GitHub has announced that passkeys are now generally available for all users.

Passkeys are a new type of passwordless sign-in that is more secure and convenient than traditional passwords.

“Since the launch of passkeys in beta in July, tens of thousands of developers have adopted them. Now, all users on GitHub.com can use passkeys to protect their account,” said GitHub’s Staff Product Manager Hirsch Singhal, on Thursday.

“This continues our commitment to securing all contributors with 2FA by the end of 2023 and strengthening security across the platform—without compromising user experience.”

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To use passkeys, you will need a device that supports the FIDO2 authentication protocol. This includes most modern smartphones, tablets, and computers. Once you have registered a passkey on your device, you can use it to sign in to GitHub without having to enter a password.

To sign in to GitHub with a passkey, simply select the “Passkey” option on the sign-in page and then follow the instructions. You will be prompted to authenticate your passkey using your device’s biometric sensor or PIN.

Passkeys are a more secure way to sign in because they are not susceptible to phishing attacks. Passkeys are also more convenient because you don’t have to remember or manage multiple passwords.

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