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Talking Technology with NCBI Labs Episode 15 – Exploring the Auth0 Identity Provider and Highlights from Apple’s ‘Far Out’ Product Launch Event

Auth0 and Apple 'Far Out' event logos

Episode 15

On the show this week our attention first turns to Identity Providers (IDPs), which are used to store and verify user identity. Vittorio Bertocci is a Principal Architect for the Identity Provider Auth0 and joins us on the show to tell how this technology works and how Auth0 came to provide accessible logins for a number of NCBI’s platforms including www.ncbi.ie and the myNCBI SmartHub on Alexa and Google Home. Vittorio also tells us about a brand-new type of login credential called a Passkey. A replacement for passwords, Passkeys are faster to sign in with, easier to use, and much more secure. Is this the end of passwords as we know it?

Apple recently wrapped up its big ‘Far Out’ product launch event where it unveiled new iPhones, AirPods and Apple Watches. We also got an insight into cool new features introduced to your iPhone in iOS16 including improvements to Siri, the ability to edit and unsend messages and a new customisable lock screen. Joining us on the show to discuss these and other announcements from the event is David Nason from the AppleVis editorial team.

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