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NameScan API Reference v3

Welcome to the NameScan RESTful API. You can use our API to access NameScan functionalities.

The NameScan API is organised around REST. Our API has predictable, resource-oriented URLs, and uses HTTP response codes to indicate API errors. We use built-in HTTP features, such as HTTP authentication and HTTP verbs, which are understood by off-the-shelf HTTP clients. We support cross-origin resource sharing, allowing you to interact securely with our API from a client-side web application (though you should never expose your secret API key in any public website’s client-side code). JSON is returned by all API responses, including errors.

We have language bindings in cUrl, Ruby, and Python. You can view code examples in the dark area to the right, and you can switch the programming language of the examples with the tabs in the top right.

Old API References

This document is related to API 3.0. You can find old version documents if you use previous versions.

NameScan API Reference v1
NameScan API Reference v2

Authentication

Authenticate your account when using the API by including your secret or test API key in the request. You can manage your API keys in your profile. Your API keys carry many privileges, so be sure to keep them secret! Do not share your secret API keys in publicly accessible areas.

NameScan API expects for the API key to be included in all API requests to the server in a header that looks like the following:

api-key: your-api-key

All API requests must be made over HTTPS. Calls made over plain HTTP will fail. API requests without authentication will also fail.

Errors

NameScan uses conventional HTTP response codes to indicate the success or failure of an API request. In general, codes in the 2xx range indicate success, codes in the 4xx range indicate an error that failed given the information provided (e.g. a required parameter was omitted, etc) and codes in the 5xx range indicate an error with NameScans servers.

Error Codes

Status Description
200 - OK The request succeeded and the requested information is in the response. This is the most common status code to receive.
201 - Created The request resulted in a new resource being created before the response was sent.
204 - No Content The request has been successfully processed and the response is intentionally blank.
400 - Bad Request The request could not be understood by the server. Bad Request is sent when no other error is applicable, if the exact error is unknown or does not have its own error code.
401 - Unauthorized The requested resource requires authentication.
403 - Forbidden The server refuses to fulfill the request.
500 - Internal Server Error A generic error has occurred on the server.

In addition to the error code, the response always contains a message that describes the details of the error that occurred.

The “400 - Bad Request” response also always contains a ModelState that describes detail of incorrect or invalid sent parameter.

Emerald Scans

The Emerald scan API’s allow you to perform new person scan, perform new organisation scan and get sanction lists information. The monthly history is available via scan history API.

New Person Emerald Scan

Code samples

# You can also use wget
curl -X post https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/emerald \
     -H "api-key: your-api-key" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     -d "{'firstName':'john', 'lastName':'smith', 'dob':'1970', 'listType':'sanction' }"
POST https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/emerald HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json
api-key: your-api-key
<script>
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/emerald',
    method: 'post',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key'},
    data: {'name': 'john smith'},
    success: function(result) {
      console.log(JSON.stringify(result));
    }
  })
</script>
const request = require('node-fetch');
var data = {name: 'john smith'};
fetch('https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/emerald', {
    method: 'POST',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'},
    body: JSON.stringify(data)
})
.then(function(res) {
    return res.json();
}).then(function(body) {
    console.log(body);
});
require 'rest-client'
require 'json'

result = RestClient.post 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/emerald', ...

    # TODO

p = JSON.parse(result)
import requests

header = {'api-key': 'your-api-key', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'}
data = {'name': 'john smith'}
r = requests.post('https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/emerald',
    headers = header, json = data)

print r.json()
URL obj = new URL("https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/emerald");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) obj.openConnection();
con.setRequestMethod("POST");
con.setRequestProperty("api-key", "your api key");
con.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");

con.setDoInput(true);
con.setDoOutput(true);

DataOutputStream output = new DataOutputStream(con.getOutputStream());
String data = "{\"name\":\"John Smith\"}";
output.writeBytes(data);
output.flush();
output.close();

int responseCode = con.getResponseCode();
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(
    new InputStreamReader(con.getInputStream()));
String inputLine;
StringBuffer response = new StringBuffer();
while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
    response.append(inputLine);
}
in.close();
System.out.println(response.toString());

POST /api/v3/person-scans/emerald

Performs new person Emerald scan

Allows you to scan persons on Emerald lists by entering their information into the fields provided.

