Hi, I'm Tyler .

I am a Solutions Engineer at Auth0 who discovered websites become even more magical when you give humans a way to securely login.

I semi-frequently write about frontend web dev + auth + app security, so if you are a nerd like me and find these things interesting, we should become friends.

Fun fact:

This is also a way to login to my website.

The Web Authentication API (also known as WebAuthn) is a W3C recommendation for defining an API enabling the creation and use of strong, attested, scoped, public key-based credentials by web applications, for the purpose of strongly authenticating users. In normal words, WebAuthn allows websites to register and authenticate users using state-of-the-art cryptography instead of you having to type in a password! Pretty nifty. Unfortunately, as of January 2021, WebAuthn is still sparesely used across the internet, even though it is supported by all major browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari. Interested in learning more? Go to https://tylernix.me/webauthn.

This text is jumbled on purpose.

In order to demonstrate a new authentication protocal called WebAuthn, I created a simple demo.

To unlock the text, connect a USB authenticator, or make sure your device has a built in one like Face ID, and enter a username or email address below.

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Note: If this demo isn't working, it is probably because you are using a browser that doesn't support WebAuthn yet, or you are using device that does not yet support biometric signin. Try again on another browser or device.

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Debunking "I dont have anything to hide"

Digital privacy is less about you not having anything illegal to hide, and more about you having a choice on who reads/hears your information.

Tyler Nix
Tyler Nix
@tnix
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How to solve your ever-growing email inbox

The most prevalent critique of modern communications is that we are always connected to our devices. But the problem is not that we are always connected; the problem is that we are always buffered. There is a keen difference.

Tyler Nix
Tyler Nix
@tnix
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Space ASCII Art

I have always been fascinated with outer space...and ASCII art. Something metaphorical about creating art displayed on computers using the very same 1s and 0s inputted and read by the computer.

Tyler Nix
Tyler Nix
@tnix
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Using WebAuthn to secure your digital life

WebAuthn can one day eliminate passwords for good. In the meantime, we can use WebAuthn and hardware security keys to drastically improve the security of our online accounts by using them as a second form of authentication.

Tyler Nix
Tyler Nix
@tnix