Google adding passkeys support to Workspace, Cloud; begins for Beta users

Last month, the company made passkeys available as an additional sign-in option for personal Google Accounts

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Google has announced that it is rolling out passkeys support to Google Workspace and Google Cloud accounts.
"Starting today, in an open Beta, more than 9 million organisations can allow their users to sign in to Google Workspace and Google Cloud accounts using passkeys instead of passwords," the tech giant said in a blogpost issued on Tuesday.
Passkeys are a new password-free sign-in method that enables users to sign in with a fingerprint, face recognition, or other screen-lock mechanism on phones, laptops, or desktops, providing a convenient and secure authentication experience across websites and apps.
Last month, the company made passkeys available as an additional sign-in option for personal Google Accounts.
Users can still use passwords to sign in to their work and personal Google Accounts, but passkeys offer a simpler and more secure alternative and can reduce the impact of phishing and other social engineering attacks.
"Passkeys have also been designed with user privacy in mind," the company said.

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"The user's biometric data is never sent to Google's servers or other websites and apps," it added.

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First Published: Jun 6 2023 | 12:07 PM IST

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