Get started with our FX API

Make yourself familiar with our API Principles to 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.

Authorization: {your_credentials}
Accept: application/vnd.worldpay.foreignexchange-v1+json
Content-Type: application/vnd.worldpay.foreignexchange-v1+json
HeaderDescription
AuthorizationWe use the Authorization header to identify and authenticate you within Access Worldpay. You must use the Authorization header for any request you send, unless you are using client certificate authentication over TLS. If you must use this, read our reference guide on Authenticating with SSL/TLS.
Content-TypeWe require the Content-Type header if the request you're sending includes a request body, and if the HTTP method is a POST or a PUT.
AcceptWe use the Accept header to identify which version of the resource you are using. You must use the Accept header if the HTTP method is a GET.

If you're using both the Content-Type and Accept headers, they must match.

Note

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

Next Steps

We have reviewed our API Principle approach and consider our resources stable and unlikely to change. This means you can skip querying the root resource for a quicker integration and POST directly to the API resource:

If you do want to discover all available resources, you can expand the below section "Query the root resource" for further steps.

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 can query the root resource first. 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.

{
  "_links": {
    "payments:authorize": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments/authorizations"
    },
    "service:payments": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments"
    },
    "service:sessions": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/sessions"
    },
    "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:fraudsight": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/fraudsight"
    },
    "service:exemptions": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/exemptions"
    },
    "service:payouts": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payouts"
    },
    "service:payments/alternative/direct": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments/alternative/direct"
    },
    "service:payments/alternative/action/paypal": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments/alternative/action/paypal"
    },
    "service:payments/alternative/action/ideal": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payments/alternative/action/ideal"
    },
    "service:payouts/accounts": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payouts/accounts"
    },
    "service:payouts/events": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/payouts/events"
    },
    "service:moneyTransfers": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/moneyTransfers"
    },
    "service:foreignExchange": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/foreignExchange"
    },
    "service:accounts/statements": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/accounts/statements"
    },
    "service:accounts/balance": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/accounts/balance"
    },
    "service:accounts/transfer": {
      "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/accounts/transfer"
    },
    "curies": [
      {
        "href": "https://try.access.worldpay.com/rels/payments/{rel}",
        "name": "payments",
        "templated": true
      }
    ]
  }
}

DNS Whitelisting

Whitelist the following URLs:

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

Please ensure you use DNS whitelisting not explicit IP whitelisting.

Note

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

Next Steps


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