Passwordless authentication

Save time, money, and headaches — go passwordless

Stytch's cutting-edge passwordless authentication solutions help you securely shift away from outdated and insecure password-based authentication factors.
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Why passwordless authentication

Passwordless login authentication factors, like biometric authentication and multi-factor authentication (MFA), not only secure access but also simplify the authentication process for your users, improving user adoption and satisfaction. For an in-depth understanding of how passwordless authentication works, how to implement passwordless authentication tools, and its role in preventing data breaches and compromised credentials, check out our page on why passwordless is the future.
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Full suite of passwordless authentication solutions

Our platform offers diverse passwordless authentication tools, enabling businesses to tailor their authentication workflows. Choose from Email Magic Links, One-Time Passcodes, or Native Biometrics for mobile devices. Integrate OAuth Logins for seamless access management or explore Passkeys leveraging public key cryptography and biometrics for heightened security.
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Email Magic Links

Email Magic Links from Stytch enhance security and user experience by offering a one-click signup and login. This method effectively combats compromised credentials and weak password issues, improving access management and user logins. It's a key component in creating a frictionless login experience, demonstrating how passwordless authentication works in modern identity management systems, and fostering secure, adaptive access policies.
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One-Time Passcodes

One-Time Passcodes (OTPs) provide secure access through a simple, one-time code sent via SMS, WhatsApp, or email. This authentication factor is crucial in implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA), enhancing user authentication by protecting against compromised credentials. OTPs offer a frictionless login experience, especially on mobile devices, and are a vital part of adaptive authentication strategies. They ensure identity verification, contributing to a safer passwordless login process and bolstering overall security.
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Mobile Biometrics

Stytch's native mobile biometrics feature provides a passwordless authentication method for mobile apps on all Apple and Android devices utilizing fingerprint and facial recognition for secure and seamless user authentication. This biometric authentication integrates with Stytch's API and SDKs, enhancing the security of user logins and streamlining the passwordless authentication process. It aligns with multi-factor authentication (MFA) principles, offering a robust solution for identity verification and access management on mobile devices.
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OAuth Logins

Perfect for direct-to-consumer and SaaS apps, OAuth Logins with social providers like Google, Facebook, Apple, and several others can increase sign up rates upwards of +20%. OAuth Logins leverage social platforms to facilitate a secure and streamlined login process. This method not only enhances user experience by simplifying the login process but also significantly increases sign-up rates. It integrates seamlessly into the overall authentication workflow, contributing to a frictionless user journey and reinforcing the adoption of passwordless authentication methods in identity management and access control.
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Passkeys (WebAuthn)

Passkeys, a newer addition to passwordless authentication solutions, are rapidly becoming the method of choice for secure and convenient authentication. Leveraging WebAuthn technology, Passkeys are FIDO credentials that utilize local biometric verifications like FaceID or TouchID to generate asymmetric public-private keys for authentication. Using this biometric authentication across various devices, Passkeys offer users a highly secure and adaptable login method with simple actions like a thumb-tap or a glance to enhance the user experience with a frictionless and secure access method. Passkeys are a testament to the evolving landscape of authentication, showcasing the shift towards more user-friendly and secure authentication practices.
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Your auth partner for the long-haul

Our platform helps you build secure onboarding and authentication experiences that retain and engage your users. We build the infrastructure, so you can focus on your product.
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Boost security

With Stytch, you get full protection across the entire authentication and authorization process, as well as a suite of fraud & risk tools.
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A unified platform

In addition to offering a full passwordless suite, Stytch also provides other features like session management, MFA, bot prevention, or even breach-resistant passwords for those not quite ready to take the passwordless leap.
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Save time

We prioritize customer support and lightning-fast integration, so your team can get auth up and running ASAP and get back to building your product.

Not ready to go fully passwordless?

For those not ready to take the leap, Stytch offers a comprehensive password management system in addition to our passwordless authentication solutions. Ideal for those transitioning to passwordless authentication, this system includes enhanced features like breach detection and streamlined password resets, integrates multi-factor authentication (MFA), and caters to various user preferences to support a gradual shift towards passwordless authentication methods.
Stytch password management aligns with zero trust principles, verifying user identities to bolster security while easing the transition to passwordless authentication options.
And, when the time comes to go passwordless, we'll be right there with you every step of the way.

Better Passwords

Even with passwords, there's room for improvement. Stytch's enhanced password solution includes breach protection and account deduplication, taking secure access standards up a notch. Notably, it employs Email Magic Links for password resets, significantly streamlining the process by reducing user steps to balance security with a frictionless user experience. It's a great interim solution for businesses transitioning towards passwordless authentication, offering improved identity verification and access management capabilities.
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How does Stytch ensure user identity verification in passwordless authentication?

