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Void an Authorization

POST /alternatepayments/v1/accounts/account_id/payments/payment_id/voidauths

To void (cancel) a payment authorization that has not been settled, you must make a POST request to the voidauths endpoint. The payment authorization must have a status of COMPLETED to proceed with this operation. Some payment methods support voiding only a part of an authorization.

Currently, only Paysafe Pay Later supports partially voiding an authorization.

This operation is available only for payment methods that support manual settlement. If the authorization has already been fully settled, then you will not be able to void it and will need to issue a refund instead.

curl -X POST \
-u testuser:B-qa2-0-53625f86-302c021476f52bdc9deab7aea876bb28762e62f92fc6712d0214736abf501e9675e55940e83ef77f5c304edc7968 \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \

Prior to trying the example above, you should:

  • Provide a unique merchant reference number (merchantRefNum) for each transaction.
  • Replace the account number (1001070130) in the URL with the Test account number you received for the alternate payments method you are testing.
  • Replace the payment ID (4bf209b-f99d-4bd0-ae52-455991cfe370) with the payment ID you received in the response to your Payment request.
  • Replace the API key (after the -u) with the API key you have received.

"id": "11d9e7fe-a688-4e65-bc77-283571c21985",
"merchantRefNum": "0bsasdffdsfsfdfssdasdfwwaddsad23",
"dupCheck": true,
"amount": 100,
"paymentType": "PAYOLUTION",
"currencyCode": "EUR",
"liveMode": true,
"txnTime": "2017-06-01T15:13:07Z",
"status": "COMPLETED",
"gatewayResponse": {
"code": "0.0.0",
"description": "The request was processed successfuly.",
"id": "87f67963-639c-4620-9007-94742415282e",
"processor": "PAYOLUTION"
"links": [{
"rel": "self",
"href": ""
"rel": "payment",
"href": ""

The response parameters are described below:

Value Type Description


This is a unique ID for this void authorization operation. This ID can be used to look up this request.


This is the merchant reference number created by the merchant and submitted as part of the request.
dupCheck boolean

true indicates this is not a duplicate transaction.

A request is considered a duplicate if the merchantRefNum has already been used in a previous request within the past 90 days.



This is the amount of the void authorization, in minor units.
paymentType enum This is the payment type used for the request (e.g., PAYOLUTION).
currencyCode string

This is the three-digit code for the currency of the merchant account specified in the account_id included in the request URL.

liveMode boolean

true indicates this is a real transaction.

false indicates this is a test transaction.

txnTime dateTime This is the transaction time and date in UTC format.
status enum

This is the status of the void authorization:

RECEIVED – Our system has received the request and is waiting for the payment provider's response.

COMPLETED – The transaction has been completed.

FAILED – The transaction was declined.

ERROR – The transaction failed, due to an error (e.g., validation, missing required parameter, etc.).

gatewayResponse object This contains the response from the payment provider and varies depending on the payment method used.
links array of link objects

Contains a self link that can be used to look up details about this void authorization.

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