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vvorld/getid-ios-sdk 2.9.0
The SDK provides a set of screens to allow capturing of identity documents and face photos.
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The GetID SDK offers a comprehensive toolkit for capturing identity documents, facial photos, profile information, and performing liveness checks. Once captured, the data is sent to the GetID server.

Note: The SDK does not support methods for fetching verification results. Use the GetID API on your server for this purpose.

For instructions on how to use version 2.0.0 or newer, proceed below. For older versions, see here.

Getting started


  • Xcode 14.1+
  • Swift 5.0+
  • iOS 12+

Obtaining an SDK key

Start by fetching the SDK KEY and API URL:

Security Reminder: Your GetID Dashboard provides both API KEY and SDK KEY. While the API KEY allows for public and SDK API calls, the SDK KEY is exclusive to SDK API calls. It's safer to use SDK KEY in your SDK.

Note: In your GetID Dashboard, you can get and set API KEY and SDK KEY. API KEY grants you access to public API calls and SDK API calls. SDK KEY grants you access to SDK API calls only. For security reasons, strongly recommended using the SDK KEY in your SDK.

Camera Permissions

Ensure the SDK can access the device camera:

  • Add the NSCameraUsageDescription to the app's Info.plist to explain why you need camera access.

Integration with Objective-C Apps

For apps written in Objective-C:

  • Set Always Embed Swift Standard Libraries to YES in your app's build settings.
  • Detailed integration instructions are available in this document.



GetID SDK is available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'GetID', '~> 2.9'


GetID SDK is compatible with Carthage. Add it to your Cartfile:

github "vvorld/getid-ios-sdk" ~> 2.9

Swift Package Manager

Go to File > Swift Packages > Add Package Dependency. Use this repository's URL with a version of 2.9.0 or above.


Before you start please go to GetID Admin Panel and create a flow (Flows > Add new flow).

Starting the flow

There are two ways to start the verification flow: using the SDK KEY or using a JWT. We recommend using JWT in the production environment. But during the development, you can use SDK KEY, because it's a little bit more convenient.

At first, import GetID to a .swift file from which you plan to start the verification flow.

import GetID

Then call GetIDSDK.startVerificationFlow method from the place in your code that responds to starting the verification flow. For example, it can be a handler of a button touch event.

  apiUrl: "API_URL",
  auth: .sdkKey("SDK_KEY"),
  flowName: "FLOW_NAME"

To start the verification flow using a JWT, your app should obtain the token from your backend. Your backend should have the SDK KEY to request the token from GetID server. Don't store SDK KEY inside the app in the production environment.

To test starting the flow using a JWT, you can obtain one. To obtain a JWT make a POST request on your API URL with SDK KEY in the header:

$ curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "x-sdk-key: SDK_KEY" -X POST API_URL/sdk/v2/token

Then pass the received token to GetIDSDK.startVerificationFlow method:

  apiUrl: "API_URL",
  auth: .jwt("JWT"),
  flowName: "FLOW_NAME"

External IDs

There are two different external IDs that can be used to link a verification with a user in your system: customerId and externalId. See the details in this document.

Profile data

If you have some information about the user before the verification flow started, you can pass it to the SDK as profileData.

The SDK can use this data to prefill the form if the flow contains the Profile Data step. The user can edit this information while filling out the form.

If the form does not contain a profileData field (or there is no Profile Data step in the flow) then this field will be sent to the GetID server without the user's edit.

  apiUrl: "API_URL",
  auth: .jwt("JWT"),
  flowName: "FLOW_NAME",
  profileData: .init(["first-name": "John", "gender": "male"])

You can find more details on field names and their format in this document.

Acceptable documents

It's possible to limit the list of acceptable documents and issuing countries. In order to do that pass acceptableDocuments parameter to GetIDSDK.startVerificationFlow method.

  apiUrl: "API_URL",
  auth: .jwt("JWT"),
  flowName: "FLOW_NAME",
  acceptableDocuments: .init(["EST": [.passport, .idCard], .default: [.passport]])

See more details on setting acceptable document types and countries in this document.


You can attach some metadata to a verification.

  apiUrl: "API_URL",
  auth: .jwt("JWT"),
  flowName: "FLOW_NAME",
  metadata: .init(labels: ["department": "EST"])


By default, the SDK gets the list of device's preferred languages (it can be more than one on an iOS device) and chooses the best match from the list of supported languages. So you don't have to set up the language of the verification flow's UI.

