The differences between passwordless and passwordfree authentication

Cut through the hype and learn what passwordless authentication really means

Some vendors call it passwordfree authentication. Others say passwordless. The difference is just semantics, right? Not exactly.

Real passwordless authentication never replays a password or stores it in a password management tool. And it never requires a person to create or enter a password during any part of the authnetication process.

This guide cuts through the hype around going passwordless and:

  • Offers a technical take on passwordless and passwordfree authnetication
  • Explains how passwordfree methods that replay passwords don't improve security
  • Looks at how passwordless authentication means eliminating all opportunities to use password authentication