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Dashlane and Google Establish New Open Source API Project to Enable Simple, Secure App Logins for Android Users

  |  Malaika Nicholas

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Today, we’re very excited to announce a very special open-source project that we’re working on with Google to enhance and simplify your security! Dashlane and Google, along with other leading password managers are collaboratively developing “Open YOLO” (You Only Login Once)–an open API for App Developers that will give Android apps the ability to access passwords stored in your favorite password manager, and effortlessly and securely log you into those applications!

At Dashlane, we know that strong passwords are your first line of defense against harmful data breaches and cyber-attacks. As headlines continue to be flooded with news of colossal data breaches and user passwords sold on the Dark Web, Google has taken notice of the tens of millions of consumers and businesses turning to password managers not only to protect their passwords and personal data but also to perform fast, secure account login on various devices.

To stay one-step ahead of the market demand, Google and Dashlane are helping create a seamless, universally-acceptable Android app authentication solution to increase your online security.

Our Development team believes that open source security projects make it easier for users to protect themselves online by giving them simple security options that work on a variety of platforms.  Earlier this year, for example, Dashlane became the first password manager to support the FIDO Alliance’s Universal Second Factor (U2F) authentication standard.

Dashlane is spearheading the collaboration with other top password management companies, who will contribute their unique security and software development expertise to improve the design and implementation of this open API. We’re excited to cooperate on an open solution that puts the user’s experience first when they choose how to manage secure logins.

This project is the first big step towards making security simple and accessible for every user, on every device. In the future, we see this open API going beyond just Android devices, and becoming universally-implemented by apps and password managers across every platform and operating system. Ultimately, we look forward to expanding this collaborative project, so that it will benefit the entire security ecosystem as a whole.

We’ll have much more information for users and App Developers coming soon. Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@Dashlane) and “Like” our Facebook page for the latest updates on this open API.

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