WelcomerID - How it works

The presentation can be viewed at http://youtu.be/DNBmDIYwBRs

The presentation shows how a person creates a WelcomerID by establishing a connection between their devices and the WelcomerID. Some basic information is collected from the person and this is verified by referencing external sources directly.

First the devices of the person are checked.  At this time only email and SMS are available for checking but these will be expanded to include biometrics and other devices.

After these are checked, by sending codes and verifying that the codes were sent, the name, date of birth and physical home address of the person are entered.

These are verified against other records with other organisations.  In this example the phone book has been checked automatically. The other items require input from the person.

If the driver's licence is chosen the licence number, date of birth and name are all checked.

Once there is enough information checked the person is returned and asked if they wish to register with WelcomerID.  If they register their information will be retained for later use so that next time they need to identify themselves to another organisation they will not have to go through the same process.

The next section describes what happens "in the cloud".  When a person establishes a connection with their phone or email two persistent Welcomer objects are created in the cloud.  One is a connection to the organisation requesting verification and authentication and the other to the person's personal cloud WelcomerID.  If the person does not have one then one is created for them. The results of the checks with other organisations are stored - not the details.

If a person goes to another Welcomer enabled organisation then another persistent Welcomer object is created and there is another link to the person's own personal cloud. Information from the personal cloud can be supplied directly to the new organisation.

The Welcomer objects contain links and the rules associated with the data which is held in the databases to which the Welcomer objects connect.

The totality of Welcomer objects and the data about the person in the different databases define a person's personal cloud.