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Available API operations

Powerful biometric tools at your fingertips

BioID Web Services (BWS) includes several powerful biometric API operations.


Enroll

Adds a person into storage, by calculating and storing a biometric template for each trait (face and/or voice) represented by the given samples.

Applications:

  • Used in combination with the "verify" and "identify" operations

 

Verify

Performs a one-to-one comparison to verify a person is who he or she claims to be. This method supports optional live detection for face, to identify photo replay attacks. It also provides useful error information such as when no face or more than one face is detected.

Applications:

  • Biometric authentication
  • User presence check / online session control
  • Transaction authorization

 

Identify

Performs a one-to-many comparison to identify the persons that most closely match a given sample. This method supports optional live detection for face, to identify photo replay attacks. It also provides useful error information such as when no face or more than one face is detected. "Identify" operation is available only if specified in your service agreement.

Applications:

  • Ticketless check-in (trade shows, airline boarding, ships, hotels)
  • Blacklist detection
  • Detection of multiple registration attempts by the same person
  • Face or voice similarity search for celebrity matching, online dating, or model and casting search
  • Photo tagging

 

Quality check

Performs a rigorous quality check on face images according to international standards including ICAO 9303, ISO/IEC 19794-5:2005 and ISO/IEC 29794-5:2010. These quality standards were initially created for biometric passports, but apply to any situation where photos will be used for biometric verification or identification, or where it is important that the person in the photo is recognizable. Includes checks for photo size and cropping, head position, head rotation, eyes and irides visible, only one person in photo, gaze direction, and lighting.

Applications:

  • Creating or verifying photos for biometric passports, visas, national ID cards, driver's licenses, and other legal identity documents
  • Creating or verifying photos for biometric access control systems
  • Creating good-quality images such as for student IDs, company identity badges, or membership cards for fitness centers

 

Delete

Removes a person from storage, such as when a user account is deleted.

Applications:

  • Used for maintenance in combination with other operations

 

Status

Provides information about the deployment of the BWS installation that has been queried for status. This includes its product version and the complete deployment label, a list of the deployed service instances and of the available storages, together with the enabled features.

´╗┐´╗┐Applications:

  • Used for maintenance in combination with other operations