Authentication without username

With Webauthn, it is possible to authenticate a user without username. This behavior implies several constraints:

  1. During the registration of the authenticator, a Resident Key must have been asked,

  2. The user verification is required,

  3. The list of allowed authenticators must be empty

In case of failure, you should continue with the standard authentication process i.e. by asking the username of the user.


The Easy Way

Selection criterias for the registration of the authenticator:

use Webauthn\AuthenticatorSelectionCriteria;
use Webauthn\PublicKeyCredentialCreationOptions;

$authenticatorSelectionCriteria = new AuthenticatorSelectionCriteria(
    true,                                                                  // Resident key required
    AuthenticatorSelectionCriteria::USER_VERIFICATION_REQUIREMENT_REQUIRED // User verification required

The Request Options:


use Webauthn\PublicKeyCredentialRequestOptions;

$ublicKeyCredentialRequestOptions = $server->generatePublicKeyCredentialRequestOptions(

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