No Cost Cloud-based Sandbox Enables Developers to Test Integration of 1Kosmos BlockID with New and Existing Applications

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 28, 2023 – 1Kosmos, the only company that unifies identity proofing and passwordless authentication, today announced the 1Kosmos DevX (Developer Experience) environment which enables developers to evaluate how passwordless, multi-factor authentication (MFA) and identity verification will work with existing and new applications. DevX eliminates the need to install the 1Kosmos BlockID platform to perform proof of concept (PoC) trials for adding passwordless MFA and identity verification capabilities to workforce and customer facing applications. 

Traditional IAM tools require that developers install the platform before they can test how their applications will respond when passwordless, MFA and identity verification capabilities are added to their development pipelines and user journeys. DevX eliminates the risk associated with deploying advanced IAM capabilities by providing developers with visibility into how their applications will react to specific workflows and user journeys before making an investment in BlockID.

“Identity management vendors typically force customers to trust their platforms will work as expected when integrated with their applications, which creates a lot of risk and often slows down development projects,” said Javed Shah, senior vice president of product management for 1Kosmos. “DevX supports a more agile and journeys-based approach to deploying passwordless MFA and identity verification, by making it possible to try before you buy.”

How DevX Works

The DevX sandbox is a virtual use-case simulator that allows developers, partners and customers to experience the journey for themselves and then fine tune the experience to achieve precisely what they are looking for when building applications for identity proofing, know your customer (KYC) and authentication. Some of the granular capabilities and benefits provided by DevX for evaluating authentication and identity proofing, include:

Use Cases – Developers can follow a simple guided process for testing a plethora of identity capabilities including passwordless access, FIDO WebAuthn, Driver’s License Verify, Passport Verify, Magic Links for registration and authentication, OAuth2 Authorization, OpenID Connect Federation, as well as Verifiable Credentials which demonstrates how to accept a document issued to an individual by a third party with the relevant authority to do so.

Easy Access – DevX eliminates the need to install and configure the 1Kosmos platform, while providing an interactive, hands-on way for developers to learn about passwordless, MFA, identity proofing and document verification. Registered users are sent a magic link to their phone or email, and issued a unique API key and tenant key for instant access to the environment. 

Faster Development – DevX includes code samples, comprehensive documentation and walkthroughs for the 1Kosmos SDK for Java, PHP, .NET and NodeJS so developers can quickly and easily integrate and test the BlockID platform with their applications. 

By Developers for Developers – The DevX dashboard provides all the information developers need to start using the BlockID APIs, including a sample application with multiple use cases on how to implement authentication and identity proofing.

No Sales PitchDevX provides developers the freedom to express their use cases while using the 1Kosmos APIs in an environment that is totally separated from the sales process. 


1Kosmos DevX is available immediately worldwide. To register and test drive DevX visit this link.

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About 1Kosmos

1Kosmos enables passwordless access for workers, customers and citizens to securely transact with digital services. By unifying identity proofing and strong authentication, the BlockID platform creates a distributed digital identity that prevents identity impersonation, account takeover and fraud while delivering frictionless user experiences. BlockID is the only NIST, FIDO2, and iBeta biometrics certified platform that performs millions of authentications daily for some of the largest banks, telecommunications and healthcare organizations in the world. The company is funded by Forgepoint Capital and Gula Tech Adventures with headquarters in East Brunswick, New Jersey. For more information, visit and follow us  on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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