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Customer Identity API Errors

JSON error responses from the Customer Identity API include information in the body of the response similar to the following:

"message":"You submitted a request that is not parseable.",
"Unrecognized token 'fale': was expecting 'null', 'true', 'false' or NaN at [line: 4, column: 26]"
"fieldErrors": [{
"field": "email",
"error": "john@hi@you.c.c.c.c is not a valid e-mail address."
}, {
"field": "profile.firstName",
"error": "profile firstName is required."

The error object consists of the following elements:

Element Type Description
code string The error code. Also shown in the X-Application-Status-Code response header.
message string The error message describing the error.
details string array Details of any parameter value errors in the body of the request.
fieldErrors field array If applicable, this is a list of fields that contain errors.

To save you having to parse the response body to find the error information, you can retrieve the error code from the X-Application-Status-Code response header.

This is a summary of all errors that could be returned when using the Customer Identity API, including HTTP Status Codes.

HTTP Status Code Summary

Code Range Description
1xx: Informational Communicates transfer protocol–level information.
2xx: Success Indicates that the client’s request was accepted.
3xx: Redirection Indicates that the client must take some additional action in order to complete the request.
4xx: Client Error Indicates that the client has made an error with the request.
5xx: Server Error Indicates that an error occurred on the server side.

Common HTTP Response Status Codes

Code Description
200 OK Everything worked as expected.
201 Created The request was successful. Paysafe created a new resource and the response body contains the representation.
202 Accepted This indicates that the client’s request will be handled asynchronously. It tells the client that the request appears valid, but it still may have problems once it is processed.
204 No Content This is usually returned in response to a PUT, POST, or DELETE request when the REST API declines to send back any status message or representation in the body of the response message.
304 Not Modified The client's cached version of the representation is still up to date.
400 Bad Request This often indicates that a required parameter is missing or that a parameter is invalid. This is a generic client-side error status, used when no other 4xx error code is appropriate.
401 Unauthorized This indicates that the client tried to operate on a protected resource without providing the proper authorization. They may have provided the wrong credentials or none at all.
402 Payment Required The parameters were valid but the request failed.
404 Not Found The requested resource does not exist.
405 Method Not Allowed The client tried to POST or PUT to a resource that would not accept it.
415 Unsupported Media Type

The request is in a format not supported by the requested resource for the requested method.

429 Too Many Requests The application is sending too many simultaneous requests.
500 Internal Server Error An error occurred with an internal server.
502 External Server Error We received an invalid response from the upstream gateway in attempting to fulfill the request.

Customer Identity Errors

HTTP Status Code Error Code Description
402 CUSTOMER-IDENTITY-1 One or more external services are down. Please rerun a Customer Identity Check request.
400 CUSTOMER-IDENTITY-2 Your merchant account is not configured to process the payment type and currency combination you provided.
409 CUSTOMER-IDENTITY-3 The request you have submitted has already been processed.
200 CUSTOMER-IDENTITY-4 The address provided is a prison or detention facility.
200 CUSTOMER-IDENTITY-5 The person is reported to be deceased.
200 CUSTOMER-IDENTITY-6 The person is reported to be on a PEP (politically exposed person) list or a sanctions watchlist.
200 CUSTOMER-IDENTITY-7 The request was rejected.
200 CUSTOMER-IDENTITY-8 There has been a high number of validation attempts for the same person or address.
200 CUSTOMER-IDENTITY-9 An identity theft alert has been raised.
200 CUSTOMER-IDENTITY-10 The request includes invalid input for fields. Verify the parameters and retry the request.
200 CUSTOMER-IDENTITY-11 The minimum age validation failed.
200 CUSTOMER-IDENTITY-12 The address provided is invalid. Verify the parameters and retry the request.
200 CUSTOMER-IDENTITY-13 The provider identity validation failed.

Common Errors

HTTP Status Code Error Code Description
500 1000 An internal error occurred.
502 1001 An error occurred with the external processing gateway.
400 5005 You submitted an invalid operation type with your request.
400 5023 The request is not parsable.
400 5068 Either you submitted a request that is missing a mandatory field or the value of a field does not match the format expected.
406 5271 You requested a response in the 'Accept' header that is in an unsupported format.
406 5272 The 'Content-Type' you specified in request header was submitted in an unsupported format.
405 5281 The request uses an action (e.g., GET, POST, or PUT) that is not supported by the resource.
400 5502 Either the payment token is invalid or the corresponding profile or bank account is not active.