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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Google Supports Passkeys for Your Account
May 4, 2023
Google has taken another step towards a passwordless world. As the Verge reports, support for passkeys is now available for Google accounts. This means no more passwords or 2FA codes to get to your Google service. Using passkeys doesn’t mean you will never have to re-authenticate. Once you’ve configured a passkey for a device, you’ll use some other form of authentication such as biometrics (fingerprint, facial scan, etc.), local PIN, etc. instead of a password and 2FA code. The passkey for your Google account will be stored on your device and isn’t shared with Google or any third party. Passkeys are more secure than passwords, even when coupled with MFA.
You configure a passkey for your Google account by going here. You should only configure a passkey for a device that you totally control. In other words, NO passkeys for any shared devices. You can always revoke your passkey later on if you change your mind.
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