blockchyp/blockchyp-php

BlockChyp PHP SDK


README

Build Status Packagist License: MIT

This is the SDK for PHP. Like all BlockChyp SDKs, it provides a full client for the BlockChyp gateway and BlockChyp payment terminals.

Installation

The preferred method of installing BlockChyp is via composer. Type the following command from your project's root directory to add BlockChyp to your composer.json file.

composer require blockchyp/blockchyp-php

Public Facing Web Pages

If you're using PHP, there's a good chance your front end is a web page. This SDK is great for communicating with terminals and the BlockChyp gateway, but is not sufficient on its own for dealing with e-commerce scenarios.

For e-commerce, consider supplementing the SDK with our Web Tokenizer. It's a pure JavaScript library that allows you to tokenize e-commerce payments via a cross-origin iframe. This keeps you out of PCI scope. Check it out on GitHub.

A Simple Example

Running your first transaction is easy. Make sure you have a BlockChyp terminal, activate it, and generate a set of API keys. The sample code below show how to run a basic terminal transaction.

<?php
  require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

  use \BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

  BlockChyp::setApiKey('SPBXTSDAQVFFX5MGQMUMIRINVI');
  BlockChyp::setBearerToken('7BXBTBUPSL3BP7I6Z2CFU6H3WQ');
  BlockChyp::setSigningKey('bcae3708938cb8004ab1278e6c0fcd68f9d815e1c3c86228d028242b147af58e');

  $request = [
    'test' => TRUE,
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
    'amount' => '55.00',
  ];

  $response = BlockChyp::charge($request);

  echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, TRUE) . PHP_EOL;

Additional Documentation

Complete documentation can be found on our Developer Documentation Portal.

Getting a Developer Kit

In order to test your integration with real terminals, you'll need a BlockChyp Developer Kit. Our kits include a fully functioning payment terminal with test pin encryption keys. Every kit includes a comprehensive set of test cards with test cards for every major card brand and entry method, including Contactless and Contact EMV and mag stripe cards. Each kit also includes test gift cards for our blockchain gift card system.

Access to BlockChyp's developer program is currently invite only, but you can request an invitation by contacting our engineering team at nerds@blockchyp.com.

You can also view a number of long form demos and learn more about us on our YouTube Channel.

Transaction Code Examples

You don't want to read words. You want examples. Here's a quick rundown of the stuff you can do with the BlockChyp PHP SDK and a few basic examples.

Payment Endpoints

These are the core payment APIs used to execute and work with payment transactions in BlockChyp.

Charge

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

Our most popular transaction executes a standard authorization and capture. This is the most basic of basic payment transactions, typically used in conventional retail.

Charge transactions can use a payment terminal to capture a payment or use a previously enrolled payment token.

Terminal Transactions

For terminal transactions, make sure you pass in the terminal name using the terminalName property.

Token Transactions

If you have a payment token, omit the terminalName property and pass in the token with the token property instead.

Card Numbers and Mag Stripes

You can also pass in PANs and Mag Stripes, but you probably shouldn't, as this will put you in PCI scope and the most common vector for POS breaches is keylogging. If you use terminals for manual card entry, you'll bypass any keyloggers that might be maliciously running on the point-of-sale system.

Common Variations

  • Gift Card Redemption: There's no special API for gift card redemption in BlockChyp. Simply execute a plain charge transaction and if the customer swipes a gift card, our terminals will identify the gift card and run a gift card redemption. Also note that if for some reason the gift card's original purchase transaction is associated with fraud or a chargeback, the transaction will be rejected.
  • EBT: Set the CardType field to BlockChyp::CARD_TYPE_EBT to process an EBT SNAP transaction. Note that test EBT transactions always assume a balance of $100.00, so test EBT transactions over that amount may be declined.
  • Cash Back: To enable cash back for debit transactions, set the CashBack field. If the card presented isn't a debit card, the CashBack field will be ignored.
  • Manual Card Entry: Set the ManualEntry field to enable manual card entry. Good as a backup when chips and MSR's don't work or for more secure phone orders. You can even combine the ManualEntry field with the CardType field set to BlockChyp::CARD_TYPE_EBT for manual EBT card entry.
  • Inline Tokenization: You can enroll the payment method in the token vault inline with a charge transaction by setting the Enroll field. You'll get a token back in the response. You can even bind the token to a customer record if you also pass in customer data.
  • Prompting for Tips: Set the PromptForTip field if you'd like to prompt the customer for a tip before authorization. Good for pay-at-the-table and other service related scenarios.
  • Cash Discounting and Surcharging: The Surcharge and CashDiscount fields can be used together to support cash discounting or surcharge problems. Consult the Cash Discount documentation for more details.
  • Cryptocurrency The Cryptocurrency field can be used to switch the standard present card screen to a cryptocurrency screen. The field value can be ANY to enable any supported cryptocurrency or a single currency code such as BTC for Bitcoin.
<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
    'amount' => '55.00',
];


$response = BlockChyp::charge($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Preauthorization

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

A preauthorization puts a hold on funds and must be captured later. This is used in scenarios where the final transaction amount might change. A common example is fine dining, where a tip adjustment is required before final settlement.

Another use case for preauthorization is e-commerce. Typically, an online order is preauthorized at the time of the order and then captured when the order ships.

Preauthorizations can use a payment terminal to capture a payment or use a previously enrolled payment token.

Terminal Transactions

For terminal transactions, make sure you pass in the terminal name using the terminalName property.

Token Transactions

If you have a payment token, omit the terminalName property and pass in the token with the token property instead.

Card Numbers and Mag Stripes

You can also pass in PANs and Mag Stripes, but you probably shouldn't, as this will put you in PCI scope and the most common vector for POS breaches is key logging. If you use terminals for manual card entry, you'll bypass any key loggers that might be maliciously running on the point-of-sale system.

Cryptocurrency

Note that preauths are not supported for cryptocurrency.

Common Variations

  • Manual Card Entry: Set the ManualEntry field to enable manual card entry. Good as a backup when chips and MSR's don't work or for more secure phone orders. You can even combine the ManualEntry field with CardType set to BlockChyp::CARD_TYPE_EBT for manual EBT card entry.
  • Inline Tokenization: You can enroll the payment method in the token vault in line with a charge transaction by setting the Enroll field. You'll get a token back in the response. You can even bind the token to a customer record if you also pass in customer data.
  • Prompting for Tips: Set the PromptForTip field if you'd like to prompt the customer for a tip before authorization. You can prompt for tips as part of a preauthorization, although it's not a very common approach.
  • Cash Discounting and Surcharging: The Surcharge and CashDiscount fields can be used together to support cash discounting or surcharge problems. Consult the Cash Discount documentation for more details.
<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
    'amount' => '27.00',
];


$response = BlockChyp::preauth($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Capture Preauthorization

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API allows you to capture a previously approved preauthorization.

You'll need to make sure you pass in the Transaction ID returned by the original preauth transaction so we know which transaction we're capturing. If you want to capture the transaction for the exact amount of the preauth, the Transaction ID is all you need to pass in.

You can adjust the total if you need to by passing in a new amount. We also recommend you pass in updated amounts for tax and tip as it can sometimes reduce your interchange fees. (Level II Processing, for example.)

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'transactionId' => '<ORIGINAL TRANSACTION ID>',
    'amount' => '32.00',
];


$response = BlockChyp::capture($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Refund

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

It's not ideal, but sometimes customers want their money back.

Our refund API allows you to confront this unpleasant reality by executing refunds in a few different scenarios.

The most fraud resistent method is to execute refunds in the context of a previous transaction. You should always keep track of the Transaction ID returned in a BlockChyp response. To refund the full amount of the previous transaction, just pass in the original Transaction ID with the refund requests.

Partial Refunds

For a partial refund, just pass in an amount along with the Transaction ID. The only rule is that the amount must be equal to or less than the original transaction. You can execute multiple partial refunds against the same original transaction as long as the total refunded amount doesn't exceed the original amount.

