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Re: [webauthn] What is FIDO client????

From: Akshay Kumar via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:47:48 +0000
To: public-webauthn@w3.org
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@pkuntal:
As @emlun commented, in short, currently UAF is **NOT** part of FIDO2/WebAuthN.

Whether UAF authenticator is embedded or not is irrelevant here. Also, currently there is no such thing as "embedded authenticator" in FIDO2. If in future, FIDO and WebAuthnN groups has to incorporate these type of authenticators, then IMO, there that will be another kind of authenticator class ("platform", "cross-platform") as well as another kind of credential type.

I cannot answer for other platforms, but regarding specifically to your windows question, **currently** windows will support "removable" "cross-platform" authenticators and "Windows Hello" "platform" authenticator.  My advice, either go for external removable authenticators or "integrate" (only applicable for certain kind of use cases/form factors)  with Windows Hello as of now OR work with FIDO/WebAuthN community for these types of use cases in next version of FIDO/WebAuthN specs as @equalsJeffH suggested. 

Closing this issue as we are discussing strategy here instead of actual issue with webauthn spec.

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