Nintendo Now Supports Passkeys For Account Login

Posted by at 9:31 pm on September 21, 2023

Nintendo has expanded the security features of their Nintendo Accounts with support for passkeys.

Passkeys are an alternative to account passwords, allowing for more secure, password less logins using the user’s device or browser. Passkeys are a password replacement that provide faster, easier, and more secure sign-ins to websites and apps across a user’s devices. Unlike passwords, passkeys are resistant to phishing, are always strong, and are designed so that there are no shared secrets.

From a technical standpoint, passkeys are FIDO credentials that are discoverable by browsers or housed within native applications or security keys for passwordless authentication. Passkeys replace passwords with cryptographic key pairs for phishing-resistant sign-in security and an improved user experience. The cryptographic keys are used from end-user devices (computers, phones, or security keys) for user authentication.

In order to set up a passkey for your Nintendo Account, follow there steps:

Using the device you want to use to register the passkey, visit and sign in to your Nintendo Account.
Select Sign-in and security settings.
Select Passkeys, then Edit.
Select Register a new passkey.
You may receive the message “You can’t register more passkeys.”—if you want to register another passkey, you will first need to remove one of your registered passkeys (you can register up to 10 different passkeys with your Nintendo Account).
When prompted, enter your Nintendo Account password then select OK.
Read the information about using passkeys, then select Register.

Follow the instructions on the screen to use your device to register the passkey.
For details on this process for different devices, please visit:

The message “The passkey below has been registered.” will appear—you can now use that passkey when signing in to your Nintendo Account. At the time of this writing, passkeys are only supported on the devices below. Users who do not own a device that supports passkeys will still be able to use the old methods of logging in to their accounts.

iPhone with iOS 16 or newer
iPad with iPadOS 16 or newer
Mac computer with macOS 13 or newer
Android devices with Android OS 9 or newer

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