HackerOne Clear

Organizations: Access an exclusive community of ID Verified and/or background-checked finders

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HackerOne ID Verification enables your program to have access to a community of finders who have successfully completed an ID Verification to invite to your program. To opt-in to ID Verification, contact your Customer Success Manager.

HackerOne Clear enables your program to access an exclusive community of background-checked hackers. Background-checked finders are active, high-performing members of the HackerOne community who have satisfied strict criminal background checks. Having these hackers participate in your program ensures that trusted people are partnered with you to find vulnerabilities.

Note: HackerOne Clear is available as an add-on. To opt-in to Clear, contact your Account Manager.

To access your HackerOne Clear settings:

  1. Go to Program Settings > Program > Hacker Management > Clear.

  2. Click View the full list of Clear finders that have been invited to your program to see which invited finders are Clear-verified. Clear-verified finders will be marked with this icon:

    Clear-verified symbol

Criminal background-checked and/or ID-verified finders are invited to your program through the invitation process, in which invites are geared specifically toward criminal background-checked finders.

Clear text at the bottom of your page showing some of the hackers invited to the program

How can I request for non-Clear Hackers to gain access to my Clear program

Contact your Customer Success Manager to request such users go through the Clear onboarding process ahead of being invited to your program.

How ID verification, residency & citizenship checks work

HackerOne partners with Veriff to conduct global ID Verification checks. The finder takes an image of their ID and then themselves in real time, which are then compared and verified. Residency and citizenship verification checks are completed by this same process with restrictions on what ID types can be used.

How criminal background checks work

HackerOne partners with CheckrFirst Advantage to conduct all global criminal background checks. For all countries, the maximum criminal background check allowed by law is performed. Unfortunately, countries where it’s illegal to perform criminal background checks won’t be eligible to participate in HackerOne criminal background-checked Clear programs. Currently, this includes Afghanistan, Djibouti, French Polynesia, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Iran, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Macao, Mayotte, Sierra Leone, and Syrian Arab Republic

For finders based in the United States, the following investigations are performed:



Social Security Number Trace

Identifies residential address history and aliases.

Country Criminal Records Check

Identifies addresses and jurisdictions, including felony and misdemeanor criminal records.

State Criminal Records Check

Identifies addresses and jurisdictions, including felony and misdemeanor criminal records in Puerto Rico and 46 states.

Federal Criminal Records Check

Identifies addresses and jurisdictions, including felony and misdemeanor criminal records.

Enhanced Nationwide Records Check

Searches nationwide databases to identify potential jurisdictions in which the applicant may have worked, lived, gone to school, or committed a crime.

Sex Offender Records Check

Searches the US Department of Justice Sex Offender Registry to identify registered sex offenders, convictions, and/or infractions in 49 states.

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Watchlist Check

Searches the U.S. Treasury Department watchlist to identify potential threats to national security.

Digital Customizable Agreements

As finders invited to your program will have to review and sign an agreement before joining your program, with Clear, you can also opt-in to manage your digital custom agreements and view which finders have accepted your terms.

To manage your Digital Customizable Agreements:

  1. Click View document to view your Digital Custom Agreement.

  2. (Optional) Contact your program manager to edit or update your agreement.

  3. Click Download list of finders that have accepted terms (.CSV) to view all the finders that have accepted your program agreements. For each hacker, you can view their:

    • Full name

    • Username

    • HackerOne Clear status

    • Address (Optional)

    • Country

    • Date they signed the agreement

digital customizable agreements

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