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era
New member
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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Honza
Employee
Employee

We are actively working on supporting this feature.

Here is our current roadmap (might change):

  • WebAuthn Level 1 + CTAP2 is riding the trains for Fx 114
  • WebAuthn Level 2 + 3 are planned to ride the Fx 116 train
  • Passkeys (though details are still about to figured out) earliest completion is Fx 120

 

 

slyoldfox
New member

Sure would love to see this implemented

Varpie
Strollin' around

From @Honza 's response, it seems like the status of this idea is not up to date. It should be updated from Trending idea to In development.

labib
New member

work

markus1
Strollin' around

Ich have implemented Passkey-Support for one of my websites and it is great except the support of Firefox on Desktop. Firefox on iOS can fall back to iCloud Keychain but the Desktop-Version needs to integrate it in the Firefox Password Manager (which is available on iOS too).

I am a Firefox User since the Version 2.0 therefore there should be no doubt that I like Firefox. But the lack of support of Passkeys lets me think of switching to Safari or Chrome or Edge because it is really convenient and I am a web developer who quickly uses new technologies for existing websites and I would love to sell this passkey feature to administrators. At the moment I can only say to my customers and friends - use one of the other browsers to use Passkeys for my websites which I think is sad.

If anytime this year (2023) Passkey-Support is implemented I will keep (or come back) using Firefox.
I hope for the best but I know it is a lot of work for you guys to implement this Passkey feature.

SilleBille
Strollin' around

I have been a loyal FF user for almost 10+ years. But, seeing my other colleagues use the Fingerprint to authenticate on Chrome makes me jealous. I have been waiting for this feature to get deployed. Hopefully this saves me typing 20+ character password + tap approve on phone  everytime i visit my corp website!

Status changed to: In development
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Good news...

This is being worked on — check out @Honza's post for additional details including a brief outline of the current timeline.

As always, keep the conversation going and stay tuned for updates 💪

mangoIsTasty
New member

Hi @Jon,

Unfortunately I can't view @Honza's post that specifies the roadmap for adding improved Webauthn access (e.g. QR code scanning with mobile to support cross-platform mobile authenticators over BLE transport).

Look forward to receiving updates.

Kind regards.

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for the heads up, @mangoIsTasty - it should be in this thread, but I'll copy & paste it here so it's more visible:

"Here is our current roadmap (might change):

  • WebAuthn Level 1 + CTAP2 is riding the trains for Fx 114
  • WebAuthn Level 2 + 3 are planned to ride the Fx 116 train
  • Passkeys (though details are still about to figured out) earliest completion is Fx 120"

 

Eatham
New member

This is needed. On Chrome, it gives you the option to use another device that you have the passkey on, but i don't like chrome and every browser should have proper passkey support. Also, you should be able to logon to a firefox account with a passkey too.

thebjorn
New member

With 115.0b3 I'm able to sign into https://passkeys-demo.appspot.com with a passkey created from Chrome (even if FF insists that "This device does not support passkeys...").

Corebreak
Strollin' around

You mean via QR code that is shown by Firefox and the passkey was created by Chrome on Android?

thebjorn
New member

No, passkey was created from chrome canary (and presumably windows 11, I had my yubikey 5 present but it seemed to use windows helo), then I could use it from Firefox dev. 

ianjs
New member

Passkeys are really gaining momentum. Firefox is going to be left behind if this isn't implemented in a timely manner.

I'd hate to see the only real alternative to Chrome losing more market share by being perceived as less safe or harder to use.

Corebreak
Strollin' around

It seems that Windows Hello soon also supports passkeys that are stored on the phone. Thus, passkeys could then also be used in Firefox and native apps.

https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2023/06/22/announcing-windows-11-insider-preview-build-234...