Document Requirements

Every document needs a "requirement" specified to tell Proof what is required to consider a transaction complete. A good way to think about it is specifying the "type of document". Each requirement type implies a different set of authentication and signing requirements for the signer to complete the transaction.


Document requirements for Proof-type transactions

If you are looking to send a Proof transaction for identity verification, this is currently managed as a signer-level requirement. See the signer object in Create Transaction as well the signer object in our API Object Reference.

The Proof transaction type is not compatible with documents requiring notarization - it can only be set up with an eSign document.

RequirementDescriptionKnowledge-based Authentication (KBA) Required?US SSN Required?# Forms of ID RequiredNotary Meeting Required?Notary Seal Required?Notary Signature Required?
notarizationA document that requires notarization.YesYes1YesYesYes
esignA document that requires just a signature.NoNo0NoNoNo
identity_confirmationUsed to support the signing of PS form 1583 for signers without a US SSN. Requires the signer to undergo identity confirmation instead of notarization.NoNo2YesNoYes