Number Verification API is part of the CAMARA APIs by Orange.
What it does?
The Number Verification API allows to check if the provided mobile phone number is the one actually used in the device. The service verifies that the user is using a device with the same mobile phone number as the one which is declared for this user. It also makes it possible for the application consuming this API to get the number itself by returning the phone number associated with the authenticated user's access token.
As the Number Verification API uses the Orange mobile network, it offers strong authentication with enhanced security with minimum user friction.
What is the difference with Number Verify (MSISDN Match) France?
From a functional scope both APIs offer the same capabilities. These 2 APIs are based on 2 distinct standards (Mobile Id for Number Verify, CAMARA for Number Verification). As explained on the CAMARA page, this initiative aims at defining service APIs by combining network APIs, over an operator domain. It means that the CAMARA API scope will go beyond identity scope, and these APIs could globally be used in another context than Fraud Detection & Prevention.
How it works?
The API is used by an application to get information about a mobile line phone number. It can be easily integrated and used through this secured API and allows Service Providers to get this information easily and securely. The API manages 2 resources answering 2 distinct questions:
- Is the user input phone number the actual number associated with the mobile line?
- What is the phone number associated with an access token?
The following diagram provides a high-level view of the API architecture:
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