Bitwarden strengthens passwordless authentication with magic links API

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Credential management firm Bitwarden has announced an enhancement to its platform with the release of a magic links API.

Bitwarden’s latest offering empowers developers to seamlessly integrate passwordless authentication into their applications, providing a more secure and user-friendly experience for end-users.

The magic links API enables developers to send unique one-time-use links via email, allowing users to securely access their accounts or easily reset their credentials without the need for traditional passwords. 

The benefits of magic link authentication include:

  • Enhanced security: By utilising email-based authentication, magic links minimise the risk of unauthorised access and reduce the likelihood of credential theft, ensuring a safer login process.
  • Streamlined user onboarding: Magic links simplify the onboarding process for new users by eliminating complex password creation and verification steps, providing a smooth and hassle-free experience.
  • Convenient account recovery: Users can quickly regain access to their accounts through a simple email link, bypassing traditional password reset procedures.
  • Improved user experience: Magic links enhance the overall user experience by streamlining authentication, improving satisfaction and potentially increasing user retention.

Bitwarden offers a comprehensive toolkit for developers to build passwordless authentication solutions. With just a few lines of code, developers can integrate passkeys and magic links into their applications.

The magic links API handles token generation, storage, and seamless integration of magic links into user emails, simplifying the development process and allowing teams to focus on their core product offerings.

Bitwarden’s new API is now available across’s Free, Pro, and Enterprise plans. The Free plan offers up to 100 email sends per month, while expanded limits are available with the Pro and Enterprise plans.

As the demand for enhanced security and user-friendly authentication solutions continues to grow, Bitwarden’s magic links API positions itself as a valuable tool for developers seeking to implement passwordless authentication in their applications.

Documentation on the magic links API is available here.

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