This document describes the usage of iVALT® platform.
iVALT® is a User Biometric ID Platform provider. Our Platform provides an additional layer of
security by providing 3-factor user authentication.
Following 3rd Party Applications are meant to use our solution:
- WordPress Web Professionals (admin users) who manage websites for many SMBs.
- Crypto wallet users on selected blockchain Platforms.
- Secure document access providers to ensure the user is actually the person authorized
and not a person impersonating the user using valid credentials.
- Users and application providers desiring a self-test to ensure the user of the phone fits
the biometric profile registered and enrolled on the iVALT® Platform, prior to or during
use of iVALT® enabled Applications.
- Users seeking log files to provide visibility into iVALT® use and history for accessing
There are about 70 million WordPress Web professionals worldwide who use the traditional
method of userid/password login method to gain access to the admin consoles of their websites.
These sites are often hacked since the userid/password mechanism is prone to weak
passwords, poor password security and password sharing. These hacked websites create
significant disruptions in SMB businesses and impact revenue generation. By using the iVALT®
Platform with its Mobile App, Web professionals are able to mitigate the hacking and
unauthorized use issues. iVALT® currently has a WordPress plugin available for use by
User Guide to Set up the iVALT® App on iPhone
The following steps are required by mobile users to access and utilize the iVALT® iPhone App.
- App Installation: User downloads the iVALT® App from the Apple Store to install it on
his phone. The App is currently free for download.
- Mobile ID registration and biometrics enrollment: Before using the iVALT® App, the
user must go through a one-time registration and enrollment process.
- Upon opening the App for the first time, the user will be prompted with a service
agreement to accept.
- The user then provides his phone number in the App.
- Upon receiving the phone number, the iVALT® Platform sends an OTP code to
the user’s iPhone to verify the registration process.
- A screen is then presented to the user to select the biometric ID method to be
used. iVALT provides the option to its users to choose the native authentication
method supported on iPhones supported by Apple Inc. For iPhone version X and
above, Apple supports facial id authentication and, for the iPhone ver 5 through
ver 8, touch ID is used for native authentication method.
- Upon choosing the iPhone’s auth method, we register the user to use Apple’s
Local Authentication and create an iVALT specific Biometric ID.
- Upon the generation of this ID, the user is notified on the App of a successful registration and enrollment
3rd Party App Association:
As an example, a user such as a WordPress admin would login to WordPress through
the normal Admin login authentication (userid/password). The following steps are
necessary for WordPress activation (note: the iVALT® Mobile App must be fully
installed, registered and enrolled successfully before these steps):
- The WordPress admin downloads the iVALT® plugin for his computer from the
WordPress Dashboard (the plugin library) and activates it.
- The admin then uses the plugin (now on the left nav within the WordPress
Dashboard) to register the phone number used with the previous iVALT® Mobile
App registration and biometrics enrollment. A request will be sent by the
WordPress plugin for the user to authenticate on their mobile phone to complete
the WordPress installation. A success message will appear on both the iVALT®
Mobile App and on WordPress.
- Authentication: The iVALT® Mobile App provides the biometric authentication service as
required by the following steps.
- The WordPress admin logs into his or her WordPress account using userid/password.
The iValt® plugin activated in Step 3 prompts the iVALT® Platform to initiate a Universal
Biometric ID verification process using the registered iVALT® App on the admin’s
- After being prompted (message) on the mobile phone by the iVALT® Platform, the user
then clicks to open the iVALT® Mobile App. The iVALT® App captures live images of the
user’s face to create encoded images. These images are sent to the iVALT® Platform in
encrypted format for ID verification.
- After the ID is verified, the user is then presented with a success message on his mobile
phone and the WordPress login session is automatically logged in via the plugin.
- This completes the login session to access the WordPress Admin console (dashboard).
The above steps are described in detail in the following sections.
There are situations when the user may not be able to use the iVALT® App, such as not having
access to the Mobile Phone. We have provided a browser extension that serves as a fallback
option in this case. User can install our browser extension on their desktop device and configure
it to be associated with his biometric ID. As needed, he or she can use this browser extension
to authenticate with iVALT® Platform. The browser extension captures user facial images using
the camera on the desktop or laptop device. It then uses the same proprietary protocol to
authenticate the user with the iVALT® Platform. This fallback situation will only be made
available when the primary iVALT® Platform process fails on the Mobile App.
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