The Portes platform is designed to allow you to share your status (human, adult, parent, child, student, exclusive)
with third services or apps, without sharing your identity.
The entire system operates without username, passwords, accounts email addresses, phone numbers, or SMS notifications.
It has three components, the Portes App, the DIID Server, and the server side authenticator Onoro.
The Portes App stores credentials in a format we call a DIID’s, which represent your various types of proof-of-status.
DIID’s are supplied by a DIID server and belong to you. Each DIID is anonymous and cannot
be tied to your identity or your device.
Proof-of-Status DIIDs can be obtained via a voucher format from a local shop (PayPoint or ePay outlet in the UK) or from a scannable code provided by a trusted third party, like your mobile phone carrier, a bank, your employer, etc.
When you visit a Portes enabled site, you can use the app to instantly provide proof-of-status with a simple tap or by scanning a QR Code.
Onoro is our DIID authentication technology for third-parties to verify any type of status.
When you visit a Portes-enabled site or app, Onoro will generate a proof-of-status challenge.
If you are visiting a site on your iOS or Android smartphone, Onoro will present you with a tappable challenge. Simply tapping the screen will launch the Portes App and send the anonymous required proof-of-status to the site or app requesting it.
If you visit a site with your desktop device, Onoro will present you with a scannable QR code. Simply use your smartphone with the Portes App to scan the code on the screen. This will launch the Portes app and send the anonymous required proof-of-status to the site or app requesting it.
The benefit to using Onoro for third-parties is that our different types of status verification are built into the same module.
The Portes platform is capable of providing a number of different proof-of-status verifications.
The “I Am Human” DIID is designed as a Captcha/Recaptcha replacement, allowing you to prove you are in fact a human and not a bot. Unlike Captcha systems, which are inherently end-user hostile, and Recaptcha systems which essentially collect your data and track you, I Am Human proves your Human status without collecting or sharing any personal or behavioral data.
The Adult Age Verification DIID (see PortesCard) allows you to prove your age as an adult, without sharing any personal details, like your credit card, age, address, phone number, etc. with a third party.
The Portes App can be installed on a child’s device to apply parental controls, which can prevent children from accessing age restricted materials, but also to prevent third parties from harvesting their data, profiling or tracking their online behaviors, or even advertising to young children. In late 2019, the Portes platform will be launching a child protection schema in which will help third party sites perform child age verification on end-users to help them comply with both laws and parental privacy and safety requests.
Universities can easily deploy their own DIID servers to grant students proof-of-status to obtain discounts and offers, while ensuring that student privacy is protected and free from predatory third party data harvesting and exploitation.
Third party sites using Onoro, can also author DIIDs for their end-users, allowing them access to secure and exclusive areas off limits to others. This could be loyalty programs, music artists/fan connections, content creators, media and journalism sites, and more.
Orono can be used to replace Two Factor Authentication systems that typically require email addresses or phone numbers to operate.
SysAdmins can install an Enterprise version of the Portes App on work devices that will prevent access to objectionable adult materials, like pornography, while allowing access to other non-offensive adult services (shopping, banking, etc).
The Portes platform has the ability to “lock” or “restrict” access to QR Codes,
allowing third parties to author codes that can only be opened by those who
have the relevant DIID to access them. We call this SeQR (secure).
The use cases could involve fraud prevention, financial transactions, loyalty programs, exclusive offers, ticketing, and more.