Tokenized Refunds

You can also use a token to execute a refund. Pass in a token instead of the Transaction ID and the desired refund amount.

Free Range Refunds

When you execute a refund without referencing a previous transaction, we call this a free range refund.

We don't recommend this type of refund, but it is permitted. If you absolutely insist on doing it, pass in a Terminal Name and an amount.

You can execute a manual or keyed refund by passing the ManualEntry field to a free range refund request.

Gift Card Refunds

Gift card refunds are allowed in the context of a previous transaction, but free range gift card refunds are not allowed. Use the gift card activation API if you need to add more funds to a gift card.

Store and Forward Support

Refunds are not permitted when a terminal falls back to store and forward mode.

Auto Voids

If a refund referencing a previous transaction is executed for the full amount before the original transaction's batch is closed, the refund is automatically converted to a void. This saves the merchant a little bit of money.

Cryptocurrency

Note that refunds are not supported for cryptocurrency. You must refund crypto transactions manually from your cryptocurrency wallet.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'transactionId' => '<PREVIOUS TRANSACTION ID>',

    // Optional amount for partial refunds.
    'amount' => '5.00',
];


$response = BlockChyp::refund($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Void

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

Mistakes happen. If a transaction is made by mistake, you can void it with this API. All that's needed is to pass in a Transaction ID and execute the void before the original transaction's batch closes.

Voids work with EBT and gift card transactions with no additional parameters.

Cryptocurrency

Note that voids are not supported for cryptocurrency. You must refund crypto transactions manually from your cryptocurrency wallet.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'transactionId' => '<PREVIOUS TRANSACTION ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::void($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Time Out Reversal

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

Payment transactions require a stable network to function correctly and no network is stable all the time. Time out reversals are a great line of defense against accidentally double charging consumers when payments are retried during shaky network conditions.

We highly recommend developers use this API whenever a charge, preauth, or refund transaction times out. If you don't receive a definitive response from BlockChyp, you can't be certain about whether or not the transaction went through.

The best practice in this situation is to send a time out reversal request. Time out reversals check for a transaction and void it if it exists.

The only caveat is that developers must use the transactionRef property (txRef for the CLI) when executing charge, preauth, and refund transactions.

The reason for this requirement is that if a system never receives a definitive response for a transaction, the system would never have received the BlockChyp generated Transaction ID. We have to fall back to Transaction Ref to identify a transaction.

Cryptocurrency

Note that refunds are not supported for cryptocurrency. You must refund crypto transactions manually from your cryptocurrency wallet.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'transactionRef' => '<LAST TRANSACTION REF>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::reverse($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Gift Card Activation

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API activates or adds value to BlockChyp gift cards. Just pass in the terminal name and the amount to add to the card. Once the customer swipes their card, the terminal will use keys on the mag stripe to add value to the card.

You don't need to handle a new gift card activation or a gift card recharge any differently. The terminal firmware will figure out what to do on its own while also returning the new balance for the gift card.

This is the part of the system where BlockChyp's blockchain DNA comes closest to the surface. The BlockChyp gift card system doesn't really use gift card numbers. This means they can't be stolen.

BlockChyp identifies cards with an elliptic curve public key instead. Gift card transactions are actually blocks signed with those keys. This means there are no shared secrets sent over the network. To keep track of a BlockChyp gift card, hang on to the public key returned during gift card activation. That's the gift card's elliptic curve public key.

We sometimes print numbers on our gift cards, but these are actually decimal encoded hashes of a portion of the public key to make our gift cards seem normal to normies. They can be used for balance checks and play a lookup role in online gift card authorization, but are of little use beyond that.

Voids and Reversals

Gift card activations can be voided and reversed just like any other BlockChyp transaction. Use the Transaction ID or Transaction Ref to identify the gift activation transaction as you normally would for voiding or reversing a conventional payment transaction.

Importing Gift Cards

BlockChyp does have the ability to import gift card liability from conventional gift card platforms. Unfortunately, BlockChyp does not support activating cards on third party systems. However, you can import your outstanding gift cards and customers can swipe them on the terminals like BlockChyp's standard gift cards.

No special coding is required to access this feature. The gateway and terminal firmware handle everything for you.

Third Party Gift Card Networks

BlockChyp does not currently provide any native support for other gift card platforms beyond importing gift card liability. We do have a white listing system that can be used to support your own custom gift card implementations. We have a security review process before we can allow a BIN range to be white listed, so contact support@blockchyp.com if you need to white list a BIN range.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
    'amount' => '50.00',
];


$response = BlockChyp::giftActivate($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Balance

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API checks a gift or EBT card balance.

Gift Card Balance Checks

For gift cards, pass in a terminal name and the customer will be prompted to swipe a card on that terminal. The remaining balance will be displayed briefly on the terminal screen and the API response will include the gift card's public key and the remaining balance.

EBT Balance Checks

All EBT transactions require a PIN, so to check an EBT card balance, you need to pass in the ebt flag just like you would for a normal EBT charge transaction. The customer will be prompted to swipe their card and enter a PIN code. If everything checks out, the remaining balance on the card will be displayed on the terminal for the customer and returned with the API response.

Testing Gift Card Balance Checks

Test gift card balance checks work no differently than live gift cards. You must activate a test gift card first to test balance checks. Test gift cards are real blockchain cards that live on our parallel test blockchain.

Testing EBT Gift Card Balance Checks

All test EBT transactions assume a starting balance of $100.00. As a result, test EBT balance checks always return a balance of $100.00.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
    'cardType' => BlockChyp::CARD_TYPE_EBT,
];


$response = BlockChyp::balance($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Close Batch

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API will close the merchant's batch if it's currently open.

By default, merchant batches will close automatically at 3 AM in their local time zone. The automatic batch closure time can be changed in the Merchant Profile or disabled completely.

If automatic batch closure is disabled, you'll need to use this API to close the batch manually.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
];


$response = BlockChyp::closeBatch($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Send Payment Link

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API allows you to send an invoice to a customer and capture payment via a BlockChyp hosted payment page.

If you set the autoSend flag, BlockChyp will send a basic invoice email to the customer for you that includes the payment link. If you'd rather have more control over the look of the email message, you can omit the autoSend flag and send the customer email yourself.

There are a lot of optional parameters for this API, but at a minimum you'll need to pass in a total, customer name, and email address. (Unless you use the cashier flag.)

Customer Info

Unless you're using the cashier flag, you must specify a customer; either by creating a new customer record inline or passing in an existing Customer ID or Customer Ref.

Line Item Level Data

It's not strictly required, but we strongly recommend sending line item level detail with every request. It will make the invoice look more complete and the data format for line item level data is the exact same format used for terminal line item display, so the same code can be used to support both areas.

Descriptions

You can also provide a free form description or message to display near the bottom of the invoice. Usually this is some kind of thank you note or instruction.

Terms and Conditions

You can include long form contract language with a request and capture terms and conditions accepted at the same time payment is captured.

The interface is identical to that used for the terminal based Terms and Conditions API in that you can pass in content directly via tcContent or via a preconfigured template via tcAlias. The Terms and Conditions log will also be updated when agreement acceptance is incorporated into a send link request.

Auto Send

BlockChyp does not send the email notification automatically. This safeguard prevents real emails from going out when you may not expect them If you want BlockChyp to send the email for you, just add the autoSend flag with all requests.

Cryptocurrency

If the merchant is configured to support cryptocurrency transactions, the payment page will display additional UI widgets that allowing customers to switch to a crypto payment method.

Tokenization

Add the enroll flag to a send link request to enroll the payment method in the token vault.

Cashier Facing Card Entry

BlockChyp can be used to generate internal/cashier facing card entry pages as well. This is designed for situations where you might need to take a phone order and don't have an available terminal.

If you pass in the cashier flag, no email will be sent and you'll be able to load the link in a browser or iframe for payment entry. When the cashier flag is used, the autoSend flag will be ignored.

Note that cryptocurrency is not supported for cashier facing payment entry.

