Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Passwordless authentication in the GUI

Passwordless authentication is becoming a trend and its usage will increase in the near future. Little by little we are seeing these authentication methods being added to the operating system (i.e. Passkey/FIDO2, External Identity Provider, etc.). However, its integration with the graphics stack leaves much to be desired.

In the last months SSSD and GNOME teams have been working on improving this integration and providing a unified and consistent user experience for passwordless authentication mechanisms.

This talk will present the current state, the problems that we have detected and the proposals for improvement. In addition, where possible, demonstrations of authentication mechanisms whose work is at an advanced stage of implementation will be provided.


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