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era
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Status: In development

Firefox supports WebAuthn, but as far as I could tell only with hardware tokens. I could not find a word about Firefoxs support of Passkeys (like Apple announced recently) anywhere

Personally I don't know why passkeys werent adopted much sooner, it seems such a long hanging fruit to just store the key in the FF password manager.

I use FF to support a web where there is not only one option, like Chrome, but FF keeps falling behind and behind instead of being at the forefront. This should be a top priority.

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Anonymous
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1. Feature name
Mozilla Firefox with Web Authn.

2. What is WebAuthn?
WebAuthn is a new W3C global standard for secure authentication on the Web supported by all leading browsers and platforms.

3. Notes
WebAuthn is supported in the Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers to different degrees, but support for credential creation and assertion using a U2F Token, like those provided by Yubico and Feitian, is supported by all of them.

4. References

  1. https://www.w3.org/TR/webauthn-2/
  2. https://webauthn.io/
Status changed to: New idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for submitting an idea to the Mozilla Connect community! Your idea is now open to votes (aka kudos) and comments.

ImFran
New member

It would be even better if Firefox could integrate with macOS (idk if it's possible) so when a passkey is asked we could use the ones from iCloud.

era
New member

Except for Safari, you don't have access to the iCloud keychain. Also I would not want it to integrate with iCloud keychain (which won't work anyway), because then you cannot use those passkeys on other platforms (Windows, Linux).

Status changed to: Trending idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with an exciting update…

Your idea has quickly received a great deal of votes (kudos) and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” This means it’s now one step closer to reaching our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey.

Please keep the conversation going (the more details to support your case, the better) and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

Serg
Employee
Employee

Just to add to what @cicko  already found, this work is tracked in Bug 1792433 .

Also @ImFran there is a Bug 1650212 to integrate with Keychain, I can't give any promises or ETA yet, but every other work we do is also bringing us closer to be able to implement Keychain support.

PBAdams
Strollin' around

As of December 8, 2022, Firefox is the only first class browser that does not support PassKeys:

 Chrome M108 

 Firefox

 Edge

 Safari

 

sb999
New member

I am really disappointed that Firefox has fallen behind the other browsers on this. Firefox is supposed to be the more secure and better browser. Passkey compatibility should have been a no brainer.

sebastian99
New member

Realistically, you won't miss this for a while. It takes months for sites/apps to implement it, and the annoying ones that could really use it might never do. Kudos, but low priority; current solutions work fine.