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iProov Biometrics Web SDK v3.6.1

📖 Table of contents

- Feedback Codes - Mobile Safari

đŸ¤ŗ Introduction

The iProov Biometrics Web SDK is the client for web browser based authentication. It can be integrated in a number of ways to support your web journeys for onboarding and authentication. You can find out more about how to use iProov Web in your User Journeys and create API Keys on the iProov Portal.
You will need to generate a token from your back-end to use with the iProov Biometrics Web SDK. You can use the REST API to make the relevant calls and return the token to your front-end. See the backend section for more details.
Check out our example, which can be spun up with a single command, which demonstrates an example backend/frontend integration.

✍ Registration

You can obtain API credentials by registering on the iProov Portal.

📲 Installation

The npm package @iproov/web allows for integration of the iProov Biometrics Web SDK. It makes use of the Web Components APIs which are supported by most modern browsers and uses the Polymer Project to add support where they are not yet available.

Script Tag

For a fast proof of concept, the simplest way to integrate iProov Web to include with a script tag using our NPM package hosted on a CDN such as jsDelivr or UNPKG.
jsDelivr:
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@iproov/web"></script>

UNPKG:
<script src="https://unpkg.com/@iproov/web"></script>

NPM Package

Installing locally with npm is recommended for production installations, and works best with a bundler like Webpack, Parcel or Rollup.

Setup

Install the package as a dependency. You can use Yarn or NPM to do this.
yarn add @iproov/web

npm i @iproov/web --save

After you have installed the @iproov/web package, you can require or import it into your codebase:
// ESM or Module Bundler:
import "@iproov/web"

// CJS style:
require("@iproov/web")

It's as simple as that to include the iProov Biometrics Web SDK with your project. Now you can inject the web component where you need it using one of the integration methods shown below.

🚀 Get started

Backend

To make use of this SDK you will require integration with the iProov backend service. You can obtain platform credentials and read our integration guide on portal.iproov.com.
When starting an iProov transaction (or claim), you first need to generate an enrolment or verification token, which can be passed on page load or fetched with AJAX, then used to initialise the iProov Biometrics Web SDK on the frontend.
After receiving the result from the SDK, you must then confirm its authenticity by validating the enrolment or verification token before escalating the user's privileges. This must be done from your backend and is typically invoked with a redirect, form submission or AJAX call triggered by the passed event.
⚠ī¸ The REST API should always be called from your backend so as to never expose your secret to your client application. Always call the validate API from your backend after receiving a result; never trust the result provided by the web client.

Frontend

Once an iProov token has been generated by your backend, you should pass it as an attribute to the <iproov-me> element using one of the integration methods described below. After a successful iProov, the result must be validated by the backend before granting the user any privileges.

HTML

The simplest way to pass the token to iProov is to include it as an attribute to the <iproov-me> HTML tag as shown here:
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" base_url="***IPROOV_PLATFORM_URL_HERE***"></iproov-me>

JavaScript

The <iproov-me> element can also be injected into the page with the token:
window.addEventListener("WebComponentsReady", function (event) {
  const iProovMe = document.createElement("iproov-me")
  iProovMe.setAttribute("token", "***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***")
  document.getElementById("your-container-id").appendChild(iProovMe)
})

jQuery

The HTML can also be injected directly onto the page as in this jQuery example:
window.addEventListener("WebComponentsReady", function (event) {
  $("#your-container-id").append($('<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***"></iproov-me>'))
})

There are also the following framework specific example integrations available on the wiki:

ℹī¸ JavaScript methods are run after the WebComponentsReady event to ensure that the SDK is ready to be injected.

⚙ Options

The behaviour of the iProov Biometrics Web SDK can be altered by setting the following options as attributes of the <iproov-me> tag in the same way as the token.

Network Timeout

Time in seconds for the backend to ack a message we send. In the event of the timeout being exceeded, the error event will fire with the feedback code errornetwork.
The minimum, default value is 10 seconds. To set the timeout to 15 seconds you would pass the following option:
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" network_timeout="15"></iproov-me>

Setting this option lower than the defaults may increase error rates, so please be mindful when changing this.

