Scanning Basic

Instantly scan an identity document for validation purposes. You can also match your customer to the document and have the document details returned to your application.

What is the difference between basic and enhanced?

Please see the table below for a list of features to decide which option fits your business best.

Feature

basic

enhanced

Data Extraction

yes

yes

Expiration Check

yes

yes

Age Check

yes

yes

Target Data Matching

yes

yes

Automatically Recognizes Document Type

no

yes

Automatically Recognizes Document Region

no

yes

Enhanced Security Checks

no

yes

Selfie Matching

no

yes

Expanded International Coverage

no

yes

post
DCAMSPLUS5.0

https://docs.idresponse.com/process/comprehensive/gateway
Send a POST request with target parameters along with the document image(s) to receive the verification result.
Request
Response
Request
Body Parameters
user
required
string
Your account's API username
pass
required
string
Your account's API password
service
required
string
The service name (DCAMSPLUS5.0)
rules
optional
string
The rule set name (if left empty then the base rule set will be used)
reference
optional
string
A unique identifier for your customer
target
required
object
The individual being sent for verification
fn
optional
string
The target's first name
ln
optional
object
The target's last name
addr
optional
string
The target's street address (line 1 and line 2)
city
optional
string
the target's city
state
optional
string
The target's state
zip
optional
string
The target's zip
dob
optional
string
The target's Date of Birth (YYYYMMDD format)
license
required
object
The target's document images and other parameters.This is not required if you send the passport object
front
required
string
The target's front document image
back
optional
string
The target's back document image
state
optional
string
The document's state.Only applicable for US documents. If included it can speed up processing times.
region
optional
string
The document's region. If this is left empty then United States will be assumed. To verify a document outside of the United States you must include this attribute. Acceptable values are:Asia Australia Africa Canada Europe Oceania South America United States
passport
required
object
The target's passport image.Only required if you are not sending the license object
age
required
string
The age to check (must be sent like "age+" i.e. "18+", "21+" etc.)
test_key
optional
string
The test key value that you are using to test
Response
200: OK
Transaction processed and result returned
{
"output": {
"documents": { //this is the test case data in the system. So, when you use the test_key dcams_pass this si what will be returned.
"FirstName": "LOUISA",
"LastName": "SAMPLE",
"MiddleName": "ANNA",
"Address": "109 S FOSTER RD",
"City": "BATON ROUGE",
"State": "LA",
"Zip": "70808",
"DateOfBirth": "19720629",
"Height": "5-08",
"Sex": "F",
"EyeColor": "BRN",
"DocumentNumber": "003009381",
"IssueDate": "20140714",
"ExpirationDate": "20300629",
"CountryCode": "USA", // (ISO Alpha 2 or 3)
"DocumentType": "DRIVERS LICENSE", // other values are PASSPORT, IDENTITY CARD and UNKNOWN
"Confidence": 100
}
},
"meta": {
"confirmation": 96095474,
"reference": "12345",
"service": "DCAMSPLUS5.0",
"timestamp": "2020-07-08 14:49:19",
"company": "Company ABC, Inc.",
},
"result": {
"action": "PASS",
"detail": "ALL CHECKS PASSED",
"issues": []
}
}

Sample Request Body

{
"user": "[email protected]",
"pass": "PASSWORD",
"service": "DCAMSPLUS5.0",
"reference": "12345",
"rules": "additional matching rules",
"target": {
"license": { // this object will accept any identity document except a passport i.e. driving license or identity card.
"front": "base64 encoded image file",
"back": "base64 encoded image file",
"state": "CT",
"region": "United States"
},
"passport":{
"front": "base64 encoded image file"
},
"age": "21+",
"fn": "John",
"ln": "Smith",
"dob": "19870621",
"test_key": "dcams_pass"
}
}

If you send both the license and passport objects the system will prefer the license and ignore the passport.If you want to verify a passport please remove the license object and only send the passport object.

Test Keys

Use the test_key attribute to test the service. When the test_key is provided the system will return a known canned response (regardless of the image submitted) and these transactions are free of charge.

test_key

description

dcams_pass

Will return a PASS action result

dcams_fail_expired

Will return a FAIL action result

If you are using one of the matching rule sets and want to force a REVIEW then use the dcams_pass case and change the input target attributes to something other than the target returned.

For example, the test case's first name is LOUISA, so to get a FIRST NAME DOES NOT MATCH THE DOCUMENT issue just change the target's first name to something other than LOUISA.

Action and Detail Responses

The following are all values that will be returned in the result object of the response.

action

detail

description

FAIL

DOCUMENT NOT VALID

We can not detect the image as a valid identity document

FAIL

DOCUMENT NOT VERIFIED

We have detected an identity document, but the confidence level is below the threshold

FAIL

DOCUMENT IS EXPIRED

The document's expiration date is in the past

FAIL

DOCUMENT AGE CHECK FAILED

The Date of Birth on the document does not meet the minimum age requirement

REVIEW

TRANSACTION REQUIRES FURTHER ATTENTION

One of the matching rules was not met (this only happens when using an additional rule set)

PASS

ALL CHECKS PASSED

The document is valid, is not expired, the Date of Birth meets the minimum age requirement and additional matching rules all passed.

Issues Responses

When a transaction returns as REVIEW then there will be a list of issues. This list can include any of the below values. For this service the REVIEW action will only return if you are not using the base rule set.

Issue

Description

FIRST NAME DOES NOT MATCH THE DOCUMENT

The target's first name does not match the first name discovered on the document

LAST NAME DOES NOT MATCH THE DOCUMENT

The target's last name does not match the last name discovered on the document

DOB DOES NOT MATCH THE DOCUMENT

The target's DOB does not match the DOB discovered on the document

ADDRESS DOES NOT MATCH THE DOCUMENT

The target's address does not match the address discovered on the document

STATE DOES NOT MATCH THE DOCUMENT

The target's state does not match the state discovered on the document

Rules

DCAMSPLUS5.0 will process with the default base ruleset unless a below rule set value is supplied:

The base ruleset will return a PASS when:

  • The document is valid

  • The document is not expired

  • The Date of Birth on the document meets the age requirement

The base ruleset will return a REVIEW when:

  • The base rule set is not used

  • One or more of the target attributes do not match the document.

The base ruleset will return a FAIL when:

  • The document is not valid

  • The document is expired

  • The Date of Birth on the document does not meet the age requirement

Additional Rule Sets

You can set a new rule set.

Rule Set Name

Description

DCAMS5_0_RuleSet_NAME_DOB

Base Ruleset + Name and DOB on target must match the document

DCAMS5_0_RuleSet_NAME

Base Ruleset + Name on target must match the document

DCAMS5_0_RuleSet_NAME_ADDR

Base Ruleset + Name and Address on target must match the document

DCAMS5_0_RuleSet_NAME_STATE

Base Ruleset + Name and State on target must match the document

DCAMS5_0_RuleSet_NAME_STATE_DOB

Base Ruleset + Name, State and Date of Birth on target must match the document

DCAMS5_0_RuleSet_NAME_ADDR_DOB

Base Ruleset + Name, Address and Date of Birth on target must match the document

If you do not see a rule set that you would like to use -- please just ask. We can always create a new rule set for your business purpose.

Helpful Information

  • The total payload may not exceed 10 MB in size.

  • The minimum image size is 400 pixels on each side of the document

  • For the best results ensure:

    • The image is not blurry

    • There is no glare

    • The document takes up at least 80% of the image

    • The edges are not cut off

    • The document is on a flat surface