The WebAuthn standard: why it matters and how it works

    The WebAuthn standard opens the door to a new, streamlined, and more secure user experience, in which securely logging into websites, services, and apps takes just seconds from any device. Supported by all major browsers and platforms, WebAuthn is poised to transform users online lives for the better.

    Read this second paper in the Yubico WebAuthn series to understand:

    • The reasons why the WebAuthn standard is important
    • Use cases for user registration, step-up authentication, and account recovery
    • How WebAuthn works with a high-level technical discussion

    The paper concludes with a list of resources that web and application development and security teams can explore to become more familiar with this important new standard.