Passkeys are a new type of login credential and the easiest and most secure way to log in to your WordPress site. Rather than creating a password and risking the chance of forgetting it or reusing the same password on all of your accounts, making yourself vulnerable to hackers, passkeys use some digital data from your computer or phone when logging onto a server. You approve each use of that data with an authentication step, such as fingerprint, face recognition, checking a PIN code, or the login swipe pattern familiar to Android phone owners.
You'll have to have your phone or computer with you to use passkeys. You can't log onto a passkey-secured account from a friend's computer without a device of your own.
Why Use Passkeys?
For starters, passkeys solve the problem of stolen or leaked passwords as it makes it virtually impossible to have your password leaked or stolen because your passwords aren't stored on a server that can be compromised.
Second, passkeys protect you from phishing since it is a built-in authentication method where hackers can't trick you into giving away your password.
Third, passkeys allow you to quickly log in with one click using your face or your fingerprint, instead of having to deal with long passwords, extra emails, or two-factor codes.
Fourth, use your passkey to login with Face ID, Touch ID, or Windows Hello from your mobile device. If you get a new Android phone or iPhone, Google and Apple can restore your passkeys. With end-to-end encryption, Google and Apple can't see or alter the passkey.
Finally, passkeys are the best way to provide the most secure login method available for your WordPress site. Both website admins and end users, like customers, can start using passkeys to login to any WordPress site running iThemes Security Pro.
For more information on passkey, please visit the following links:
Apple video: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2022/10092/
Apple Passkey Security: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213305