New Reference Authenticator Apps for iOS and Chrome by Block.one’s EOSIO Labs Are Here


  • EOSIO launches Reference Authenticator Apps for iOS and Chrome
  • This will allow users to improve their security interoperability and usability

Block.one’s EOSIO Labs released Reference Authenticator applications for both iOS and Chrome. This information was shared by the company in a blog post on May 29. The new developments aim at improving security interoperability and usability of authenticators through working code and examples.

EOSIO Launches iOS and Chrome Reference Authenticator Apps

According to the post released by EOSIO, the authenticators are software tools that implement two-step verification services. This provides users with a secret key. With these applications, the intention is to help users sign in and approve transactions from web apps that run on Mobile Safari and other native iOS applications.

The company explains that all the data that is necessary to be shown and sign a transaction will be passed in by the application that proposes the transaction. After the transaction is signed in the Authenticator App, the signatures are then returned to the application. The blog post explains that there are no RPS endpoints to configure and any EOSIO chain is supported.

As per the medium post, the company said that many popular authenticators require users to change their browsing habits if they want to use blockchain-enabled web applications. Users are also expected to be browsing these blockchain-enabled web apps.

About the App Identification, the post mentioned:

“The EIOSIO Reference Authenticator Apps demonstrates another key feature – that of domain-verified, chain-attested app identification. During selective disclosure (i.e., sign in) and transaction signing requests, apps are clearly identified to the user by and app name, icon and domain.”

Moreover, EIOSIO will be providing rich Ricardian contracts that explain users the actions they are agreeing to. However, there are some wallets that do not take advantage of the ability to display the agreements to users.

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