Base URL

You can change the backend server you are attempting to iProov against by passing the base_url property. This needs to point to the same platform used for generating tokens (defaults to the EU platform if not defined). Reverse proxies are supported and a custom path to the WebSocket endpoint can be used, for example: https://custom.domain.com/custom-path/socket.io/v2/
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" base_url="https://eu.rp.secure.iproov.me"></iproov-me>

Assets URL

Dependencies such as fonts and web workers are loaded from our CDN at cdn.iproov.app. We recommend in production that you self-host these, and set the assetsurl to reflect this:
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" assets_url="https://cdn.iproov.app/assets"></iproov-me>

ℹī¸ Full wiki page on assetsurl and hosting assets

Logo

You can use a custom logo by simply passing a relative link, absolute path or data URI to your logo. We recommend providing a logo in SVG format, but any web format is supported. If you don't pass a logo, the iProov logo will be shown by default. If you do not want a logo to show pass the logo attribute as null.
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" logo="https://www.iproov.com/images/iproov_logo.svg"></iproov-me>

Close Button

You can set a custom close button by setting a valid URI as below:
<iproov-me
  token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***"
  close_button="https://www.materialui.co/materialIcons/navigation/close_black_72x72.png"
></iproov-me>

SVG is recommended.

Custom Title

Specify a custom title to be shown. Defaults to empty string "" - hide the message entirely. You can also pass in %@ characters which will be mapped in this order to type (Enrol or Verify), user_name (the user
name you passed when generating the token), sp_name (the service provider you used to generate the token).
⚠ī¸ iProov-generated messages are passed through our translators. If you pass a custom title, you must provide the translated version.

<!-- Set the title to a plain string -->
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" custom_title="iProov Ltd" />

<!-- Hide the title, empty string, "null" or "false" can be used. Must be a string! -->
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" custom_title="" />

<!-- Build dynamic string with type, user_name and sp_name-->
<!-- i.e. Below would generate "Enrol AS andrew@iproov.com TO iProov" -->
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" custom_title="%@ AS %@ TO %@" />

Colours

You can customise the look and feel of the main layout by changing the following options. You can pass a literal value red, RGB rgb(230, 245, 66) or a hex value #e6f542.
{
  header_background_color: "rgba(0, 0, 0, .68)", // Header area - usually grey, encloses title and close button
  header_text_color: "#fff", // Header text
  footer_background_color: "rgba(0, 0, 0, .68)", // Footer area
  footer_text_color: "#fff", // Footer text
  progress_bar_color: "#000", // GPA progress bar. Positioned above the footer and behind the text.
  loading_tint_color: "#5c5c5c", // The app is connecting to the server or no face found. Default: grey.
  not_ready_tint_color: "#f5a623", // Cannot start iProoving until the user takes action (e.g. move closer, etc). Default: orange.
  ready_tint_color: "#01bf46", // Ready to start iProoving. Default: green.
  oval_scanning_color: "#fff", // The color of the oval while scanning in GPA.
  liveness_tint_color: "#1756e5", // Liveness tint color. Default: blue.
  liveness_scanning_tint_color: "#5c5c5c", // Liveness is scanning. Default: lightGrey.
  liveness_overlay_stroke_color: null, // Overlay color in Liveness. Default: null.
  liveness_floating_prompt_background_color: null, // Floating prompt background color in Liveness. Default: null.
  gpa_not_ready_overlay_stroke_color: null, // Overlay color in GPA in not ready state. Default: null.
  gpa_ready_overlay_stroke_color: null, // Overlay color in GPA in ready state. Default: null.
  gpa_not_ready_floating_prompt_background_color: null, // Floating prompt background in GPA in not ready state. Default: null.
  gpa_ready_floating_prompt_background_color: null, // Floating prompt background in GPA in ready state. Default: null.
}

The example below changes the default grey no face to #4293f5 (blue), giving feedback like "Move Closer" to red rgb(245, 66, 66) and starting to purple.
<iproov-me
  token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***"
  loading_tint_color="#4293f5"
  not_ready_tint_color="rgb(245, 66, 66)"
  ready_tint_color="purple"
></iproov-me>

Aria Live

Control screen reader priority of messages being read out. By default, this is set to assertive, this can be disabled by passing off or you can set this to polite to not override anything that's currently being read out. See official documentation here.
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" aria_live="assertive"></iproov-me>

Filter

This setting controls the filter for camera preview. Can be classic, shaded (additional detail, the default) or vibrant (full color).
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" filter="shaded"></iproov-me>

Floating Prompt

Whether the instructions prompt should "float" over the user's face in the centre of the screen (true) or be placed in the footer (false - default).
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" enable_floating_prompt="true"></iproov-me>

The floating prompt also has an option to control rounded corners. Rounded corners are enabled by default (set to true); to disable rounded corners set floating_prompt_rounded_corners to false.

