Bitwarded Acquires

431 enables programmers to easily create passkeys and other types of WebAuthn passwordless experiences., a European open source firm that enables programmers to easily create passkeys and other types of WebAuthn passwordless experiences, has been acquired by Bitwarden, the company announced today. WebAuthn, a contemporary open authentication standard backed by browsers and industry behemoths like Microsoft, Google, and Apple, is a key component of the FIDO2 specification.

Following a $100 million fundraising round, this purchase enables Bitwarden to provide its clients with a solid WebAuthn platform from which to create unique features and offer top-notch passwordless user experiences. is open source, lightweight, and allows developers to simply add WebAuthn to existing systems with just a few lines of code. offers a comprehensive, cost-effective solution for businesses looking to update their internal apps with passwordless authentication.

“Most companies want to invest in passwordless solutions such as Face ID, Touch ID, Windows Hello, and other forms of web authentication to create better user experiences and stronger security,” said Michael Crandell, CEO of Bitwarden. “ lets developers and companies accelerate passwordless innovation by simplifying development efforts into a single API.”

“Customers want passwordless authentication solutions that are unique to their companies and end users, but building differentiated experiences is resource intensive,” said Anders Åberg, founder of “In this race towards secure online experiences with the power of FIDO2 to mitigate common attack vectors, Bitwarden and will make passwordless more accessible for everyone.”


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