Feel free to test sanctions.io either through our Free Sanctions Check on our website (it doesn't require an account) or by signing up for our free trial. The free trial gives you access to a production API key which you can use to integrate the API into your systems or perform manual API requests using a tool like Postman.
Free Sanctions Check on Our Website
Use our free Sanctions check tool on our website to do some quick manual checks or to test the quality of our name-matching technology and our data.
Please note that our website search only covers our Sanctions data and not any PEP data!
Testing the API with Postman
Postman is a great tool that can be used for performing manual API requests for testing and also for manual name screenings without any implementation effort. Get a quick overview of how to use Postman with our sanctions.io API.
Signing up for Postman
We recommend using the web version for your manual screenings or your testing if you don't have already a postman account. You can sign up for a Postman account right here.
Setting up Postman for the sanctions.io API
- Download our Postman collection (a file that includes all necessary API settings with all data fields)
import our Postman collection into your Postman workspace
Now click on "Environments" and create a new environment "Production" by clicking on "New". After that, please add the variables from the screenshot below. You can also just import this file with all the environment variables already included.
Defining and performing searches
Just go back to "Collections", select your desired endpoint ("Searches" for Sanctions Screenings), select the environment (here "production environment") and define your search (the example below only uses the "name" field for the search). Once you have defined your search click on "Send" and the API will respond with the results in the window below the query parameter window.
Integration Testing with Sandbox Data
With an active account, you can also create Sandbox tokens via our API. Sandbox tokens allow you to perform API requests in our production system against our Sandbox data without counting toward your subscription. This is a great way for any kind of integration testing.
Please see below a file with records in our Sanctions database that you can use for your testing procedures: CSV file with Sandbox Data
For more information, please see the "Create API Tokens" Endpoint in our API documentation: