An individual or entity being screening. This is typically a client or potential client of your organization.


A sanctioned person, organization, vehicle, etc. In other words a sanction target. Sanctions API match results are a list of targets that are similar to a case.

Similarity Score

A score between 0 and 100 that represents the level of similairty between a case and a sanction target. The higher the score, the more similar the API considers the case and sanction target.

The minScore Setting

When a case is screened, it is compared against each target within the sanctions database and given a similarity score. The results returned by the API are those targets whose similarity score is greater than or equal to the minScore API parameter you provide.