Parameters

Parameter In Type Required Description
param body personScanEmeraldParam true Person scan parameter, which includes person information to find. name or firstName/lastName is required. name can be full name or original script. gender can be male, female or empty. dob can be in dd/mm/yyyy or yyyy formats. listType can be pep or sanction. leave listType as empty to scan on all lists. use includedLists if you want to scan only over a specified sanction lists. use includedLists if you wish to scan against only specific sanction lists. If you wish to exclude particular sanction lists from your scan use excludedLists. Only one of the two lists can have a value and their value should be a comma separated id. Eg: UN, SDN etc.... matchRate is a percentage from 1-100, which indicates how closely the name being checked matches the name on the matching watchlist profile, with 1% being not close and 100% being very close.

Body parameter

{
  "name": "string",
  "firstName": "string",
  "middleName": "string",
  "lastName": "string",
  "gender": "string",
  "dob": "string",
  "country": "string",
  "listType": "string"
  "includedLists": "string"
  "excludedLists": "string"
  "matchRate": 0
}

Responses

Status Meaning Description
201 Created personScanEmeraldResult: contains information of matched persons.
400 Bad Request Bad request
401 Unauthorized Unauthorized
403 Forbidden Forbidden
500 Internal Server Error Internal Server Error

Response structure

{
  "date": "2017-07-29T12:06:08Z",
  "scanId": "string",
  "numberOfMatches": 0,
  "persons": [
    {
      "uid": "string",
      "updateAt": "string",
      "updateInfo": "string",
      "category": "string",
      "deceased": true,
      "deceasedDate": "string",
      "name": "string",
      "title": "string",
      "firstName": "string",
      "middleName": "string",
      "lastName": "string",
      "gender": "string",
      "originalScriptName": "string",
      "sortKeyName": "string",
      "datesOfBirth": [
        {
          "date": "string",
          "note": "string"
        }
      ],
      "placesOfBirth": [
        {
          "city": "string",
          "region": "string",
          "country": "string",
          "text": "string",
          "note": "string",
          "type": "string"
        }
      ],
      "referenceType": "string",
      "references": [
        {
          "name": "string",
          "since": "string",
          "to": "string",
          "idInList": "string"
        }
      ],
      "program": "string",
      "nationality": "string",
      "citizenship": "string",
      "address": "string",
      "addresses": [
        {
          "address1": "string",
          "address2": "string",
          "address3": "string",
          "city": "string",
          "region": "string",
          "postalCode": "string",
          "country": "string",
          "text": "string",
          "note": "string"
        }
      ],
      "places": [
        {
          "country": "string",
          "type": "string"
        }
      ],
      "otherNames": [
        {
          "title": "string",
          "name": "string",
          "firstName": "string",
          "middleName": "string",
          "lastName": "string",
          "type": "string"
        }
      ],
      "dates": [
        {
          "value": "string",
          "type": "string"
        }
      ],
      "roles": [
        {
          "title": "string",
          "category": "string",
          "since": "string",
          "to": "string",
          "type": "string"
        }
      ],
      "occupations": [
        "string"
      ],
      "father": "string",
      "mother": "string",
      "spouse": "string",
      "children": [
        "string"
      ],
      "siblings": [
        "string"
      ],
      "identities": [
        {
          "number": "string",
          "country": "string",
          "note": "string",
          "type": "string"
        }
      ],
      "contacts": [
        {
          "value": "string",
          "type": "string"
        }
      ],
      "images": [
        "string"
      ],
      "links": [
        {
          "url": "string",
          "type": "string"
        }
      ],
      "sources": [
        "string"
      ],
      "basis": "string",
      "summary": "string",
      "matchRate": 0
    }
  ]
}

New Organisation Emerald Scans

Code samples

# You can also use wget
curl -X post https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/emerald \
     -H "api-key: your-api-key" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     -d "{'name':'al-shabab' }"
POST https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/emerald HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json
api-key: your-api-key
<script>
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/emerald',
    method: 'post',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key'},
    data: {'name': 'al-shabab'},
    success: function(result) {
      console.log(JSON.stringify(result));
    }
  })
</script>
const request = require('node-fetch');
var data = {name: 'al-shabab'};
fetch('https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/emerald', {
    method: 'POST',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'},
    body: JSON.stringify(data)
})
.then(function(res) {
    return res.json();
}).then(function(body) {
    console.log(body);
});
require 'rest-client'
require 'json'

result = RestClient.post 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/emerald', ...

    # TODO

p = JSON.parse(result)
import requests

header = {'api-key': 'your-api-key', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'}
data = {'name': 'al-shabab'}
r = requests.post('https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/emerald',
    headers = header, json = data)

print r.json()
URL obj = new URL("https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/emerald");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) obj.openConnection();
con.setRequestMethod("POST");
con.setRequestProperty("api-key", "your api key");
con.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");

con.setDoInput(true);
con.setDoOutput(true);

DataOutputStream output = new DataOutputStream(con.getOutputStream());
String data = "{\"name\":\"al-shabab\"}";
output.writeBytes(data);
output.flush();
output.close();

int responseCode = con.getResponseCode();
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(
    new InputStreamReader(con.getInputStream()));
String inputLine;
StringBuffer response = new StringBuffer();
while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
    response.append(inputLine);
}
in.close();
System.out.println(response.toString());

POST /api/v3/organisation-scans/emerald

Performs new organisation Emerald scan

Allows you to scan organisations on Emerald lists by entering their information into the fields provided.

Parameters

Parameter In Type Required Description
param body organisationScanEmeraldParam true Organisation scan parameter, which includes organisation information to find. name is required and can be original script. use includedLists if you want to scan only over a specified sanction lists. use includedLists if you wish to scan against only specific sanction lists. If you wish to exclude particular sanction lists from your scan use excludedLists. Only one of the two lists can have a value and their value should be a comma separated id. Eg: UN, SDN etc.... matchRate is a percentage from 1-100, which indicates how closely the name being checked matches the name on the matching watchlist profile, with 1% being not close and 100% being very close.

Body parameter

{
  "name": "string",
  "country": "string",
  "includedLists": "string"
  "excludedLists": "string"
  "matchRate": 0
}

Responses

Status Meaning Description
201 Created organisationScanEmeraldResult: contains information of matched organisations.
400 Bad Request Bad request
401 Unauthorized Unauthorized
403 Forbidden Forbidden
500 Internal Server Error Internal Server Error

Response structure

{
  "date": "2017-07-29T12:06:08Z",
  "scanId": "string",
  "numberOfMatches": 0,
  "organisations": [
    {
      "uid": "string",
      "updateAt": "string",
      "updateInfo": "string",
      "category": "string",
      "ceased": true,
      "ceasedDate": "string",
      "name": "string",
      "originalScriptName": "string",
      "sortKeyName": "string",
      "referenceType": "string",
      "references": [
        {
          "name": "string",
          "since": "string",
          "to": "string",
          "idInList": "string"
        }
      ],
      "program": "string",
      "address": "string",
      "addresses": [
        {
          "address1": "string",
          "address2": "string",
          "address3": "string",
          "city": "string",
          "region": "string",
          "postalCode": "string",
          "country": "string",
          "text": "string",
          "note": "string"
        }
      ],
      "otherNames": [
        {
          "name": "string",
          "type": "string"
        }
      ],
      "dates": [
        {
          "value": "string",
          "type": "string"
        }
      ],
      "identities": [
        {
          "number": "string",
          "country": "string",
          "note": "string",
          "type": "string"
        }
      ],
      "contacts": [
        {
          "value": "string",
          "type": "string"
        }
      ],
      "images": [
        "string"
      ],
      "links": [
        {
          "url": "string",
          "type": "string"
        }
      ],
      "sources": [
        "string"
      ],
      "basis": "string",
      "summary": "string",
      "matchRate": 0
    }
  ]
}

Get Sanction Lists Information

Code samples

# You can also use wget
curl -X get https://namescan.io/api/v3/lists/emerald/sanctions \
     -H "api-key: your-api-key"
GET https://namescan.io/api/v3/lists/emerald/sanctions HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json
api-key: your-api-key
<script>
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/lists/emerald/sanctions',
    method: 'get',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key'},
    success: function(data) {
      console.log(JSON.stringify(data));
    }
  })
</script>
const request = require('node-fetch');
fetch('https://namescan.io/api/api/v3/lists/emerald/sanctions', {
    method: 'GET',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key'}
})
.then(function(res) {
    return res.json();
}).then(function(body) {
    console.log(body);
});
require 'rest-client'
require 'json'

result = RestClient.get 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/lists/emerald/sanctions', ...

    # TODO

p = JSON.parse(result)
import requests

header = {'api-key': 'your-api-key'}
param = {'scan_id': 'your-scan-id'}
r = requests.get('https://namescan.io/api/v3/lists/emerald/sanctions',
    headers = header, params = param)

print r.json()
URL obj = new URL("https://namescan.io/api/v3/lists/emerald/sanctions");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) obj.openConnection();
con.setRequestMethod("GET");
con.setRequestProperty("api-key", "your api key");
int responseCode = con.getResponseCode();
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(
    new InputStreamReader(con.getInputStream()));
String inputLine;
StringBuffer response = new StringBuffer();
while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
    response.append(inputLine);
}
in.close();
System.out.println(response.toString());

GET /api/v3/lists/emerald/sanctions

Retrieve sanction lists information

Allows you to retrieve information of sanction lists. The list ID can be used on the included or the excluded list parameter of a person or organisation scan.

