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Re: [webauthn] How do I use a smart phone as an authenticator when the web application is running on a laptop/desktop?

From: Emil Lundberg via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:49:40 +0000
To: public-webauthn@w3.org
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This would likely be done by connecting the phone to the host via Bluetooth or USB. The phone could then implement the CTAP protocol so the browser detects it as an external authenticator. How exactly to set that up would be up to the operating systems of the phone and host.

There are also ideas for a "cloud-assisted BLE" that would enable this over Bluetooth with (almost) no need for traditional Bluetooth pairing, but that's not included in the initial version of the spec. See #909 for details.

Does that answer your questions?

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