Updates to Google Identification Providers (GIS) and migration to the Credential Supervisor API — Google for Builders

Posted by Kateryna Semenova – Developer Relations Engineer, Diego Zavala and Gina Biernacki – Product Managers

Introducing Credential Supervisor

At Google, we’re devoted to enhancing the check in expertise throughout platforms for builders and customers. For Android builders, we lately introduced the general public availability of Credential Supervisor as the way forward for authentication on Android. Credential Supervisor is a brand new Jetpack library designed to consolidate authentication varieties for Android builders right into a single UI, decreasing complexity in your functions whereas rising usability. Credential Supervisor additionally helps passkeys, making a unified interface for customers and a single API for builders.

As a substitute of getting to combine with a number of id suppliers, builders can now use Credential Supervisor as a single, unified authentication API. Credential Supervisor simplifies integration and makes it simpler to develop authentication options that may work with all password managers, id suppliers, and authentication strategies.

Implementing Credential Supervisor together with your Android functions will present a single authentication expertise for all Android customers, built-in instantly with the working system and aligned with high-trust surfaces reminiscent of system login. We encourage all builders emigrate to Credential Supervisor.

Authentication APIs transferring from Google Identification Providers to Credential Supervisor on Android

The authentication APIs from Google Identification Providers on Android—which embody One Faucet sign-in, Credential Saving, Check in with Google button and Signal-In for Android(GSI) — can all now be applied utilizing Credential Supervisor. This permits builders to combine with a single API for his or her authentication journeys.

Since these APIs at the moment are usually obtainable in Credential Supervisor, these particular person APIs might be deprecated in Google Identification Providers.

Removing of Sensible Lock for Passwords

Sensible Lock for Passwords, which was deprecated in 2022, might be eliminated from the Google Play Providers SDK in November 2023. To attenuate breaking modifications which will impression present integrations, all present apps within the Play Retailer will proceed to work. New app variations compiled with the brand new SDK will be unable to entry the Sensible Lock for Password API, so we encourage all builders emigrate to Credential Supervisor as quickly as attainable.

Get began together with your migration to Credential Supervisor

All Android builders ought to plan their migration to the brand new Credential Supervisor API. To help you on this course of, learn the next guides and assets:

Share your suggestions

We’re excited to enhance Android authentication with the launch of Credential Supervisor API, delivering a easy and streamlined UX for safe sign-in strategies reminiscent of Check in with Google.

We worth your suggestions and invite you to share your expertise integrating with Credential Supervisor or some other suggestions you might need:

Your enter could be very precious as we proceed to refine and enhance our authentication companies.

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