CSP Nonce

Set the csp_nonce option to a random string to avoid requiring unsafe-inline in your style-src CSP.
Note that inline CSS is needed to provide critical styles for <iproov-me> for immediate user interaction.
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" csp_nonce="P5wB82PFZt"></iproov-me>

Allow Landscape

When allow_landscape is set to true, handheld devices will be able to start in landscape orientation.
Here is the behaviour:
  • For GPA and Liveness, landscape orientation is blocked in most handheld devices.
  • For Liveness, no handheld device will be able to start in landscape mode, regardless of this setting.
  • This blocking behaviour is not enforced on Android tablets due to the varying position of their camera.
  • When in landscape mode in an affected UX, the iProov component will display the rotate_portrait slot.
  • Desktop devices are unaffected by allow_landscape.

See slots for details on how to override the rotate_portrait slot.
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" allow_landscape="true"></iproov-me>

Show Countdown

By setting show_countdown to true, a countdown will be shown to the user before scanning actually starts. If this is set to false, when the users face becomes properly aligned the scanner will start in 2 seconds as long as the users face is still properly aligned. By default, show_countdown is false. The example below shows how to enable the countdown.
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" show_countdown="true"></iproov-me>

Enable Camera Selector

Support multiple camera selection on desktop devices by setting enable_camera_selector to true.
When enabled, the camera_selector slot, multiple_cameras event will be exposed. See Camera Selector slot for customisation options. This feature is only available on desktop devices (laptops, PCs etc).
Regardless of enable_camera_selector value, if more than one camera is available and if the browser is not Firefox, a button to switch camera will be available in the application.
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" enable_camera_selector="true"></iproov-me>

Debug Logs

Logs at level info or lower are hidden, but can be exposed to the console by setting debug to true. Warnings and errors will always be emitted to the console.
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" debug="true"></iproov-me>

This setting has no effect on any iProovSupport instance that's been initialised separately to the main component.
The checker itself accepts a logger argument which could be console, or any common logging library which you are free to configure to your own requirements.

Kiosk Mode

When deploying iProov on physically secured hardware such as laptops and desktop devices, you can enable the kiosk mode UI.
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***" kiosk_mode="true"></iproov-me>

ℹī¸ Kiosk mode will only activate on tablets and desktops. It is automatically disabled on mobile devices.

đŸ“Ĩ Slots

Customise the markup, styling and automatically inherit your app's styles by using slots. You can customise the preparation and result stages of iProov to seamlessly integrate it into your application.
The following examples show different ways to customise some commonly used slots.

HTML

The simplest way to add a slot is to include it within the <iproov-me> HTML tag as shown in the example below:
<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***">
  <div slot="ready">
    <h1 class="iproov-lang-heading">Ready to iProov</h1>
  </div>
  <div slot="button">
    <button type="button">Scan Face</button>
  </div>
</iproov-me>

ℹī¸ In order to style and manipulate your slots, you can add custom classes and IDs which can be accessed from your CSS and JavaScript.

JavaScript

You can also build up the slots with the <template> element and JavaScript before injecting the Web Component:
Template to be placed anywhere in your page:
<template id="iproov_template">
  <div slot="ready">
    <h1 class="iproov-lang-heading">Register your face</h1>
  </div>
  <div slot="button">
    <button>Start face scan...</button>
  </div>
</template>

JavaScript:
window.addEventListener("WebComponentsReady", function (event) {
  const iProovMe = document.createElement("iproov-me")
  iProovMe.setAttribute("token", "***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***")
  const templateContent = document.querySelector("#iproov_template").content.cloneNode(true)
  iProovMe.append(templateContent)
  document.getElementById("your-container-id").appendChild(iProovMe)
})

With jQuery, the entire Web Component can be injected with slots using HTML syntax, for example:
window.addEventListener("WebComponentsReady", function (event) {
  const iProovMe = $('<iproov-me token="***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***"></iproov-me>')

  iProovMe.append('<div slot="ready"><h1 class="iproov-lang-heading">Register your face</h1></div>')
  iProovMe.append('<button type="button" slot="button">Start face scan...</button>')

  $("#your-container-id").append(iProovMe)
})

To integrate with our localization feature, use special class names in your slotted content:
  • Headings must use .iproov-lang-heading
  • Supplementary terms (message, reason etc) must have .iproov-lang-term

Example: The below text will be swapped with the correctly localized strings when displayed:
<div slot="passed">
  <h3 class="iproov-lang-heading">Passed</h3>
  <div class="iproov-lang-term">You have iProoved successfully</div>
</div>

⚠ī¸ When customising any the button and grant_button slots, the slot must contain a <button> element to ensure interactivity. These buttons may be disabled by the SDK on component load while we configure according to the passed in token.

