Nulab adds WebAuthn support for biometric access to productivity software
Productivity software company Nulab has launched support for the WebAuthn standard to allow users to log in to their accounts with public-key cryptography or biometrics instead of a password.
WebAuthn support is now available for Nulab’s Backlog project management tool, its cloud-based diagramming software Cacoo, and chat app Typetalk.
NuLab Co-founder and CMO Shinsuke Tabata says the company aims to lead in security, and decided to adopt WebAuthn as soon as it became a web standard. He believes Nulab is one of the few companies to have launched support for the protocol so far.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the FIDO Alliance announced the WebAuthn specification’s final official approval in March.
“WebAuthn will provide our customers with a faster and highly secure login experience with all our software. Password-less authentication will inhibit advanced phishing attacks, credential theft, and account takeovers,” Tabata says.
“Our users will receive a private-public key pair for logging in to their accounts,” he continues. “The keys will be used for asymmetric encryption: once the private key is utilized by the customer, along with a fingerprint or a PIN, the public key safely stored in our servers will be used to validate her or his identity. The bottom line is that our software is safer than ever, and the protection of our users’ identity and data stronger than ever.”
Other security measures offered by Nulab include malware protection and SSL encryption for all HTTP connections.