The GitHub team supports use of passkeys across its platform. By design, Passkeys are linked to user devices. This enhanced security authentication mechanism provides the following advantages:
- Improves account security
- Increases protection against unauthorized access attempts
- Allows passwordless logins for users. This reduces the multiple password burdern on developers
- Reduces phishing susceptibility
The Uganda National CERT and Coordination Center (CERT.UG/CC) strongly advises developers that use GitHub to enable use of the Passkey feature. The details of this feature can be found here.