The following is the complete list of slots can be used with the <iproov-me> web component and have associated events:
| Slot | Description | | ------------------------ | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | button | Element that a user taps or clicks on to launch into fullscreen and start iProov | | cameraselector \* | Label and dropdown populated with available cameras, if multiple cameras are detected. | | cancelled | State displayed to the user when they exit fullscreen before iProoving | | error | State displayed to the user in the event of an error | | failed | State displayed to the user when the user failed iProov | | grantbutton | Element that user taps or clicks to grant camera permission | | grantpermission | State displayed to the user when camera permission is unknown and not blocked | | interrupted | State displayed to the user when fullscreen quickly exits after launch, maybe due to software | | nocamera | State displayed to the user when there is no camera | | passed | State displayed to the user when the user passed iProov | | permissiondenied | State displayed to the user when camera permission has been blocked | | progress | State displayed to the user when streaming has completed and iProov is processing the result | | ready | State displayed to the user when the component is ready to start the main iProov user journey | | rotateportrait \*\ | State displayed to the user when a handheld device is not in portrait orientation | | unsupported | State displayed to the user when their browser is not supported |
\ Visible and managed when camera selection is enabled. A select menu with the class iproov-camera-selector must be present within your slots markup. An error will be thrown if this cannot be found.

\\ See allow landscape option which controls the behaviour of the rotate_portrait slot and details on how to override.

📆 Events

There are a set of CustomEvents
that can be used to integrate bespoke functionality. Events are bound directly to the <iproov-me> element after the WebComponentsReady event is called on the window.

Details

Every event has a detail property which contains data relating to that event. The token is present for every event:
{
  "token": "Your Generated Token"
}

The available events are detailed below with any extra properties that are supplied:
| Event | Extra Properties | Description | | ----------------------- | -------------------------------- | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | cancelled | feedback, reason | User has cancelled iProov by exiting fullscreen | | connecting | None | The SDK is connecting to the server. You should provide an indeterminate progress indicator to let the user know that the connection is taking place. | | connected | None | The SDK has connected. You should hide any progress indication at this point. | | error | feedback, reason | iProov encountered an error while processing the authentication | | failed | type, passed, feedback, reason | Authentication was unsuccessful, the user needs to try again | | interrupted | feedback, reason | Fast fullscreen exit possible due to software. Retry is possible. | | multiplecameras \* | devices, deviceselector, slot | If enable_camera_selector is true returns an array of devices if more than 1 video device is detected | | passed | type, passed | Authentication was successful, the result can now be validated | | permission | None | Camera permission is unknown & not blocked, show permission | | permissiondenied | None | User has blocked access to the camera | | progress | progress, message | iProov has published a progress update for the authentication | | ready | None | iProov has initialised successfully and has camera permission | | started | None | User has started iProov by launching into fullscreen | | streaming | None | User has started streaming. The client remains in fullscreen. | | streamed | None | User has finished streaming and the client has exited fullscreen (Not guaranteed to fire every time due to a possible fast failure or any errors that can occur and should be handled within your event handlers accordingly) | | unsupported | feedback, reason | Browser does not support using iProov |
\ See Multiple Camera Example for an example demonstrating how a camera selection feature could be implemented.

Properties of the event's
detail payload:
| Property | Events | Description | | -------------------- | ---------------------------------------------------- | ---------------------------------------------------------- | |
token | All | The token associated with the authentication attempt | | type (†) | passed, failed | The type of authentication (enrol, verify or idmatch) | | passed | passed, failed | Boolean value whether the result passed or failed | | frame (†) (\*) | passed, failed | An ImageData from the scanning process | | progress | progress | A percentage (between 0 and 100) representing the progress | | message | progress | A user-friendly description of the current progress stage | | feedback | cancelled, interrupted, failed, error, unsupported | A fixed feedback code for making logical decisions | | reason | cancelled, interrupted, failed, error, unsupported | An English description of the reason for the event | | slot | multiplecameras | The relevant slot for the event, for ease of use | | devices | multiplecameras | Array of suitable InputDevices for imagery capture | | deviceselector | multiplecameras | The multiple camera selection <select> element | | isnativebridge | All | Boolean value if event originates from the native bridge |
    • The frame property is for UI/UX purposes only and is only available if enabled on your service provider and token configuration. Imagery upon which authentication may later rely must be obtained from the token validate endpoint by a secure server-to-server call.
† - The **type** and **frame** properties are not available when running in Native Bridge mode.