Payment Notifications

When a customer successfully submits payment, the merchant will receive an email notifying them that the payment was received.

Real Time Callback Notifications

Email notifications are fine, but you may want your system to be informed immediately whenever a payment event occurs. By using the optional callbackUrl request property, you can specify a URL to which the Authorization Response will be posted every time the user submits a payment, whether approved or otherwise.

The response will be sent as a JSON encoded POST request and will be the exact same format as all BlockChyp charge and preauth transaction responses.

Status Polling

If real time callbacks aren't practical or necessary in your environment, you can always use the Transaction Status API described below.

A common use case for the send link API with status polling is curbside pickup. You could have your system check the Transaction Status when a customer arrives to ensure it's been paid without necessarily needing to create background threads to constantly poll for status updates.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'transactionRef' => '<TX REF>',
    'amount' => '199.99',
    'description' => 'Widget',
    'subject' => 'Widget invoice',
    'transaction' => [
        'subtotal' => '195.00',
        'tax' => '4.99',
        'total' => '199.99',
        'items' => [
            [
                'description' => 'Widget',
                'price' => '195.00',
                'quantity' => 1,
            ],
        ],
    ],
    'autoSend' => true,
    'customer' => [
        'customerRef' => 'Customer reference string',
        'firstName' => 'FirstName',
        'lastName' => 'LastName',
        'companyName' => 'Company Name',
        'emailAddress' => 'support@blockchyp.com',
        'smsNumber' => '(123) 123-1231',
    ],
];


$response = BlockChyp::sendPaymentLink($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Cancel Payment Link

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API cancels a payment link.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'linkCode' => '<PAYMENT LINK CODE>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::cancelPaymentLink($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Transaction Status

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API returns the current status for any transaction. You can lookup a transaction by its BlockChyp assigned Transaction ID or your own Transaction Ref.

You should alway use globally unique Transaction Ref values, but in the event that you duplicate Transaction Refs, the most recent transaction matching your Transaction Ref is returned.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'transactionId' => '<TRANSACTION ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::transactionStatus($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Cash Discount

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API calculates the surcharge, cash discount, and total amounts for cash transactions.

If you're using BlockChyp's cash discounting features, you can use this endpoint to ensure the numbers and receipts for true cash transactions are consistent with transactions processed by BlockChyp.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'amount' => '100.00',
    'cashDiscount' => true,
    'surcharge' => true,
];


$response = BlockChyp::cashDiscount($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Batch History

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This endpoint allows developers to query the gateway for the merchant's batch history. The data will be returned in descending order of open date with the most recent batch returned first. The results will include basic information about the batch. Consider using the Batch Details API for more detail about a specific batch.

Limiting Results

This API will return a maximum of 250 results. Use the maxResults property to limit maximum results even further and use the startIndex property to page through results that span multiple queries.

For example, if you want the ten most recent batches, pass in a value of 10 for maxResults. Also note that startIndex is zero based. Use a value of 0 to get the first batch in the dataset.

Filtering by Date Range

You can also filter results by date. Use the startDate and endDate properties to return only those batches opened between those dates. You can use either startDate and endDate and you can use date filters in conjunction with maxResults and startIndex

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'maxResults' => 250,
    'startIndex' => 0,
];


$response = BlockChyp::batchHistory($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Batch Details

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API allows developers to pull down details for a specific batch, including captured volume, gift card activity, expected deposit, and captured volume broken down by terminal.

The only required request parameter is batchId. Batch IDs are returned with every transaction response and can be discovered using the Batch History API.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'batchId' => '<BATCH ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::batchDetails($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Transaction History

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This endpoint provides several different methods to sift through transaction history.

By default with no filtering properties, this endpoint will return the 250 most recent transactions.

Limiting Results

This API will return a maximum of 50 results in a single query. Use the maxResults property to limit maximum results even further and use the startIndex property to page through results that span multiple queries.

For example, if you want the ten most recent batches, pass in a value of 10 for maxResults. Also note that startIndex is zero based. Use a value of 0 to get the first transaction in the dataset.

Filtering By Date Range

You can also filter results by date. Use the startDate and endDate properties to return only transactions run between those dates. You can use either startDate or endDate and you can use date filters in conjunction with maxResults and startIndex

Filtering By Batch

To restrict results to a single batch, pass in the batchId parameter.

Filtering By Terminal

To restrict results to those executed on a single terminal, pass in the terminal name.

Combining Filters

None of the above filters are mutually exclusive. You can combine any of the above properties in a single request to restrict transaction results to a narrower set of results.

Searching Transaction History

You can search transaction history by passing in search criteria with the query option. The search system will match the amount (requested and authorized), last four of the card number, cardholder name, and the auth code.

Note that when search queries are used, terminalName or batch id filters are not supported.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'maxResults' => 10,
    'batchId' => '<BATCH ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::transactionHistory($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

List Queued Transactions

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

Returns a list of transaction refs of transactions queued on a terminal. Details about the transactions can be retrieved using the Transaction Status API.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
];


$response = BlockChyp::listQueuedTransactions($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Delete Queued Transaction

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

Deletes one or all queued transactions from a terminal. If * is passed as a transaction ref, then the entire terminal queue will be cleared. An error is returned if the passed transaction ref is not queued on the terminal.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
    'transactionRef' => '*',
];


$response = BlockChyp::deleteQueuedTransaction($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Terminal Management Endpoints

These APIs support terminal management functions and additional terminal features such as line item display, messages, and interactive prompts.
These features can be used to extend a point of sale system's functionality.

Terminal Ping

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This simple test transaction helps ensure good communication with a payment terminal and is usually the first test you'll run in development.

It tests communication with the terminal and returns a positive response if everything is okay. It works the same way in local or cloud relay mode.

If you get a positive response, you've successfully verified all of the following:

  • The terminal is online.
  • There is a valid route to the terminal.
  • The API Credentials are valid.
<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
];


$response = BlockChyp::ping($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Terminal Locate

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This endpoint returns a terminal's routing and location information.

The result will indicate whether or not the terminal is in cloud relay mode and will return the local IP address if the terminal is in local mode.

The terminal will also return the public key for the terminal.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
];


$response = BlockChyp::locate($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Terminal Clear

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API interrupts whatever a terminal may be doing and returns it to the idle state.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
];


$response = BlockChyp::clear($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Terminal Status

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API returns the current status of a payment terminal. This is typically used as a way to determine if the terminal is busy before sending a new transaction.

If the terminal is busy, idle will be false and the status field will return a short string that indicates the transaction type currently in progress. The system will also return the timestamp of the last status change in the since field.

If the system is running a payment transaction and you wisely passed in a Transaction Ref, this API will also return the Transaction Ref of the in progress transaction.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
];


$response = BlockChyp::terminalStatus($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Capture Signature

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This endpoint captures a written signature from the terminal and returns the image.

Unlike the Terms & Conditions API, this endpoint performs basic signature capture with no agreement display or signature archival.

Under the hood, signatures are captured in a proprietary vector format and must be converted to a common raster format in order to be useful to most applications. At a minimum, you must specify an image format using the sigFormat parameter. Currently, JPG and PNG are supported.

By default, images are returned in the JSON response as hex encoded binary. You can redirect the binary image output to a file using the sigFile parameter.

You can also scale the output image to your preferred width by passing in a sigWidth parameter. The image will be scaled to that width, preserving the aspect ratio of the original image.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',

    // File format for the signature image.
    'sigFormat' => BlockChyp::SIGNATURE_FORMAT_PNG,

    // Width of the signature image in pixels.
    'sigWidth' => 200,
];


$response = BlockChyp::captureSignature($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

New Transaction Display

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API sends totals and line item level data to the terminal.

At a minimum, you should send total information as part of a display request, including total, tax, and subtotal.

You can also send line item level data and each line item can have a description, qty, price, and extended price.

If you fail to send an extended price, BlockChyp will multiply the qty by the price. However, we strongly recommend you precalculate all the fields yourself to ensure consistency. For example, your treatment of floating-point multiplication and rounding may differ slightly from BlockChyp's.

