Web Authentication Working Group

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Web Authentication Working Group
AbbreviationWebAuthn WG
FormationFebruary 17, 2016; 6 years ago (2016-02-17)
Legal statusWorking group
PurposePublic-key cryptography APIs for the web
Leader
  • John Fontana
  • Anthony Nadalin[1]
Parent organization
W3C
WebsiteOfficial website

The Web Authentication Working Group, created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) on February 17, 2016, has for mission, in the Security Activity, to define a client-side API providing strong authentication functionality to Web Applications.[1]

On 20 March 2018, the WebAuthn standard was published as a W3C Candidate Recommendation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Web Authentication Working Group Charter". W3C. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials - Level 2". www.w3.org. Retrieved April 12, 2018.