Feedback Codes

When the SDK exits, we use a set of feedback codes to expose more information about the exit reason for internal tracking.
These codes can be used to tailor guidance for the user to try again in the case of permission_denied, cancelled and failure events.
We always store the SDK exit feedback code against the transaction for reporting and quality improvement purposes.
In all events, corresponding
reason field can be displayed to the user. Below is a table of possible responses and explanations:
| Feedback | Reason | Event | | ------------------------------------- | ---------------------------------------------------------- | -----------------------: | | ambiguousoutcome | Sorry, ambiguous outcome | failed | | clientcamera | There was an error getting video from the camera |
error | | clienterror | An unknown error occurred | error | | errorassetfetch | Unable to fetch assets | error | | errorcamera | The camera cannot be started for unknown reasons | error | | errorcamerainuse | The camera is already in use and cannot be accessed | error | | errorcameranotsupported | The camera resolution is too small | error | | errorcamerapermissiondenied | The user denied our camera permission request | permissiondenied | | errordevicemotiondenied | The user denied our device motion permission request | permissiondenied | | errordevicemotionunsupported | Your device does not seem to fully report device motion | error | | errorfullscreenchange | Exited fullscreen without completing iProov | cancelled, interrupted | | errorinvalidtoken | The token is invalid | error | | errornetwork | Network error | error | | errornofacefound | No face could be found | error | | errornotsupported | The device or integration isn't able to run the Web SDK | error | | errorserver | An error occurred when communicating with iProov's servers | error | | errortokentimeout | The token was claimed too long after being created | error | | errortoomanyrequests | The service is under high load and the user must try again | error | | failureusertimeout | The user started the claim but did not stream in time | failed | | lightingbacklit | Strong light source detected behind you | failed | | lightingfacetoobright | Too much light detected on your face | failed | | lightingflashreflectiontoolow | Ambient light too strong or screen brightness too low | failed | | lightingtoodark | Your environment appears too dark | failed | | motiontoomuchmouthmovement | Please do not talk while iProoving | failed | | motiontoomuchmovement | Please keep still | failed | | sdkunsupported | The SDK has passed end of life and is no longer supported | error | | integrationunloaded | The SDK was unmounted from the DOM before it finished | error |

Listeners

We recommend the integrator listens for at least the ready and unsupported events because one of them will always be called, so you can determine if iProov is supported or not:
document.querySelector("iproov-me").addEventListener("ready", function (event) {
  console.log("iProov is ready")
})
document.querySelector("iproov-me").addEventListener("unsupported", function (event) {
  console.warn("iProov is not supported: " + event.detail.reason)
})

Because all event details share the same structure, they can be handled by a single function if desired:
const iProovMe = document.querySelector("iproov-me")
iProovMe.addEventListener("ready", iProovEvent)
iProovMe.addEventListener("started", iProovEvent)
iProovMe.addEventListener("cancelled", iProovEvent)
iProovMe.addEventListener("interrupted", iProovEvent)
iProovMe.addEventListener("streaming", iProovEvent)
iProovMe.addEventListener("streamed", iProovEvent)
iProovMe.addEventListener("progress", iProovEvent)
iProovMe.addEventListener("passed", iProovEvent)
iProovMe.addEventListener("failed", iProovEvent)
iProovMe.addEventListener("error", iProovEvent)
iProovMe.addEventListener("unsupported", iProovEvent)
iProovMe.addEventListener("permission", iProovEvent)
iProovMe.addEventListener("permission_denied", iProovEvent)

function iProovEvent(event) {
  switch (event.type) {
    case "cancelled":
    case "interrupted":
    case "error":
    case "unsupported":
    case "permission":
    case "permission_denied":
      console.warn("iProov " + event.type + " - " + event.detail.reason)
      break
    case "progress":
      console.info(event.detail.message + " (" + event.detail.progress + "%)")
      break
    case "passed":
    case "failed":
      console.log("iProov " + event.detail.type + " " + event.type)
      break
    default:
      console.log("iProov " + event.type)
  }
}

If you're using jQuery
, you can attach to all the events in one go:
$("iproov-me").on("ready started cancelled interrupted streamed progress passed failed error unsupported", iProovEvent)

🌎 Localization

The Web SDK ships with English strings by default. To provide strings in another language, you can supply language overrides as JSON. Language files use the same structure.