But if you want to override the default behavior by some reason, then pass locale to GetIDSDK.startVerificationFlow method.

  apiUrl: "API_URL",
  auth: .jwt("JWT"),
  flowName: "FLOW_NAME",
  locale: "et"

Custom dictionary

If you want to change some texts in the UI, then you have to upload one or more dictionaries to our backend. Our API documentation describes how to do that on this page. Once a dictionary is uploaded, pass its name as the dictionary parameter to the SDK initializer.

  apiUrl: "API_URL",
  auth: .jwt("JWT"),
  flowName: "FLOW_NAME",
  dictionary: "custom-dictionary-name"

Handling callbacks

If you want to handle the verification process completion then assign an object that conforms to GetIDSDKDelegate protocol to delegate property of GetIDSDK.

GetIDSDKDelegate method Description
verificationFlowDidStart() Tells the delegate that the verification flow has been successfully started.
verificationFlowDidComplete(_:) Tells the delegate that the user has completed the verification flow. The applicationId property of application parameter can be used for getting the verification status.
verificationFlowDidCancel() Tells the delegate that the user has cancelled the verification flow.
verificationFlowDidFail(_:) Tells the delegate that the verification flow has been failed.

Here is an example of handling GetID SDK callbacks:

import GetID

final class ViewController: UIViewController {

  func startFlow() {
    GetIDSDK.delegate = self
      apiUrl: "API_URL",
      auth: .jwt("JWT"),
      flowName: "FLOW_NAME"

extension ViewController: GetIDSDKDelegate {
  func verificationFlowDidStart() {
    print("GetID flow has been started.")

  func verificationFlowDidCancel() {
    print("GetID flow has been cancelled.")

  func verificationFlowDidFail(_ error: GetIDError) {
    print("GetID flow has been completed with error: \(error). Description: \(error.localizedDescription)")

  func verificationFlowDidComplete(_ application: GetIDApplication) {
    print("GetID flow has been completed, applicationId: \(application.applicationId)")

Possible errors

There are two types of errors that can occur in GetID SDK: GetIDError.InitializationError and GetIDError.FlowError. The first one can occur during SDK initialization. GetIDError.FlowError can occur while the user is passing the verification flow. Both of the types are enums, see the list of all possible cases in the tables below.

GetIDError.InitializationError Description
invalidURL Invalid API_URL. The correct one is the address of your GetID Dashboard, for example https://company-name.getid.ee.
invalidFlowName Invalid flowName.
invalidKey Invalid SDK_KEY.
invalidToken Invalid JWT. Maybe, it has been expired.
flowNotFound There is no flow with the name you passed as flowName. See all the possible names in GetID Dashboard, at the Flows tab.
unsupportedSchemaVersion(version:supportedVersions:) It means that the SDK version is outdated. Note: schemaVersion != sdkVersion.
applicationWithThisCustomerIdAlreadyExists An application with this customerId already exists.
GetIDError.FlowError Description
tokenExpired The token has been expired.
unsupportedLivenessVersion(version:) It means that the SDK version is outdated.
applicationWithThisCustomerIdAlreadyExists An application with this customerId already exists.
failedToSendApplication(underlyingError:) The SDK failed to send the captured data to the server (because of an network error, for example).


GetID iOS SDK loads translations from the server at launch. The SDK also gets the user's preferred languages list from the operating system. Then the SDK compares this list with available translations and picks the best match.

It works automatically and doesn't require any additional configuration.

The list of supported languages:

  • English (en)
  • German (de)
  • French (fr)
  • Spanish (es_ES)
  • Russian (ru)
  • Portuguese (pt_PT)
  • Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR)
  • Italian (it)
  • Polish (pl)
  • Ukrainian (uk)
  • Dutch (nl)
  • Swedish (sv)
  • Danish (da)
  • Greek (el)
  • Czech (cs)
  • Bulgarian (bg)
  • Romanian (ro)
  • Hungarian (hu)
  • Slovenian (sl)
  • Croatian (hr)
  • Bosnian (bs)
  • Albanian (sq)
  • Macedonian (mk)
  • Estonian (et)
  • Lithuanian (lt)
  • Latvian (lv)
  • Finnish (fi)
  • Turkish (tr)
  • Japanese (ja)
  • Korean (ko)
  • Indonesian (id)
  • Malay (ms)
  • Thai (th)
  • Vietnamese (vi)
  • Chinese (zh)
  • Arabic (ar)
  • Persian (fa)


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Release Notes

1 year ago

The SDK now detects a document in real time and gives user tips on how to take a better photo.

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