Google has taken a step toward a passwordless future with the launch of an open beta for passkeys on Workspace accounts.
Passkeys are a new form of passwordless sign-in technology developed by the FIDO Alliance, whose members include industry giants like Google, Apple, and Microsoft.
Starting today, June 5th, over 9 million organizations can allow their employees to sign in to a Google Workspace or Google Cloud account using a passkey instead of their usual passwords.
Adoption has been steady, though, with passkey support embraced by platforms like Apple and Microsoft and password managers like Dashlane and 1Password.
Google isn’t ditching passwords just yet, but Workspace and Cloud users can now use passkeys as an alternative sign-on method.