makers saying they haven’t gone passwordless because the applications they’re using aren’t designed for it. Bitwarden addresses this shortfall with today’s news.
On top of the user convenience of removing the need for passwords, usernames, and two-factor authentication (2FA), Passkeys keep users more secure by eliminating the possibility of phishing attacks.
Bitwarden Passwordless.dev provides an easy way to bring passkey-based authentication to individuals and organizations. With only a few lines of code, Bitwarden Passwordless.dev allows developers to build seamless authentication experiences in minutes, making Passkey deployment fast and straightforward.
In adding passkey-based authentication to existing applications, enterprises find that it can take time to identify resources and develop a solution. Bitwarden Passwordless.dev removes this barrier to passwordless adoption.
To simplify administration, the new product also includes an admin console for developers to configure applications, manage user attributes, gain insight into passkey usage, deploy code, and get up and running quickly.
“Passwordless authentication is becoming increasingly popular because it provides users with a more secure and streamlined way to log into websites and applications,” said Michael Crandell, CEO of Bitwarden. “Bitwarden empowers developers with the flexibility and tools they need to quickly and easily implement passkey-based authentication, ultimately enabling a better user experience while maintaining the highest levels of security.”
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Bitwarden customer Lundatec AB, an integration platform based on state-of-the-art security and availability technologies, is already using Bitwarden Passwordless.dev to improve sign-up and login experiences for its customers and employees.
“Our customers and partners include software vendors, large private corporations and government agencies, all with high security and reliability requirements,” said Henrik Doverhill, Lundatech AB CTO and founder. “We wanted to give them better security and a modern, more streamlined authentication experience. Bitwarden Passwordless.dev shortened our development process – within an hour, we had passwordless authentication up and running.”
Since the start of the year, Bitwarden has introduced two new developer-driven solutions supported by the company’s open source security approach. With today’s announcement, Bitwarden recently released the open beta of Bitwarden Secret Manager, designed to centrally secure and manage highly sensitive authentication credentials within privileged developer and DevOps environments.
Bitwarden empowers enterprises, developers and individuals to securely store and share sensitive data. With a transparent, open source approach to password management, secret management and passwordless innovations, Bitwarden makes it easy for users to extend strong security practices to all of their online experiences. Founded in 2016, Bitwarden is backed by a passionate global community of security experts and enthusiasts. The company is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California and has a globally distributed team. Learn more at bitwarden.com.
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