Sage Pay driver for the Omnipay PHP payment processing library

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Omnipay is a framework agnostic, multi-gateway payment processing library for PHP. This package implements Sage Pay support for Omnipay. This version supports PHP ^7.3 and PHP ^8.

This is the master branch of Omnipay, handling Omnipay version 3.x. For the 2.x branch, please visit

From version 4.1.1 the new Opayo URLs are used in place of the old Sage Pay URLs. These new URLs will be mandatory from March 2023, so you must upgrade by then. The upgrade 4.0 to 4.1.1 should be seamless; all classes remain in the Omnipay\SagePay namespace.

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Omnipay is installed via Composer. To install, simply add it to your composer.json file:

    "require": {
        "omnipay/sagepay": "~3.0"

And run composer to update your dependencies:

$ curl -s | php
$ php composer.phar update

Basic Usage

The following gateways are provided by this package:

  • SagePay_Direct
  • SagePay_Server
  • SagePay_Form

For general Omnipay usage instructions, please see the main Omnipay repository.

Supported Methods

Sage Pay Direct Methods

Sage Pay Direct is a server-to-server protocol, with all credit card details needing to pass through your application for forwarding on to the gateway. You must be aware of the PCI implications of handling credit card details if using this API.

The Direct gateway methods for handling cards are:

  • authorize() - with completeAuthorize for 3D Secure and PayPal redirect
  • purchase() - with completePurchase for 3D Secure and PayPal redirect
  • createCard() - explicit "standalone" creation of a cardReference or token

Note: PayPal is not yet implemented in this driver.

Direct Authorize/Purchase

use Omnipay\Omnipay;
use Omnipay\Common\CreditCard;

// Create the gateway object.

$gateway = OmniPay::create('SagePay\Direct')->initialize([
    'vendor' => 'vendorname',
    'testMode' => true,

// Create the credit card object from details entered by the user.

$card = new CreditCard([
    'firstName' => 'Card',
    'lastName' => 'User',

    'number' => '4929000000006',
    'expiryMonth' => '12',
    'expiryYear' => '2019',
    'CVV' => '123',

    // Billing address details are required.

// Create the minimal request message.

$requestMessage = $gateway->purchase([
    'amount' => '99.99',
    'currency' => 'GBP',
    'card' => $card,
    'transactionId' => $transactionId,
    'description' => 'Pizzas for everyone at PHPNE',

    // If 3D Secure is enabled, then provide a return URL for
    // when the user comes back from 3D Secure authentication.

    'returnUrl' => '',

// Send the request message.

$responseMessage = $requestMessage->send();

At this point you will have either a final result or a redirect.

If $responseMessage->isSuccessful() is true, then the authorization is complete and successful. If false then check for a redirect, otherwise the authorization was not successful.

Redirect (3D Secure)

If the authorization result is a redirect, then a quick and dirty way to redirect is:

if ($responseMessage->isRedirect()) {

That redirect() method is intended just for demonstration or testing. Create your own instead, within your framework, using these helpers:

  • $responseMessage->getRedirectUrl()
  • $responseMessage->getRedirectMethod()
  • $responseMessage->getRedirectData()

Redirect Return

After the user has performed their 3D Secure authentication, they will be redirected (via POST) back to your returnUrl endpoint. The transaction is not yet complete. It must be completed like this:

$completeRequest = $gateway->completeAuthorize([
    'transactionId' => $transactionId,
$completeResponse = $completeRequest->send();

The $transactionId (same as created for the original purchase()) is only needed if you want to save getTransactionReference() for future repeat payments.

The normal getters will be available here to check the result, get the cardReference for saving etc.

Direct Create Card

This will create a card reference with no authorization. If you want to authorize an amount on the card and get a cardReference for repeated use of the card, then use the authorize() method with the createToken flag set.

Sample code using Sage Pay Direct to create a card reference:

use Omnipay\Omnipay;
use Omnipay\CreditCard;

$gateway = OmniPay::create('SagePay\Direct');

$gateway->setTestMode(true); // For test account

// The minimal card details to save to the gateway.
// The CVV is optional. However it can be supplied later when
// transactions are being initiated, though that is not advised
// as the CVV will need to go through your site to be added to
// the transaction.

$card = new CreditCard([
    'firstName' => 'Joe',
    'lastName' => 'Bloggs',
    'number' => '4929000000006',
    'expiryMonth' => '12',
    'expiryYear' => '2020',
    'cvv' => '123',

// Send the request.

$request = $gateway->createCard([
    'currency' => 'GBP',
    'card' => $card,

$response = $request->send();

// There will be no need for any redirect (e.g. 3D Secure), since the
// card is not being authorized at this point.

if ($response->isSuccessful()) {
    $cardReference = $response->getCardReference();
    // or if you prefer to treat it as a single-use token:
    $token = $response->getToken();

Sage Pay Server Methods

Sage Pay Server captures any credit card details in forms hosted by the Sage Pay gateway, either by sending the user to the gateway or loading the hosted forms in an iframe. This is the preferred and safest API to use.

Sage Pay Server uses your IP address to authenticate backend access to the gateway, and it also needs to a public URL that it can send back-channel notifications to. This makes development on a localhost server difficult.

  • authorize()
  • purchase()
  • createCard() - explicit "standalone" creation of a cardReference or token
  • acceptNotification() - Notification Handler for authorize, purchase and explicit cardReference registration

Server Gateway

All Sage Pay Server methods start by creating the gateway object, which we will store in $gateway here. Note there are no secrets or passwords that need to be set, as the gateway uses your server's IP address as its main method of authenticating your application.

