Both Firefox and Focus support WebAuthn, but not Firefox Preview?

Both Firefox and Focus support WebAuthn, but not Firefox Preview? Sounds unfair? In this article, Android Jungles has got you covered as to why it is the way it is.

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Both Firefox and Focus support WebAuthn, but not Firefox Preview?

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Before getting into the crux of this matter first let us get familiar with these terms for those of you who don’t know..

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What is WebAuthn?

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Web Authentication (WebAuthn) is a web standard published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  WebAuthn is a core component of the FIDO2 Project under the guidance of the FIDO Alliance.The goal of the project is to standardize an interface for authenticating users to web-based applications and services using public-key cryptography.

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So now that you are clear with WebAuthn let us understand what is Firefox Preview.

What is Firefox Preview?

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Firefox Preview is an early version of an experimental Firefox browser for Android. … Firefox Preview is the first step in building a new mobile browser that’s faster than any mobile Firefox before it. It will combine the speed, privacy, control, and easy-to-use features you come to expect from Firefox.

So the issue here is, Firefox Preview does not support WebAuthn in anyway. The reason behind this is still unknown but as of now, it is not supported.

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Firefox for Android uses your device’s native capabilities: On certain devices, you can use built-in biometrics scanners for authentication. You can also use security keys that support Bluetooth, NFC, or can be plugged into the phone’s USB port.

The attached video shows the usage of Web Authentication with a built-in fingerprint scanner: The demo website enrolls a new security key in the account using the fingerprint, and then subsequently logs in using that fingerprint (and without requiring a password).

Adoption of Web Authentication by major websites is underway: Google, Microsoft, and Dropbox all support WebAuthn via their respective Account Security Settings’ “2-Step Verification” menu.

That’s all for today! We hope you liked the article and found it informative.. Rest assured that if there are any changes and updates that take place, Android Jungles will be the first one to let you know!

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