Creating and Deleting Passkeys on Windows 11

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The article guides users on how to create and delete Passkeys on websites and apps in Windows 11. Passkeys are a secure authentication alternative to passwords, stored and secured by Windows Hello. They can be used via Windows Hello Facial recognition, Fingerprint or PIN. The guide also mentions that currently, only Google, eBay, and Microsoft…

This article explains how to delete passkeys created for websites in Windows 11.

Passkey(s) is an authentication mechanism to replace passwords when you have to sign into a website or application that supports them. Websites and apps that support Passkeys will let you create and sign in with the Windows Hello native experience.

A Passkey token is created for the websites and apps you sign into, store on your machine, and secure with Windows Hello. The next time you want to sign into the website or app, you can use Windows Hello Facial recognition, Fingerprint, or PIN instead of a password.

This method provides a more secure way to sign into your account online without passwords.

Create Passkeys for websites and apps

As mentioned above, Windows provides a more secure way to sign into websites and apps online using Passkeys.

Only a few websites and apps support Passkeys: Google, eBay, and Microsoft.

For sites that support Passkeys, use the steps below.

Create and Sign in using passkeys saved on your Windows device:

  • Go to a Windows website that has enabled passkeys (Example: bestbuy.com, ebay.com, google.com).
  • Create a passkey from your account settings.
  • Sign out of your account and sign in using your Passkey.

Delete Passkeys in Windows

After a password is created and a token is added to Windows Hello, here’s how to delete them.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

When the Setting app opens, click the Accounts button on the left.

Windows 11 Bluetooth and device icon in the settings app

Select the Passkey settings tile on the right to expand it.

Windows 11 passkey settings tile

Click and expand the Passkey settings tile on the Accounts -> Passkeys settings pane.

Then click the More option (3 dots) button for the app or website you want to delete its Passkey in Windows.

Windows 11 delete passkey

On the pop-up window, click the Delete Passkey button to confirm.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to create and delete Passkeys in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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