Authorize.Net API Message Value Objects

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The aim of this pacjage is to model, as value objects, all the data structures defined here:

The data structure for the API messages is defined in the XSD DTD. Although that is for the XSL API, the JSON API mirrors it closely. This DTD has been parsed into this documentation page using xs3p.xsl, which can be a little easier to read, and contains fewer errors than the official HTML documentation. Practically, use the two together.

General Project Stucture

The request messages are under Academe\AuthorizeNet\Request. All these requests take a Academe\AuthorizeNet\Auth\MerchantAuthentication object to provide authentication and one or more additional objects to carry the main message detail.

The Academe\AuthorizeNet\Request\CreateTransaction message takes a transaction object from under Academe\AuthorizeNet\Request\Transaction. The Transaction object is built mainly from scalar data and other objects under Academe\AuthorizeNet\Request\Model.

There are collections under Academe\AuthorizeNet\Collections used to group some of the Model objects, for example LineItems or UserFields. These Collections may be moved to Academe\AuthorizeNet\Request at some point, so be ready for that.

Note: this documentation is sparse at the moment, but the code covers much of the API.


One package that uses this package is the Authorize.Net API driver for the Omnipay project.

Further libraries can then wrap these objects into a gateway driver. Any request object, once constructed, can be serialised to JSON (json_encode()) to provide the body of the request that the API will expect.

The response from Authorize.Net will be a JSON structure, which can be parsed by the application. The intention is also to create a factory in this package that will parse the response into value objects and collections. Many of the response value objects have been created, but there is no factory yet to fill them up with data.


use Academe\AuthorizeNet;
use Academe\AuthorizeNet\Auth;
use Academe\AuthorizeNet\Amount;
use Academe\AuthorizeNet\Payment;
use Academe\AuthorizeNet\Request;
use Academe\AuthorizeNet\Collections;

// Composer: moneyphp/money
use Money\Money;

require 'vendor/autoload.php';

echo "<pre>";

// Set up authorisation details.
$auth = new Auth\MerchantAuthentication('xxx', 'yyy');

// Create a credit card.
$credit_card = new Payment\CreditCard('4000123412341234', '1220', '123');

// Or create a magnetic stripe track (only one can be used).
$track1 = new Payment\Track1('TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT11111');
$track2 = new Payment\Track2('TTTTTTTT2222222222222222');

// Create order details.
$order = new Request\Model\Order('orderx', 'ordery');

// Create customer detals.
$customer = new Request\Model\Customer('business', 'Customer ID', '');

// Create retail flags
$retail = new Request\Model\Retail(2, 3, 'HJSHDJSDJKSD');

// Create a billing name and address.
$billTo = new Request\Model\NameAddress('BFirstname', 'BLastname', null, 'Address Line');
$billTo = $billTo->withCompany('My Billing Company Ltd')->withZip('ZippyZipBill');

// Create a shipping name and address.
$shipTo = new Request\Model\NameAddress();
// A single with() can set multiple values at once.
$shipTo = $shipTo->with([
    'firstName' => 'Firstname',
    'lastName' => 'Lastname',
    'city' => 'My City',
    'country' => 'United Kingdom',

// Create a total amount of £24.99
$amount = new Amount\Amount('GBP', 2499);
// Or maybe just £19.99
$amount = $amount->withMajorUnit(19.99);

// Better still, use moneyphp/money to set the amount to £15.49
$money_php_object = Money::GBP(1549);
$amount = new Amount\MoneyPhp($money_php_object);

// Create tax amount.
// All parameters have a with*() method available.
$tax = new Request\Model\ExtendedAmount();
$tax = $tax->withName('Tax Name')->withDescription('Tax Description');
$tax = $tax->withAmount(new Amount\MoneyPhp(Money::GBP(99));

// Set up some line items.
// Note these collections are not value objects. Should they be?
$lineItems = new Collections\LineItems();
$lineItems->push(new Request\Model\LineItem(1, 'Item Name 1', 'Item Desc 1', 1.5, new Amount\MoneyPhp(Money::GBP(49)), false));
$lineItems->push(new Request\Model\LineItem(2, 'Item Name 2', 'Item Desc 2', 2, new Amount\MoneyPhp(Money::GBP(97)), true));

// Set up some transaction settings.
$transactionSettings = new Collections\TransactionSettings();
$transactionSettings->push(new Request\Model\Setting('Foo', 'Bar'));

// And add some user fields.
$userFields = new Collections\UserFields();
$userFields->push(new Request\Model\UserField('UserFoo', 'UserBar'));

// Now put most of these into an Auth Capture transaction.
$auth_capture_transaction = new Request\Transaction\AuthCapture($amount);
$auth_capture_transaction = $auth_capture_transaction->withPayment(/*$track1*/ $credit_card);
$auth_capture_transaction = $auth_capture_transaction->withCreateProfile(false);
$auth_capture_transaction = $auth_capture_transaction->withTaxExempt(true);
$auth_capture_transaction = $auth_capture_transaction->withLineItems($lineItems);
$auth_capture_transaction = $auth_capture_transaction->withTransactionSettings($transactionSettings);
$auth_capture_transaction = $auth_capture_transaction->withUserFields($userFields);
$auth_capture_transaction = $auth_capture_transaction->withSolutionId('SOLLLL');
$auth_capture_transaction = $auth_capture_transaction->withTax($tax)->withDuty($tax)->withShipping($tax);
$auth_capture_transaction = $auth_capture_transaction->withPoNumber('myPoNumber');
$auth_capture_transaction = $auth_capture_transaction->withCustomer($customer);
$auth_capture_transaction = $auth_capture_transaction->withRetail($retail);

// You can set multiple items using an array:

$auth_capture_transaction = $auth_capture_transaction->with([
    'order' => $order,
    'shipTo' => $shipTo,
    'billTo' => $billTo,
    'employeeId' => '1234',
    'customerIp' => '',

// Add the auth capture transaction to the transaction request, along with the auth details.
$transaction_request = new Request\CreateTransaction($auth, $auth_capture_transaction);

// Display the resulting JSON request message.
echo '<p>' . $transaction_request->getObjectName() . ': </p>';
echo "<textarea style='width:100%;height: 12em'>" . json_encode($transaction_request) . "</textarea>";

                  "name":"Item Name 1",
                  "description":"Item Desc 1",
                  "name":"Item Name 2",
                  "description":"Item Desc 2",
            "name":"Tax Name",
            "description":"Tax Description"
            "name":"Tax Name",
            "description":"Tax Description"
            "name":"Tax Name",
            "description":"Tax Description"
            "id":"Customer ID",
            "company":"My Billing Company Ltd",
            "address":"Address Line",
            "city":"My City",
            "country":"United Kingdom"

This can be sent to the gateway simply (and naively, just for demonstration) using Guzzle:

// "guzzlehttp/guzzle": "~6.0"
use GuzzleHttp\Client;

$client = new GuzzleHttp\Client();

// sandbox endpoint
$endpoint = '';

$response = $client->request('POST', $endpoint, [
    // Just pass the object and Guzzle will cast it to JSON.
    'json' => $transaction_request,


            "description":"This transaction has been approved."

This response data can then be parsed into nested objects:

$responseObject = new \Academe\AuthorizeNet\Response\Response(json_decode((string)$response->getBody(), true));