What if you didn’t have to worry about managing user passwords as a Python developer? That’s where the WebAuthn protocol and new hardware standards are heading. Dan Moore joins the Real Python podcast to discuss a password-less future.
Prompting for a username and password is so 2005. Today, you can just prompt for a fingerprint. FusionAuth’s Dan Moore writes on StackOverflow’s Blog about the new Webauthn standard and what it means for developers.
Today we announced the addition of biometric passwordless login using WebAuthn to its long list of authentication features. This enables application developers to offer the convenience and security of using built-in fingerprint and facial recognition from their mobile and laptop computers, without the need for any installed apps.
Should you roll your own authentication? According to Corey Quinn and Dan Moore, head of DevRel at FusionAuth, the answer is a resounding no. Corey and Dan discuss the critical role of authentication in apps, as well as how FusionAuth has managed to differentiate itself in a space that doesn’t need re-invention. Authentication is more important than ever in a post-pandemic world where people’s lives are mostly online, and Dan explains why outsourcing it to an expert is the best move for the world we live in today.
In this episode, Dan Moore, solutions architect and head of DevRel at FusionAuth, answers questions on a variety of auth related questions, and helps us understand the ways developers are impacted by things like IAM, SSO, and more.
Achieving SOC 2 Type 2 compliance, which is focused on the security of an organization’s systems, illustrates to customers that FusionAuth is maintaining its adherence to one of the most stringent, industry-accepted auditing standards for service companies.