Apple announced at its developer conference WWDC that it will launch its own login service, which will compete with Twitter, Facebook and Google. The Sign in with Apple feature allows users to use their Apple ID to log into third-party apps and services.
The function was developed with security in mind, writes Silicon Angle. This is because users have to log in with Face ID or Touch ID, which adds an extra layer of security to the login process. The new service is continued as a way for users to log in to services without being tracked.
According to Apple itself, developers get to see a unique, random ID. If developers do ask for a name or e-mail address, users can keep their e-mail address private and provide a unique, random e-mail address. In addition, a two-step verification has been built in for extra security.
CEO Tim Cook argues to CBS News that the function is not intended to compete with specific companies, but is part of the company’s focus on the user. “We focus on the user. And the user wants to be able to go to multiple properties on the internet without being tracked”, says Cook. “We’re moving forward with privacy protections. And I think it’s a very reasonable request for people to make.”
The new Sign in with Apple service should also be common in iOS. This is because the iPhone manufacturer makes support for the service mandatory for all iOS app developers who offer third-party login options.
The new service will be available this autumn for iOS, macOS and the new iPadOS. The service is then built into the official releases of the operating systems and apps.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.