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iOS Passkeys: What Every Developer Needs To Know

Apple has announced the impending release of their passkeys security system. They're going to release it with iOS 16 and macOS Ventura. The feature will be available on all up-to-date Macs, iPhones, iPads, and AppleTVs by September 2022.

IOS passkeys is a passwordless security system that promises to make life easier and more secure for users. It's safe to say that Apple will expect app developers to have iOS passkeys implemented quickly, and that users will demand support soon, too.

Let's look at what iOS passkeys are, how they work, and what you need to know to get them working in your applications fast.

What are iOS Passkeys?

What is Passwordless Authentication?

What Are the Benefits of iOS Passkeys?

How Do Passkeys Work For Users?

IOS Passkeys Roadmap

Adding iOS Passkeys Support

OS Passkeys Are Here

In this article, we've discussed Apple's iOS passkeys. After covering what they are and how they work, we touched briefly on passwordless authentication and why it's safer than the alternative. Then we covered the benefits of Apple's implementation and saw how it looks to users. Finally, we touched on how you can get started with iOS passkeys now.

OwnID has the tools and infrastructure you need to get up and running with passkeys quickly and safely. Sign up for a free trial today.

This post was written by Eric Goebelbecker. Eric has worked in the financial markets in New York City for 25 years, developing infrastructure for market data and financial information exchange (FIX) protocol networks. He loves to talk about what makes teams effective (or not so effective!).