The best business password manager, Dashlane, now supports passkeys for Android 14 users.
This means that users can store their credentials without a password in the Dashlane app on the platform — however, previous versions of Android restricted the use of passkeys exclusively with Google Password Manager.
With Android 14, passkeys can be stored on any compatible third-party manager, of which Dashlane is now one. This also means that passkeys will be shareable across platforms as well.
Passkeys are the new passwordless solution that is described as more convenient and secure than passwords. They use encryption keys that are stored on a device that is not known to anyone, which makes them phishing-proof. Whatever you use to lock your smart device, such as your fingerprint, face, or PIN, is all you need to authenticate your login.
Currently, only a few notable services allow their users to log in with passkeys. These include Apple, Google, PayPal, eBay, BestBuy, and Adobe.
Dashlane believes, however, that “in the near future, the majority of the largest websites will adopt passkeys as the industry standard.”
Since Dashlane is cross-platform, this means that your passkeys will be available on any device you choose, be it Android, iOS, or desktop. One disadvantage of using property managers is that you are restricted to using your passkeys on that platform alone.
Also soon, Dashlane will be able to share your passkeys with other users, such as family members or colleagues within your organization.
To activate Dashlane as a passkey provider on Android, users need to go to Settings, then Password & Identity, then select Dashlane in the Passwords, Passkeys, and Data Services list.
The company also created a demo to show how passkeys work, as the available services are still very limited. Also, the only Android browser that can generate passkeys is Google Chrome Canary beta.
A small key icon next to your item in the Dashlane vault indicates that a passkey has been set up for this service. You can also edit the address of the passkey, add notes, and adjust its space.
Currently, Dashlane only supports passkeys on its web platform and Android 14. Support for the Dashlane web extension will be available soon, as will support for iOS 17 once it’s released, which is expected to be in September.