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Release notes

Quarterly SDK

04.05.22

Platform Version
iOS 25.0.0
Android 12.0.0
Web 8.0.0

New features

 NFC verification

The SDK now supports NFC data extraction from documents such as ePassports to verify document and biometric data. Benefits include:

  • fast turnaround with 100% accurate results returned in under 15 seconds
  • automation with no compromise on fraud detection
  • over 95% pass rate on successful scans
  • friction free user experience with the user tapping their phone on their identity document and receiving instant confirmation of a successful scan

Please get in touch to find out more about our list of supported NFC documents.

Platform iOS, Android
Release type Beta
Product Document Verification, Selfie, Auto Selfie

Device integrity

The SDK can now use passive device signals to analyse device integrity and detect whether it has been compromised, including device component spoofing, SDK token misuse and SDK false parameters, without any additional user friction. Benefits include:

  • additional fraud detection with no user friction
  • non-document and non-biometrics signals to capture sophisticated fraud that may otherwise be missed
Platform iOS, Android
Release type Beta
Product Applicant Fraud

Please get in touch to enable this for your account.

IP and geolocation

The SDK can now gather and analyse IP attributes and geolocation information to detect additional fraud, including malicious traffic, risky IP's, and bot traffic, without any additional user friction. Benefits include:

  • additional fraud detection with no user friction
  • non-document and non-biometrics signal to capture sophisticated fraud that may otherwise be missed
Platform iOS, Android
Release type Beta
Product Applicant Fraud

Please get in touch to enable this for your account.

Improvements

Barcode detection

First-time barcode capture success improves from <80% to approximately 95% for US and Canadian driver's licenses. The update:

  • improves user experience through better detection accuracy and reduction in the number of false warnings
  • positively impacts pass rate through an increase in extraction accuracy
  • improves FAR metrics resulting in better fraud mitigation due to the better extraction accuracy and fraud detection
Platform iOS, Android
Release type General Availability
Product Document Verification

MRZ readability

First-time MRZ capture success improves from <80% to approximately 95% for passports. The update:

  • improves user experience through better detection accuracy and reduction in the number of false warnings
  • positively impacts pass rate through an increase in extraction accuracy
  • improves FAR metrics resulting in better fraud mitigation due to the better extraction accuracy and fraud detection
Platform iOS, Android
Release type General Availability
Product Document Verification

Accessibility

The Onfido SDK is now WCAG accredited ensuring a more accessible user onboarding experience for all end users. We have:

  • designed and optimised the SDK to work with the latest assistive technologies such as screen readers
  • implemented a unique document and face capture experience, including real-time interaction and feedback, to help visually impaired users successfully capture their images
Platform iOS, Android, Web
Release type General Availability

Other changes

US biometrics law compliance

US laws on biometric data continue to expand. To ensure compliance with these laws, and to take a privacy centric approach, Onfido requires end user consent from all US users that are submitting biometric data. The update:

  • makes the SDK consent screen a mandatory screen for all end users located in the US
  • removes the requirement to submit additional parameters on the API to confirm consent has been granted when using the Onfido SDK consent screen

If you want to verify end users based in the US, action needs to be taken to upgrade your integration to this SDK version. Onfido is unable to complete any checks without the necessary consents. For more information please see our implementation guide.

Platform iOS, Android, Web
Release type General Availability

Deprecations

Mobile tokens

Mobile tokens will be fully deprecated on October 24th 2022. Please upgrade your integration to use SDK tokens. We recommend you do this as soon as possible to also allow time to update your application.

Note: If you are on version 4.11.0 or below for Android, or 12.2.0 or below for iOS, you must upgrade to the latest SDK version in order to use SDK tokens.

Platform iOS, Android
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