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Biometric Verification

Add biometrics to your identity verification

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Over 200 of our customers have added biometric verification to their document verification, with definitive results. Drivy worked with us to include biometric verification in their flow, and saw a 22% decrease in theft attempts.

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Add biometrics to your identity verification

Protect against stolen IDs and impersonation.

Why is biometric verification so effective? Well, let’s say you’ve verified a document. You need Onfido’s biometric technology to verify that the document truly belongs to the person making the transaction. So biometrics adds a layer of protection against stolen IDs and impersonation attacks.

And it’s a simple task for your users. All they need to do is take a selfie or a short video. Using advanced facial scanning, Onfido then compares their facial biometrics to the photo on the ID, and generates a score based on the similarity of the faces.

Onfido Selfie

Minimize customer friction

Minimize customer friction. Catch stolen IDs.

It’s a simple step in your UX. After your user submits the ID, Onfido guides the user to help them take the clearest selfie possible.

Onfido verifies that the selfie is a live photo, and compares it to the photo in the identity document. Seconds later, we calculate a score based on how similar the two faces are.

Not alike enough? We alert you to the possibility of impersonation fraud. But too alike? That could indicate a spoof attempt to pass off a photo of the ID as a selfie. We catch both in one step.

Onfido Selfie doesn’t just smooth the user journey. It also protects against a wide range of fraud attack vectors, including:

So you’ll have the assurance you need that the person who owns the ID really is the person submitting it.

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  • Uploading a photo from the web
  • A screenshot
  • Photo of the photo in the ID document
  • Photo of a printed photo
  • Photo of a digital screen
  • Uploading a digitally tampered selfie
  • Photo of a digitally tampered selfie
  • 2D mask or a printout with eyeholes

Onfido Liveness

Onfido Liveness

Add the next layer of security: video liveness.

Increased reward means increased incentive for fraud. For high value products, high risk users or highly regulated geographies, you need the next level of protection.

That’s where Onfido Liveness comes in. It deflects the same attack vectors as Selfie, with additional coverage for new, sophisticated fraud techniques—from spoof selfies to deep fake videos, 2D to 3D latex masks.

Onfido prompts the user to take a short video on their phone, guiding them to perform a movement and say three randomly generated numbers.

It only takes a few seconds. It’s just two simple actions. But behind the scenes, Onfido Liveness:

Advanced fraud defense

Combines advanced fraud defense techniques including motion tracking, lip sync and texture analysis.

Maximum security

Offers over 4,000 combinations of randomized actions, so fraudsters can’t cheat the system with pre-recorded videos.

Maximum scalability

Uses hybrid machine learning technology for maximum scalability, accuracy and speed.

Advanced algorithms

Advanced algorithms comb through the video, assessing whether the user is there in person, and comparing their face to the photo on the ID.

Onfido Liveness isn’t just robust. It’s also user-friendly. It’s language agnostic, for the best global user experience. Plus, real-time face detection and head tracking provide instant user feedback—so you can see more successful recordings and higher pass rates.

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"We chose to use Liveness because it adds a certain level of trustworthiness to the data we consume"

Djoeri Timessen

Chief Product Officer, Bunq

How is Onfido’s Biometric Verification different?

Onfido’s API gives you maximum flexibility to match your risk appetite. You can decide on a per user basis which verification type to use. So, faced with a user from a high risk region, you might choose Liveness. But for lower risk transactions, you could specify Selfie. Minimize friction or maximize security—it’s all about your needs.

Onfido Liveness

Onfido Liveness

Onfido Liveness can outperform live-video calls in matching faces, detecting liveness, reducing bias and increasing consistency.

Super recognizers

Super recognizers

Onfido uses super recognizers. These are the 1% of humans that can match faces with an accuracy rate of 98%. The rest of us? We can only match 50%. Because they’re the best humans in the world at it, super recognizers make our tech—and your results—better. They review cases where our AI can’t return a conclusive result, and train our algorithms to make them even better.

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