V-ID’s 3 methods for validation

V-ID is a service that detects any unlawful manipulation of any digital file. In order to make files verifiable, they must be validated. V-ID’s validation process involves extracting the fingerprints of files and saving them in the blockchain. If a file is changed with just one byte, pixel, character or anything else, the fingerprint is changed and V-ID will detect it 100%.

It is crucial to have a secure validation method, because the key to confirm the authenticity of a file is to know the source.

V-ID offers 3 methods for validation:

Validation Service

V-ID staff members will do the actual validation for you on-site. If the client wishes, a V-ID-trained notary will be present as well to confirm ID’s and oversee the validation process.

Self-Validation

This method allows an employee of the issuing organization to validate files at any time. First, an employee of the publishing organization is appointed to become a Validator. This person’s identity is established on site by a V-ID agent and V-ID-appointed notary. After V-ID has created the Validator’s profile on the platform, he or she is able to log in at a Validation Terminal. The Validation Terminal has a user friendly interface, where files that need to be validated can simply be submitted by dragging and dropping.

Bridge Validation

This validation method is a server-to-server process. The V-ID API extracts the fingerprint of a file from the code that the company software uses to create that file. This means that, for example, in the case of a typical dynamically generated PDF file, the V-ID API does not need to handle the file itself to still be able to validate the file. This validation process is completely non-intrusive to the normal workflow at the company.

Verification

After a file is validated, one part of the V-ID security process is done. The other side of V-ID’s mission to secure our digital world, is Verification. This is where files can be checked for authenticity.

This live demo shows how fast and easy V-ID file verification works. As you can see, a validated file can be verified in 5 seconds by any recipient with internet access.

V-ID file verification live demonstration

If you want to read more about V-ID’s mission to empower innovation by securing digital assets, see this article.

Find out how V-ID can work for your business by visiting v-id.org.