Google has this week launched a new Android Smart Lock password manager that allows you to keep your passwords secure but also have easy access to sites you use on a regular basis.
As well as the new password manager Google also announced their Google Identity Platform that combines there secure services such as the, Identity Toolkit that has been built to provide a a robust, secure authentication system.
Together with Google Sign-In that takes the form of a a secure authentication system that reduces login times for users, using an already setup Google account. All into one package under the heading of the ‘Google Identity Platform’. Google explains more about the new Android Smart Lock passwords manager.
“With Smart Lock for Passwords, you get frictionless sign-in and sign-up into apps on Android and sites in Chrome with any account. Users will get automatically signed-in across devices.
In turn, you reduce the risk of forgotten user passwords and missed conversion opportunities when users get frustrated trying to sign in or move on to another activity. Once your user saves a password to Smart Lock, they can skip entering their credentials on all of their Chrome and Android devices.”
Google has also made available a new Smart Lock API for Android developers can be used to implement the Smart Lock within their applications.
“By integrating Smart Lock for Passwords into your Android app, you can automatically sign users in to your app using the credentials they have saved. Users can save both username-password credentials and federated identity provider credentials.
Integrate Smart Lock for Passwords into your app by using the Credential API to retrieve saved credentials on sign-in. Use successfully retrieved credentials to sign the user in, or use the Credential API to rapidly on-board new users by partially completing your app’s sign in or sign up form. Prompt users after sign-in or sign-up to store their credentials for future automatic authentication.”
For more information on the new Smart Lock API jump over to the Google developers website for details.