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GitHub passkey

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.