GitHub enables passwordless login with passkeys. This allows users to add an authentication key to their device to log in securely.
This is still a preview for now, writes the company. The public beta is accessible to everyone. Users can use passkeys in addition to a standard username and password.
Passkeys are a new authentication standard that major tech companies are working on. They make it possible to create a key pair between an online service and the physical device they are on. This works the same as a YubiKey, for example, but instead of a physical key, the user can use a computer. More and more services have recently switched to this, including 1Password, Google and Bitwarden.