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Re: [webauthn] Clarify how a user can authenticate from multiple devices (#151)

From: James Elliott via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:44:52 +0000
To: public-webauthn@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-1164068394-1655970289-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
The methods of authentication are basically implementation specific. A user may have a cross-platform aithenticator where this does not exist as a barrier. Or they may choose to use a platform authenticator where there are two options; the implementation of the platform authenticator offers the ability to export the credential to another device via sync or other means.. or the user registers a platform authenticator with the relevant relying party (think this is the terminology.. basically the service trusting the credentials) for each device they want to authenticate with.


I think the reason this is closed is because it's out of scope for the specification since it covers the method of authentication not the individual implementation mechanics of every facet of webauthn.

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