Understanding Check Results

Interpreting and understanding the full set of results that can come back from checks requires a lot more context than what we can give in the API Reference. This section attempts to address that deficit with a more detailed discussion of check results. It is constantly growing and evolving and we welcome suggestions for more example flows or deeper discussions on results.

Overview

Whenever the /entity/verify process is run against an individual, a highly detailed response will be returned that covers the wide variety of checks that can be performed.

This same result set will also be returned if GET /entity/{id}/checks is queried as well.

The result set is broken down into sections, each of which provides details around a check type or family of check types. Various forms of summary information are provided as well.

It should also be noted that when a verification check is run against an entity, the result will not only return the details of the latest check but will also factor in still-relevant data of previous checks too, to provide a comprehensive picture of the entity.

The following pages will break down the various sections that can be found in the CheckEntityCheckResultsObject, (see the API Reference for details).

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The Process Result Object

Before jumping in, it is worth reading the overview of one of the workhorse structures of the API result sets: The ProcessResultObject

The CheckEntityCheckResultsObject

This is the object that is returned from all /entity/verify and /entity/checks calls. It is broken down into the following sub-structures:

Other Results

Not all checks get their own dedicated section of the result structure but are found inside their related result sections. These are looked at individually below:


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