In a significant step towards the gradual transition from passwords to passkeys, 1Password has announced the launch of passkey support for its browser extensions on the web. This development follows Apple's support for passkeys with iCloud Keychain, signaling a growing trend towards enhanced security measures.
Today, 1Password unveiled the public beta versions of its browser extensions for Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Brave, which now include passkey support. Previously, 1Password had introduced passkey functionality to its applications for Mac, iOS, and other platforms. The addition of passkey support to its browser extensions further streamlines the user experience, providing a seamless transition similar to the convenience offered by iCloud Keychain on Mac devices.
To keep users informed and secure, 1Password has integrated its Watchtower feature, which notifies users when websites they frequently use have been updated to support passkeys. This helpful feature is already active in the latest beta versions of 1Password's applications. From the moment the FIDO Alliance, which counts Apple as a member, announced passkey support, 1Password has been actively working on its implementation. The company has also played a pivotal role in facilitating the adoption of this more secure authentication standard by websites through its Passage developer tool.
With the integration of passkey support into its web browser extensions, 1Password reaffirms its commitment to enhancing online security and gradually moving away from traditional passwords. This forward-thinking approach aligns with industry-wide efforts to protect user credentials and strengthen authentication protocols. As more platforms and services join the passkey movement, users can expect an improved and safer online experience.