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Re: [webauthn] <new proposal> Extending WebAuthn Protocol for Remote Authentication (#1580)

From: John Bradley via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 18:52:10 +0000
To: public-webauthn@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-815146003-1617821529-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
What is being proposed as remote authentication is a mechanism to do server-side biometrics.

The promise of Fido is to do on device biometrics when biometrics are used.

In discussions with the WG there is concern that allowing remote biometric capture as part of something branded as Fido or WebAuthn would compromise people's confidence in the privacy.

While part of the credential manager API might be used as a method to do remote documentation verification, the feeling of the WebAuthn working group is that this should be kept separate from the WebAuthn specification.

As such the intention is to close this issue.  

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