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July 8, 2022
Hanko
Hanko Elements

Hanko v0.1.0 (Beta)

It's been 4 months since we've started building Hanko open source and today we're happy to announce the initial beta release of the project on GitHub.

The timing couldn't be better, as Apple's passkey implementations will soon be available for everyone to test in the public beta versions of iOS 16 and macOS 13. It's a fascinating experience to see the first true evolutionary step in user authentication in action. Of course, Hanko's passwordless authentication also works on all current live platforms (iOS, macOS, Android, Windows), just without the full passkey support that will be available on our devices later this year.

Head over to GitHub now and give Hanko a try, we'd love to hear your feedback.

What's new

Hanko's code has been available on GitHub since day 1 of development. We've been adding new features almost daily, and today we reached our biggest milestone yet: the first beta release. Here's what we've added since the last announcement a few weeks ago and what completes the project:

  • UIĀ customization: The last missing piece for the first version of Hanko was UIĀ customization. While we made sure the Hanko login box looked good without any additional styling, our goal was for Hanko to fit seamlessly into any website and brand. Customers want their login to feel native, it should blend well with the rest of the site. This is now possible thanks to the extensive customization options we've added to the Hanko web component, which is delivered as part of our frontend library.
  • Hanko-elements published on npm: Besides the minimalistic passkey authentication API, a key feature of Hanko is the <hanko-auth> element, which brings a full user interface, gives your users a modern login and registration experience, and can be integrated into any website with just two lines of code. We have now released the first version of hanko-elements on npm to make building with Hanko as easy as possible.
  • E2E testing: Delivering stable code is a priority for us, so we put a lot of effort into setting up end-to-end testing. We use Playwright for this and are very happy with the results. The tests are already integrated into our build pipeline on GitHub, and we have put together a short guide on how to run the tests locally.

How to get started

Just follow the Getting Started guide in the project's readme to get your passkey-enabled login example app up and running locally with Docker Compose in just a few minutes.

Get involved

We'd love to get to know you and hear your feedback, so we invite you to join our growing Hanko Community on Slack and be a part of the passkey revolution.

June 15, 2022
Announcement

Hanko open source ready to test

Following some productive weeks, today we announce the first functional Alpha release of Hanko open source on GitHub.

What's already working

The Hanko open source project packs Hanko API including our FIDO-certified WebAuthn endpoints and hanko-js, a web component that can be integrated into any website with just two lines of code.

  • Registration and login flows with and without passwords
  • Passkey authentication
  • Passcodes, a convenient way to recover account access and verify email addresses
  • Multi-language support (English and German for now)
  • JWT issuing
  • Admin API

How to get started

Just follow the Getting Started guide in the project's readme to get your passkey-enabled login example app up and running locally with Docker Compose in just a few minutes.

Get involved

We'd love to get to know you and hear your feedback, so we invite you to join our growing Hanko Community on Slack and be a part of the passkey revolution.

March 14, 2022
Announcement

Hanko open source development started

We started working on the Hanko open source project and are heads-down building the authentication solution for the next generation of web and mobile app projects.

Move to the passwordless future ā€“ but with today's users

When Apple, Google, and Microsoft recently presented their visions of a passwordless future, the login experiences they showed in their live demos is exactly how we are building Hanko. A typical password login is still possible, but the UI is pointing users towards passwordless authentication with passkeys, powered by FIDO2 and WebAuthn. This future-proof login experience is what you get with Hanko out-of-the-box.

Follow the progress

We are building Hanko in public, you can follow our progress on GitHub. and let us know what you think on Twitter or in our Slack community. In a few weeks, we'll start posting milestones and a public roadmap.