FAQs for iPhone

Here are some common questions with our answers!

What does the iVALT® mobile application do?

iVALT® enables users to use Apple’s FaceID OR Touch ID biometrics to open the iVALT® application and to provide biometrics upon request to authorize an inquiry from any application. Users install the iVALT ® mobile app to register their mobile number to the iVALT® service. Once installed, the app enables the use of FaceID or Touch ID biometrics to authenticate a request from an application for use cases such as online access, physical access, on-demand proof of ID, and many other financial, location, document security, attendance and secure device applications.

How does iVALT® work?

iVALT® provides a mobile application that can be downloaded from the Apple store and used to register the user (via a numeric code, typically the mobile number and entering a OTP sent to the mobile phone during setup). Once installed, any iVALT-enabled application can request an on-demand facial biometric verification via FaceID or Touch ID from a user when required.

How long it takes to install iVALT® mobile app?

The whole process of download and registration takes less than 5 minutes. Once registered with iVALT®, an authentication via FaceID or Touch ID takes 15 seconds or less.

How is iVALT® different from existing mobile phone facial recognition?

iVALT enhances FaceID or Touch IF by facilitating the use of Apple biometrics for any use case. An application can be easily configured to send an inquiry to the iVALT® mobile app to get a FaceID or Touch ID authentication. Once successful, iVALT® manages the notification back to the inquiring application to complete the login or authentication process.

What are possible (partial list) use cases of iVALT® ?

1. Additional factor for online user credentials
2. Replacement of OTP (One Time Passcode).
3. Physical access
4. Secure access to documents
5. Cloud Services
6. Banking
7. Attendance
8. Social engineering
9. Contractor ID and WiFi Access

What does iVALT® provide to its commercial customers?

IVALT® provides the REST API and framework for application developers to build secure authentications that need 3-factor authentication (using FaceID or Touch ID for the biometrics 3rd factor). iVALT® has documented mobile APIs and an SDK for building Internet-enabled authentication integrations.

Does iVALT® build commercial applications (such as WordPress)?

iVALT® has a WordPress biometric ID application that is available today for any WordPress admin. The solution consists of a downloadable WordPress plugin (available from the WordPress library) and the iVALT® mobile app. Once registered on the mobile app, the admin can download the plugin inside WordPress and register the mobile number. When logging into WordPress, the admin will enter login and password as usual and a request from the plugin will be sent to their mobile phone for quick facial biometrics via FaceID or Touch ID . Once compared to the registration information and a FaceID or Touch ID comparison, the WordPress plugin is authenticated and the admin gets immediate access to WordPress. iVALT® provides the APIs, an SDK and the ability for mobile and fixed applications to be authenticated by any mobile user using iVALT® with FaceID use cases.

Can iVALT be used with other mobile applications?

Yes, but there are existing biometric approaches for purely mobile phone access. iVALT® has patents pending for the use of mobile biometric authentication for access to other devices (mobile and fixed that are separate from the mobile phone).

What Websites does iVALT® work with?

iVALT works with any website that uses standard login and password. It can take the place of 2nd factor authentication (through facial recognition) or completely replace the need for logins and passwords. The use cases enabled by iVALT® are highly flexible.

For enterprise users, how is password management done?

IT departments no longer need to request or remind employees about password updates, complex change rules, or reset processes. All passwords are stored by IT on the iVALT password server (with policy management for frequent and complex changes). When authenticated by facial recognition and user info, IT is prompted and releases the password directly to the employee’s device for immediate access. Employees do not need to create, remember or type any passwords, ever.

Can iVALT be configured with Active Directory?

iVALT is working with partners to provide multiple use cases for Active Directory, including access to login and enablement of employees to be challenged for access to specific and highly valued assets. Again, flexibility is key for enterprise applications and iVALT® can be configured in a large number of implementations to meet specific corporate needs.

How to make iVALT Application work with Wordpress?

Please refer to the user guide.

What is Zero Trust?

Zero Trust is a security concept relying on the belief that organizations should not automatically trust anything inside or outside its perimeters and instead must verify anything and everything trying to connect to its systems before granting access.