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API Reference


Boku Identity offers a range of APIs for you incorporate into your customer journeys to improve customer experience, reduce friction and improve security. Please read the product descriptions below to get started and find out what interests you the most.

Boku offers the industry’s only truly global, privacy-by-design APIs that still provide deterministic signals of potentially fraudulent activities. Why is this so important? Because we’re saving you engineering resources. You’ll never have to update your integration due to changes in regulation around data privacy, which varies from country to country. You won’t have to create different logic for outputs in different countries. And you’ll be able to maintain better compliance with your data privacy officers.

Boku Authenticate will protect you against account takeovers (ATOs) that target your customer’s phone number by streamlining your methods for verifying mobile number possession. Instead of sending one-time passcodes (OTPs) that can be stolen or forcing users to implement complicated app based solutions, Boku Authenticate will verify mobile number possession directly on the device by using its built-in connectivity to the mobile operators’ wireless network.

Boku Match will allow you to prevent bots or people from signing up to your service with fake information. Make sure each registration is genuine user data with Boku Match. Boku Match will verify a user’s name, address, and most importantly – phone number. The data passed to us will be validated by a carrier or authoritative source for accuracy. This enables a 2-factor id verification process that is both simple and instantaneous.

Boku Match offers a low cost, preliminary measure for screening out dubious customer accounts.

If you are having problem with SIM cards being swapped or ported without user consent, SIM Change Detect will help. Boku Detect will help identify suspicious phone numbers that may either be fraudulent or compromised. Has the phone number recently been reassigned to a new SIM? Is the phone number a virtual number or a forwarded number? Detect is there to help you determine whether the number is sufficiently reliable and trustworthy before using it.

Not all phone numbers are equal. Some go to Mobiles, some go to landlines, some go to Skype or VOIP services. VOIP services and disposable numbers could indicate that the person is trying to sign up using disposable information and is likely not going to be genuine. Check each number with Boku Line Type to make sure.

Did you know that phone numbers aren't disposable? They are a finite resources and when one is disconnected it will be recycled back into the pool. Unsure if that user from 6 months ago is trying to log back in, or if it's the new owner of the number trying to register for the first time? Try Boku Reassigned Number to check.

Updated 10 months ago

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