Apple Announces Open Source Password Manager Resources for Developers for Better Security

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Apple is trying to assist developers to build password management applications that are compatible with most platforms. So, to assist developers to build stronger passwords for its users, Apple has created a brand-new Open Source Password Manager Resources for developers.

The new resource is out there on open source repository GitHub. The new project will help developers of password managers collaborate to make strong passwords that are compatible with popular websites, the corporate said during a statement on Friday.

Open Source Password Manager Resources

Open Source Password Manager Resources

What the Open Source Password Manager Resources project does is that it allows developers to integrate website-specific requirements employed by the iCloud Keychain password manager to get strong, unique passwords. The open-source project also contains collections of internet sites known to share a sign-in system, links to websites’ pages where users change passwords, and more

Apple is collecting data on specific password rules of certain sites and allowing developers to integrate this data into their own apps. “Every time a password manager generates a password that may not actually compatible with an internet site, an individual not only features a bad experience but a reason to be tempted to make their own password,” said the corporate. Apple is additionally encouraging developers to include data and other resources from the project into their own apps.

  • Password Rules: Rules to generate compatible passwords with websites’ requirements.
  • Websites with Shared Credential Backends: Groups of websites known to use the same credential backend, which can be used to enhance suggested credentials to sign in to websites.
  • Change Password URLs: To drive the adoption of strong passwords, it’s useful to be able to take users directly to websites’ change password pages.

Apple pitches three main benefits to developers:

  • By sharing resources, all password managers can improve their quality with less work than it’d take for any individual password manager to achieve the same effect.
  • By publicly documenting website-specific behaviors, password managers can offer an incentive for websites to use standards or emerging standards to improve their compatibility with password managers; it’s no fun to be called out on a list!
  • By improving the quality of password managers, we improve user trust in them as a concept, which benefits everyone.

Recently, a 27-year-old Indian security researcher Bhavuk Jain grabbed $100,000 (over ₹75.5 lakh) from Apple for locating a now-patched Zero-Day vulnerability within the check in with Apple account authentication. Recently, a 27-year-old Indian security researcher Bhavuk Jain grabbed $100,000 (over ₹75.5 lakh) from Apple for locating a now-patched Zero-Day vulnerability within the check in with Apple account authentication.

The project comes at a time when Apple features a cross-device password keeper already in situ. Also, last year, Apple announced the ‘Sign-in with Apple’ SSO button, which is an alternative to sign-in options from Google and Facebook. Apple said some time past that its single sign-on button takes a special road and tries to take care of the privacy of its users by supplying fewer data to third-party sites.


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Shekhar Vaidya
Shekhar Vaidya
Shekhar Vaidya is a Blogger, a Web Developer, a CSE UG and a learner who’s learning about CS and programming. Being an introvert, he loves to write tech content instead of discussing it with others in an open stage. If he isn't writing about tech or programming, then most probably you will find him sleeping.

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