Passkeys are the new standard to authenticate in native apps and web apps.
With Corbado, we want to enable every developer to add passkeys to their authentication without the need to dig deep into passkey / WebAuthn specifications.

Passkey basics

In the following, we assume a basic understanding of passkeys and the underlying principles (e.g. WebAuthn). If you do not yet know about these principles and have questions like these:
  • What are passkeys?
  • Why are passkeys important?
  • How do passkeys work?
  • Are passkeys secure?
Then, please take a look at our Passkeys FAQ and Passkeys Glossary that should help you to understand the basics.

Passkey concepts for developers

Passkeys introduce some new technical concepts and apply a different paradigm also for developers. To get your first passkey-based app to run as soon as possible, the following pages explain the most important passkey concepts for developers: