Cogito is an open-source identity management system. For a quick introduction, visit cogito.mobi or watch an introduction video. You may want to start by following the Tutorial or by browsing through the rest of this documentation.
Use Cogito to identify the users on your website. Each user presents its own unique identifier, without the need for a username & password combo. Cogito identities are backed by a cryptographic private-public keypair. The private keys remain safely on the phones of your users.
Enable end-to-end encryption between the user of your website without having to worry about key management. The private keys are safely stored on the phones of your users.
Allow your users to interact with smart contracts on an Ethereum blockchain. The cryptographic signatures that are required are generated by Cogito.
We also provide convenience components for React based web apps.
More information about the individual components can be found in the Components section of the documentation.
Web apps communicate with the Cogito mobile app through an end-to-end encrypted communication channel called Telepath. Web apps can also choose to interact with Ethereum contracts using the well-known web3.js api.
The following overview illustrates how Telepath is used throughout all the packages and the demo app.
Cogito is still very much a work in progress. If you'd like to contribute, then you're more than welcome to. Our source code lives on GitHub. We wrote a guide to help you get started on your first contribution.
If you need any help, feel free to reach out on the #cogito channel on Slack.