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Re: [webauthn] Add support for non-modal UI (#1545)

From: Martin Kreichgauer via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 18:57:33 +0000
To: public-webauthn@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-756312852-1610045852-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
> I think it could also be interesting to give browsers an option to initiate passwordless login directly, for sites with resident credential registration. The browser could visit a URL that directly communicates the intention, and receive a streamlined challenge rather than having to load a bulkier login page.

Interesting idea! What would prompt the browser to visit that URL though? For /.well-known/change-password, the user presumably interacts with their password manager in order to initiate that navigation. But what would the corresponding trigger be for the username-less WebAuthn login?

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