Discounts

You have the option to show discounts on the display as individual line items with negative values or you can associate discounts with a specific line item. You can apply any number of discounts to an individual line item with a description and amount.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
    'transaction' => [
        'subtotal' => '60.00',
        'tax' => '5.00',
        'total' => '65.00',
        'items' => [
            [
                'description' => 'Leki Trekking Poles',
                'price' => '35.00',
                'quantity' => 2,
                'extended' => '70.00',
                'discounts' => [
                    [
                        'description' => 'memberDiscount',
                        'amount' => '10.00',
                    ],
                ],
            ],
        ],
    ],
];


$response = BlockChyp::newTransactionDisplay($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Update Transaction Display

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

Similar to New Transaction Display, this variant allows developers to update line item level data currently being displayed on the terminal.

This feature is designed for situations where you want to update the terminal display as items are scanned. You'll only have to send information to the terminal that's changed, which usually means the new line item and updated totals.

If the terminal is not in line item display mode and you invoke this endpoint, the first invocation will behave like a New Transaction Display call.

At a minimum, you should send total information as part of a display request, including total, tax, and subtotal.

You can also send line item level data and each line item can have a description, qty, price, and extended price.

If you fail to send an extended price, BlockChyp will multiply the qty by the price. However, we strongly recommend you precalculate all the fields yourself to ensure consistency. For example, your treatment of floating-point multiplication and rounding may differ slightly from BlockChyp's.

Discounts

You have the option to show discounts on the display as individual line items with negative values or you can associate discounts with a specific line item. You can apply any number of discounts to an individual line item with a description and amount.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
    'transaction' => [
        'subtotal' => '60.00',
        'tax' => '5.00',
        'total' => '65.00',
        'items' => [
            [
                'description' => 'Leki Trekking Poles',
                'price' => '35.00',
                'quantity' => 2,
                'extended' => '70.00',
                'discounts' => [
                    [
                        'description' => 'memberDiscount',
                        'amount' => '10.00',
                    ],
                ],
            ],
        ],
    ],
];


$response = BlockChyp::updateTransactionDisplay($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Display Message

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API displays a message on the payment terminal.

Just specify the target terminal and the message using the message parameter.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
    'message' => 'Thank you for your business.',
];


$response = BlockChyp::message($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Boolean Prompt

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API Pprompts the customer to answer a yes or no question.

You can specify the question or prompt with the prompt parameter and the response is returned in the response field.

This can be used for a number of use cases including starting a loyalty enrollment workflow or customer facing suggestive selling prompts.

Custom Captions

You can optionally override the "YES" and "NO" button captions by using the yesCaption and noCaption request parameters.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
    'prompt' => 'Would you like to become a member?',
    'yesCaption' => 'Yes',
    'noCaption' => 'No',
];


$response = BlockChyp::booleanPrompt($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Text Prompt

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API prompts the customer to enter numeric or alphanumeric data.

Due to PCI rules, free-form prompts are not permitted when the response could be any valid string. The reason for this is that a malicious developer (not you, of course) could use text prompts to ask the customer to input a card number or PIN code.

This means that instead of providing a prompt, you provide a promptType instead.

The prompt types currently supported are listed below:

  • phone: Captures a phone number.
  • email: Captures an email address.
  • first-name: Captures a first name.
  • last-name: Captures a last name.
  • customer-number: Captures a customer number.
  • rewards-number: Captures a rewards number.

You can specify the prompt with the promptType parameter and the response is returned in the response field.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',

    // Type of prompt. Can be 'email', 'phone', 'customer-number', or
    // 'rewards-number'.
    'promptType' => BlockChyp::PROMPT_TYPE_EMAIL,
];


$response = BlockChyp::textPrompt($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

List Terminals

  • API Credential Types: Merchant & Partner
  • Required Role: Terminal Management

This API returns details about terminals associated with a merchant account.

Status and resource information is returned for all terminals along with a preview of the current branding image displayed on the terminal

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
];


$response = BlockChyp::terminals($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Deactivate Terminal

  • API Credential Types: Merchant & Partner
  • Required Role: Terminal Management

This API deactivates a payment terminal.

If the terminal exists and is currently online, it will be removed from the merchant's terminal inventory. The terminal will be remotely cleared and factory reset.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'terminalId' => '<TERMINAL ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::deactivateTerminal($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Activate Terminal

  • API Credential Types: Merchant & Partner
  • Required Role: Terminal Management

This API activates a payment terminal.

If successful, the payment terminal will restart, generate new encryption keys, and download any active branding assets for the merchant account it's been added to.

Activation requests require an activation code and a unique terminal name. All terminal names must be unique across a merchant account.

Optional Parameters

  • merchantId: For partner scoped API credentials, a merchant ID is required. For merchant scoped API credentials, the merchant ID is implicit and cannot be overridden.
  • cloudRelay: Activates the terminal in cloud relay mode.
<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
    'activationCode' => '<ACTIVATION CODE>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::activateTerminal($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Reboot Terminal

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API reboots the terminal.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
];


$response = BlockChyp::reboot($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Terms & Conditions Endpoints

Developers can use BlockChyp to display and capture acceptance of contracts or agreements related to transactions. These agreements can be any long-form contract ranging from rental agreements to HIPPA disclosures.

There are two basic approaches to terms and conditions capture. Merchants can store contract templates in BlockChyp or they can send the full agreement text as part of every API call. The right approach will largely depend on whether or not the system being integrated with BlockChyp already has a mechanism for organizing and managing agreements. For systems that already have this feature built in, it's probably not necessary to use Terms and Conditions.

When agreements are displayed on a terminal, the consumer can scroll through and read the entire agreement, and provide a signature. Results are returned as part of the API response, but BlockChyp also stores a record of the agreement including the signature image, timestamp, and the full text of the agreement that was agreed to.

The Terms and Conditions Log APIs can be used to search and retrieve acceptance records. Those records can also be linked to a transaction if a transaction id is provided with the original API request.

Terms & Conditions Capture

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Terms & Conditions Management

This API allows you to prompt a customer to accept a legal agreement on the terminal and (usually) capture their signature.

Content for the agreement can be specified in two ways. You can reference a previously configured T&C template or pass in the full agreement text with every request.

Using Templates

If your application doesn't keep track of agreements you can leverage BlockChyp's template system. You can create any number of T&C Templates in the merchant dashboard and pass in the tcAlias flag to specify which one should display.

Raw Content

If your system keeps track of the agreement language or executes complicated merging and rendering logic, you can bypass our template system and pass in the full text with every transaction. Use tcName to pass in the agreement name and tcContent to pass in the contract text. Note that only plain text is supported.

Bypassing Signatures

Signature images are captured by default. If for some reason this doesn't fit your use case and you'd like to capture acceptance without actually capturing a signature image, set the disableSignature flag in the request.

Terms & Conditions Log

Every time a user accepts an agreement on the terminal, the signature image (if captured), will be uploaded to the gateway. The image will also be added to the log along with the full text of the agreement. This preserves the historical record in the event that standard agreements or templates change over time.

Associating Agreements with Transactions

To associate a Terms & Conditions log entry with a transaction, just pass in the Transaction ID or Transaction Ref for the associated transaction.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',

    // Alias for a Terms and Conditions template configured in the BlockChyp
    // dashboard.
    'tcAlias' => 'hippa',

    // Name of the contract or document if not using an alias.
    'tcName' => 'HIPPA Disclosure',

    // Full text of the contract or disclosure if not using an alias.
    'tcContent' => 'Full contract text',

    // File format for the signature image.
    'sigFormat' => BlockChyp::SIGNATURE_FORMAT_PNG,

    // Width of the signature image in pixels.
    'sigWidth' => 200,

    // Whether or not a signature is required. Defaults to true.
    'sigRequired' => true,
];


$response = BlockChyp::termsAndConditions($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

List Templates

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Terms & Conditions Management

This API returns all terms and conditions templates associated with a merchant account.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
];


$response = BlockChyp::tcTemplates($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Get Template

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Terms & Conditions Management

This API returns as single terms and conditions template.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'templateId' => '<TEMPLATE ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::tcTemplate($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Update Template

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Terms & Conditions Management

This API updates or creates a terms and conditions template.

