yente is an open source screening API service. It provides functions to search, retrieve or match FollowTheMoney entities, including people, companies or vessels that are subject to international sanctions.

yente: Intro · Deployment · Settings · Custom datasets · FAQ

The yente API is built to provide access to OpenSanctions data, it can also be used to search and match other data, such as company registries or custom watchlists.

While yente is the open source core code base for the OpenSanctions API, it can also be run on-premises as a KYC appliance so that no customer data leaves the deployment context. The software is distributed as a Docker image with a pre-defined docker-compose.yml configuration that also provisions the requisite ElasticSearch index.

Using the software

Note: this documentation is only relevant to users who plan to self-host the API. Click here if you'd prefer to use our hosted API service.

Using the API

Got more questions? Join the Slack chat to ask questions and get support. Or contact us directly to get in touch with our team.