Responses

Status Meaning Description
200 OK listInfo: contains id and name of sanction list.
400 Bad Request Bad request
401 Unauthorized Unauthorized
403 Forbidden Forbidden
500 Internal Server Error Internal Server Error

Response structure

[
  {
    "id": "string",
    "name": "string"
  }
]

Ruby Scans

The Ruby scan API’s allow you to perform new person scan and perform new organisation scan. The monthly history is available via scan history API.

New Person Ruby Scan

Code samples

# You can also use wget
curl -X post https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/ruby \
     -H "api-key: your-api-key" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     -d "{'firstName':'john', 'lastName':'smith', 'dob':'21/10/1970' }"
POST https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/ruby  HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json
api-key: your-api-key
<script>
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/ruby',
    method: 'post',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key'},
    data: {'firstName':'john', 'lastName':'smith'},
    success: function(result) {
      console.log(JSON.stringify(result));
    }
  })
</script>
const request = require('node-fetch');
var data = {firstName: 'john', lastName: 'smith'};
fetch('https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/ruby', {
    method: 'POST',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'},
    body: JSON.stringify(data)
})
.then(function(res) {
    return res.json();
}).then(function(body) {
    console.log(body);
});
require 'rest-client'
require 'json'

result = RestClient.post 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/ruby', ...

    # TODO

p = JSON.parse(result)
import requests

header = {'api-key': 'your-api-key', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'}
data = {'firstName':'john', 'lastName':'smith'}
r = requests.post('https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/ruby',
    headers = header, json = data)

print r.json()
URL obj = new URL("https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/ruby");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) obj.openConnection();
con.setRequestMethod("POST");
con.setRequestProperty("api-key", "your api key");
con.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");

con.setDoInput(true);
con.setDoOutput(true);

DataOutputStream output = new DataOutputStream(con.getOutputStream());
String data = "{\"firstName\":\"John\", \"lastName\":\"Smith\"}";
output.writeBytes(data);
output.flush();
output.close();

int responseCode = con.getResponseCode();
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(
    new InputStreamReader(con.getInputStream()));
String inputLine;
StringBuffer response = new StringBuffer();
while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
    response.append(inputLine);
}
in.close();
System.out.println(response.toString());

POST /api/v3/person-scans/ruby

Performs new person Ruby scan

Allows you to scan persons on Ruby lists by entering their information into the fields provided.

Parameters

Parameter In Type Required Description
param body personScanRubyParam true Person scan parameter, which includes person information to find. firstName/lastName or originalName is required. middleName is optional. gender can be male, female or empty. dob can be date in dd/mm/yyyy format. matchRate is a percentage from 1-100, which indicates how closely the name being checked matches the name on the matching watchlist profile, with 1% being not close and 100% being very close.

Body parameter

{
  "firstName": "string",
  "middleName": "string",
  "lastName": "string",
  "originalName": "string"
  "gender": "string",
  "dob": "string",
  "country": "string",
  "matchRate": 0
}

Responses

Status Meaning Description
201 Created personScanRubyResult: contains information of matched persons.
400 Bad Request Bad request
401 Unauthorized Unauthorized
403 Forbidden Forbidden
500 Internal Server Error Internal Server Error

Response structure

{
  "date": "2017-07-29T12:06:08Z",
  "scanId": "string",
  "numberOfMatches": 0,
  "persons": [
    {
      "uid": "string",
      "category": "string",
      "matchRate": 0,
      "resultId": "string",
      "flag": 0,
      "person": 
        {
          "uniqueId": "string",
          "categories": "string",
          "subcategory": "string",
          "gender": "string",
          "deceased": "string",
          "primaryFirstName": "string",
          "primaryMiddleName": "string",
          "primaryLastName": "string",
          "title": "string",
          "image": "string",
          "position": "string",
          "dateOfBirth": "string",
          "deceasedDate": "string",
          "placeOfBirth": "string",
          "primaryLocation": "string",
          "generalInfo": 
            {
              "nationality": "string",
              "alternateTitle": "string",
              "businessDescription": "string",
              "website": "string",
            }
          "furtherInformation": "string",
          "enterDate": "string",
          "lastReviewed": "string",
          "descriptions": [
            {
              "description1": "string",
              "description2": "string",
              "description3": "string",
            }
          ]
          "nameDetails": [
            {
              "nameType": "string",
              "firstName": "string",
              "middleName": "string",
              "lastName": "string",
            }
          ]
          "originalScriptNames": [
            "string"
          ]
          "roles": [
            {
              "title": "string",
              "from": "string",
              "to": "string",
              "type": "string",
              "status": "string",
              "country": "string",
            }
          ]
          "importantDates": [
            {
              "dateType": "string",
              "dateValue": "string",
            }
          ]
          "locations": [
            {
              "country": "string",
              "city": "string",
              "address": "string",
            }
          ]
          "countries": [
            {
              "countryType": "string",
              "countryValue": "string",
            }
          ]
          "officialLists": [
            {
              "keyword": "string",
              "category": "string",
              "description": "string",
              "country": "string",
              "isCurrent": true,
            }
          ]
          "idNumbers": [
            {
              "type": "string",
              "idNotes": "string",
              "number": "string",
            }
          ]
          "linkedIndividuals": [
            {
              "firstName": "string",
              "middleName": "string",
              "lastName": "string",
              "otherCategories": "string",
              "subcategories": "string",
              "description": "string",
            }
          ]
          "linkedCompanies": [
            {
              "name": "string",
              "categories": "string",
              "subcategories": "string",
              "description": "string",
            }
          ]
          "sources": [
            {
              "url": "string",
              "categories": "string",
              "dates": "string",
            }
          ]
        }
    }
  ]
}