You can customise the language by supplying the language attribute to your iProov component. The language value must be valid JSON and passed as a string.
Any value not supplied will fall back to the English default.

Override language strings

window.addEventListener("WebComponentsReady", (event) => {
  const iProovMe = document.createElement("iproov-me")
  iProovMe.setAttribute("token", "***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***")

  const customLanguage = {
    passed: "You passed!",
    prompt_connecting: "It's loading...",
  }
  element.setAttribute("language", JSON.stringify(customLanguage))

  // inject iproov element into page
  document.getElementById("your-container-id").appendChild(iProovMe)
})

Load language file

window.addEventListener("WebComponentsReady", async (event) => {
  async function getLanguage(path) {
    const response = await fetch(path)
    const language = await response.text()

    return language
  }

  const iProovMe = document.createElement("iproov-me")
  iProovMe.setAttribute("token", "***YOUR_TOKEN_HERE***")

  const languageFile = "" // local or external path to language file
  const customLanguage = await getLanguage(languageFile)
  element.setAttribute("language", customLanguage)

  // inject iproov element into page
  document.getElementById("your-container-id").appendChild(iProovMe)
})

There are also some framework specific examples on the Angular and React wiki pages.

Right-to-left direction

A language ISO code is read from the value of the key language_file in the language file (e.g. ISO code en for language_file value en-GB).
If the ISO code corresponds to one of the following languages, the right-to-left direction will be automatically applied.
| ISO Language Code | Language Name | | ----------------- | ------------- | | ar | Arabic | | arc | Aramaic | | dv | Divehi | | fa | Persian | | ha | Hausa | | he | Hebrew | | khw | Khowar | | ks | Kashmiri | | ku | Kurdish | | ps | Pashto | | ur | Urdu | | yi | Yiddish |

🌐 Browser support

iProov's Web SDK makes use of the following technologies:

iProov Biometrics Web SDK requires access to a front facing camera, WebGL, WebAssembly and the ability to enter full screen. A network connection is required that allows WebSockets. Provided there's a suitable webcam available, most modern desktop browsers fall within these criteria.
Of the mainstream browsers that support the above technologies, we support the last two releases. We feature detect capabilities and provide reasonable fallbacks for older or less mainstream browsers, and only mark them as unsupported if we're confident that the experience won't work.
For known issues, see here.
| Safari
Platform | Safari
Safari | Chrome
Chrome | IE / Edge
Edge | Firefox
Firefox | Opera
Opera | Samsung
Samsung | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | Windows | N/A | :heavycheckmark: | :heavycheckmark: | :heavycheckmark: | :heavycheckmark: | N/A | | MacOS | :heavycheckmark: \* | :heavycheckmark: | :heavycheckmark: | :heavycheckmark: \* | :heavycheckmark: | N/A | | iOS | :heavycheckmark: | :heavycheckmark: | :heavycheckmark: | :heavycheckmark: \* | :heavycheckmark: | N/A | | Android | N/A | :heavycheckmark: | :heavycheckmark: | :heavycheckmark: \* | :heavycheckmark: | :heavycheckmark: |
\ See known issues for more details

ℹī¸ If the device attempting to iProov doesn't meet the minimum requirements, the unsupported event is emitted. See the events section for more details.

Support checker

For complex use cases, we recommend separately deploying the lightweight iProovSupport support checker component ahead of the iProov user journey to ensure that users have the correct hardware and software to use the Web SDK successfully.
Key points:
  • You don't need to create a token to use the support checker, you just need to choose the assurance type.
  • The checker tests the user's device software, hardware and optionally permissions, but also the feature policy of the webpage containing the Web SDK.
  • If the user device is unsupported, the integrator can send the user down an alternative journey.

