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May 03, 2024

Expansion of Passkey support in Microsoft Entra ID

Microsoft is taking big steps toward a passwordless future with the latest updates to Microsoft Entra ID, which now offers expanded support for passkeys. Here’s what you need to know about this groundbreaking development:

🌟 What Are Passkeys?

  • Passkeys are a more secure and user-friendly replacement for traditional passwords.
  • They use public-private key cryptography and require physical interaction with the device, making them resistant to phishing.

🔐 Advantages of Passkeys

  • Phishing resistance: Passkeys are specific per device and can only be used on the registered device.
  • Ease of use: No more hassle remembering complex passwords.
  • Flexibility: Passkeys can be used on hardware security keys and user devices such as smartphones and tablets.

📱 New Capabilities in Microsoft Authenticator

  • Device-specific passkeys: Ideal for environments with stringent security requirements. These passkeys do not leave the device, making them extra secure.
  • Syncable passkeys: Easier to manage and can be synchronized between devices, improving ease of use.


🚀 Microsoft’s Commitment to Passwordless Authentication

  • Microsoft continues to develop their products to provide support for passkeys, with planned enhancements for both Entra and Windows.

🤝 How Do You Start?

  • Start setting up passkeys by using the Microsoft Authenticator app on your iOS or Android device.

With these advances in technology, Microsoft is taking another big step toward a more secure and efficient digital environment with Passkeys, where user enjoyment and security go hand in hand. Stay tuned for more updates and optimize your security settings to take maximum advantage of these innovations!

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Uitbreiding van Passkey-ondersteuning in Microsoft Entra ID