The SIM swap API is part of the CAMARA APIs by Orange.
What it does?
The SIM Swap API performs real-time checks on the activation date of a SIM card on the mobile network. It reveals if an individual mobile line has been ported to another SIM card.
The SIM Swap API is useful to prevent fraud by reducing the risk of account takeover fraud by strengthening SIM-based authentication processes such as SMS One-time passwords. Fraudsters use SIM swap techniques to intercept SMS messages and reset passwords or receive verification codes that allow them to access protected accounts.
What is the difference with SIM Verify France API?
From a functional scope both APIs offer the same capabilities. These 2 APIs are based on 2 distinct standards (Mobile Id for SIM Verify, CAMARA for SIM Swap). 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 API could globally be used in another context than Fraud Detection & Prevention.
How it works?
The SIM Swap API is used by an application to get information about the last SIM swap date of a mobile line. 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:
- When did the last SIM swap occur(*)?
- Has a SIM swap occurred during the last n hours?
The following diagram provides a high-level view of the API architecture:
(*) As of now, Orange implementation only covers SIM Swap check and does not provide the latest SIM swap date.
Want to try for free?
You can try our sandbox version here. The sandbox version allows you to test the API on Orange lab SIM cards.
Available Orange CAMARA APIs for France
Available CAMARA APIs
Checks if the provided mobile phone number is the one actually used in the device
Available CAMARA Sandbox APIs in our lab
Queries the connectivity status of a user device
Verifies if the location of a user device is within the area specified by the provided coordinates (latitude and longitude)
Retrieves the location of a user device.
Quality on Demand
Provides an interface to request stable latency or throughput managed by Telco networks