The invention claimed by US patent 9,887,989 can be used to implement two-factor cryptographic authentication with a fusion credential as described in this blog post and demonstrated in this GitHub repository and this live demo. Two-factor credential fusion makes it possible to add protection against man-in-the-middle phishing attacks, password reuse, and backend breaches to a site where users authenticate with email and password, while keeping the same user experience including the ability to log in on any browser, in any device.
Pomcor may eventually set up patent license agreements with web hosting sites and authentication-as-a-service providers so that they can provide the benefits of two-factor credential fusion for the web sites of their customers; but that may take time. In the meantime, if you are a security-conscious web site owner who wants to be ahead of the game, you can get a license for your particular web site using the streamlined licensing process described below.
Streamlined licensing is available for
- small sites with up to 1,000 users, for a one-time license fee of $100;
- medium sites with up to 10,000 users, for a one-time license fee of $1,000; and
- large sites with up to 100,000 users, for a one-time license fee of $10,000;
and you can obtain the license as follows.
- Write to us through the contact form, telling us your name and email address, the domain name and size of your site, and whether you would like to pay the license fee by Zelle, check, or credit card.
- We will then create a “DocuSign envelope”, which is a type of workflow document that DocuSign routes by email to participants in a business process.
- The document will first be routed to Francisco Corella, CEO of Pomcor, who will apply a “DocuSign eSignature” to a license offer.
- The document will then be routed to you. You can then add a “DocuSign eSignature” accepting the offer, and pay the license fee.
- The document will finally be routed again to Francisco Corella, who will add a “DocuSign eSignature” granting the license, after receiving the license fee.
- The completed document with all three eSignatures will be sent to you and to Francisco Corella, and will be kept by DocuSign in its own storage, where it will be available as evidence that you have been granted the license.
The following are examples of completed documents, created for demonstration only:
- Payment by Zelle: Licensing of US patent 9,887,989 to a site having up to 100,000 users, with payment of the $10,000 license fee by Zelle.
- Payment by check: Licensing of US patent 9,887,989 to a site having up to 10,000 users, with payment of the $1,000 license fee by check.
- Payment by credit card: Licensing of US patent 9,887,989 to a site having up to 1,000 users, with payment of the $100 license fee by credit card.
- General information about cryptographic authentication can be found in the Cryptographic Authentication page of this site.