# Quick start guide for Assure
This quick guide describes how to try out Signicat's identity verification solution, Assure, using the following approaches:
If you want to read more before trying it out, we recommend the following topics:
- For high-level information about usage scenarios and an overview of identification services, see About identity verification.
- For term descriptions used in the Assure API, see Key concepts.
- For detailed information about all available endpoints and properties, see the OpenAPI documentation.
# Try the Assure test server
The Assure test server allows you to test a subset of the Signicat Assure functionality. It is not a product on its own but it integrates with the Assure API. This is an easy way to get an initial impression of what Signicat Assure is.
Note: This is a non-production demo server.
- Go to the Assure test server: http://labs.signicat.com/assure-test-server/ (opens new window)
Provide your email to access the Assure test server. Then you will receive an email with a one-time link that you can use to log in.
Click on the link in your email to log in.
Once you are logged in, you select the Create dossier button. A dossier is a container that is used to temporarily store information about an end-user that is going through identity verification:
- Click on the dossier you just created (Dossier id).
- From the Create process drop-down menu, select the process you want the end-user to go through. It is possible to have multiple processes within one dossier:
Then just follow the instructions in the selected process flow.
# Set up an API integration
Tip: Before you set up an API integration, it is recommended to read the OpenAPI documentation to learn about available endpoints and their properties.
This is the most flexible way of testing Signicat Assure. You can use your preferred IDE, Framework, Postman, etc. using credentials provided by Signicat Operations or using the demo-service credentials available on the Demo service page.
Note: The demo service is a shared environment that anyone can access. Ensure that you DO NOT use or provide anything that contains PII data.
# Client credentials
To access the Assure API you must use your set of credentials provided by Signicat Operations.
If you just want to try out the API, you can use the demo-service credentials available on the Demo Service page.
Note: The demo service is a shared environment that anyone can access. For that reason, DO NOT use or provide any PII data using the demo-service credentials.
# OIDC token
After you have the credentials, you must acquire an access token using the OpenID Connect (OIDC) protocol. This is a procedure required to consume the Signicat REST services. For more information on how to do this, please see Accessing Signicat REST Services.
Make sure to add the client.assure.api and client.capture.api scopes to your token request. This is a cURL example of an OIDC token request:
curl --location --request POST 'https://preprod.signicat.com/oidc/token' \ --header 'Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded' \ --header 'Authorization: Basic <BASE64 ENCODED CLIENTID:CLIENTSECRET>' \ --data-urlencode 'grant_type=client_credentials' \ --data-urlencode 'scope=client.assure.api client.capture.api'