Get Started with our Payments API

Make yourself familiar with ourAPI Principlesto ensure a resilient integration.


Set your headers

Setting your headers is an important part of an API request. The headers represent the meta-data associated with your API request.

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Authorization: {your_credentials}
Content-Type: application/vnd.worldpay.payments-v6+json
Accept: application/vnd.worldpay.payments-v6.hal+json
HeaderDescription
AuthorizationThe Authorization header is used for authentication and identification of our merchants within Access Worldpay. You must use the Authorization header for any request you send to our Payments API.
Content-TypeThe Content-Type header is required if the request you're sending includes a request body, and if the HTTP method is a POST or a PUT.
AcceptThe Accept header is used to identify which version of our Payments API you are using. You must use the Accept header for any request you send to our Payments API.

Note: Replace {your_credentials} with your base64-encoded Basic Auth username and password. To get your Access Worldpay credentials contact yourImplementation Manager.

Query the root resource

Our APIs guide you by providing you with links to the next available actions.

To discover and start using our APIs you must first query the root resource. This returns the available resources within Access Worldpay.

Request

GET https://try.access.worldpay.com/

Note: No request body is needed for this request.

Response

You receive all our available API resources in the response.

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{
    "_links": {
        "payments:authorize": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments/authorizations"
        },
        "service:payments": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments"
        },
        "service:tokens": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/tokens"
        },
        "service:verifications/accounts": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/verifications/accounts"
        },
        "service:verifications/customers/3ds": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/verifications/customers/3ds"
        },
        "service:verifiedTokens": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/verifiedTokens"
        },
        "service:payouts": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payouts"
        },
        "curies": [{
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/rels/payments/{rel}",
            "name": "payments",
            "templated": true
        }]
    }
}

Query the Payments root resource

Query the service:payments resource which gives you links to your next available actions and resources for our Payments API.

Request

GET https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments

Note: No request body is needed for this request.

The response

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{
    "_links": {
        "resourceTree": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments/resourceTree"
        },
        "payments:authorize": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments/authorizations"
        },
        "payments:cardOnFileAuthorize": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments/authorizations/cardOnFile"
        },
        "payments:migrateRecurringAuthorize": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments/authorizations/migrateRecurring"
        },
        "payments:migrateCardOnFileAuthorize": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments/authorizations/migrateCardOnFile"
        },
        "payments:migrateCardOnFileSale": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments/sales/migrateCardOnFile"
        },
        "payments:events": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments/events"
        },
        "payments:recurringMandate": {
            "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments/recurringMandates"
        },
        "curies": [
            {
                "name": "payments",
                "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/rels/payments/{rel}",
                "templated": true
            }
        ]
    }
}

Use the action links returned, to send your request to one of our resources. Do not hardcode the links(URIs).

Resources

There are multiple resources returned in your payments root resource request. The table below briefly describe what each resource can be used for.

Action Link (resources)Description
payments:authorizeAuthorize a payment once.
payments:migrateRecurringAuthorizeAuthorize and make an existing recurring payment agreement compliant with the stored credential mandate.
payments:migrateCardOnFileAuthorizeAuthorize and bring a new or existing card on file agreement to Access Worldpay.
payments:migrateCardOnFileSaleAuthorize and settle customer initiated card on file payments.
payments:recurringMandateYou can't send requests to this resource. This action link is used by ourVerifications APIto make yourpayments:recurringAuthorize,payments:cardOnFileAuthorizeandpayments:recurringSalerequests MIT/ CIT compliant.

When you make a request within Access Worldpay, you should always cache the response returned.

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