New Organisation Ruby Scans

Code samples

# You can also use wget
curl -X post https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/ruby \
     -H "api-key: your-api-key" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     -d "{'name':'al-shabab', exact:true }"
POST https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/ruby HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json
api-key: your-api-key
<script>
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/ruby',
    method: 'post',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key'},
    data: {'name': 'al-shabab','exact': true},
    success: function(result) {
      console.log(JSON.stringify(result));
    }
  })
</script>
const request = require('node-fetch');
var data = {name: 'al-shabab', exact: true};
fetch('https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/ruby', {
    method: 'POST',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'},
    body: JSON.stringify(data)
})
.then(function(res) {
    return res.json();
}).then(function(body) {
    console.log(body);
});
require 'rest-client'
require 'json'

result = RestClient.post 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/ruby', ...

    # TODO

p = JSON.parse(result)

	import requests

	header = {'api-key': 'your-api-key', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'}
	data = {'name': 'al-shabab', 'exact': true}
	r = requests.post('https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/ruby',
	headers = header, json = data)

	print r.json()
URL obj = new URL("https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/ruby");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) obj.openConnection();
con.setRequestMethod("POST");
con.setRequestProperty("api-key", "your api key");
con.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");

con.setDoInput(true);
con.setDoOutput(true);

DataOutputStream output = new DataOutputStream(con.getOutputStream());
String data = "{\"name\":\"al-shabab\", \"exact\":true}";
output.writeBytes(data);
output.flush();
output.close();

int responseCode = con.getResponseCode();
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(
    new InputStreamReader(con.getInputStream()));
String inputLine;
StringBuffer response = new StringBuffer();
while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
    response.append(inputLine);
}
in.close();
System.out.println(response.toString());

POST /api/v3/organisation-scans/ruby

Performs new organisation Ruby scan

Allows you to scan organisations on Ruby lists by entering their information into the fields provided.

Parameters

Parameter In Type Required Description
param body organisationScanRubyParam true Organisation scan parameter, which includes organisation information to find. name is required. exact parameter is false by defualt and indicates that the exactly matched results or closely matched results should be returned.

Body parameter

{
  "name": "string",
  "country": "string",
  "exact": true
}

Responses

Status Meaning Description
201 Created organisationScanRubyResult: contains information of matched organisations.
400 Bad Request Bad request
401 Unauthorized Unauthorized
403 Forbidden Forbidden
500 Internal Server Error Internal Server Error

