Privacy and your NFID

Privacy is built in from the beginning, from the moment you create your NFID to every time you use it to sign in. Here are a few things to know so you can be even more secure.

What is an Anonymous Profile?

Anonymous Profiles are a service that let you create unique, random profiles to use with apps and websites so your main profile can stay private. It’s built in to Sign in with NFID.

How Anonymous Profiles work

When signing in to an app or website with an Anonymous Profile, a unique, random identity is automatically created to sign in with. It will not have a profile picture, username, or activity associated with it.

If you create an account with an app or visit a website that supports Sign in with NFID, you can choose to share your profile information, if you're familiar with the app or website, or hide it, if you'd prefer more privacy. If you choose the Anonymous Profile option, only the app or website you created the account with will have this random identity. Learn more about Sign in with NFID.

Recommendations on staying private

As a user of Web3 and a participant in blockchain networks, it's essential to prioritize your privacy and safeguard your personal information. When Anonymous Profiles aren’t enough, use new email addresses to create new NFID Accounts.

Just as it’s recommended to have separate email addresses for your different online activities, we recommend you set up separate NFID Accounts dedicated to separate Web3 activities:

  • Use privacy-preserving email providers like Proton Mail (proton.me).
  • Create an anonymous email for your anonymous identity (activity you want nobody associating to you, and you should never share with anyone that you own this account).
  • Create additional anonymous emails for additional anonymous identities.
  • Create a personal NFID Account with your personal email for your personal identity (activity you don’t mind everyone knowing about).
  • Create an employer-specific NFID Account with your employer-provided email (activity you don’t mind your coworkers knowing about).

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