Google and Dashlane launch YOLO password management

You Only Login Once allows third party apps to access passwords stored in password managers

Google and Dashlane have teamed up to launch the You Only Login Once password management API, meaning users will be able to login to third party apps using their usual password manager, rather than having to login separately.

The Open YOLO API makes it easier for developers to integrate one-time logins into their apps too.

"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," said Dashlane community manager, Malaika Nicholas.

"Dashlane is spearheading the collaboration with other top password management companies, who will contribute their unique security and software development expertise to improve the design and implementation of this open API."

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Making logins easier is a priority for many tech firms at the moment as they look to boost security in apps, while making the experience as simple as possible.

Google is also working on a method to replace passwords with facial recognition and location data. This information generates trust scores to allow the user access depending on how high the score is.

"We have a phone, and these phones have all these sensors in them. Why couldn't it just know who I was, so I don't need a password? I should just be able to work," Dan Kaufman, head of advanced technology and projects (ATAP) at Google.

Google plans to roll its Trust API to a number of banks by the end of the year.

Microsoft is also planning to introduce technology that would allow you to login using facial recognition in its Windows 10 Anniversary update.

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