Google is rolling out native support for web authentication (W3C Web Auth) for Google Accounts. They are rolling out for Apple devices that are running iOS 13.3 and above. Users can use this facility for their personal and work accounts. This capability allows you to use different types of security keys for your Google Accounts.
Various Options For Users
- NFC functionality is built in to USB-A & Bluetooth Titan Security Keys allowing you to tap your key to the back of the iPhone when prompted at sign-in.
- You can use a Lightning security key like the YubiKey 5Ci or any USB security key if you have an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter.
- You can plug a USB-C security key in directly to an iOS device that has a USB-C port (such as an iPad Pro).
- Google suggests installing the Smart Lock app in order to use Bluetooth security keys and your phone’s built-in security key. This allows you to use your iPhone as an additional security key for your Google Account.
How To Add Google Account To iOS Device
Option 1 – Install Google App and Sign in.
Option 2 – Go to Settings on your iOS Device and then to Passwords & Accounts. You can add your Google Account here.
- It recommends users at a higher risk of targeted attacks to get security keys (such as Titan Security Key or your Android or iOS phone). And enroll into the Advanced Protection Program.
- If you’re working for political committees in the United States. You may be eligible to request free Titan Security Keys through the Defending Digital Campaigns to get help enrolling into Advanced Protection.
- You can also use security keys for any site where FIDO security keys are supported for 2FA. Including your personal or work Google Account, 1Password, Bitbucket, Bitfinex, Coinbase, Dropbox, Facebook, GitHub, Salesforce, Stripe, Twitter, and more.