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Re: [webauthn] devciePubKey extension MUST be supported if passkey is supported (#1691)

From: Matthew Miller via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:35:59 +0000
To: public-webauthn@w3.org
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> Passkeys, AFAIK, are an Apple product initiative name. A catchy name for sure, but we do not necessarily know what features this name means, or even if all of those features are within WebAuthn (or CTAP).

To provide some insight to this part of the conversation "passkey" is intended to be a _platform agnostic_ synonym for "FIDO credential". Apple passkeys, Android passkeys, and Microsoft passkeys - they'll all refer to the same kind of discoverable credential, only differing by which platform vendor is responsible for syncing them to the cloud. Otherwise for the purposes of WebAuthn they're typical credentials we all know and love.

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