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Web Authentication (WebAuthn) API protocol was introduced in May 2019 which helped applications make the authentication process more user-friendly while maintaining a strong security game.
Using WebAuthn, you can integrate local authenticators into your Atlassian applications.
So, an advantage here is not having to set up a login but instead use your existing fingerprint scanner, face scanner, or device credentials to log into your Atlassian instance.
You do have one less password to manage, but more importantly, it is much more secure & convenient than conventional methods like username and password. All your credentials are stored in your local device and not in a remote database which could be vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
Our new apps for JIRA, Confluence, and Bitbucket allow administrators to manage WebAuthn for individuals or groups of users. You can indeed enable WebAuthn for specific users or groups of users, depending on who you believe needs this feature the most.
In WebAuthn, users are asked to set up the local authenticator to sign in to the Atlassian application by providing valid credentials.
After successful registration, the users can use their local authentication for logging into their Atlassian application without any hassle.
In case of any queries, please feel free to drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.