William Brown, developer of webauthn-rs, has written a scathing blog post detailing how corporate interests - namely, Apple and Google - have completely and utterly destroyed the concept of passkeys. The basic gist is that Apple and Google were more interested in control and locking in users than in providing a user-friendly passwordless future, and in doing so have made passkeys effectively a worse user experience than just using passwords in a password manager. The whole post is a sobering read of how a dream of passwordless, and even usernameless, authentication was right within our grasp, usable by everyone, until Apple and Google got involved and enshittified the standards and tools to promote lock-in and their own interests above the user experience.

Source: Corporate greed from Apple and Google has destroyed the passkey future - OSnews