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Request Identity Document Verification in browser


In this example we'll setup a basic webpage and configure it to initiate an identity verification of a government identity document using Trinsic Connect.

We will also configure a backend API that will set up the integration with the SDK and handle the creation and retrieval of the identity verification session (IDV session).

Let's take a look at the data flow between the different actors and components in a usual IDV verification with Trinsic Connect:

Trinsic Connect Data Flow

Setup our demo

Let's create a new npm project:

npm init -y

Add our dependencies:

npm install express @trinsic/trinsic

Create new file named index.js at the root of the repo and configure the services.

import express from "express";
import path from "path";
import { TrinsicService, VerificationType } from "@trinsic/trinsic";

const app = express();

const trinsic = new TrinsicService({
    authToken: "<AUTH_TOKEN>",

How to obtain an Auth Token

Assuming you are part of the Trinsic Connect beta, you can obtain auth token from the Trinsic Studio .

Create IDV Session API

Let's configure Express to create two endpoints for creating a new IDV session (served at /api/create-session) and retrieving an IDV session (served at /api/get-session). We'll use Trinsic's SDK to generate the IDV session for a government document verification and then retrieve it to read its results."/api/create-session", async (req, res) => {
    const verifyResponse = await trinsic.connection().createSession({
        verifications: [{ type: VerificationType.GOVERNMENT_ID }],

});"/api/get-session", async (req, res) => {
    var response = await trinsic.connection().getSession({
        idvSessionId: req.body.idvSessionId,


Add the rest of the express configuration where we will serve static files and run the server at a port of your choice.

// Serve static files from the 'public' folder

// Catch-all to return index.html for any other request
app.get("*", (req, res) => {
    res.sendFile(path.join(process.cwd(), "index.html"));

// Start the server
const PORT = process.env.PORT || 3000;
app.listen(PORT, () => {
    console.log(`Server is running on port ${PORT}`);
    console.log(`Access the demo page at http://localhost:${PORT}`);

Example web page

Create a new file named index.html at the root of the repo and reference Trinsic's SDK.

<script src="[email protected]/dist/trinsic.min.js"></script>

Let's add additional script to register a button click event that will start the process of identity verification with Trinsic Connect.

<button id="verifyButton" class="btn btn-primary">Start Verification</button>

    // initialize the credential handler polyfill when the page loads

    document.getElementById("verifyButton").addEventListener("click", async () => {
            const { ConnectClient } = trinsic;
            const client = new ConnectClient();

            // 1. Get a valid session from the backend
            const createResponse = await fetch("/api/create-session", {
                method: "POST",
            const session = await createResponse.json();


            // 2. Perform identity verification
            const idvResponse = await client.identityVerification(

            console.log(await idvResponse.json());

            // 3. Check the verification status
            const getResponse = await fetch("/api/get-session", {
                method: "POST",
                headers: { "Content-Type": "application/json" },
                body: JSON.stringify({ sessionId: }),
            const idvResult = await getResponse.json();


Run the demo

Run the demo by executing the following command in the terminal

node index.js

The project should run and be accessible at http://localhost:3000 .

Enjoy! 👋