Many businesses, including Apple, have already incorporated the new standard into their apps and operating systems since Passkeys’ official release last year. Password manager apps will offer native passkey support with iOS 17, and 1Password is already teasing how this would function when it becomes available.
Users using Safari can create and store passkeys and iCloud Keychains starting with iOS 16. With iOS 17, third-party apps will now have access to the same experience. Popular password manager 1Password was among the first to reveal that it was developing a passkey support feature for its iOS app.
The new API in iOS 17 enables password managers to create and use passkeys inside other apps, like Safari, as described in a blog post. “Our developers have jumped into action and are already hard at work integrating the new passkey API in 1Password for iOS,” the company claims.
This week, 1Password’s web browser extension introduced experimental support for passkeys on the desktop. Passkey functionality will not, however, be available in iOS prior to the autumn 2017 release of iOS 17.