Response structure

{
  "date": "2017-07-29T12:06:08Z",
  "scanId": "string",
  "numberOfMatches": 0,
  "corporates": [
    {
      "id": 0,
      "category": "string",
      "resultId": "string",
      "flag": 0,
      "entity": 
        {
          "uniqueId": "string",
          "categories": "string",
          "subcategory": "string",
          "primaryName": "string",
          "primaryLocation": "string",
          "furtherInformation": "string",
          "enterDate": "string",
          "lastReviewed": "string",
          "generalInfo": 
            {
              "nationality": "string",
              "alternateTitle": "string",
              "businessDescription": "string",
              "website": "string",
            }
          "descriptions": [
            {
              "description1": "string",
              "description2": "string",
              "description3": "string",
            }
          ]
          "nameDetails": [
            {
              "nameType": "string",
              "entityName": "string",
            }
          ]
          "originalScriptNames": [
            "string"
          ]
          "locations": [
            {
              "country": "string",
              "city": "string",
              "address": "string",
            }
          ]
          "countries": [
            {
              "countryType": "string",
              "countryValue": "string",
            }
          ]
          "officialLists": [
            {
              "keyword": "string",
              "category": "string",
              "description": "string",
              "country": "string",
              "isCurrent": true,
            }
          ]
          "idNumbers": [
            {
              "type": "string",
              "idNotes": "string",
              "number": "string",
            }
          ]
          "linkedIndividuals": [
            {
              "firstName": "string",
              "middleName": "string",
              "lastName": "string",
              "otherCategories": "string",
              "subcategories": "string",
              "description": "string",
            }
          ]
          "linkedCompanies": [
            {
              "name": "string",
              "categories": "string",
              "subcategories": "string",
              "description": "string",
            }
          ]
          "sources": [
            {
              "url": "string",
              "categories": "string",
              "dates": "string",
            }
          ]
      }
    }
  ]
}

Sapphire Scans

The Sapphire scan API’s allow you to perform new person scan an perform new organisation scan. The monthly history is available via scan history API.

New Person Sapphire Scan

Code samples

# You can also use wget
curl -X post https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/sapphire \
     -H "api-key: your-api-key" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     -d "{'firstName':'john', 'lastName':'smith', 'dob':'21/10/1970' }"
POST https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/sapphire  HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json
api-key: your-api-key
<script>
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/sapphire',
    method: 'post',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key'},
    data: {'firstName':'john', 'lastName':'smith'},
    success: function(result) {
      console.log(JSON.stringify(result));
    }
  })
</script>
const request = require('node-fetch');
var data = {firstName: 'john', lastName: 'smith'};
fetch('https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/sapphire', {
    method: 'POST',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'},
    body: JSON.stringify(data)
})
.then(function(res) {
    return res.json();
}).then(function(body) {
    console.log(body);
});
require 'rest-client'
require 'json'

result = RestClient.post 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/sapphire', ...

    # TODO

p = JSON.parse(result)
import requests

header = {'api-key': 'your-api-key', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'}
data = {'firstName':'john', 'lastName':'smith'}
r = requests.post('https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/sapphire',
    headers = header, json = data)

print r.json()
URL obj = new URL("https://namescan.io/api/v3/person-scans/sapphire");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) obj.openConnection();
con.setRequestMethod("POST");
con.setRequestProperty("api-key", "your api key");
con.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");

con.setDoInput(true);
con.setDoOutput(true);

DataOutputStream output = new DataOutputStream(con.getOutputStream());
String data = "{\"firstName\":\"John\";\"lastName\":\"Smith\"}";
output.writeBytes(data);
output.flush();
output.close();

int responseCode = con.getResponseCode();
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(
    new InputStreamReader(con.getInputStream()));
String inputLine;
StringBuffer response = new StringBuffer();
while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
    response.append(inputLine);
}
in.close();
System.out.println(response.toString());

POST /api/v3/person-scans/sapphire

Performs new person Sapphire scan

Allows you to scan persons on Sapphire lists by entering their information into the fields provided.

Parameters

Parameter In Type Required Description
param body personScaSapphirParam true Person scan parameter, which includes person information to find. firstName/lastName or originalName is required. middleName is optional. gender can be male, female or empty. dob can be date in dd/mm/yyyy format. matchRate is a percentage from 1-100, which indicates how closely the name being checked matches the name on the matching watchlist profile, with 1% being not close and 100% being very close.

Body parameter

{
  "firstName": "string",
  "middleName": "string",
  "lastName": "string",
  "originalName": "string"
  "gender": "string",
  "dob": "string",
  "country": "string",
  "matchRate": 0
}

Responses

Status Meaning Description
201 Created personScanSapphireResult: contains information of matched persons.
400 Bad Request Bad request
401 Unauthorized Unauthorized
403 Forbidden Forbidden
500 Internal Server Error Internal Server Error

