Apple has announced that it is launching an open source project designed for developers of password managers. The goal is to make it easier for developers to “create strong passwords that are compatible with popular websites.
Apple has launched the new Password Manager Resources on GitHub, making it available to everyone.
The Password Manager Resources open source project allows developers to integrate website-specific requirements used by the iCloud Keychain password manager to generate strong, unique passwords.
The new Password Manager Resources open source project aims to extend that to password manager applications.
The Password Manager Resources initiative is one of several open-source Apple projects.
Apple is collecting data on specific password rules of certain sites and allowing developers to integrate this data in their own apps.
- Password Rules: Rules to generate compatible passwords with websites’ particular requirements.
- Websites with Shared Credential Backends: Groups of websites known to use the same credential backend; which can be use to enhance suggested credentials to sign into websites.
- Change Password URLs: To drive adoption of strong passwords, it’s useful to be able to take users directly to websites’ change password pages.
You can view the full collection of Password Manager Resources on Apple’s GitHub page here.