Over the past several years, experts have recognized that perhaps the best password strategy for your application logins is to have no password at all, what has been often labeled as “passwordless.” It is a bit of a misnomer, as you’ll see as we investigate the commercial options. The passwordless concept has seen various innovations, including Windows 10 Hello and Okta Verify. Vendors such as SecretDoubleOctopus, Auth0 and HYPR have their solutions.
Reasons to try a passwordless approach
Let’s step back and understand the benefits of passwordless. Are you trying to truly eliminate passwords for all (or some subset) of your users, or just reduce their penchant for duplicating memorable passwords across multiple logins?