Dashlane password manager works with new Android M fingerprint security

Right on time after the announcement of new security APIs in the latest version of Android, the password manager will be one of the first to integrate with the new security platform. Using both the "Fingerprint" and "Confirm credentials" APIs, you will be able to access the Dashlane app, as well as display secure information within other apps, with just your fingerprint.

The new APIs are enabled in the Android M Developer Preview, with a new version of the Dashlane app coming soon with the integration.

Press release:

Dashlane is First Password Manager to Support Google Android M Fingerprint, Offers Easy Password Access on Android

NEW YORK – Dashlane, the world's leading password manager, integrates two new APIs from Android M Developer Preview to offer users automatic login with Android.

Dashlane users can now use their fingerprint to login to all of their apps, without ever typing a password.

The new Fingerprint and Confirm Credential APIs will improve the Dashlane Android experience by allowing users to quickly authenticate and access secured data within Dashlane. The news comes as Google announces Android M Developer Preview at their annual developer conference, Google I/O. The new platform release version will allow our developers to use standardized fingerprint sensors to accelerate login functionality within Dashlane's Android app.

  • Automatic App Login With Fingerprints – Dashlane users can now log into any app with their fingerprint. Users open an app, scan their fingerprint to authenticate Dashlane, and are automatically logged in. This means immediate and secure access, without ever typing a password.
  • Dashlane Fingerprint Login – Users can unlock Dashlane using their fingerprint, which provides an easy way to access their passwords securely.
  • Secure Data Access – Once in the app they can now use their fingerprint to unlock any sensitive data that is stored in Dashlane, such as payments and personal contact information.

Emmanuel Schalit, Dashlane CEO, states:

Dashlane's integration of Android's new API shows that convenience and security don't have to be mutually exclusive. Our usage of fingerprint authentication technology gives consumers a win-win scenario; they get the speed and ease of use they desire, but don't sacrifice their security.This is a positive development for both the security and mobile industries. It also brings Dashlane yet another step closer towards becoming a universal identity solution for consumers across all of their devices. We look forward to delivering this great feature in our beautiful new Material Design Android app.

The Google integration is the latest in a string of powerful features Dashlane delivered to users in the past ten months.

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • Will use of the fingerprint sensor in Android M need to be adopted by Samsung for the S6? Or will it just be upon the devs and Google to have it work natively? Thing is, I don't want to have to wait for Samsung to take forever.
  • Hate to say it, but if it's Samsung then you may already have your answer. :-(
  • I would think this would supersede anything Samsung as it's for Android as a whole. I would think Sammie going off in it's own direction has just been nipped. But this is just my opinion. Also, for the S6's physical button .. Sammie would probably just route the screen calls to their hardware scanner. It's a small patch. Not a big deal.
  • I'm wondering though, samsung might not even need to do anything. Just upgrade to M and supported apps and Play Store will automatically support the fingerprint reader.
  • Hmmm... I already use LastPass on my Galaxy S6 and it is integrated with the S6's fingerprint reader just fine. I already can log into LastPass with my fingerprint and then it fills out my site info automatically. Doesn't need Android M or even new development ....
  • Android M +this Dashlane App means that this will work with any app using a one time setup.
    App to App integration in "M" is what makes this possible. Galaxy Note 4 {Sprint Lollipop}
    Galaxy S III {FreedomPop 4.3}
    LG G2 {Sprint 4.4.2}
  • Gene... Android phones have integrated fingerprint readers since 2011, but each brand used it's own tech, software, APIs, etc, to make it work with Android. As a result, there's no cohesiveness in what the tech can do, and what features work with each app. This is Google taking the reigns and creating a standard for the fingerprint technology, and this is good for everyone!
  • Giancian...Thanks for that. I agree that the standardization will be a great step forward. I was really more reacting to what I saw as a bit of marketing hyperbole (hmmm...is that from the department of redundancy department :) ) from Dashlane.
  • True, but are there any devices that use this api at the moment? I'm guessing the next neuxs device will have a FP reader.
  • This should be very interesting. Posted via Android Central App
  • I love using dashlane but won't use the fingerprint scanner though.
  • Good to see them catch up with LastPass. I switched from Dashlane to LastPass because of this. And now I'm not going back, as I think the whole UI is actually better in the latter. :D