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

From: David Waite via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:41:12 +0000
To: public-webauthn@w3.org
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> 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.

That is cool, I had not heard that initiative.

I've heard PassKeys being used across contexts to describe some mix of cloud-synchronized authenticators, exportable credentials, conditional mediation, and the overarching UX. Someone should pin down a definition publicly - even the one you gave made me ask "wait, what's a FIDO credential?"

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