About entity profiles

Learn how entity profiles simplify running multiple checks during entity verification.

About entity profiles

Entity profiles are a way to simplify the management of the increasingly complex rules and check types that can be applied as part of onboarding and ongoing due diligence. It can be considered a recipe to be followed when verifying a customer.

An entity profile forms a pre-defined recipe that is applied whenever you run or re-run a check against a customer. Each entity profile encapsulates the following:

  • Individual check types
  • Check result ageing rules
  • Application of different risk policies

Entity profiles also define the minimum number of name, address and date-of-birth checks required to complete KYC. This can be used to enforce the existence of a valid address before onboarding can proceed.

Assigning entity profiles to entities

By default an existing customer will not have a profile assigned to them. You can assign an entity profile to an entity through the API or the Portal on Edit Customer Info page.

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Changing the entity profile assigned to an entity only applies to future verifications and will not invalidate any previous check results for the entity. Furthermore, verifying an entity will always re-use any previous check results if they are still valid regardless of the entity profile that was specified, even if the entity profile changed from previous verifications.

Assign an entity profile to a new entity

There are 2 ways to do this:

  • Automatically - set the entity.entityProfile to auto and the service will automatically assign the correct profile, based on your predefined configured rules.

  • Explicitly - set the entity.entityProfile field to the name of the profile that is to be used. For the standard bundle, the right profile to be used would be chosen via this method.

Change the entity profile of an existing entity

The entity profile assigned to an entity can be changed using the PATCH update entity API call. The entity profile will be applied immediately to the entity’s current state using existing check data based on the profile’s data aging rules.

Remove an entity profile from an entity

The entity profile can be removed and the entity returned to the current method of specifying checkTypes each time by setting the entityProfile field to none.


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