Terms and conditions templates are fairly simple and essentially consist of a name, content, and alias.

The name is the caption that will be displayed at the top of the screen. The alias is a code or short description that will be used in subsequence API calls to refer to the template.

Content is the full text of the contract or agreement. Currently, no special formatting or merge behavior is supported. Only plain text is supported.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'alias' => 'HIPPA',
    'name' => 'HIPPA Disclosure',
    'content' => 'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.',
];


$response = BlockChyp::tcUpdateTemplate($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Delete Template

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Terms & Conditions Management

This API deletes a terms and conditions template.

If a template is deleted, its alias can be reused and any previous Terms & Conditions log entry derived from the template being deleted is fully preserved since log entries always include a complete independent copy of the agreement text.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'templateId' => '<TEMPLATE ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::tcDeleteTemplate($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Terms & Conditions Log

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Terms & Conditions Management

This API allows developers to search and sort through terms and conditions log entries.

The default API call with no parameters will return the last 250 log entries in descending order.

Optional parameters can be used to filter and query the data set.

  • transactionId: If provided, returns only those log entries associated with a specific transactions. Paging and date filters are ignored if this parameter is used.
  • maxResults: The max number of results to return in a single page. Defaults to 250 and 250 is the maximum value.
  • startIndex The zero based start index of results within the full result set to return. Used to advance pages. For example, if the page size is 10 and you wish to return the second page of results, send a startIndex of 10.
  • startDate: An optional start date for results provided as an ISO 8601 timestamp. (e.g. 2022-05-24T13:51:38+00:00)
  • endDate: An optional end date for results provided as an ISO 8601 timestamp. (e.g. 2022-05-24T13:51:38+00:00)
<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'logEntryId' => '<LOG ENTRY ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::tcLog($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Terms & Conditions Details

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Terms & Conditions Management

This API returns details for a single terms and conditions log entry. The logEntryId of the record to be returned is the only required parameter.

The signature image is returned as Base 64 encoded binary in the image format specified by the sigFormat field. The default format is PNG.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'logEntryId' => '<ENTRY ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::tcEntry($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Token Management

BlockChyp supports saved payments and recurring payments through the use of tokens. Tokens can be created via the Enroll API or the web tokenizer. Once created, these tokens can be used for subsequent payments or associated with customer records as saved payment methods.

Tokens are limited to a single merchant by default, but can be shared across an organization for multi-location merchants by special arrangement with BlockChyp. Contact your BlockChyp rep to setup token sharing.

Enroll

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API allows you to tokenize and enroll a payment method in the token vault. You can also pass in customer information and associate the payment method with a customer record.

A token is returned in the response that can be used in subsequent charge, preauth, and refund transactions.

Gift Cards and EBT

Gift Cards and EBT cards cannot be tokenized.

E-Commerce Tokens

The tokens returned by the enroll API and the e-commerce web tokenizer are the same tokens and can be used interchangeably.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
    'terminalName' => 'Test Terminal',
];


$response = BlockChyp::enroll($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Token Metadata

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API retrieves status and metadata information about a token, including any links to customer records.

This will also return any customer records related to the card behind the token. If the underlying card has been tokenized multiple times, all customers related to the card will be returned, even if those customer associations are related to other tokens.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'token' => '<TOKEN>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::tokenMetadata($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Link Token

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API links a payment token with a customer record. Usually this would only be needed to reverse a previous unlink operation.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'token' => '<TOKEN>',
    'customerId' => '<CUSTOMER ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::linkToken($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Unlink Token

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API removes a payment token link from a customer record.

This will remove links between the customer record and all tokens for the same underlying card.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'token' => '<TOKEN>',
    'customerId' => '<CUSTOMER ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::unlinkToken($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Delete Token

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API deletes a payment token from the gateway. Tokens are automatically deleted if they have not been used for a year.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'token' => '<TOKEN>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::deleteToken($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Customer Endpoints

These APIs allow developers to create and manage customer records in BlockChyp. Developers who wish to use BlockChyp for tokenized recurring payments can use tokens directly if they have their own customer management system. However, BlockChyp provides additional tools for managing customers and keeping track of a customer's saved payment tokens.

In addition, if customer features are used, BlockChyp can detect a payment method associated with an existing customer, and return customer data with payment transactions. This can be used as a passive method to detect repeat customers.

Update Customer

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API adds or updates a customer record.

If you pass in customer information including firstName, lastName, email, or sms without any Customer ID or Customer Ref, a new record will be created.

If you pass in customerRef and customerId, the customer record will be updated if it exists.

Customer Ref

The customerRef field is optional, but highly recommended as this allows you to use your own customer identifiers instead of storing BlockChyp's Customer IDs in your systems.

Creating Customer Records With Payment Transactions

If you have customer information available at the time a payment transaction is executed, you can pass all the same customer information directly into a payment transaction. BlockChyp will create a customer record at the same time payment is captured. The advantage of this approach is that the customer's payment card is automatically associated with the customer record in a single step. If the customer uses the payment card in the future, the customer data will automatically be returned. You won't need to ask the customer to provide any additional information.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'customer' => [
        'id' => '<CUSTOMER ID>',
        'customerRef' => 'Customer reference string',
        'firstName' => 'FirstName',
        'lastName' => 'LastName',
        'companyName' => 'Company Name',
        'emailAddress' => 'support@blockchyp.com',
        'smsNumber' => '(123) 123-1231',
    ],
];


$response = BlockChyp::updateCustomer($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Retrieve Customer

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

With this API, you can retrieve detailed information about a customer record, including saved payment methods if available.

Customers can be looked up by customerId or customerRef.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'customerId' => '<CUSTOMER ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::customer($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Search Customer

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API searches the customer database and returns matching results.

Use query to pass in a search string and the system will return all results whose first or last names contain the query string.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'query' => '(123) 123-1234',
];


$response = BlockChyp::customerSearch($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Delete Customer

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

This API deletes a customer record.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'customerId' => '<CUSTOMER ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::deleteCustomer($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Survey Reference

These APIs are used to work with post-transaction surveys and survey data.

Merchants can optionally configure scaled (1-5) or yes/no questions that can be presented to consumers after every approved Charge and Preauth transaction. Surveys do not require any custom programming and merchants can simply configure them without the point-of-sale system needing any additional customization.

However, these APIs allow point-of-sale or third-party system developers to integrate survey question configuration or result visualization into their own systems.

List Questions

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Survey Management

This API returns all survey questions in the order in which they would be presented on the terminal.

All questions are returned, whether enabled or disabled.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
];


$response = BlockChyp::surveyQuestions($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Question Details

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Survey Management

This API returns a single survey question with response data. questionId is required.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'questionId' => '<QUESTION ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::surveyQuestion($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Update Question

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Survey Management

This API updates or creates survey questions. questionText and questionType are required fields. The following values are valid for questionType.

  • yes_no: Use for simple yes or no questions.
  • scaled: Displays the question with buttons that allow the customer to respond with values from 1 through 5.

Questions are disabled by default. Pass in enabled to enable a question.

The ordinal field is used to control the sequence of questions when multiple questions are enabled. We recommend keeping the number of questions minimal.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'id' => '<QUESTION ID>',
    'ordinal' => 1,
    'questionText' => 'Would you shop here again?',
    'questionType' => 'yes_no',
    'enabled' => true,
];


$response = BlockChyp::updateSurveyQuestion($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Delete Question

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Survey Management

This API deletes a survey question. questionId is a required parameter.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'questionId' => '<QUESTION ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::deleteSurveyQuestion($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Survey Results

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Survey Management

This API returns survey results for a single question.

The results returned include the response rate, which is the percentage of transactions after which the consumer provided an answer.

The responses array breaks down the results by answer, providing the total number of responses, the answer's percentage of the total, and the average transaction amount associated with a specific answer.

