Windows Hello Guide for Internet Identity
Internet Identity supports Windows Hello as an authentication method. This guide explains how to set up Windows Hello authentication for an existing Identity Anchor that was set up either on your phone or using a security key. The setup is explained below in Options A and B, respectively.
Open your Windows Settings, and select "Accounts"
Then select "Sign-in options"
and check your device supports Windows Hello for signing in
If your device supports Windows Hello we can continue. Follow Option A if you’ve set-up an Identity Anchor using your phone or Option B if you’ve used a security key.
On your Windows computer go to https://identity.ic0.app and click on "Already have an Anchor but using a new device?"
Enter your Identity Anchor
Complete the Windows Hello dialog by authenticating using Windows Hello
Once the link is shown click on "Display as QR Code"
Scan the QR code with your phone
Continue on your phone and follow the steps to add your new Windows Hello device. Once you’ve completed the steps on your phone you should be able to authenticate on your Windows machine using Windows Hello
Option B: Adding Windows Hello to an Identity Anchor that uses your security key as authentication method
On your Windows computer go to https://identity.ic0.app and authenticate using your security key to reach the Anchor Management page. Once you’re there click on "+ ADD NEW DEVICE".
Complete the Windows Hello dialog
and choose a name for your Windows machine
If you refresh the page, you should now be able to authenticate with Windows Hello