API & Documentation
Use IDnow´s APIs to create identifications and retrieve their results. We provide a wide variety of technical options below.
The APIs follow the flow of data during the identification process.
Download the PDF documentation for our APIs.
Use the User Details API to pass information about the user to IDnow. For the identification process, IDnow needs information about the user that should be identified. This information consists of personal details from the application of the user as well as email and mobile phone in order to contact the user. Use the Results API to access the results of the identification process. You can access the results in a manual or automatic/programmatic way.
Ways to start the identification process:
REST API Static link to IDnow-hosted web form GET Request
Ways to retrieve the identification result:
REST API SFTP API SFTP client S/MIME e-mail e-mail with encrypted attachment secure download portal
Sample result data
Have a look at these data samples that demonstrate what kind of data you will get from IDnow as identification result.
ZIP result example
By default you will receive the identification result in ZIP file format including all attachments: PDF summary, JSON/XML data object, images of the user and ID document and audio recording.