Integrators can and should code split their bundle so that users don't need to download an entrypoint that contains the full component until device support has been established, so that the Web SDK only is downloaded when necessary.
Example usage when using a bundler that treats UMD like ESM:
import { iProovSupport } from "@iproov/web/iProovSupport.js"
const optionalLogger = console
const supportChecker = new iProovSupport(optionalLogger, { assuranceType: "genuine_presence" })

Example usage without a bundler, inside a vanilla ES6 / ESM environment:
// ESM without a bundler:
import "@iproov/web/iProovSupport.js
const supportChecker = new window.iProovSupport.default()

Example usage for script tag integrators in test:
iProovSupport is available on the window object via window.IProov once included:
const supportChecker = new window.IProov.IProovSupport()

iProovSupport can check for the required APIs on the user's browser, using either event or Promise based APIs:

How to use iProovSupport:

const loggger = console // optionally pass in a logger conforming to JS console API
const supportChecker = new iProovSupport(loggger, {
  assuranceType: "genuine_presence", // optionally pass an assurance type if using liveness; defaults to genuine_presence
})
// Event based:
supportChecker.addEventListener("check", (event) => {
  const { supported, granted, is_native_bridge } = event.detail
  if (supported === false) {
    // go to fallback UX
  }
  if (supported && granted) {
    // full permission and granted, we can definitely iProov!
    if (is_native_bridge) {
      // if native bridge mode has been detected then permission checks have been circumvented as they aren't needed
    }
  }
  if (supported && granted === null) {
    // browser API support, but we haven't run a permission check (see checkWithPermission)
  }
  if (supported && granted === false) {
    // browser API support, but camera access denied - try again or advise user before proceeding
  }
})

// Promise based:
const { supported, granted, is_native_bridge } = await supportChecker.check()

...or to carry out a complete lightweight check for camera access with user interaction, this can pre-set the required permissions for iProoving, save some bandwidth, and provide a cleaner user journey if camera access isn't possible:
const supportChecker = new iProovSupport()
document.querySelector("#check-button").addEventListener("click", async () => {
  const { supported, granted } = await supportChecker.checkWithPermission()
})

If .checkWithPermission() is executed when permission has already been granted and cached within the browser, further permission checks are not required; we can tell if permission has been granted using a soft .check().
Note that browsers have varying regimes to protect against device fingerprinting and to ensure user privacy. Repeated calls to getUserMedia or the Permissions API can result in prompt blockage, or the redaction of media devices, which can return inaccurate results. Our advice is therefore to avoid running multiple checks, in quick succession, on the same page. Therefore, please avoid automatic or accidental repeat calls to check or checkWithPermission, especially without user interaction.
The following events can be emitted from iProovSupport:
const supportChecker = new iProovSupport()
function onCheckResult(event) {
  const {
    /** @var boolean */
    supported,
    /** @var boolean */
    granted,
    /** @var array */
    tests,
    /** @var boolean|undefined */
    is_native_bridge,
  } = event.detail
  console.debug("Checks run:", tests)
  if (supported) {
    if (is_native_bridge) {
      console.debug("User can iProov with the Native SDK")
    } else {
      console.debug("User can iProov with the Web SDK")
    }
    if (granted) {
      console.debug("User has granted permission for camera access")
    } else {
      console.debug("Prompt the user for camera access permission")
    }
  } else {
    console.error("Browser does not support the Web SDK")
  }
}
const onUnsupported = ({ supported, tests }) => ({})
const onPermissionWasGranted = ({ tests }) => ({})
const onPermissionWasDenied = ({ tests }) => ({})
supportChecker.addEventListener("check", onCheckResult)
supportChecker.addEventListener("unsupported", onUnsupported)
supportChecker.addEventListener("granted", onPermissionWasGranted)
supportChecker.addEventListener("denied", onPermissionWasDenied)
// The `tests` object consists of the following options:
// null if unchecked, true if supported, false if not supported:
const possibleTests = {
  videoInput: null,
  wasm: null,
  userMedia: null,
  mediaStreamTrack: null,
  frontCamera: null,
  fullScreen: null,
  webgl: null,
}

The is_native_bridge property will be exposed on support checker events if the checker detects that iProovNativeBridgeInfo exists within the global scope. This variable is injected automatically by the native SDK. In this case, the browser support and permission checks are cast to true as we won't be using the browser to iProov.
Using the support checker is the best and canonical way to detect whether the user's browser supports the Web SDK.

