Speaker Details

Lucien Immink
iO

Lucien was once a Java developer through and through, until he saw the light and embraced Internet Explorer 6 as his digital overlord. Today, Lucien is a Google Developer Expert with over 20 years experience and done with reinventing the wheel to fit the shiny front-end framework of the day. As you’d expect from a developer advocate, he prefers finding proper, simple and elegant solutions designed to help out others. 

You shall not password
Conference (INTERMEDIATE level)
Room 9

In these modern times of real privacy protection and increased server-side security, a key risk can still be defined as “relying on a single word or phrase to protect all of one’s data”. Consider a password a secret you happily seem to share with the world wide web. Ponder the thought: if you start sharing your secret, can it still be considered a secret?  

During this session, iO experts Mark and Lucien take you through a multitude of security measures that don’t rely on the use of passwords. They’ll share the reasons why we should move away from passwords and how you can easily implement Web Authentication to provide your users with a simple and more secure way of authentication.  

Welcome, to the age of passwordless authentication! 

In short: 

  • FIDO: let’s solve the world’s password problem, together 
  • Web Authentication: there once was… a credential management API 
  • Authenticators: ‘And who might you be?’ 


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