Identity Proofing Testing

Gmail Extra Emails Trick

Currently an account can only be verified once. When testing in lower environments, we encourage creating new accounts to re-test the proofing flow using this Gmail trick.

Add + and some extra bits after your username to create a new email address that routes to your same inbox. For example, if your GSA email is:

firstname.lastname@gsa.gov

You can make extra accounts like:

firstname.lastname+1@gsa.gov

firstname.lastname+2@gsa.gov

firstname.lastname+abcdef@gsa.gov

And as an easy way to keep track of the emails, consider datestamping them:

firstname.lastname+20210704@gsa.gov

Pass a YML for images

Instead of uploading images of IDs (since we aren’t supposed to have PII in sandbox environments), you can upload a specially-formatted YML file.

Sample SSN

Our developer docs have sample SSNs to get desired behavior.

Sample Phone Numbers

We also have sample phone numbers to generate various proofing responses.