The W3C Web Authentication API is a specification that defines an API for creating and using strong, attested, cryptographic scoped credentials for authenticating users in web applications. Credentials are created and stored on an authenticator by the user agent, which mediates access to scoped credentials. Authenticators ensure that no operations are performed on the application without the consent of the user.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Database, Payments, and Environment. New to our directory is an API from Amazon that allows developers to create unique identities for users to authenticate them incognito. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.