Our Advantage

The 1Kosmos LiveID Advantage

1Kosmos BlockID enables organizations to digitally transform the account enrollment and onboarding process for workforce, customers, and citizens delivering identity-based biometric authentication and a passwordless experience. LiveID is the cornerstone for how 1Kosmos BlockID delivers this advanced biometric authentication. Our strong biometric-based identity provides flexible levels of identity assurance and provides a passwordless experience. 1Kosmos LiveID is a feature that provides organizations with the highest level of assurance for the identity on the other side of digital engagement. LiveID is used for account enrollment and onboarding to ensure that the user is real, human, and not a bot or somebody trying to spoof the identity.

When enrolling a user, LiveID leverages the front-facing camera on the mobile device (selfie camera) and records a video of the user. Once LiveID has determined the user is real in front of the camera, LiveID will capture a ”selfie” of the user.

For authentication, LiveID will again make sure that the person in front of the mobile device is live, capture a selfie to ensure an identity match, and authenticate the user.

LiveID is the cornerstone for how 1Kosmos BlockID delivers this advanced biometric authentication. Our strong biometric-based identity provides flexible levels of identity assurance and provides a passwordless experience.

Live ID

LiveID Enrollment

The user selects or will be directed to enroll in the LiveID verification biometric option. Then the user will follow a guided process by which the user will be asked to perform a liveness verification – blink their eyes, smile, turn their head. At this point, LiveID will take a “selfie” picture for LiveID authentication during access requests. LiveID is compatible with mobile devices with front-facing cameras. 1Kosmos BlockID will utilize the true depth functionality available in newer mobile devices when capturing the image to eliminate spoofing by pictures or video.

LiveID Liveness Verification

1Kosmos BlockID verify performs a liveness verification when capturing the user’s picture and gesture and then leverages AI to validate the identity record upon access attempt. The process is certified (by the Kantara Initiative) to NIST Identity Assurance Level 2 and compliant with Identity Assurance 3, as per the NIST 800-63-3 digital identity guidelines.

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LiveID Authentication

The authentication is a two-step process. The first is validating that it is a real-life person and not a spoofing attempt. Using the expressions and a true-depth camera functionality 1Kosmos BlockID verifies that a live person is present. Second, a selfie is taken, compared to the picture taken at enrollment, and access is granted if they match.

LiveID Accuracy

When implementing BlockID’s Identity Based Authentication, organizations can choose to verify the user via LiveID as one of their options. The stored LiveID image must match the user’s enrolled LiveID image before access is granted.. Organizations can set a high threshold percentage for high-risk activities where it’s critical to have high identity assurance, like transferring large sums of money or root-level access to a Unix farm. In other instances where the organization risk threshold is low, like access to a photocopier or a low-value transaction, setting a lower threshold will reduce the false positives, improve user experience, and have little impact on the overall security posture.

Live ID authentication is required to access your computer. Scan your Live ID to authenticate. Cancel. Ok.

LiveID SDK

The LiveID functionality is available through our SDK and can be easily integrated into any custom app. Performing the liveness test, validating true depth and registering the “selfie” picture for LiveID authentication are the core features of the SDK. 1Kosmos BlockID offers best in class integration patterns using our LiveID SDK. With the many options available you can implement LiveID to fit your specific use case.

Data Security

Inherent in the BlockID platform is a user-controlled private key, keeping all user biometric and biographic data encrypted at rest and in transit. The user’s LiveID image is only accessible during their authentication process and must be initiated by the user. Furthermore, no intermediary (including 1Kosmos) has access to the user’s image.

LiveId authentications is required to access your computer. Scan you LiveID to authenticate. Cancel. Ok.