The Hive Authentication Services (HAS) by @arcange, or HiveAuth for short, is a way to securely login to Hive sites and dapps. It's also a way to securely login to non-Hive sites and dapps, if those sites and dapps choose to leverage this tool.
Recently, at HiveFest 7, arcange demonstrated HiveAuth. I'd been testing/trying/using HiveAuth prior and I had seen a demo before, but I learned something new from the HiveFest talk. Someone in the audience effectively asked arcange could HiveAuth be used alone while on mobile? This is a question that I'd asked myself.
Arcange's answer is at this time mark on the video, but it was demonstrated so quickly, so fleetingly, that I had to re-watch it four times before the light bulb in my head lit up! Ahh, that's how you do it!
This is why I made this video. It shows me toodling around in HiveAuth in real time...
The magic secret: while on mobile, use the browser built into the Hive Keychain app, go to a HiveAuth enabled site/dapp to login, and when HiveAuth presents a QR code, just tap it with your finger! That's it, you're in!
HiveAuth is pretty amazing. Safety first, but also simplicity.
While using desktop: you can use the Hive Keychain mobile app to securely login with HiveAuth.
While using mobile: you can use the Hive Keychain app's browser to securely login to sites/dapps using HiveAuth by simply touching/tapping the QR code.
I hope more and more dapps, both on Hive and not on Hive, choose to implement this tool.
Edit: added source credits, clarified about browser within Keychain mobile app.
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