By default, all results based on all responses are returned. However, developers may optionally provide startDate and endDate parameters to return only responses provided between certain dates.

startDate and endDate can be provided in MM/DD/YYYY or YYYY-MM-DD format.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'questionId' => '<QUESTION ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::surveyResults($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Media and Branding Control

BlockChyp has a sophisticated terminal media and branding control platform. Terminals can be configured to display logos, images, videos, and slide shows when a terminal is idle. Branding assets can be configured at the partner, organization, and merchant level with fine-grained hour-by-hour schedules, if desired.

Conceptually, all branding and media start with the media library. Merchants, Partners, and Organizations can upload images or video and build branding assets from uploaded media.

Slide shows can combine images from the media library into a timed loop of repeating images.

Branding Assets can then be used to combine media or slide shows with priority and timing rules to create what we call the Terminal Branding Stack.

We call a group of branding assets the Terminal Branding Stack because there are implicit rules about which branding assets take priority. For example, a merchant with no branding assets configured will inherit the branding rules from any organization to which the merchant may belong. If the merchant doesn't belong to an organization or the organization has no branding rules configured, then the system will defer to branding defaults established by the point-of-sale or software partner that owns the merchant.

This feature enables partners and organizations (multi-store operators and large national chains) to configure branding for potentially thousands of terminals from a single interface.

Terminal Branding can also be configured at the individual terminal level and a merchant's terminal fleet can be broken into groups and branding configured at the group level. Branding configured at the terminal level will always override branding from any higher level group.

The order of priority for the Terminal Branding Stack is given below.

  • Terminal
  • Terminal Group
  • Merchant
  • Organization (Region, Chain, etc)
  • Partner
  • BlockChyp Default Logo

Media Library

  • API Credential Types: Merchant, Partner, & Organization
  • Required Role: Media Management

This API returns the entire media library associated with the API Credentials (Merchant, Partner, or Organization). The media library results will include the ID used to reference a media asset in slide shows and branding assets along with the full file url and thumbnail.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
];


$response = BlockChyp::media($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Upload Media

  • API Credential Types: Merchant, Partner, & Organization
  • Required Role: Media Management

This API supports media library uploads. The operation of this API works slightly differently depending on the SDK platform. In all cases, the intent is to allow the file's binary to be passed into the SDK using the lowest level I/O primitive possible in order to support situations where developers aren't working with literal files. It might be (and usually is) more convenient to work with buffers, raw bytes, or streams.

For example, the Go implementation accepts an io.Reader and the Java implementation accepts a java.io.InputStream. The CLI does accept a literal File URL via the -file command line parameter.

The following file formats are accepted as valid uploads:

  • .png
  • .jpg
  • .jpeg
  • .gif
  • .mov
  • .mpg
  • .mp4
  • .mpeg

The UploadMetadata object allows developers to pass additional metadata about the upload including fileName, fileSize, and uploadId.

None of these values are required, but providing them can unlock some additional functionality relating to media uploads. fileName will be used to record the original file name in the media library. fileSize and uploadId are used to support upload status tracking, which is especially useful for large video file uploads.

The fileSize should be the file's full size in bytes.

The uploadId value can be any random string. This is the value you'll use to check the status of an upload via the Upload Status API. This API will return information needed to drive progress feedback on uploads and return video transcoding information.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'fileName' => 'aviato.png',
    'fileSize' => 18843,
    'uploadId' => '<RANDOM ID>',
];


$file = file_get_contents('aviato.png');
$response = BlockChyp::uploadMedia($request, $file);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Upload Status

  • API Credential Types: Merchant, Partner, & Organization
  • Required Role: Media Management

This API returns status and progress information about in progress or recently completed uploads.

Before calling this API, developers must first start a file upload with fileSize and uploadId parameters.

The data structure returned will include the file size, number of bytes uploaded, a narrative status and flags indicating whether or not the upload is complete or post upload processing is in progress.
If the upload is completed, the ID assigned to the media asset and a link to the thumbnail image will also be returned.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'uploadId' => '<UPLOAD ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::uploadStatus($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Get Media Asset

  • API Credential Types: Merchant, Partner, & Organization
  • Required Role: Media Management

This API returns a detailed media asset. The data returned includes the exact same media information returned by the full media library endpoint, including fully qualified URLs pointing to the original media file and the thumbnail.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'mediaId' => '<MEDIA ASSET ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::mediaAsset($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Delete Media Asset

  • API Credential Types: Merchant, Partner, & Organization
  • Required Role: Media Management

This API deletes a media asset. Note that a media asset cannot be deleted if it is in use in a slide show or in the terminal branding stack.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'mediaId' => '<MEDIA ASSET ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::deleteMediaAsset($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

List Slide Shows

  • API Credential Types: Merchant, Partner, & Organization
  • Required Role: Media Management

This API returns all slide shows.

Note that slide level data is not returned with this API. Use the Get Slide Show API to get slide level detail.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
];


$response = BlockChyp::slideShows($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Get Slide Show

  • API Credential Types: Merchant, Partner, & Organization
  • Required Role: Media Management

This API returns a single slide show. Slide level detail is returned with the fully qualified thumbnail URL for each slide.

slideShowId is the only required parameter.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'slideShowId' => '<SLIDE SHOW ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::slideShow($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Update Slide Show

  • API Credential Types: Merchant, Partner, & Organization
  • Required Role: Media Management

This API updates or creates a slide show. name, delay and slides are required.

The slides property is an array of slides. The Slide data structure has ordinal and thumbnail URL fields, but these are not required when updating or creating a slide show. Only the mediaId field is required when updating or creating a slide show.

When using the CLI, slides can be specified by sending a comma-separated list of media ids via the -mediaId parameter.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'name' => 'Test Slide Show',
    'delay' => 5,
    'slides' => [
        [
            'mediaId' => '<MEDIA ID>',
        ],
    ],
];


$response = BlockChyp::updateSlideShow($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Delete Slide Show

  • API Credential Types: Merchant, Partner, & Organization
  • Required Role: Media Management

This API deletes a slide show slideShowId is the only required parameter.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'slideShowId' => '<SLIDE SHOW ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::deleteSlideShow($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Terminal Branding

  • API Credential Types: Merchant, Partner, & Organization
  • Required Role: Media Management

This API returns the full branding stack for a given API scope in the order of priority.

Consumers of this API should pay special attention to the editable field. This field indicates whether or not a branding asset is read-only from the perspective of a particular API Credential scope.

The thumbnail and previewImage attributes can be used to support building user interfaces for managing the branding stack. previewImage differs from thumbnail in that the preview image is intended to show how an asset would actually look when displayed on the terminal.

activeAsset returns the asset that is currently visible on the terminal.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
];


$response = BlockChyp::terminalBranding($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Update Branding Asset

  • API Credential Types: Merchant, Partner, & Organization
  • Required Role: Media Management

This API updates or creates a single Branding Asset.

Branding Assets represent a single element of the terminal branding stack. A Branding Asset can be a video or image, in which case a mediaId referencing an asset from the media library must be provided. A Branding Asset can also be a slide show, in which case slideShowId must be provided. Branding Assets must have a valid mediaId or a valid slideShowId. The optional notes field can be used to provide short notes and descriptions for a Branding asset.

Visibility Flags

In order for a Branding Asset to be visible on a terminal, the enabled flag must be set to true and the preview must be turned off. preview is intended to show how a proposed Branding Asset will behave without pushing it to live terminals. The Publish button in the BlockChyp merchant portal effectively turns the preview setting off.

Order and Sequencing

The ordinal field is used to specify priority for a Branding Asset. Assets with a higher value for ordinal will be prioritized first.

Padding Images

For plain images, it's sometimes helpful to add margins to images. This is especially helpful with logos or any image file rendered without any white space or margins between the image content and edge of the image file. Set the padded flag to true if you'd like BlockChyp to auto apply margins when displaying an image on the terminal.

