Acuant GovID

Overview

Acuant’s Trusted Identity Platform was built to address the growing challenges of fraud and evolving security concerns in our increasingly digital economy. Simply put, Acuant’s fast, accurate and scalable identity verification provides the best solutions to get you the best customers. For over 20 years, Acuant has processed millions of trusted transactions daily in 196+ countries.

Country support

196+ countries (see your Solutions Architect for specific details)

Available input attributes

Front/Back of GovID (jpg)
Selfie (jpg)
DOB
Document ID
Full Name

Assertion List

Assertion Name

Definition

test.documentClassified

A check to ensure the images are of a recognizable/supported Acuant document type.

test.allowableDocument

A check to ensure the document type is an "allowable" type (see table in next section).

test.documentAuthenticated

A check which uses Acuant's proprietary algorithm to ensure the identified document type is a valid, unmodified Government-issued identification card.

test.facialPhotosMatch

Ensures the selfie provided matches the headshot from the front-of-document (a biometric match).

test.possibleFraud

Uses a proprietary Acuant algorithm to determine if the front of document appears to be fraudulent (ex. modifications, picture-of-a-screen, unexpected printing pattern)

test.selfieLiveness

Ensures the selfie taken is of a live face (not a picture-of-picture, printed paper or a mask)

test.expired

Checks if the expiration date on the document is before today. If there is no expiration date, this assertion will be PASS or UNVERIFIED.

link.dob_idCard
link.dob_passport
link.dob_driversLicense

Checks if the DOB provided matches the DOB on the document

link.fullName_passport
link.fullName_driversLicense
link.fullName_idCard

Checks if the full name provided matches the full name on the document (fuzzy match available).

Note: We can match first name, multiple first names, and first-part of multiple first name

ex. Bobby-Joe Aiken can match as Bobby Aiken or Bobby-Joe Aiken.

link.lastName_passport
link.lastName_idCard
link.lastName_driversLicense

Checks if the last name provided matches the DOB on the document (fuzzy match available)

link.passportNumber_passport
test.driversLicenseNumberMatchesDriversLicense
link.idCardNumber_idCard

Checks if the document number provided matches the number on the document

test.2DBarcodeReadable
test.2DBarcodeContentCheck

Checks to ensure 2d barcode was extracted correctly

test.documentDOBValid
test.documentIssuingStateValid
test.documentIssueDateValid
test.documentExpirationDateValid

Data quality checks to ensure basic things like the DOB is not in the future or < 1900

test.documentVisiblePatternsCheck

Check to ensure at least 1 security feature was detectable on the document

test.documentFacialPhotoCheck

Check to ensure a headshot exists and was extracted correctly off the document

test.overallDocumentCrosscheck test.documentExpirationDateCrosscheck
test.documentDOBCrosscheck
test.documentIssueDateCrosscheck
test.documentSexCrosscheck
test.documentNumberCrosscheck
test.documentFullNameCrosscheck

Checks to ensure the data found in the 2d barcode exactly match data displayed in plain-text on the document (ID card / license only)

test.compositeMRZcheck
test.documentDOBMRZCheck
test.documentNumberMRZCheck
test.documentExpirationDateMRZCheck
test.documentPersonalNumberMRZCheck

Checks to ensure the data found in the MRZ exactly match data displayed in plain-text on the document (passport only)

link.selfie_govID

Highest order / compound assertion which ensures all of the assertions below are PASS:

  • test.documentAuthenticated
  • test.facialPhotosMatch

test.physicalDocumentPresence

(Deprecated - superseded by test.possibleFraud) Ensures the image is of a live physical document (eg. not a picture-of-a-picture or an unexpected printed version of a document)

test.barcodeUnmodified

(Deprecated - superseded by test.possibleFraud) Ensures the barcode on back-of-document (or MRZ for passport) is not modified

test.documentPortraitUnmodified

(Deprecated - superseded by test.possibleFraud) Ensures the headshot on the front-of-document is not modified

test.photoPrinting

(Deprecated - superseded by test.possibleFraud) Ensures the printing technique matches the expected technique for the respective document

Allowable Document Types (test.allowableDocument definition)

Document Type

Allowable for License

Allowable for ID Card

Allowable for Passport

Unknown

Passport

Yes

Visa

Yes

Drivers License

Yes

Yes

Identification Card

Yes

Yes

Permit

Yes

Currency

Residence Document

Yes

Travel Document

Yes

Birth Certificate

Vehicle Registration

Other

Weapon License

Tribal Identification

Voter Identification

Yes

Military

Yes

Consular Identification

Yes

Acquired Attributes

Name (JSON)

Definition

acquiredDOB

DOB from the document:
month
year
day

acquiredFullName

Full name from the document:
fname
lname
mname

acquiredPassportIssueDate
acquiredDriversLicenseIssueDate
acquiredIDCardIssueDate

Issue date from the document:
month
year
day

acquiredPassportNumber
acquiredDriversLicenseNumber
acquiredIDCardNumber

Unique Document Number from the document

acquiredNationality

India

acuantDocumentAuthenticationStatus

Acuants overall document status

acuantFaceMatchScore

Closeness score from Acuant (above 75 is considered good)

documentSeries

Document type identifier (ex. licenses are often a year, ePassport, Z5)

documentIssueType

Document type (Passport, license, voter id card etc.). Speak to your solutions architect if you need a full list

gender

Gender listed on document

govIDCountry

Issuing country for the document

keesingCode

Keesing code of the document

lastNameMatchRatio
fullNameMatchRatio

Percentage-closeness the provided fullname matches the fullname on the document (0-100 % of the fuzzy match result)

passportNumberMatchRatio
driversLicenseNumberMatchRatio

Percentage-closeness the provided document # matches the id on the document (0-100 % of the fuzzy match result)

imageFrontSharpness
imageFrontGlare

Glare/Blur ratings from the front/back images (above 50 is good)

placeOfBirth

Place of birth listed on document (Passport only)

suggestedActions

Actions a user can take to improve their chances at passing (typically only appear if a user failed document validation)