July 15, 2022
Author: Stytch Team
Today, we’re introducing a password-based authentication solution, rebooted for the modern era.
Stytch was founded with the mission of eliminating friction on the internet. Authentication today is a frustrating experience for both developers and users and we set out to fix that. We’ve reimagined what password-based authentication can look like and believe that introducing Passwords will bring us closer to a passwordless future. In this post, we share more on why we’re launching support for Passwords and how we’ve innovated from the ground up to uplevel security and user experience.
Over the past two years, we’ve created a suite of passwordless authentication solutions to serve as the infrastructure layer for a passwordless future. Passwordless authentication is more secure, more seamless, and it drives better conversion. We strongly believe that building an all-in-one authentication platform that is passwordless-first is the best path towards our vision of a frictionless internet for both developers and end users.
At the same time, we’ve also spoken with hundreds of companies of varying sizes and at different stages of growth — we’ve come to realize that not every company and customer base is ready to flip the switch and go 100% passwordless today. The username/password paradigm is still heavily entrenched in the way many end users currently engage with applications.
Research shows that while a full 92% of businesses believe going passwordless is the future for their organization, many are not ready to make the leap to a fully-passwordless authentication flow. A full 85% of IT and security professionals don’t think passwords are going away completely.
As a leader in authentication, Stytch’s job isn’t just to point the way forward but to acknowledge barriers to entry and help resolve them. That’s why we’re launching a password-based solution to meet more customers and end users where they are now and help ease them into a passwordless future.
The design of password authentication really hasn’t changed much over the past few decades. We knew that if Stytch was going to take the plunge into passwords, we’d need to design a fresh and modern solution to elevate both security and user experience.
To support our customers and ensure users are given a low-friction yet secure experience, we’ve completely reimagined password-based authentication from the ground up.
Stytch has built four key innovations into our Passwords solution:
Stytch is committed to helping your company on its journey to passwordless authentication, no matter what stage of the adoption curve you’re in today. Our platform is modularly designed, which means it’s easy to get started with low-effort, high-impact products that layer on to password-based flows and build holistically and sequentially from there.
You can learn more about our Passwords solution and discover our full suite of authentication products at Stytch.com. You can also read more about why passwordless authentication matters — or sign up for a free account and jump straight into our docs.