Passkeys

Understand what a passkey is, how to add it to your Internet Identity, and what steps to take if you lose it.

How do I use Internet Identity to connect from a new device?

Samsung's latest version of Samsung One requires Samsung Pass to use, create and manage passkeys.

You will need to add your device as a new passkey the first time you use it.

  1. On your new device, visit https://identity.ic0.app
  2. Click Use existing                                         
  3. On the Internet Identity landing page, select "Continue with another device" 

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4. Enter your Internet Identity number then click on the "Continue" button. 

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5. Your computer will prompt you to create a passkey. Click Continue

 

 

6. If you are having trouble authenticating, check the supported browsers list 

On an already existing passkey connected device, connect and select "Add new passkey". 

 

7. On your computer, click Retry.

                       

 

8. On your already existing passkey, verify your new device by entering the Device Verification Code found on your computer and selecting Verify Passkey

 

9. The new passkey should be added to your Passkeys list

 

The workflow for adding a passkey can vary depending on what passkeys you’ve already added to your Internet Identity. For example, if you first authorized your computer to create your Internet Identity and you’d like to add your phone or a FIDO device as an additional passkey, you must be able to authenticate your phone on the authorized computer.

You must always be able to authorize the passkey you want to add by using an existing passkey.

If you are adding a new passkey, such as a FIDO device, or a new browser profile using an existing computer or phone, you can do this easily and directly from within the Manage you Internet Identity page.

 

Adding new device using a recovery phrase

If you are unable to access another device with a passkey, you can still add a new passkey using you recovery phrase. Learn how to add a passkey with your recovery phrase by following the instructions here.

 

Warnings

  • To add a new computer, first make sure you are using the latest version of Google Chrome. The Brave browser is not fully compatible when adding a new device
  • Do not clear your browser history or website data after setting up your Internet Identity & NNS. We strongly advise users to set up multiple passkeys.
  • Samsung's latest version of Samsung One requires Samsung Pass to use, create and manage passkeys.

Further resources

For more information on adding a device, check out the Internet Computer docs, and learn more about Internet Identity on the Internet Computer wiki.

 

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