Response structure

{
  "date": "2017-07-29T12:06:08Z",
  "scanId": "string",
  "numberOfMatches": 0,
  "persons": [
    {
      "uid": "string",
      "category": "string",
      "matchRate": 0,
      "resultId": "string",
      "flag": 0,
      "person": 
         {
            "uniqueId": "string",
            "categories": "string",
            "subcategory": "string",
            "gender": "string",
            "deceased": "string",
            "primaryFirstName": "string",
            "primaryMiddleName": "string",
            "primaryLastName": "string",
            "title": "string",
            "image": "string",
            "position": "string",
            "dateOfBirth": "string",
            "deceasedDate": "string",
            "placeOfBirth": "string",
            "primaryLocation": "string",
            "generalInfo": 
              {
                "nationality": "string",
                "alternateTitle": "string",
                "businessDescription": "string",
                "website": "string",
              }
            "furtherInformation": "string",
            "enterDate": "string",
            "lastReviewed": "string",
            "descriptions": [
              {
                "description1": "string",
                "description2": "string",
                "description3": "string",
              }
            ]
            "nameDetails": [
              {
                "nameType": "string",
                "firstName": "string",
                "middleName": "string",
                "lastName": "string",
              }
            ]
            "originalScriptNames": [
              "string"
            ]
            "roles": [
              {
                "title": "string",
                "from": "string",
                "to": "string",
                "type": "string",
                "status": "string",
                "country": "string",
              }
            ]
            "importantDates": [
              {
                "dateType": "string",
                "dateValue": "string",
              }
            ]
            "locations": [
              {
                "country": "string",
                "city": "string",
                "address": "string",
              }
            ]
            "countries": [
              {
                "countryType": "string",
                "countryValue": "string",
              }
            ]
            "officialLists": [
              {
                "keyword": "string",
                "category": "string",
                "description": "string",
                "country": "string",
                "isCurrent": true,
              }
            ]
            "idNumbers": [
              {
                "type": "string",
                "idNotes": "string",
                "number": "string",
              }
            ]
            "linkedIndividuals": [
              {
                "firstName": "string",
                "middleName": "string",
                "lastName": "string",
                "otherCategories": "string",
                "subcategories": "string",
                "description": "string",
              }
            ]
            "linkedCompanies": [
              {
                "name": "string",
                "categories": "string",
                "subcategories": "string",
                "description": "string",
              }
            ]
            "sources": [
              {
                "url": "string",
                "categories": "string",
                "dates": "string",
              }
            ]
          }
    }
  ]
}

New Organisation Sapphire Scans

Code samples

# You can also use wget
curl -X post https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/sapphire \
     -H "api-key: your-api-key" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     -d "{'name':'al-shabab', 'exact':true }"
POST https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/sapphire HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json
api-key: your-api-key
<script>
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/sapphire',
    method: 'post',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key'},
    data: {'name': 'al-shabab', 'excat': true},
    success: function(result) {
      console.log(JSON.stringify(result));
    }
  })
</script>
const request = require('node-fetch');
var data = {name: 'al-shabab', exact: true};
fetch('https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/sapphire', {
    method: 'POST',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'},
    body: JSON.stringify(data)
})
.then(function(res) {
    return res.json();
}).then(function(body) {
    console.log(body);
});
require 'rest-client'
require 'json'

result = RestClient.post 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/sapphire', ...

    # TODO

p = JSON.parse(result)
import requests

header = {'api-key': 'your-api-key', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'}
data = {'name': 'al-shabab', 'exact': true}
r = requests.post('https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/sapphire',
    headers = header, json = data)

print r.json()
URL obj = new URL("https://namescan.io/api/v3/organisation-scans/sapphire");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) obj.openConnection();
con.setRequestMethod("POST");
con.setRequestProperty("api-key", "your api key");
con.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");

con.setDoInput(true);
con.setDoOutput(true);

DataOutputStream output = new DataOutputStream(con.getOutputStream());
String data = "{\"name\":\"al-shabab\", \"exact\":true}";
output.writeBytes(data);
output.flush();
output.close();

int responseCode = con.getResponseCode();
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(
    new InputStreamReader(con.getInputStream()));
String inputLine;
StringBuffer response = new StringBuffer();
while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
    response.append(inputLine);
}
in.close();
System.out.println(response.toString());

POST /api/v3/organisation-scans/sapphire

Performs new organisation Sapphire scan

Allows you to scan organisations on Sapphire lists by entering their information into the fields provided.

Parameters

Parameter In Type Required Description
param body organisationScanSapphireParam true Organisation scan parameter, which includes organisation information to find. name is required. exact parameter is false by defualt and indicates that the exactly matched results or closely matched results should be returned.

