[webauthn] Recovering from Device Loss

equalsJeffH has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/webauthn:

== Recovering from Device Loss ==
[submitting on behalf of @leshi & @arnar and their collaborator Alex Takakuwa <alextaka@uw.edu>]

Subject: Recovering from Device Loss in WebAuthn
**From: Alex Takakuwa <alextaka@uw.edu>** 
To: public-webauthn@w3.org 

In April, we sent an email introducing some potential solutions to the
problem of “Recovering from Device Loss in WebAuthn”.

As you all know, in the current WebAuthn specifications, users face a
potentially onerous process when migrating to new devices either because of
device loss or just a device upgrade. We view this as a problem that can be
solved while retaining all the security guarantees of the existing WebAuthn
scheme and improving the usability of WebAuthn drastically all without
changing the API. We would like to encourage members of the WebAuthn
mailing lists to join us in developing proposals that can be accepted into
the WebAuthn specifications to solve the problem of recovery from device
loss and device upgrade.

Our preliminary proposals are listed here:

I look forward to hearing your feedback!

**see also:** 
Recovering from Device Loss in WebAuthn (Tue, 3 Apr 2018)

The Transfer Access Protocol - Moving to New Authenticators in the FIDO Ecosystem
Technical Report UW-CSE-17-06-01

Secure authentication key sharing between mobile devices based on owner identity

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/webauthn/issues/931 using your GitHub account

Received on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 18:33:26 UTC