Authentication solutions provider Nok Nok Labs has clearly appear the availability of FIDO-based passwordless affidavit for smart watches.

To that effect, the Palo Alto-based firm is ablution a new software development kit (SDK) that offers a connected means for acceptance logins using smart watches, in accession to mobile apps, mobile web, and desktop web.

The SDK is currently accessible for Apple’s watchOS platform.

The iPhone maker’s latest watchOS update has made it accessible to decouple the Apple Watch from the iPhone, acceptance users to download and run apps beeline from an absolute App Store after being tethered to the phone. The SDK is meant to abode this evolving landscape, while befitting aegis in focus.

Nok Nok Labs is one of the founding associates of the FIDO (aka Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an open industry affiliation started in 2013 with an aim to advance secure affidavit standards to solve the over-reliance on passwords.

The aggregation already offers an app called Passport that uses your smartphone or smart watch as an authenticator for apps that advantage its backend for logging into websites on other platforms. With this SDK, the watch will action both as the client and the authenticator.

Basically, this means that when logging to a account on your watch, the SDK will anon verify your character after having to rely on a committed two-factor affidavit method. However, this will work only if the account in catechism uses Nok Nok’s affidavit solution.


“The adeptness to access acute advice via a smart watch necessitates a more secure method of affidavit that integrates with absolute backend aegis infrastructures,” the aggregation said.

The development comes as global smart watch shipments grew 44 percent year over year to hit 12 actor units in the second division of 2019.

That’s not all. Nok Nok Labs is also alive with the Liechtenstein government in implementing a new cyberbanking ID (called eID) band-aid that leverages the FIDO accepted to create a secure and easy to use agenda character for its citizens.

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