Google wants to kill passwords forever…kind of

Google is partnering with DashLane on an open-source API project called OpenYOLO. It’s for Android developers and lets third party apps access passwords stored in password managers.

OpenYOLO

Standing for You Only Login Once, the project technically doesn’t “kill the password.” What it does do is make sure you don’t have to keep logging in to your apps and services. Password managers like 1Password and Dashlane help users create secure passwords and stores them for ease of use.

In a statement, Dashlane community manager said,

“In the future, we see this open API going beyond just Android devices, and becoming universally-implemented by apps and password managers across every platform and operating system.”

OpenYOLO streamlines this process by automatically linking logins for participating apps with your password manager of choice. Right now we don’t know which apps will use this API in the future, but Google hopes that developers will eventually make use of it on multiple platforms and operating systems, not just Android.

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