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Common questions from Fortmatic developers
What’s the difference between Magic and Fortmatic?
Magic and Fortmatic can be thought of as two different ways to onboard users to your decentralized application. Both use the same underlying Delegated Key Management architecture developed by Fortmatic. Key differences include the authentication, UI, user space and blockchain support. Authentication - Fortmatic onboards users with email/phone number + password. Magic onboards users with just their email and is completely passwordless. UI - Fortmatic comes with the default widget, w
Where are users' private keys held?
We've adopted an architecture called Delegated Key Management, where keys are generated on the client-side and encrypted directly with AWS KMS through Cognito, without Fortmatic ever seeing the private key at any part of the flow. You can read more about it in our more comprehensive security blog post! https://medium.com/fortmatic/security-infrastructure-at-fortmatic-4a95c3688997
Will Fortmatic be maintained?
Fortmatic will continue to be maintained and improved. We are committed and focused on providing the best developer and end-user experience for both products.
Rate Limit Exceeded error
Fortmatic imposes a rate limit on API keys of 720 requests per minute. This is to ensure that not one developer takes up the entire quota from other developers. One way to bypass this is to switch to your own custom node provider.