Authorize an amount.

The authorization call guarantees the payment by the payment service provider for up to seven days. If the authorization is not debited within this period, the authorization is cancelled and the amount is released.

Authorization supporting payment methods
Not every payment type supports authorization. Check the following table to see which payment type does support authorization.

Payment types supporting authorization

Payment method Supports authorization
/types/card yes
/types/paypal yes
/types/applepay yes
/types/sepa-direct-debit-secured no
/types/sofort no
/types/giropay no
/types/ideal no
/types/przelewy24 no
/types/prepayment no

Request Response

Authorization calls are described in the API reference.

Success response example

    "id": "s-aut-1",
    "isSuccess": true,
    "isPending": false,
    "isError": false,
    "message": {
        "code": "COR.000.100.112",
        "customer": "Request successfully processed in 'Merchant in Connector Test Mode'"
    "amount": "100.0000",
    "currency": "EUR",
    "returnUrl": "",
    "paymentReference": "Test authorize transaction",
    "date": "2018-09-13 19:41:49",
    "resources": {
        "customerId": "",
        "basketId": "",
        "paymentId": "s-pay-1",
        "metadataId": "",
        "typeId": "s-crd-fm7tifzkqewy"
    "processing": {
        "uniqueId": "31HA07BC8179DC97ADB6249F09E3BBBE",
        "shortId": "4007.9410.9870",
        "3dsecure": false //card only

Pending response example

    "id": "s-aut-1",
    "isSuccess": false,
    "isPending": true,
    "isError": false,
    "redirectUrl": "",
    "message": {
        "code": "COR.000.200.000",
        "customer": "Transaction pending"
    "amount": "11.0000",
    "currency": "EUR",
    "returnUrl": "",
    "date": "2018-11-30 03:03:12",
    "resources": {
        "customerId": "",
        "paymentId": "s-pay-1226",
        "basketId": "",
        "metadataId": "",
        "typeId": "s-crd-oiwm8rlbezhk"
    "processing": {
        "uniqueId": "31HA07BC815F7DC727FB78F183AE2C36",
        "shortId": "4074.7339.2804"

An authorized call returns a payment ID and the authorization ID 1, since only one authorization per payment is possible.

The parameters isSuccess, isPending, isError indicate the result of the payment. Only one of these three can be true.

Status parameter Description
isSuccess The authorization call was executed successfully.
isPending The authorization call also returns a RedirectUrl. The customer must be redirected to the RedirectUrl so that the customer can complete the payment.
The payment method determines whether an authorization call can enter the pending state.
isError Something went wrong. You’ll also find a news section that describes in more detail what the trouble was.
Name Format Description
id string ID of this authorized transaction.
isSuccess string If the transaction was successful the value is set to true.
isPending string If the transaction is pending, the value is set to true, for instance, if a redirect to an external system is required.
isError string If an error occurs, this value is set to true.
redirectUrl string If customer’s confirmation is required, a redirect URL will be returned. Customer needs to be redirected to this URL and proceed the confirmation.
paymentReference string Transaction description.
message object
message.code string Every error returns a unique id.
message.customer string Error message for the customer. Translated into the language specified in the Accept language header.
message.merchant string Error message for the merchant. This message always appears in English.
amount string The amount to be authorized on the specified account. The amount is in decimal form, e.g. EUR 1.22.
currency string(3) ISO currency code: For a list of possible codes, see: Amounts and Currencies
returnUrl string Some payment methods require the customer to leave the merchant application. This URL is used to bring the customer back to the application.
date date Timestamp of this transaction.
resources object
resources.customerId string Customer ID used for this transaction.
resource.basketId string Basket ID used for this transaction.
resource.metadataId string Meta data ID used for this transaction.
resources.paymentId string ID of the payment object.
resources.typeId string ID of the types resource which was used for this transaction.
processing object
processing.uniqueId string Reference id of the payment system.
processing.shortId string User-friendly reference ID of the payment system.
processing.iban string Iban of the merchant in case of prepayment or invoice. In case of direct debit this value contains the customer IBAN.
processing.bic string Bic of the merchant for prepayment or invoice. In the case of a direct debit, this value contains the customer BIC.
processing.identification string This value returns the descriptor for invoice and prepayment.
processing.creatorId string This value returns your creditor id.
processing.3dsecure boolean Indicate a 3ds transaction (card payment type only).