Stytch ensures robust user identity verification in passwordless authentication through various products: Email Magic Links verify identity via email ownership; Passkeys utilize WebAuthn technology for secure logins; OAuth/social logins authenticate users through trusted social media accounts; One-Time Passcodes (OTP) offer temporary, secure access codes delivered to an email or phone number; Native mobile biometrics use fingerprint or facial recognition on mobile devices; and Web3 login supports blockchain-based identity verification. Each method provides a secure, user-friendly authentication experience without traditional passwords.
Stytch enables app developers to create a customized authentication experience by combining the various methods above. This flexibility allows developers to cater to their users' preferences, ensuring a user-friendly login process. Additionally, Stytch's platform supports the integration of multi-factor authentication (MFA) and step-up authentication, significantly enhancing security. This approach ensures that developers can provide both convenience and robust security in their applications.

Can passwordless authentication integrate with existing legacy apps?

Yes, Stytch's passwordless authentication solutions are designed to be flexible and compatible with a wide range of applications, including legacy systems. With a suite of composable dev tools, robust authentication API, and multiple SDK offerings, Stytch ensures that its passwordless technology can be seamlessly integrated to enhance security and user experience for any tech stack and application.

Does Stytch offer any solutions for businesses looking to implement multifactor authentication (MFA)?

Stytch provides robust multifactor authentication options as part of its passwordless authentication solutions. These include the use of authenticator apps, passcodes, hardware, mobile devices, and security keys, offering businesses a range of choices to implement MFA effectively and securely.

Which passwordless options are right for me?

When choosing whether or not to work with passwordless authentication companies, it's crucial to first consider the specific security nuances of your business and product. We’ve written a guide on how to choose the right passwordless solutions for your business, the TL;DR comes down to three factors:
  • Data sensitivity and security: The type and sensitivity of data handled by your product are critical. For highly sensitive data, advanced multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions are recommended. These should incorporate a combination of authentication factors like biometric verification, security keys, and public key cryptography to ensure robust identity verification and secure access.
  • User Device Preference: The choice of devices your users prefer significantly affects the user experience and adoption rates. For mobile device users, biometric authentication (such as fingerprint scanning and facial recognition) and SMS one-time passcodes provide convenience and security. Desktop users might benefit more from solutions like hardware tokens, security keys, or authenticator apps that are designed for ease of use on these platforms.
  • Data sensitivity and security: Assessing your current password reset process can offer insights into what your users are already comfortable with. If your system uses methods similar to passwordless authentication, such as verifying ownership of an email address or phone number, transitioning to a more advanced passwordless system like Email Magic Links or push notifications can enhance security while maintaining user familiarity.
Each business has unique requirements, and understanding these nuances is key to implementing the most effective passwordless solution. To learn more, you can also read our guide to passwordless solutions by business vertical. And if you’d like more personalized guidance, we welcome you to talk with one of our auth experts.

Does Stytch offer Passkeys?

Yes! However, while we definitely think passkeys live up to the hype, there are still some bumps to iron out before we feel they're ready for prime time. Stytch acknowledges the potential of passkeys as an advanced feature in passwordless authentication, integrating the latest in secure access and user authentication technology. While confident in the capabilities of passkeys, Stytch is refining them for optimal performance and user experience. For those interested in this cutting-edge technology, Stytch suggests starting with current passwordless options as a foundation. To learn more about what we do offer in helping you get started with passkeys, check out our Passkeys blog.

I keep hearing people talk about “zero trust” solutions. Is that the same as passwordless?

They’re not the same, but they are related.
Zero trust and passwordless authentication are interconnected concepts in the realm of cybersecurity. Zero trust is a strategic approach that fundamentally changes how security is handled in an organization. It operates on the principle of "never trust, always verify," meaning that no user or device is trusted by default, even if they are already within the network. This approach requires continuous verification of all entities interacting with the system, making security more dynamic and robust.
Passwordless authentication aligns with the zero trust philosophy by enhancing the security of user identity verification. By eliminating traditional passwords, which are often vulnerable to breaches, passwordless methods introduce more secure authentication factors like biometrics, hardware tokens, and one-time passcodes. These methods ensure that access to resources is granted only after rigorous and repeated validation of a user's identity, thereby reducing the risk of unauthorized access.
This synergy between zero trust and passwordless authentication strengthens the overall security posture of an organization. Implementing passwordless methods is a step towards a more secure, efficient, and user-friendly authentication process, aligning with the zero trust model's emphasis on stringent security protocols and continuous validation.