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Say Goodbye to Passwords and Hello to WebAuthn at JSConf Korea 2020 Home Edition


Dozens of times a day, we identify ourselves online.
But as the nearly 10 billion leaked accounts documented by ';--have i been pwned? attest, this process has a fatal weakness–passwords.
The Web Authentication API (or WebAuthn) is a standard from the W3C and FIDO that "allows servers to register and authenticate users using public key cryptography instead of a password". WebAuthn is part of a set of standards that enable passwordless authentication between servers, browsers, and authenticators. It's supported in all modern browsers.
This talk will outline how the technologies work, and how you can take advantage of them today to create a far more secure experience for your users.