Body parameter

{
  "name": "string",
  "country": "string",
  "exact": true
}

Responses

Status Meaning Description
201 Created organisationScanSapphireResult: contains information of matched organisations.
400 Bad Request Bad request
401 Unauthorized Unauthorized
403 Forbidden Forbidden
500 Internal Server Error Internal Server Error

Response structure

{
  "date": "2017-07-29T12:06:08Z",
  "scanId": "string",
  "numberOfMatches": 0,
  "corporates": [
    {
      "id": 0,
      "category": "string",
      "resultId": "string",
      "flag": 0,
      "entity": 
        {
          "uniqueId": "string",
          "categories": "string",
          "subcategory": "string",
          "primaryName": "string",
          "primaryLocation": "string",
          "furtherInformation": "string",
          "enterDate": "string",
          "lastReviewed": "string",
          "generalInfo": 
            {
              "nationality": "string",
              "alternateTitle": "string",
              "businessDescription": "string",
              "website": "string",
            }
          "descriptions": [
            {
              "description1": "string",
              "description2": "string",
              "description3": "string",
            }
          ]
          "nameDetails": [
            {
              "nameType": "string",
              "entityName": "string",
            }
          ]
          "originalScriptNames": [
            "string"
          ]
          "locations": [
            {
              "country": "string",
              "city": "string",
              "address": "string",
            }
          ]
          "countries": [
            {
              "countryType": "string",
              "countryValue": "string",
            }
          ]
          "officialLists": [
            {
              "keyword": "string",
              "category": "string",
              "description": "string",
              "country": "string",
              "isCurrent": true,
            }
          ]
          "idNumbers": [
            {
              "type": "string",
              "idNotes": "string",
              "number": "string",
            }
          ]
          "linkedIndividuals": [
            {
              "firstName": "string",
              "middleName": "string",
              "lastName": "string",
              "otherCategories": "string",
              "subcategories": "string",
              "description": "string",
            }
          ]
          "linkedCompanies": [
            {
              "name": "string",
              "categories": "string",
              "subcategories": "string",
              "description": "string",
            }
          ]
          "sources": [
            {
              "url": "string",
              "categories": "string",
              "dates": "string",
            }
          ]
      }
    }
  ]
}

Scans History

The Scan History API's allow you to get scans history of all data source types.

Get Monthly Scan History

Code samples

# You can also use wget
curl -X get https://namescan.io/api/v3/scans/{year}/{month} \
     -H "api-key: your-api-key"
GET https://namescan.io/api/v3/scans/{year}/{month} HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost
Accept: application/zip
api-key: your-api-key
<script>
  $.ajax({
    url: 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/scans/{year}/{month}',
    method: 'get',
    xhrFields: {'responseType': 'blob'},
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key'},
    success: function(response, status, request) {
	  var disposition = request.getResponseHeader('Content-Disposition');
	  var filename = disposition.split(';')[1].split('=')[1];
	  var blob = Blob([response], { type: 'application/zip' });
	  var link = document.createElement('a');
	  link.href = window.URL.createObjectURL(blob);
	  link.download = filename;
	  document.body.appendChild(link);
	  link.click();
	  document.body.removeChild(link);
    }
  })
</script>
const request = require('node-fetch');
fetch('https://namescan.io/api/v3/scans/{year}/{month}', {
    method: 'GET',
    headers: {'api-key': 'your-api-key'}
})
.then(function(res) {
    // save blob...
}).
require 'rest-client'

result = RestClient.get 'https://namescan.io/api/v3/scans/{year}/{month}', ...

    # TODO

import requests

header = {'api-key': 'your-api-key', 'Content-Type': 'application/json'}
response = requests.get('https://namescan.io/api/v3/scans/{year}/{month}',
			  headers = header, stream = true)

if response.status_code == 200 :
    if response.headers.get('Content-Disposition'):
        filename = response.headers.get('Content-disposition').split("=")[1]
        open(filename, 'wb').write(response.content)
        print('File successfully downlowded.')
else:
    print('Error downloading file.')

URL obj = new URL("https://namescan.io/api/v3/scans/{year}/{month}");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) obj.openConnection();
con.setRequestMethod("GET");
con.setRequestProperty("api-key", "your api key");

int responseCode = con.getResponseCode();

Map<String, List<String>> map = con.getHeaderFields();
String[] parts = map.get("Content-Disposition").toString().split("="); 
String fileName = parts[1].substring(0, parts[1].length() - 1);

Files.copy(con.getInputStream(), Paths.get(fileName), StandardCopyOption.REPLACE_EXISTING);

GET /api/v3/scans/{year}/{month}

Retrieve scans history

Allows you to retrieve monthly scan history of all source types in a zip file that includes json files.

Parameters

Parameter In Type Required Description
year query integer true Scan history year.
month query integer true Scan history month.

Responses

Status Meaning Description
200 OK Contains content of a zip file that includes scan history in json files.
400 Bad Request Bad request
401 Unauthorized Unauthorized
403 Forbidden Forbidden
500 Internal Server Error Internal Server Error

Response structure


  Content of a zip file that includes scan history of all sources in json files.
  The file name can be retrieved from Content-Disposition header.