• Eliot SlevinEliot Slevin, almost 3 years ago

    So I think passwordless login is awesome, but do have a good think about the context - there are downsides.

    I'm working on a product users only engage with every 6 months to 2 years. Thats a lot of time to forget a password - hence passwordless login is perfect.

    But say I was making an app which required really regular sign on - like a banking app, or a chat app, etc. Something which my logins get invalidated fast. Or an app where I may not always have quick access to my phone / email etc. Like say a phone based vr app - my phone is strapped to my head, no I can't check my inbox.

    Tldr: Upsides - Can't forget - One less fucking thing to deal with in life

    Downsides - Takes longer - Annoying if I have to do it all the time

    Think about it. Auth0 has a very slick flow / design imo.

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