Goodbye P@ssw0rd!
Hello Privacy & Security

Authentication as Easy as 1, 2, 3

1. Scan

2. Confirm

3.  Smile

UNS is a simple, secure way to authenticate users
without the expense & liability of maintaining your own method
or sharing data with login providers.

No Shared Secrets – No Stolen Credentials – No PII

WordPress Demo
JS Service Demo

Universal Name System (UNS) is a user-focused, federated Single Sign On system which offers the convenience of social logins and the security of digital signatures without sacrificing privacy.  UNS is designed around four privacy principles:

  1. Users control their identity
    Trust in UNS derives from encryption keys which users generate on their devices.
  2. No Personally Identifiable Information
    UNS Authentications do not contain username, email address, phone numbers or any other personally identifiable information about the users.
  3. Chain of Trust
    Tickets are digitally signed by all parties to provide an auditable record for every authentication.
  4. Proof Based Authentication
    Services set the required level of attestation for each ticket.

See our User Privacy Policy

The Universal Name System (UNS) was designed to stop users from having to choose between convenience and privacy. UNS isn’t just a name, it is a philosophy.

  1. UNS is standards based
  2. All of our code is open source and available for inspection.
  3. UNS uses no black boxes, no proprietary algorithms, and no secret code.
  4. Authentications in UNS are verified using JSON Web Token

Our “secret recipe” is an elegant twist of existing technologies to enable services to use best in class cryptographic solutions and an integrated workflow for any attestation type.

  • How to agree on an intermediary for authentication
  • How to manage key generation and revocation for every service
  • How to sync access across user devices without transmitting keys

Here is how it works.

UNS delivers a robust privacy and security system specification built around time tested REST-ful APIs and Resource Description Framework schema.

The UNS Project offers an open source reference implementation built with Javascript and node.js so you have access to a common, broad, and deep example. Adopt and customize the reference implementation to satisfy your own requirements in your preferred programming language and standard operating environment.

UNS provides the flexibility you need to meet your operational and business requirements.

View the Javascript Reference Implementation here

Try our Wordpress demo or download our Wordpress plugin

Want to learn more? Contact us today

21st Century Technology Demands 21st Century Infrastructure

  • Every aspect of modern life is online, yet we depend on an ancient username and password paradigm to protect our property, our privacy and our liberty.
  • The jumble of different authentication rituals has created a user experience best described as misery and mayhem.

  • The costs of identity theft, data breaches and cyber-attacks are borne by individuals, businesses and society as a whole while criminals are left to profit.
  • The tradeoffs between security, privacy, and usability have yielded none of these.

Users Need Simplicity. It’s time to change our approach to privacy and security. It’s time for UNS.

Questions About the UNS Project?

Talk To Us!