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The official Smile Identity package exposes four classes namely; the WebApi class, the IDApi class, the Signature class and the Utilities class.

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Smile Identity Python Server Side SDK

Smile Identity provides the best solutions for real time Digital KYC, Identity Verification, User Onboarding, and User Authentication across Africa. Our server side libraries make it easy to integrate us on the server-side. Since the library is server-side, you will be required to pass the images (if required) to the library.

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Please see for release versions and changes.

The library exposes five classes; the WebApi class, the IDApi class, the Signature class, the Utilities class and the BusinessVerification class.

The IDApi class has the following public method:

The Signature class has the following public methods:

The Utilities Class allows you as the Partner to have access to our general Utility functions to gain access to your data. It has the following public methods:

  • get_job_status - retrieve information & results of a job. Read more on job status in the Smile Identity documentation.

  • BusinessVerification - This is an API class that lets you perform Business verification Services(KYB). This product lets you search the registration of a business from supported countries and return the company's information, directors, beneficial owners and fiduciaries of a business while the tax information returns only the company information. Business Verification.


Note This package requires python3.7 or higher.

This package can be added to your project as:

pip install smile-id-core


To install this package, along with the tools you need to develop and run tests, run the following command:

poetry install --with dev

To run the tests, run the following command:

poetry run pytest

Install pre-commit hooks to format code before committing.

poetry run pre-commit install


This package requires specific input parameters, for more detail on these parameters please refer to our documentation for Web API.

Please note that you will have to be a Smile Identity Partner to be able to query our services. You can sign up on the Portal.

Getting Help

For usage questions, the best resource is our official documentation. However, if you require further assistance, you can file a support ticket via our portal or visit the contact us page on our website.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub here.


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