Google has taken the next big step forward in its war against the password – an open source system to instantly and securely log you into apps on your phone using your password manager.
A partnership with Dashlane and other password managers, the new open source project called Open Yolo (You only login once) aims to provide a secure link between third-party android apps and password managers. Using the system, users would only need to log into their password manager to access all their apps, without retyping any usernames or passwords.
Dashlane community manager Malaika Nicholas said: “To stay one-step ahead of the market demand, Google and Dashlane are helping create a seamless, universally-acceptable Android app authentication solution to increase your online security.
“In the future, we see this open API going beyond just Android devices, and becoming universally implemented by apps and password managers across every platform and operating system.”