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This documentation describes the REST API and resources provided by First Data. Our reliable system is designed to be simple with fast performance and scalability. As an industry leader in payments, First Data’s APIs provide a unique opportunity for developers to use the payments ecosystem and our extensive infrastructure.

Our APIs have URI paths and use built-in HTTP authentication, providing secure access to data entities. Make HTTP requests using standard methods like GET and POST, and parse the responses which are returned in JSON format. This allows developers to use any development language to access the APIs, reliably interact with our system and power a variety of different applications.

Request Sandbox Access

We provide example requests throughout these docs in Shell, Python, Node.js and Java.

To use these examples and create valid requests, you need to use the secret, username and url you received via email. See the Authentication section for detail.