PlayStation now supports passkey sign-ins

You don’t have to type in your password every time you log into your PlayStation account anymore. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has launched passkey support for PlayStation accounts, which means you can simply sign in through your mobile device or computer and use its screen unlocking method to log in. If you use a PIN, your fingerprint or your face to unlock your phone, for instance, that’s also how you’ll be able to get into your PlayStation account. On desktop, we were easily able to link our account with 1Password and use its passkey capability.

In its official page for the update, the company touches on the benefits of using passkeys, such as reducing account vulnerability. Passkeys can’t be reused or given away, whether it’s inadvertently or on purpose as SIE explains, making them resistant to phishing and data breaches.

To set up a passkey, you simply have to go to Security under Account Management. There, you can activate the option and create a passkey by following the on-screen instructions. The company warns that some hardware security keys could cause issues, and it might be better to use synced passkeys on mobile devices instead. It also cautions against the use of mobile PIN codes as passkeys on Android and recommends iCloud Keychain, Google Password Manager, 1Password and Dashlane as a passkey provider. After setting up the option, you’ll be prompted to use your passkey whenever you need to sign in on a PlayStation 5 or a PlayStation 4 console. You can deactivate the option anytime, though, if you want to go back to signing in with a password.

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