Nov 13, 2013 By Yo
LaunchKey originally stemmed from an idea at Startup Weekend in mid 2012 involving multi-person authentication. Some uses would be sharing content with someone else that should only be accessed with that other person present, or multiple people being able to sign off on a single transaction. We thought it was similar to the often-depicted "Two Man Rule" used when launching nuclear missiles with two separate launch keys, thus came the name, LaunchKey. Today, we call this feature group authentication.
In a fun little side project in honor of Movember, a movement during the month of November to increase awareness for men's health, we've built Share Stash. True to the original idea, it allows multiple people to authenticate, in this case to a shared "stash" of images. Using a technology called TogetherJS from Mozilla, two separate users are able to share a single browser session. Once both log in with their LaunchKey credentials, they'll be brought to a stash that is shared only by them. There is no need to create accounts, every combination of LaunchKey users has their own unique stash.
Share Stash is a great example of LaunchKey's unique capability to secure data with multiple individuals, and yet another example of how flexible the LaunchKey platform can be. Please check it out and let us know what you think!