Welcome

Welcome to the Paysafe Developer Center. Paysafe provides a range of APIs to enable merchants to integrate their e-commerce website with the Paysafe payment platform.

SIGN UP for a Test account, then check out the API descriptions below for links to the Getting Started guides.

Main Integration APIs

API When to Use
Card Payments API Use this API if you have obtained Payment Card Industry (PCI) certification and are looking for a flexible payment option that enables you to collect and store cardholder details on your systems and then use the Paysafe platform for authorizing payments.
Direct Debit API Use this API if you are looking for a flexible payment option that enables you to collect and store customer bank account details on your systems and then use the Paysafe platform for setting up direct debit payments.
Alternate Payments API Use this API to take payment using a number of alternate payment methods popular in countries around the world.

Not sure of your level of PCI Compliance? For details, click here.

Additional Supporting APIs

The following APIs can be used to support the Main Integration APIs.

API When to Use
3D Secure API Use this API to ensure that customers enrolled in the 3D Secure Cardholder Authentication scheme are authenticated prior to processing their payment using the Card Payments API.
Customer Vault API Use this API to create customer profiles and store profiles securely on the Paysafe platform. Profiles can contain details such as customer contact and billing address and linked payment methods (credit card, bank account). Paysafe returns a payment token with each payment method linked to a profile, which can be used in future payments without the need to collect customer payment details again.

Classic APIs

  • The Hosted Payments API is no longer actively supported by Paysafe but is still functional.
  • Our Card Payments, 3D Secure, Direct Debit, Alternate Payments, and Customer Vault APIs are REST-based. Many of our merchants have been with us for some time and may need to refer to our Web Services API documentation.
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