Atlassian solutions are widely used in the software development industry. Many teams practising agile software development rely on these applications to manage their projects.
Issue-tracking application Jira, Git repository BitBucket, continuous integration and deployment server Bamboo, and team collaboration platform Confluence are all considered to be proven agile tools.
Considering how popular agile has become, it’s no wonder Atlassian now serves 83 percent of Fortune 500 companies and has over 10 million active users worldwide.
To help create a better experience for these users, Alpha Serve has developed WebAuthn add-ons to bring passwordless authentication to various Atlassian products. Having a more convenient and secure way to login to their Atlassian instances should be a welcome development for development teams.
How WebAuthn Works
WebAuthn is a browser-based security standard recommended by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that allows web apps to simplify and safeguard user authentication by utilising registered devices as factors.
It relies on public-key cryptography to prevent sophisticated phishing attacks. WebAuthn is part of the FIDO2 framework – various technologies that permit passwordless authentication among web browsers, servers, and authenticators.
This security standard is supported by Windows 10 and Android platforms and browsers such as Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Firefox.
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