Windows 11 Passkeys - Backup


Anaksy

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Hey Guys,

Recently I began to use the Passkeys option offered by Windows 11 to login without password. And According to THIS article from Microsoft, it is saved locally in your machine. But what is not clear to me, and I could not find this information online, is if it is backed up somehow, either through OneDrive or whatever.
Like, if I have to reset my pc, do I lose the Passkeys? And if this is the case, there is no way to "save" them?
Thank you all in advance!

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey
    CPU
    Intel Core Intel i7-11600H
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 3200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990PRO
An extremely simplified way to explain passkeys is this:

Passkeys work by using your phone and other devices nearby around you as well as biometric or face data to verify it is in fact you logging into the account. For example, your computer, your phone nearby, the wifi network your connected to, etc.

If you reset your pc, you would use your phone to validate that you are logging into the computer and that it is indeed yours.

For a more in depth explanation, see here:

 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ideapad flex 14API 2 in 1
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 3500u
    Motherboard
    LENOVO LNVNB161216 (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
    Hard Drives
    256 GB Samsung ssd nvme
    Internet Speed
    800mbps down, 20 up
    Other Info
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  • Operating System
    Chrome OS
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Memory
    4GB
    Browser
    Chrome ;)
An extremely simplified way to explain passkeys is this:

Passkeys work by using your phone and other devices nearby around you as well as biometric or face data to verify it is in fact you logging into the account. For example, your computer, your phone nearby, the wifi network your connected to, etc.

If you reset your pc, you would use your phone to validate that you are logging into the computer and that it is indeed yours.

For a more in depth explanation, see here:

Thank you!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey
    CPU
    Intel Core Intel i7-11600H
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 3200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990PRO
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