(create and use passkeys from the local device)Supported
(create and use passkeys from another device)Planned
The platform authenticator in Android 9+ has the following capabilities:
- creating and using passkeys that are backed up to Google Password Manager
- using a passkey from the local Android device to sign into services on another device (such as a laptop or desktop), using FIDO Cross-Device Authentication
Android devices can be an authenticator for FIDO Cross-Device Authentication (CDA).
Android devices can be persistently linked to the browsers/platforms below:
- Chrome OS
- Chrome on Windows 10 & 11
- Edge on Windows 10 & 11
- Chrome on macOS
- Edge on macOS
- Chrome on Ubuntu
- Edge on Ubuntu
macOS (Safari and native apps), iOS (global), and iPadOS (global) do not support persistent linking.
When an authenticator is not persistently linked, a QR code must be scanned on every use.
Credential Manager is a new Android Jetpack API that supports multiple sign-in methods, including passkeys, in a single API, thus simplifying the integration for developers.
The Device Public Key (DPK) extension is supported in beta, but is currently gated behind a flag in Chrome. Developers can enable
chrome://flags/#enable-experimental-web-platform-featuresto experiment with DPK on Android, or on desktop Chrome when using Cross-Device Authentication with an Android device.
- Passkeys: a simpler and safer sign-in (Google I/O 2023)
- Reduce reliance on passwords in Android apps with passkey support (Google I/O 2023)
- Learn how to implement passkeys with form autofill in a web app(Google I/O 2023)
Last Updated: May 11, 2023