What is GatePass?
GatePass is a Sign In method for member-sites.
What does member-sites mean?
Member-sites are websites that opted to use the GatePass member-authentication protocol.
What does single sign-in method across member-sites mean?
This means that among the member-sites, you just need to remember a single email address. This also means, that if you are a member of a hundred sites that are GatePass member-sites, you only need to remember one email address for all of them.
Do you share email addresses with the member sites?
GatePass values privacy greatly. With this, GatePass won't ever share your email address. Not even with member sites. This is what email-address privacy means.
What about with your advertisers?
Not even. GatePass even uses GatePass for member-authentication. We can't afford to share the email address of our main man. This simply means, all your email addresses remain with GatePass. And stranger still, specifically, only pages found at secure-gatepass.siteauth.net
have access to your email address. Everywhere else, we use a lots and lots of random numbers and letters to identify you (which we throw away once you Sign Out or close your browser).
Reminder: to be safe and to protect your GatePass account, only enter your email address when the webpage address begins with:
Authentication emails will also come from
How secure, then, is Gatepass?
Nothing is secure in the Internet. The only way to secure anything 100% is by pulling the plug. But with that thought, we have done our best to protect the data in our databases which you have given -- and that includes your email address.
So how about if I forgot my password? Can I ask GatePass to tell me what my forgotten password was?
If you may have noticed, we never mentioned passwords. This is because, with the latest iteration of GatePass, we have decided not to use passwords anymore, at least as much as we can. But if you want to use a password, it's an option for you. On Sign In, we will ask for your email address. We will then send your registered email address a link so you can proceed with the process. So no more crazy passwords to remember which you need to change every now and then. Added to that the requirements of some other websites to use this kind of P@ssw0rd.
So you won't share my email address. What about my name?
As for your name, the member-sites would need to know what your name is. You wouldn't find it funny if a member-site would start calling you as ID number 1234567 instead of your name, would you?
I have some more questions.
If you have more questions, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to answer you as soon as we can. And if your question happens to be something that many are also asking, we will post your question here and post our answer here, too.
Here's some more information.
GatePass is a project in constant development. Actually, GatePass is in its second incarnation. It has existed before but we thought of doing everything all over again, from scratch, so we could be more secure and serve you better.