🕸 WebViews

The iProov Web and Native SDKs can work with WebView based apps using the Native Bridge feature. This allows the Web SDK to seamlessly launch the native SDKs embedded within the app.
You can enable this with one line of code in your mobile app; from that point, the Web/Native SDKs take care of the rest.
Note that:
  • Native Bridge mode is mandatory for iOS WKWebView based apps until iOS 14.3, when Apple enabled support for getUserMedia. In all other cases, the unsupported event fires.
  • In Android WebView apps, it is possible to use the Web SDK directly provided that your app correctly allows fullscreen mode. This ensures the user interface is correctly rendered.

These WebView examples demonstrate how to ensure fullscreen is allowed and configured correctly inside your Android app:

🌉 Native bridge

If integrating iProov into a WebView based app, why not take advantage of our Native SDKs?
Native SDK integration is possible with one line of code in a single location in your app's codebase. The Web SDK then automatically detects and switches to Native Bridge mode if available.

Native SDK integration guides

For more information on using iProov Web within a native WebView based app, see the following Wiki pages:

Customisation

The native_sdk_options setting accepts a base64 encoded JSON object of iProov Native SDK options as defined in the iOS and Android documentation:
iProovMe.setAttribute("native_sdk_options", btoa(JSON.stringify({ ui: { scanLineDisabled: true, filter: "classic" } })))

đŸ”ŗ Iframe integrations

Integrations via iframes are supported by the Web SDK but please note that you must declare that camera and fullscreen permissions are allowed. Any additional permissions you may require must be separated by a semi-colon ;. Please note: accelerometer;gyroscope;magnetometer; are only required if you are intending to complete LA claims.
<iframe
  src="https://your-iframe-target.example"
  allow="camera;fullscreen;accelerometer;gyroscope;magnetometer;"
></iframe>

Iframe bridge for mobile Safari

If integrating iProov Liveness into an iframed document, you must use Iframe Bridge to support Safari on iOS versions prior to iOS 15. For more details see our Wiki.

Iframe bridge support checker

IProovSupport.check returns a flags object. The presence of requires_iframe_bridge in flags will indicate that Iframe Bridge will be used if a user proceeds. No further tests are made on the host window if this is detected.

❌ Manually cancelling a transaction

Transactions can be manually cancelled by calling the cancelTransaction function on the iproov-me component. This feature is useful when integrators want to abort the user journey without waiting for the transaction to timeout. This must be called before removing the iproov-me element from the page.
// an example showing how to cancel a transaction 20 seconds after the connected event is fired
const iProovMe = document.createElement("iproov-me")
// add token and other options...
const cancelAfterTimeoutFromConnected = (event) => {
  setTimeout(function () {
    iProovMe.cancelTransaction() // error_transaction_cancelled will be triggered
  }, 20 * 1000)
}
iProovMe.addEventListener("connected", cancelAfterTimeoutFromConnected)
// inject element into page...

🚹 Accessibility

Screen reader

For a better experience with screen readers, all elements in the integration page other than iProov should be temporarily hidden from accessibility tools during the scan.
The following code is an example to manage the visibility of HTML elements outside iProov. In this example, elements to hide during iProov scan are identified with the CSS class .hide-in-fs:
const ELEMENTS_TO_HIDE_IN_FS = document.querySelectorAll(".hide-in-fs")
iProov.addEventListener("started", () => {
  ELEMENTS_TO_HIDE_IN_FS.forEach((el) => el.setAttribute("aria-hidden", "true"))
})
const EXIT_EVENTS = ["cancelled", "error", "failed", "passed"]
EXIT_EVENTS.forEach((eventName) => {
  iProov.addEventListener(eventName, () => {
    ELEMENTS_TO_HIDE_IN_FS.forEach((el) => el.removeAttribute("aria-hidden"))
  })
})

❓ Help & support

You may find your question answered on our Wiki pages.
For further help with integrating the SDK, please contact support@iproov.com.

Known issues

  • We do not support tiny video feeds, and will re-prompt the user to provide a different camera.
- In Firefox this will present the user with the camera prompt again without any further guidance.
  • When multiple video devices are attached using Firefox on desktop, permission is requested on each button click.
  • iOS WebView based browser support is currently whitelisted to those with the most support.
  • MacOS Safari 15.0 is marked as unsupported until further notice due to several regressions out of our control:
- Safari 15.0 tab crashes when requesting WebGL context - Safari 15.0 unable to render webcam to canvas context