Keeper Security Launches Support for Passkey Management on Mobile Devices

Keeper Security Launches Support for Passkey Management on Mobile Devices

By Greg Tavarez

Let’s talk about passkeys.

Passkeys are cryptographic keys that function similarly to digital keycards stored on a device. They eliminate the usual need for traditional passwords by leveraging a user's existing biometric authentication – fingerprint or facial recognition – for secure logins to supported apps and websites. This method mirrors how users unlock their smartphones or tablets.

In June 2023, Keeper Security, a provider of cloud-based cybersecurity software, introduced passkey support within its browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brave and Safari.

Now, Keeper announced support for passkey management on iOS and Android mobile devices. This integration allows users to create, store and manage passkeys within the Keeper Vault, enabling secure logins across various platforms and browsers.

This latest update extends that functionality to mobile devices. Keeper facilitates secure storage and auto-filling of passkeys, mimicking password-based logins. Additionally, the Keeper Vault enables users to manage their passkeys including secure sharing with family members or business teams.

While major browsers and platforms are integrating passkey support, website and application developers are responsible for incorporating it into their sign-in processes. To address this, Keeper developed a Passkey Directory that provides users with an up-to-date list of websites and apps that currently support passkeys.

Users can create and save passkeys by navigating to the "Security" or "Account Settings" section of a passkey-supported website. Upon clicking "Create a Passkey," users will be prompted to save the passkey within their Keeper Vault.

The saved passkey, protected by Keeper's zero-knowledge encryption, allows users to log in securely from any device. This functionality is crucial as passkeys, unlike those saved within the device itself, offer cross-device compatibility. Keeper Vault records each passkey's creation date, username and associated website or app. Users can manage these records within the vault like other data including folder organization or sharing with authorized users.

“Keeper is leading the way toward a secure, passwordless future by further expanding our support for passkeys,” said Craig Lurey, CTO and co-founder of Keeper Security. “As this exciting new authentication method grows in popularity, we understand that users need a platform that provides secure management of multiple login methods – including both passkeys and traditional passwords.

With the integration to mobile devices, Keeper provides a more seamless experience across operating systems and devices, especially in a hybrid world.

Edited by Alex Passett
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