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Authorize is a client side library to use CIM, AIM and ARB APIs exposed by Authorize.net payment services, it also provides two ways to use the API, a synchronous one that uses python's own httplib and an asynchronous one that uses Twisted Web instead.

Documentation

Api documentation

This documentation is mainly useful to understand how to use authorize API in your software.

Protocol documentation

If you need to better understand the meaning of the available arguments we suggest that you have a look at the official documentation of the protocol at one of the following links:

Examples

  • Simple AIM Api usage:
from authorize import aim as aim_api
from pprint import pprint

LOGIN = u"LOGIN"
KEY = u"TRAN_KEY"

# Setup the aim Api object.
aim = aim_api.Api(LOGIN, KEY, is_test=True)

# Create a transaction against a credit card
result_dict = aim.transaction(
    amount=u"16.00",
    card_num=u"4111111111111111",
    exp_date=u"2009-07")

pprint(result_dict)

trans_id = result_dict.trans_id

# Credit back the transaction passing the transaction_id that they gave us.
result_dict_2 = aim.transaction(
    type=aim_api.CREDIT,
    amount=u"16.00",
    card_num=u"1111",
    exp_date=u"2009-07",
    trans_id=trans_id
)

pprint(result_dict_2)
  • Simple CIM Api usage:
from authorize import cim

from pprint import pprint

cim_api = cim.Api(u'LOGIN', u'TRANS_KEY', is_test=True)

# We create a profile for one of our users.
tree = cim_api.create_profile(
    card_number=u"4111111111111111",
    expiration_date=u"2008-07",
    customer_id=u"test_account")

# Store the profile id somewhere so that we can later retrieve it.
# CIM doesn't have a listing or search functionality so you'll
# have to keep this somewhere safe and associated with the user.
profile_id = tree.customer_profile_id.text_

# Retrieve again the profile we just created using the profile_id
tree = cim_api.get_profile(customer_profile_id=profile_id)
pprint(tree)

# And let's now try to create a transaction on that profile.
resp = cim_api.create_profile_transaction(
    customer_profile_id=profile_id,
    amount=50.0
)
pprint(resp)

# We did what we needed, we can remove the profile for this example.
pprint(cim_api.delete_profile(customer_profile_id=profile_id))
  • Simple CIM Asynchronous Api usage:
from pprint import pprint

from authorize import cim

from twisted.internet import reactor, defer

@defer.inlineCallbacks
def run():
    cim_api = cim.Api(u'LOGIN', u'TRANS_KEY', is_test=True, async=True)

    # We create a profile for one of our users.
    tree = yield cim_api.create_profile(card_number=u"4111111111111111",
                                        expiration_date=u"2008-07",
                                        customer_id=u"testaccount5")

    pprint(tree)
    
    # Store the profile id somewhere so that we can later retrieve it.
    # CIM doesn't have a listing or search functionality so you'll
    # have to keep this somewhere safe and associated with the user.
    profile_id = tree.customer_profile_id

    # Retrieve again the profile we just created using the profile_id
    resp = yield cim_api.get_profile(customer_profile_id=profile_id)
    pprint(resp)
    
    # And let's now try to create a transaction on that profile.
    resp = yield cim_api.create_profile_transaction(
        customer_profile_id=profile_id,
        customer_payment_profile_id=resp.profile.payment_profiles.customer_payment_profile_id,
        amount=50.0
    )
    pprint(resp)

    # We did what we needed, we can remove the profile for this example.
    resp = yield cim_api.delete_profile(customer_profile_id=profile_id)
    pprint(resp)
    reactor.stop()
    
reactor.callLater(0, run)
reactor.run()

Copyright and licensing

authorize is MIT licensed and adroll.com holds its copyright.

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