Blacklist (Collection) Management in Oz API

This article describes how to create a collection via API, how to add persons and photos to this collection and how to delete them and the collection itself if you no longer need it. You can do the same in Web console, but this article covers API methods only.

Collection in Oz API is a database of facial photos that are used to compare with the face from the captured photo or video via the Black list analysis

Person represents a human in the collection. You can upload several photos for a single person.

How to Create a Collection

The collection should be created within a company, so you require your company's company_id as a prerequisite.

If you don't know your ID, callGET /api/companies/?search_text=test, replacing "test" with your company name or its part. Save the company_id you've received.

Now, create a collection via POST /api/collections/. In the request body, specify the alias for your collection and company_id of your company:

  "alias": "blacklist",
  "company_id": "your_company_id"

In a response, you'll get your new collection identifier: collection_id.

How to Add a Person or a Photo to a Collection

To add a new person to your collection, call POST /api/collections/{{collection_id}}/persons/, usingcollection_id of the collection needed. In the request body, add a photo or several photos. Mark them with appropriate tags in the payload:

    "media:tags": {
        "image1": [

The response will contain the person_id which stands for the person identifier within your collection.

If you want to add a name of the person, in the request payload, add it as metadata:

    "person:meta_data": {
        "person_info": {
            "first_name": "John",
            "middle_name": "Jameson",
            "last_name": "Doe"

To add more photos of the same person, call POST {{host}}/api/collections/{{collection_id}}/persons/{{person_id}}/images/ using the appropriate person_id. The request body should be filled as you did it before with POST /api/collections/{{collection_id}}/persons/.

To obtain information on all the persons within the single collection, call GET /api/collections/{{collection_id}}/persons/.

To obtain a list of photos for a single person, call GET /api/collections/{{collection_id}}/persons/{{person_id}}/images/. For each photo, the response will containperson_image_id. You'll need this ID, for instance, if you want to delete the photo.

How to Remove a Photo or a Person from a Collection

To delete a person with all their photos, call DELETE /api/collections/{{collection_id}}/persons/{{person_id}} with the appropriate collection and person identifiers. All the photos will be deleted automatically. However, you can't delete a person entity if it has any related analyses, which means the Black list analysis used this photo for comparison and found a coincidence. To delete such a person, you'll need to delete these analyses using DELETE /api/analyses/{{analyse_id}} with analyse_id of the collection (Black list) analysis.

To delete all the collection-related analyses, get a list of folders where the Black list analysis has been used: call GET /api/folders/?analyse.type=COLLECTION. For each folder from this list (GET /api/folders/{{folder_id}}/), find the analyse_id of the required analysis, and delete the analysis – DELETE /api/analyses/{{analyse_id}}.

To delete a single photo of a person, call DELETE /api/collections/{{collection_id}}/persons/{{person_id}}/images/{{person_image_id}} with collection, person, and image identifiers specified.

How to Delete a Collection

Delete the information on all the persons from this collection as described above, then call DELETE /api/collections/{{collection_id}}/ to delete the remaining collection data.

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