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The contents of a Trades Wallet are 'authenticated' by an administrator, assigned by the organization who owns and/or manages a Trades Wallet, in the following ways:
Profile Picture is verified with Government ID
A 'Profile Picture' is one of the most important means of authentication within Trades Wallet, used to confirm that the Trades Wallet being presented belongs to the Wallet holder in question.
A Wallet holder can create a profile picture directly from within the 'Self Service' app, as described below, OR by visiting their Trades Wallet provider in person.
Via the Self Service app
When accessing the 'Self Service' app for the first time, a Wallet holder will first be required to create a 'Profile Picture' for their Wallet.
This initial profile submission will also require the Wallet holder to submit a picture of a valid piece of photo ID. This ID will be used by an administrator, assigned by the organization who owns the Wallet, to compare against the profile picture submitted in order to validate the Wallet profile.
NOTE: The type of ID required is at the discretion of the Union or organization who owns the Trades Wallet. Once confirmed, the ID is purged from the Trades Wallet system.
For more information about 'Profile Pictures' and how they are validated by an administrator, click HERE.
When a Wallet holder earns a new 'Card' or certification, photos of the physical credential earned can be uploaded via the 'Self Service' app for inclusion within a Trades Wallet profile.
Prior to a 'Public Card' being made available within a relevant Wallet, an administrator, assigned by the Union or organization that owns the Trades Wallet, must first review the image(s) and approve their origin and authenticity. Until approved, the card(s) will not be available within the Wallet.
Wallet holders can review the status of their Card submissions via the 'Submissions' tab of their Self Service app.
For more information about authenticating credentials within a Wallet, click HERE.
Once a 'Public Card' or certification has been approved within a Wallet, the entry will be automatically be associated with an 'Acceptance' record attributed to the owning organization.
Each time the 'Card' or certification is viewed by an organization within the Trades Wallet Community, an 'Acceptance' entry will be automatically associated, indicating that the organization has reviewed the credential and accepted it as 'valid'.