Credential Manager, a new Jetpack API for app developers, has been released in alpha form by Google. With the integration of passkeys, it simplifies the authentication process for users while also improving security.
Credential Manager: Features
Credential Manager from Google supports a variety of sign-in methods, including username/password, passkeys, and federated sign-in solutions. It streamlines the integration process for developers while providing users with a unified sign-in interface across all authentication methods.
Google added support for passkeys, a passwordless authentication standard, to Android and Chrome in October 2022. Users can use Credential Manager to store their passkeys in Google Password Manager and sync them across all devices signed in to the same Google Account for seamless sign-in to passkey-supported apps.
Credential Manager groups all available sign-in methods for an app into a single list and removes duplicates for the same account. This simplifies the sign-in process for users, who can simply select their account without needing to understand the nuances of various sign-in methods.
Google also intends to make third-party password managers compatible with Credential Manager.
Integrate Credential Manager if you are a developer looking to improve the sign-in experience in your app. Check out the Android Developer guide for more information.
Diego Zavala, Product Manager, Lee Campbell – Tech Lead, stated during the introduction,