Passwordless authentication (OIDC-conformant)

Adoption Guide

This document is part of the adoption guide for OIDC-conformant authentication. If you haven't already, we strongly suggest reading the introduction before reading this document.

Calling the API from your application

About Passwordless Authentication

Passwordless connections allow users to login without the need to remember a password.

This improves the user experience, especially on mobile applications, since users will only need to remember an email address or phone number to authenticate with your application.

Without passwords, your application will not need to implement a password-reset procedure, and users avoid the insecure practice of using the same password for many purposes.

Obtaining an Access Token

OIDC Conformant Passwordless

Auth0 currently supports OIDC-conformant passwordless authentication using Universal Login as well as in embedded web authentication scenarios using the newest Lock or Auth0.js libraries.

Native applications need to use Universal Login. Customers can use the Lock (Passwordless) template for the login page in the Dashboard under Universal Login > Login > Default Templates, or customize the page to fit specific requirements.