In the ecosystem of the Gateway Protocol, 'users' typically refer to individual participants who interact with the system. These users form the elemental building blocks of the network, most commonly serving as the owners of Personal Data Accounts (PDAs). However, their roles can be versatile, extending to functions such as issuers and verifiers within the protocol.
As a user, Gateway ID enables you to consolidate multiple digital identifiers into a single, cohesive identity, streamlining your digital footprint and amplifying your control over various platforms and interactions.
The digital identifiers you associate with your Gateway ID function as 'reception channels' for Personal Data Accounts (PDAs). For example, if you've linked the email address [email protected] to your Gateway ID, any PDA sent to that email will automatically be routed to your central Gateway ID. Refer to the diagram below for a visual representation of how a typical issuance process may unfold.
Beyond serving as PDA reception channels, these digital identifiers also streamline your access to Gateway ID. You can effortlessly authenticate yourself using any of the linked accounts, instantly granting you entry into your unified Gateway ID environment.
The same identifier cannot be used among 2 accounts. Eg. I cannot use [email protected] for two GatewayID’s.
Remember: the PDAs are always associated with the GatewayID and do not migrate regardless of how it was received. You can move the digital identifier from one account to another, but the PDAs DO NOT transfer with it.
Consolidating all your digital identifiers into a single account offers the distinct advantage of streamlining your digital footprint, thereby providing you with centralized control and greater ease of management.
This is the current list of digital identifiers you can add to your GatewayID. This list is growing consistently and will soon be made open source for you to add any identifier you want.
As your principal interface for blockchain and web3 interactions, our protocol seamlessly supports Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and Solana Virtual Machine (SVM) wallets.
If your network requires a different solution, we invite you to contact us. We're eager to collaborate on integrating your native wallet system to expand our interoperability.
EVM wallets serve as indispensable tools for interacting with the Ethereum blockchain as well as other EVM-compatible networks like Binance Smart Chain, Polygon, and Avalanche. Currently, the protocol supports most EVM wallet providers as per Rainbow Kit. To get your first EVM wallet, you can get started here.
SVM wallets are your gateway to the high-performance world of the Solana blockchain. The protocol currently supports the following providers:
If you do not have a Solana wallet, check this out.
No wallet? No worries! You can effortlessly initiate your Gateway ID using any email address you choose. To confirm your ownership, we'll send you a verification code to input. Similar to wallet-based initialization, a Gateway ID might have already been created on your behalf if an issuer sent a PDA to your email address.
You'll gain immediate access once you connect your email and find any associated PDAs waiting for you. Feel free to expand your account by adding multiple other identifiers as you see fit.
We are looking to actively add Discord, Github, and Twitter to the list. Expect this in the next two months. If you would like to see any other identifiers added, please reach out to us.
Updated 2 months ago