Scheduling

By default, a Branding Asset placed on top of the Branding Stack, if it's enabled and not in preview mode, will immediately be displayed on the terminal round the clock.

Branding Assets can be scheduled with effective start and stop dates for seasonal campaigns. These assets can also be scheduled for specific times of day and specific days of the week.

  • startDate: Optional date after which the Branding Asset is eligible for display. Can be provided in MM/DD/YYYY or YYYY-MM-DD format.
  • endDate: Optional date before which the Branding Asset is eligible for display. Can be provided in MM/DD/YYYY or YYYY-MM-DD format.
  • startTime Optional time of day after which the branding asset is eligible for display. Must be provided in 24 hour time: HH:MM.
  • endTime Optional time of day before which the branding asset is eligible for display. Must be provided in 24 hour time format: HH:MM
  • daysOfWeek For branding assets that should only be displayed on certain days of the week, this field is an array of day of the week constants. (Constants vary by SDK platform.)

Read Only Fields

The Branding Asset data structure has a number of read only fields that are returned when Branding Assets are retrieved. But these fields are ignored when you try to send them as part of an update. These are derived or calculated fields and are helpful for displaying branding assets in a management user interface, but cannot be changed via an API call.

These fields are:

  • ownerId
  • merchantId
  • organizationId
  • partnerId
  • userId
  • userName
  • thumbnail
  • lastModified
  • editable
  • assetType
  • ownerType
  • ownerTypeCaption
  • previewImage
  • narrativeEffectiveDates
  • narrativeDisplayPeriod
<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'mediaId' => '<MEDIA ID>',
    'padded' => true,
    'ordinal' => 10,
    'startDate' => '01/06/2021',
    'startTime' => '14:00',
    'endDate' => '11/05/2024',
    'endTime' => '16:00',
    'notes' => 'Test Branding Asset',
    'preview' => false,
    'enabled' => true,
];


$response = BlockChyp::updateBrandingAsset($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Delete Branding Asset

  • API Credential Types: Merchant, Partner, & Organization
  • Required Role: Media Management

This API deletes a Branding Asset from the branding stack.

Note that deleting a Branding Asset does not delete the underlying media from the media library or slide show from the slide show library.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'assetId' => '<BRANDING ASSET ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::deleteBrandingAsset($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Merchant Management

These APIs allow partners to manage and configure their merchant portfolios.

Use of these APIs (other than the Merchant Profile API) requires partner scoped API credentials with special roles and permissions that may require a special arrangement with BlockChyp.

For example, Partners usually can't board merchants directly, but must board merchants using the standard underwriting process via offer codes and invitations.

Merchant Profile

  • API Credential Types: Merchant
  • Required Role: Payment API Access

The API returns detailed metadata about the merchant's configuration, including basic identity information, terminal settings, store and forward settings, and bank account information for merchants that support split settlement.

Some of these fields can be updated via the Update Merchant API, but many of these fields are controlled by underwriting and cannot be altered outside of the underwriting and risk processes.

Merchant Descriptive Fields

The following fields are basic descriptive fields that can be used to describe and identify merchants.

  • companyName: The merchant's official corporate entity name.
  • dbaName: The business's DBA (doing business as) name.
  • contactName: Name of the merchant's primary control contact.
  • contactNumber: Primary control contact's phone number.
  • locationName: Optional location name for multi-location operators.
  • storeNumber: Optional store number for multi-location operators.
  • partnerRef: Optional reference number partners can add to a merchant record. Usually the partner's own identifier for the merchant.
  • timeZone: Unix style local time zone for the merchant. Example: America/New_York.
  • publicKey: Read only field. The merchant's blockchain public key. Generated and assigned when a merchant account is first created.
  • billingAddress: Address for billing and written correspondence.
  • shippingAddress: Physical shipping address. Usually the actual street address of the business.
  • status: Current status of the merchant account.
  • tcDisabled: Disables all terms and conditions features in the merchant dashboard. Used to hide the feature if a partner has not chosen to support it.
  • gatewayOnly: Indicates that a merchant has been boarded in gateway only mode. Not common.

Batch and Terminal Settings

The following fields are used to control batch closure and high level terminal configuration.

  • batchCloseTime: Time in 24 hour HH:MM format when batches will automatically close in the merchant's local time. Defaults to 3 AM.
  • autoBatchClose: Flag the determines whether or not batches will automatically close. Defaults to true.
  • disableBatchEmails: Flag that optionally turns off automatic batch closure notification emails.
  • cooldownTimeout: The amount of time in seconds after a transactions for which the transaction response is displayed on the terminal. After the cooldown period elapses, the terminal will revert to the idle state and display the currently active terminal branding.
  • surveyTimeout: The amount of time in seconds a survey question should be displayed on a terminal before reverting to the idle screen.
  • pinEnabled: Enables pin code entry for debit cards, EBT cards, and EMV cards with pin CVMs. Will be ignored if terminals are not injected with the proper encryption keys.
  • pinBypassEnabled: Enable pin bypass for debit transactions.
  • cashBackEnabled: Enables cash back for debit transactions.
  • cashbackPresets: An array of four default values for cashback amounts when cashback is enabled.
  • storeAndForwardEnabled: Enables automatic store and forward during network outages. Store and Forward does not support cash back, refunds, EBT, or gift card transactions.
  • storeAndForwardFloorLimit: Maximum dollar value of a store and forward transaction.
  • ebtEnabled: Enables EBT (SNAP) on BlockChyp terminals.
  • tipEnabled: Enables tips entry on the terminal.
  • promptForTip: If true, the terminal will always prompt for a tip, even if the API call does not request a tip prompt.
  • tipDefaults: An array of exactly three percentages that will be used to calculate default tip amounts.
  • giftCardsDisabled: Disables BlockChyp gift cards. Normally only used if the merchant is using an alternate gift card system.
  • digitalSignaturesEnabled: Enables electronic signature capture for mag stripe cards and EMV cards with Signature CVMs.
  • digitalSignatureReversal: Will cause a transaction to auto-reverse if the consumer refuses to provide a signature.
  • manualEntryEnabled: Enables manual card entry.
  • manualEntryPromptZip: Requires zip code based address verification for manual card entry.
  • manualEntryPromptStreetNumber: Requires street/address based verification for manual card entry.

Card Brand and Transaction Settings

  • freeRangeRefundsEnabled: Enables direct refunds that do not reference a previous transaction.
  • partialAuthEnabled: Indicates that partial authorizations (usually for gift card support) are enabled.
  • splitBankAccountsEnabled: Used for law firm merchants only.
  • contactlessEmv: Enables contactless/tap transactions on a terminal. Defaults to true.
  • visa: Enables Visa transactions.
  • masterCard: Enables MasterCard transactions.
  • amex: Enables American Express transactions.
  • discover: Enables Discover transactions.
  • jcb: Enables JCB (Japan Card Bureau) transactions.
  • unionPay: Enables China UnionPay transactions.
<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
];


$response = BlockChyp::merchantProfile($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Get Merchants

  • API Credential Types: Partner & Organization
  • Required Role: Merchant Management

This is a partner or organization level API that can be used to return the merchant portfolio.

Live merchants are returned by default. Use the test flag to return only test merchants. The results returned include detailed settings including underwriting controlled flags.

A maximum of 250 merchants are returned by default. For large merchant portfolios, the maxResults and startIndex field can be used to reduce the page size and page through multiple pages of results.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'test' => true,
];


$response = BlockChyp::getMerchants($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Update Merchant

  • API Credential Types: Merchant, Partner, & Organization
  • Required Role: Merchant Management

This API can be used to update or create merchant accounts.

Merchant scoped API credentials can be used to update merchant account settings.

Partner scoped API credentials can be used to update merchants, create new test merchants or board new gateway merchants.

Merchant Descriptive Fields

The following fields are basic descriptive fields that can be used to describe and identify merchants.

