Amazon, the world’s largest marketplace, now supports login using passkey. Users thus have access to a new login method that is considered more secure than passwords and allows them access to the account using biometric data or a PIN codewhich they use to unlock their devices.
The company started rolling out this news a few days ago, but only now has it announced that the feature is available in browsers and is gradually rolling out to all users who access Amazon through the pro app iOS system. But Passkey support should also appear in the Amazon app for Android soon.
Passkey is the login method resistant to phishing, data leakage and social engineering, as it contains no passwords that could be stolen or leaked. Technology instead uses cryptographic pairs, one of which is the public key stored on the servers of a particular service, while the other remains private and is securely stored on the user’s device. These pairs are unique for each login and must match for login.
Amazon says that those users who have two-factor authentication turned on will still need a passkey after activation verify your identity with a one-time code. It’s unclear whether users will no longer need to enter two-factor authentication after the first passkey login, but it appears not. To turn on sign-in with this new option, users simply go to the Sign-In & Security section of Your Amazon Account and then select Set Up.