Onfido for Developers - Event Recap

API The Docs Virtual 2021 Showcase Your Devportal

This demo was presented at API The Docs Virtual 2021 Showcase Your Devportal event series on 20 October. We are glad to present the video recording of the event with the demo and the Q&A session. Enjoy!

Visit the Showcase Your DevPortal Recap page for summaries and recordings.



In the demo, you can hear about:

  • Identity verification, validation and authentication unlock services for users in a protected way
  • A fast, robust and frictionless way to provide product experience for customers
  • Using diagrams in documentation to simplify very complex and abstract concepts for non-technical readers
  • Available postman collection containing sample requests and responses for every API version to try out
  • Drop down menus in the API Reference documentation to help users navigate between API and SDK reference contents
  • Automated script generating the content for the newly released API version
  • Content wide search bar at the top of the documentation page

Onfido for Developers


David Vilf (Product Manager), Francesca Gaunard (Tech Writer Lead), Phoebe Baxter (Technical Writer)


Onfido's Developer Hub provides a vast, and varied array of content aimed at all levels of expertise from onboarding quick-start guides to comprehensive technical reference pages. Yet the Developer Hub is more than content alone, with links to custom built client libraries, developer tools and input-capture SDKs, it encompasses all developer needs in a single location. A user-centric approach has resulted in a portal that is designed and written to provide a seamless, easy entry point into Onfido's services, resulting in top class developer experience for users.


Q&A

  • What effort went into creating this portal?
  • Who owns the portal?
  • Who writes the documentations?
  • What were the main factors in the decision to not require a login on your portal, and how do you feel that decision has worked out?

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