  • companyName: The merchant's official corporate entity name.
  • dbaName: The businesses DBA (doing business as) name.
  • contactName: Name of the merchant's primary control contact.
  • contactNumber: Primary control contact's phone number.
  • locationName: Optional location name for multi location operators.
  • storeNumber: Optional store number for multi location operators.
  • partnerRef: Optional reference number partners can add to a merchant record. Usually the partner's own identifier for the merchant.
  • timeZone: Unix style local time zone for the merchant. Example: America/New_York.
  • publicKey: Read only field. The merchant's blockchain public key. Generated and assigned when a merchant account is first created.
  • billingAddress: Address for billing and written correspondence.
  • shippingAddress: Physical shipping address. Usually the actual street address of the business.
  • status: Current status of the merchant account.
  • tcDisabled: Disables all terms and conditions features in the merchant dashboard. Used to hide the feature if a partner has not chosen to support it.
  • gatewayOnly: Indicates that a merchant has been boarded in gateway only mode. Not common.

Batch and Terminal Settings

The following fields are used to control batch closure and high level terminal configuration.

  • batchCloseTime: Time in 24 hour HH:MM format when batches will automatically close in the merchant's local time. Defaults to 3 AM.
  • autoBatchClose: Flag the determines whether or not batches will automatically close. Defaults to true.
  • disableBatchEmails: Flag that optionally turns off automatic batch closure notification emails.
  • cooldownTimeout: The amount of time in seconds after a transactions for which the transaction response is displayed on the terminal. After the cooldown period elapses, the terminal will revert to the idle state and display the currently active terminal branding.
  • surveyTimeout: The amount of time in seconds a survey question should be displayed on a terminal before reverting to the idle screen.
  • pinEnabled: Enables pin code entry for debit cards, EBT cards, and EMV cards with pin CVMs. Will be ignored if terminals are not injected with the proper encryption keys.
  • pinBypassEnabled: Enable pin bypass for debit transactions.
  • cashBackEnabled: Enables cash back for debit transactions.
  • cashbackPresets: An array of four default values for cashback amounts when cashback is enabled.
  • storeAndForwardEnabled: Enables automatic store and forward during network outages. Store and Forward does not support cash back, refunds, EBT, or gift card transactions.
  • storeAndForwardFloorLimit: Maximum dollar value of a store and forward transaction.
  • ebtEnabled: Enables EBT (SNAP) on BlockChyp terminals.
  • tipEnabled: Enables tips entry on the terminal.
  • promptForTip: If true, the terminal will always prompt for a tip, even if the API call does not request a tip prompt.
  • tipDefaults: An array of exactly three percentages that will be used to calculate default tip amounts.
  • giftCardsDisabled: Disables BlockChyp gift cards. Normally only used if the merchant is using an alternate gift card system.
  • digitalSignaturesEnabled: Enables electronic signature capture for mag stripe cards and EMV cards with Signature CVMs.
  • digitalSignatureReversal: Will cause a transaction to auto-reverse if the consumer refuses to provide a signature.
  • manualEntryEnabled: Enables manual card entry.
  • manualEntryPromptZip: Requires zip code based address verification for manual card entry.
  • manualEntryPromptStreetNumber: Requires street/address based verification for manual card entry.

Card Brand and Transaction Settings

  • freeRangeRefundsEnabled: Enables direct refunds that do not reference a previous transaction.
  • partialAuthEnabled: Indicates that partial authorizations (usually for gift card support) are enabled.
  • splitBankAccountsEnabled: Used for law firm merchants only.
  • contactlessEmv: Enables contactless/tap transactions on a terminal. Defaults to true.
  • visa: Enables Visa transactions.
  • masterCard: Enables MasterCard transactions.
  • amex: Enables American Express transactions.
  • discover: Enables Discover transactions.
  • jcb: Enables JCB (Japan Card Bureau) transactions.
  • unionPay: Enables China UnionPay transactions.
<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'merchantId' => '<MERCHANT ID>',
    'test' => true,
    'dbaName' => 'Test Merchant',
    'companyName' => 'Test Merchant',
    'billingAddress' => [
        'address1' => '1060 West Addison',
        'city' => 'Chicago',
        'stateOrProvince' => 'IL',
        'postalCode' => '60613',
    ],
];


$response = BlockChyp::updateMerchant($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Merchant Users

  • API Credential Types: Partner & Organization
  • Required Role: Merchant Management

This API returns all users and pending invites associated with a merchant account including any assigned role codes.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'merchantId' => '<MERCHANT ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::merchantUsers($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Invite Merchant User

  • API Credential Types: Partner & Organization
  • Required Role: Merchant Management

Invites a new user to join a merchant account. email, firstName, and lastName are required.

The user will be sent an invite email with steps for creating a BlockChyp account and linking it to a merchant account. If the user already has a BlockChyp user account, the new user signup wil be skipped and the existing user account will be linked to the merchant account.

Developers can optionally restrict the user's access level by sending one or more role codes. Otherwise, the user will be given the default merchant user role. (STDMERCHANT)

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'email' => 'Email address for the invite',
];


$response = BlockChyp::inviteMerchantUser($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Add Test Merchant

  • API Credential Types: Partner
  • Required Role: Merchant Management

This is a partner level API that can be used to create test merchant accounts. This creates a basic test merchant with default settings.

Settings can be changed by using the Update Merchant API.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'dbaName' => 'DBA Name',
    'companyName' => 'Corporate Entity Name',
];


$response = BlockChyp::addTestMerchant($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Delete Test Merchant

  • API Credential Types: Partner
  • Required Role: Merchant Management

This partner API can be used to delete unused test merchant accounts. merchantId is a required parameter.

<?php

// For composer based systems
require_once('vendor/autoload.php');

// For manual installation
#require_once('/path/to/blockchyp/init.php');

use BlockChyp\BlockChyp;

BlockChyp::setApiKey(getenv('BC_API_KEY'));
BlockChyp::setBearerToken(getenv('BC_BEARER_TOKEN'));
BlockChyp::setSigningKey(getenv('BC_SIGNING_KEY'));

// Populate request values
$request = [
    'merchantId' => '<MERCHANT ID>',
];


$response = BlockChyp::deleteTestMerchant($request);


// View the result
echo 'Response: ' . print_r($response, true) . PHP_EOL;

Running Integration Tests

If you'd like to run the integration tests, create a new file on your system called sdk-itest-config.json with the API credentials you'll be using as shown in the example below.

{
 "gatewayHost": "https://api.blockchyp.com",
 "testGatewayHost": "https://test.blockchyp.com",
 "apiKey": "PZZNEFK7HFULCB3HTLA7HRQDJU",
 "bearerToken": "QUJCHIKNXOMSPGQ4QLT2UJX5DI",
 "signingKey": "f88a72d8bc0965f193abc7006bbffa240663c10e4d1dc3ba2f81e0ca10d359f5"
}

This file can be located in a few different places, but is usually located at <USER_HOME>/.config/blockchyp/sdk-itest-config.json. All BlockChyp SDKs use the same configuration file.

To run the integration test suite via make, type the following command:

make integration

Running Integration Tests Via Composer

If you'd like to bypass make and run the integration test suite directly, use the following command:

BC_TEST_DELAY=5 ./vendor/bin/phpunit --bootstrap vendor/autoload.php tests/itests

You can run individual tests by adding the test name to the previous command. The following example runs the TerminalChargeTest:

./vendor/bin/phpunit --bootstrap vendor/autoload.php tests/itests/TerminalChargeTest

Contributions

BlockChyp welcomes contributions from the open source community, but bear in mind that this repository has been generated by our internal SDK Generator tool. If we choose to accept a PR or contribution, your code will be moved into our SDK Generator project, which is a private repository.

License

Copyright BlockChyp, Inc., 2019

Distributed under the terms of the MIT license, blockchyp-php is free and open source software.

Other SDKs

BlockChyp has officially supported SDKs for eight different development platforms and counting. Here's the full list with links to their GitHub repositories.

Go SDK

Node.js/JavaScript SDK

Java SDK

.net/C# SDK

Ruby SDK

PHP SDK

Python SDK

iOS (Objective-C/Swift) SDK