Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chrome OS eyes on Password-free authentication

Google has a vision for how Chrome OS users will one day be able to lock and unlock their devices, without requiring a password. The Chromium OS team is building support for unlocking and locking devices running the operating system with a new Chrome API called "chrome.screenlockPrivate." The API was first spotted by developer and Google open-source Chromium evangelist Fran├žois Beaufort, who points to a Chromium code review with a very short description: "The chrome.screenlockPrivate API allows select apps to control the ChromeOS ScreenLocker." Thankfully, it also includes a Google Docs link titled "chrome.screenlockPrivate - New Chrome API Proposal." <more>

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