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API Endpoints & Authentication

All requests to the Authorize.Net API are sent via the HTTP POST method to one of our API endpoint URLs.
HTTP Request Method: POST
Sandbox API Endpoint: https://apitest.authorize.net/xml/v1/request.api
Production API Endpoint: https://api.authorize.net/xml/v1/request.api
XML Content-Type: text/xml
JSON Content-Type: application/json
API Schema (XSD): https://api.authorize.net/xml/v1/schema/AnetApiSchema.xsd
All calls to the Authorize.Net API require merchant authentication. Sign up for a sandbox account to quickly get started.

A Note Regarding JSON Support

The Authorize.Net API, which is not based on REST, offers JSON support through a translation of JSON elements to XML elements. While JSON does not typically require a set order to the elements in an object, XML requires strict ordering. Developers using the Authorize.Net API should force the ordering of elements to match this API Reference.
Alternately, consider using the Authorize.Net SDKs for a seamless integration.

Test Your Authentication Credentials

Use this method to test that your authentication credentials are valid and that they are being received successfully by the Authorize.Net API.

authenticateTestRequest

Element Description Format
merchantAuthentication Required.
Contains merchant authentication information.
name Required.
Merchant?s unique API Login ID.

The merchant API Login ID is provided in the Merchant Interface and must be stored securely.

The API Login ID and Transaction Key together provide the merchant authentication required for access to the payment gateway.
20-character maximum.
transactionKey Required.
Merchant?s unique Transaction Key.

The merchant Transaction Key is provided in the Merchant Interface and must be stored securely.

The API Login ID and Transaction Key together provide the merchant authentication required for access to the payment gateway.
16-character maximum.
refId Merchant-assigned reference ID for the request.

If included in the request, this value is included in the response. This feature might be especially useful for multi-threaded applications.
Up to 20 characters.

authenticateTestResponse

Element Description Format
refId Merchant-assigned reference ID for the request.

If included in the request, this value will be included in the response. This feature might be especially useful for multi-threaded applications.
Up to 20 characters.
messages This element contains a resultCode and one or more message elements.

resultCode Ok or Error.

States whether the request was handled successfully, or ended with an error.
message Contains details about the result.

code The code number for the result.

Up to six characters. The first character is either an I for informational responses, or E for error responses. The remaining characters are numerical and indicate the type of informational or error response. For example, I00001 or E00001. For a comprehensive list of possible values, or to look up a returned value, see the Response Code Tool.
text Text explanation of the code for the result.

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Payment Transactions

The createTransactionRequest function enables you to submit a wide variety of transaction requests, depending on how you structure it. For example, differences in the transactionType field or the payment field can create different types of transactions.
For more information about the different types of transactions, see the Payment Transactions page.

Charge a Credit Card

Use this method to authorize and capture a credit card payment.

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Response:
This sample PHP code demonstrates how to perform this function using our PHP SDK.
This sample C# code demonstrates how to perform this function using our .NET SDK.
This sample Java code demonstrates how to perform this function using our Java SDK.

Authorize a Credit Card

Use this method to authorize a credit card payment. To actually charge the funds you will need to follow up with a capture transaction.

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Response:
This sample PHP code demonstrates how to perform this function using our PHP SDK.
This sample C# code demonstrates how to perform this function using our .NET SDK.
This sample Java code demonstrates how to perform this function using our Java SDK.

Capture a Previously Authorized Amount

Use this method to capture funds reserved with a previous authOnlyTransaction transaction request.

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Response:
This sample PHP code demonstrates how to perform this function using our PHP SDK.
This sample C# code demonstrates how to perform this function using our .NET SDK.
This sample Java code demonstrates how to perform this function using our Java SDK.

Capture Funds Authorized Through Another Channel

Use this method to capture funds which have been authorized through another channel, such as phone authorization. If you need to capture an authorizeOnlyTransaction, use priorAuthCaptureTransaction instead.

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Response:
This sample PHP code demonstrates how to perform this function using our PHP SDK.
This sample C# code demonstrates how to perform this function using our .NET SDK.
This sample Java code demonstrates how to perform this function using our Java SDK.

Refund a Transaction

This transaction type is used to refund a customer for a transaction that was successfully settled through the payment gateway. Note that credit card information and bank account information are mutually exclusive, so you should not submit both.

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Response:
This sample PHP code demonstrates how to perform this function using our PHP SDK.
This sample C# code demonstrates how to perform this function using our .NET SDK.
This sample Java code demonstrates how to perform this function using our Java SDK.

Void a Transaction

This transaction type can be used to cancel either an original transaction that is not yet settled or an entire order composed of more than one transaction. A Void prevents the transaction or the order from being sent for settlement. A Void can be submitted against any other transaction type

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Response:
This sample PHP code demonstrates how to perform this function using our PHP SDK.
This sample C# code demonstrates how to perform this function using our .NET SDK.
This sample Java code demonstrates how to perform this function using our Java SDK.

Update Split Tender Group

Use this function to update the status of an existing order that contains multiple transactions with the same splitTenderId value.

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Response:
This sample PHP code demonstrates how to perform this function using our PHP SDK.
This sample C# code demonstrates how to perform this function using our .NET SDK.
This sample Java code demonstrates how to perform this function using our Java SDK.

Debit a Bank Account

Use this method to process an ACH debit transaction using bank account details.

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Response:
This sample PHP code demonstrates how to perform this function using our PHP SDK.
This sample C# code demonstrates how to perform this function using our .NET SDK.
This sample Java code demonstrates how to perform this function using our Java SDK.

Credit a Bank Account

This transaction type is used to refund a customer using a bank account credit transaction.

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Response:
This sample PHP code demonstrates how to perform this function using our PHP SDK.
This sample C# code demonstrates how to perform this function using our .NET SDK.
This sample Java code demonstrates how to perform this function using our Java SDK.

Charge a Customer Profile

Use this method to authorize and capture a payment using a stored customer payment profile.

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Response:
This sample PHP code demonstrates how to perform this function using our PHP SDK.
This sample C# code demonstrates how to perform this function using our .NET SDK.
This sample Java code demonstrates how to perform this function using our Java SDK.

Charge a Tokenized Credit Card

Use this method to authorize and capture a payment using a tokenized credit card number issued by a certified token provider. The payment processor must support payment network tokenization, and you must pass in your request the token, the expiration date, and the cryptogram receied from the token provider.
For Chase Pay tokenization, see Create a Chase Pay Transaction.

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Response:
This sample PHP code demonstrates how to perform this function using our PHP SDK.
This sample C# code demonstrates how to perform this function using our .NET SDK.
This sample Java code demonstrates how to perform this function using our Java SDK.

Create a Chase Pay Transaction

Use this method to authorize and capture a payment using a tokenized credit card number issued by Chase Pay. Chase Pay is only available to merchants using the Paymentech processor.
For other payment tokenization services, see Charge a Tokenized Credit Card.

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Response:
This sample PHP code demonstrates how to perform this function using our PHP SDK.
This sample C# code demonstrates how to perform this function using our .NET SDK.
This sample Java code demonstrates how to perform this function using our Java SDK.

Mobile In-App Transactions

Enables you to pass Accept Mobile, Apple Pay, or Google Pay payment data to Authorize.Net. For more information about in-app payment transactions, see the Mobile In-App Feature Details page.

Create an Apple Pay Transaction

Use this function to create an Authorize.Net payment transaction request using Apple Pay data in place of card data.

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Response:
This sample PHP code demonstrates how to perform this function using our PHP SDK.
This sample C# code demonstrates how to perform this function using our .NET SDK.
This sample Java code demonstrates how to perform this function using our Java SDK.