PayPal is saying goodbye to passwords on Apple devices and introducing new industry standard passkeys that allow password-free login on Apple devices.
The new passkeys for password-free login on Apple devices will initially be available on iPhones, iPads and Macs with iOS 16, iPadOS 16.1 or macOS Ventura. They will be extended to other platforms as other vendors add passkey support. Apple, Microsoft and Google have all stated that the new passwordless authentication standards will be implemented by early 2023.
Existing customers who log in to PayPal with their PayPal account via a browser on their desktop or on the mobile web can create a passkey, which will initially be available on Apple devices.
Customers will then be asked to authenticate using Apple Face ID or Touch ID. The password will then be generated automatically, and the customer will no longer need to use or manage a password the next time they log in.
Passkeys are both more secure than passwords and easier for customers to use, according to PayPal.
PayPal’s SVP and GM of consumer, Doug Bland, says: “We are excited to provide our customers a more seamless checkout experience that eliminates the risks of weak and reused credentials and removes the frustration of remembering a password.”
The sources for this piece include an article TheRegister.