A Guide to Passwordless Authentication Solutions by Business Vertical

You’ve just decided to go passwordless (an excellent choice), and now it’s time to figure out which passwordless authentication solution is right for your business. There are many options on the table, including email magic links, SMS one-time passcodes, WebAuthn, OAuth, and multifactor flows using a combination of these methods. To help you navigate options, … Continue reading A Guide to Passwordless Authentication Solutions by Business Vertical

Building an app with Stytch and PlanetScale

PlanetScale PlanetScale is a serverless database platform. PlanetScale was founded in 2018 by the co-creators of Vitess, the same database that has enabled products like Youtube to reach planet-scale. PlanetScale removes the complexities of manually scaling a database by providing a serverless DBaaS. The PlanetScale platform allows developers to branch their database, similar to what … Continue reading Building an app with Stytch and PlanetScale

The ultimate guide to building user authentication into your Next.js application

Next.js is a popular React framework and we’re in the process of migrating our main stytch.com website to Next.js because of the developer experience and performance wins. We’re thankful to benefit from the Next.js ecosystem for our own product and wanted to open source that work.  Building user signup and login can be a frustrating … Continue reading The ultimate guide to building user authentication into your Next.js application

Engaging users with embedded authentication

Providing developers with the flexibility to build their own unique user experiences is fundamental to how we think about building products. Today, we’re launching a new product, Embeddable Magic Links, to give you the option to own even more of your login and user engagement experiences. Over the past year, we’ve introduced numerous features that … Continue reading Engaging users with embedded authentication

Stytch’s Guide to Passwordless Authentication

Thanks to new tools and technologies, passwords are finally being replaced with more secure and convenient authentication flows like email magic links, SMS passcodes, OAuth logins, push notifications, and biometrics. These modern strategies enable developers to choose the most appropriate authentication options for their use case and user base. One recent survey found that 75% … Continue reading Stytch’s Guide to Passwordless Authentication

The Story(book) Behind Showcasing our SDKs Flexibility

How Storybook helps us showcase out-of-the-box authentication solutions that work with your brand When we tell people that Stytch offers fully customizable SDKs for passwordless authentication, we often get asked, “but how customizable are they really?” The answer is: very. Our SDKs adapt to the look and feel of your brand, so your authentication flows … Continue reading The Story(book) Behind Showcasing our SDKs Flexibility

How Just-in-Time Authentication Boosts Security and Conversion

Route-based, incremental verification offers apps a smarter way to manage user access. Securing your app shouldn’t come at the cost of usability. Front-loaded, application-based authentication methods have long dominated the security landscape. But these high-friction flows are tedious for users and can negatively impact their experience and your conversion rates. Now, route-based models are making … Continue reading How Just-in-Time Authentication Boosts Security and Conversion

Forget the Password Reset Flow as You Know It

For those still using password-based authentication, implementing a password reset flow can be a frustrating step. Not only is it a headache to build, but it introduces unnecessary friction to the user experience and frequently results in users abandoning the interaction. A password reset flow is essentially a passwordless login with many additional steps tacked … Continue reading Forget the Password Reset Flow as You Know It

The rise of cool APIs

API startups are hot. With the rise of Twilio, the near-acquisition of Plaid, and the surge of recent startups in the space, it’s clear that tomorrow’s tech companies will be powered by external APIs, each responsible for outsourcing a different piece of infrastructure. In this piece, Gil Feig (Co-Founder at Merge) and Julianna Lamb (Co-Founder at Stytch) discuss some of the most important trends seen across rising players in the API space.