Password manager Dashlane is partnering with Google on a project that will enable Android users to easily and securely log in to their mobile apps via stored passwords. It’s called Open Yolo where you only log in once. The project would involve other companies that make password managers, which automatically create, store and apply passwords for websites so you don’t have to remember them.
Passwords have become a necessary evil for logging in to websites and apps. It’s tough to create and recall them, and they’re not fail-safe. Other security methods, such as fingerprint and iris scanning, are simpler and more secure, but they’re still in their infancy. Integrating password managers directly into your website and app logins could prove to be the best solution.
For now, Open Yolo’s focus is to create a login process for Android apps, but the project has bigger aspirations. This project is the first big step towards making security simple and accessible for every user, on every device. 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. Ultimately, we look forward to expanding this collaborative project, so that it will benefit the entire security ecosystem as a whole,”Dashlane said in Thursday’s blog post
Google is expected to approve the API by next month.