Apple introduced new measures to strengthen user privacy protection.
The Cupertino, CA-based technology giant unveiled its “Sign in with Apple” button for Apple device users to create new logins on websites and apps.
The service will give users the option of signing up for third-party sites and apps using a unique, disposable email address that automatically forwards to their iCloud email address, while services and apps that use this feature won’t know their real email address.
Apple said it can authenticate a user using Face ID or Touch ID on their iPhone without turning over any of their personal data to a third-party company.
“A simple API allows a developer to add a ‘Sign in with Apple’ button right in their app. You just tap it, and you’re authenticated with FaceID on your device, logged in with a new account, without revealing any new personal information,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering in a report. “Some apps may want a name, and maybe even an email to send you information when you’re outside the app.
Apple demonstrated the tool on an iPhone. Sign in with Apple is a key feature of iOS 13, which will be available for iPhones 6s and later models. At this point, it is not certain if this also works on iPads or Macs.
Apps that offer third-party sign-in will require to offer “Sign in with Apple” as an option when iOS 13 launches later this year.