The gateway object is minimally created like this:

use Omnipay\Omnipay;

$gateway = OmniPay::create('SagePay\Server');

$gateway->setTestMode(true); // For a test account

Server Authorize/Purchase

This method authorizes a payment against a credit or debit card. A cardToken or cardReference previously captured, can be used here, and only the user's CVV will be asked for, but the overall flow will remain the same.

The $creditCard object will provide the billing and shipping details:

use Omnipay\Common\CreditCard;

$creditCard = new CreditCard([
    'billingFirstName' => 'Joe',
    'billingLastName' => 'Bloggs',
    'billingAddress1' => 'Billing Address 1',
    'billingAddress2' => 'Billing Address 2',
    //'billingState' => '',
    'billingCity' => 'Billing City',
    'billingPostcode' => 'BPOSTC',
    'billingCountry' => 'GB',
    'billingPhone' => '01234 567 890',
    'email' =>  '',
    'clientIp' => '',
    'shippingFirstName' => 'Joe',
    'shippingLastName' => 'Bloggs',
    'shippingAddress1' => '99',
    'shippingState' => 'NY',
    'shippingCity' => 'City1',
    'shippingPostcode' => 'SPOSTC',
    'shippingCountry' => 'US',
    'shippingPhone' => '01234 567 890 SS',
  • The country must be a two-character ISO 3166 code.
  • The state will be a two-character ISO code, and is mandatory if the country is "US".
  • The state will be ignored if the country is not "US".
  • Address2 is optional, but all other fields are mandatory.
  • The postcode is optional for Republic of Ireland "IE", though some banks insist it is present and valid.
  • This gateway lives on an extended ASCII ISO 8859-1 back end. Really. Do any characterset conversions in your merchant site to avoid surprises.
  • Both billing and shipping name and address is required. However, you can use the billingForShipping flag to set the shipping details to what you supply as the billing details.
// Use the billing name and address for the shipping name and address too.

// or

$response = $gateway->authorize([
    'billingForShipping' => true,
// Create a unique transaction ID to track this transaction.

$transactionId = {create a unique transaction id};

// Custom surcharges can be added here.
// You must construct the XML string; there is no XML builder in this driver
// at this time. Length is very limited, so keep it compact.

$surchargeXml = '<surcharges>'
        . '<surcharge>'
            . '<paymentType>VISA</paymentType>'
            . '<percentage>5.20</percentage>'
        . '</surcharge>'
    . '</surcharges>';

// Send the authorize request.
// Some optional parameters are shown commented out.

$response = $gateway->authorize([
    'amount' => '9.99',
    'currency' => 'GBP',
    'card' => $card,
    'notifyUrl' => '',
    'transactionId' => $transactionId,
    'description' => 'Mandatory description',
    // 'items' => $items,
    // 'cardReference' => '{4E50F334-9D42-9946-2B0B-ED70B2421D48}',
    // 'surchargeXml' => $surchargeXml,
    // 'token' => $token,
    // 'cardReference' => $cardReference,
    // 'useAuthenticate' => true,

If `useAuthenticate` is set, then the `authorize` will use the `AUTHENTICATE`/`AUTHORISE`
method of reserving the transaction details.
If `useAuthenticate` is not set (the default) then the `DEFERRED`/`RELEASE`
method of reserving the transaction details will be used.
The same method must be used when capturing the transaction.

// Create storage for this transaction now, indexed by the transaction ID.
// We will need to access it in the notification handler.
// The reference given by `$response->getTransactionReference()` must be stored.

// Now decide what to do next, based on the response.

if ($response->isSuccessful()) {
    // The transaction is complete and successful and no further action is needed.
    // This may happen if a cardReference has been supplied, having captured
    // the card reference with a CVV and using it for the first time. The CVV will
    // only be kept by the gateway for this first authorization. This also assumes
    // 3D Secure is turned off.
} elseif ($response->isRedirect()) {
    // Redirect to offsite payment gateway to capture the users credit card
    // details.
    // If a cardReference was provided, then only the CVV will be asked for.
    // 3D Secure will be performed here too, if enabled.
    // Once the user is redirected to the gateway, the results will be POSTed
    // to the [notification handler](#sage-pay-server-notification-handler).
    // The handler will then inform the gateway where to finally return the user
    // to on the merchant site.

} else {
    // Something went wrong; get the message.
    // The error may be a simple validation error on the address details.
    // Catch those and allow the user to correct the details and submit again.
    // This is a particular pain point of Sage Pay Server.
    $reason = $response->getMessage();

Server Create Card

When creating a cardReference, for Sage Pay Server the reference will be available only in the notification callback.

Sample code using Sage Pay Server to create a card reference:

// The transaction ID is used to store the result in the notify callback.
// Create storage for this transaction now, indexed by the transaction ID.
$transactionId = {create a unique transaction id};

$request = $gateway->createCard([
    'currency' => 'GBP',
    'notifyUrl' => {notify callback URL},
    'transactionId' => $transactionId,
    'iframe' => true, // TRUE if the offsite form is to go into an iframe

$response = $request->send();

if ($response->isSuccessful()) {
    // Should never happen for Sage Pay Server, since the user will always
    // be asked to go off-site to enter their credit card details.
} elseif ($response->isRedirect()) {
    // Redirect to offsite payment gateway to capture the users credit card
    // details. Note that no address details are needed, nor are they captured.

    // Here add the $response->getTransactionReference() to the stored transaction,
    // as the notification handler will need it for checking the signature of the
    // notification it receives.

} else {
    $reason = $response->getMessage();

At this point the user will be redirected to enter their CC details. The details will be held by the gateway and a token sent to the notification handler, along with the transactionId. The notification handler needs to store the cardReference or token referenced by the transactionId then acknowledge the acceptance and provide a final URL the user is taken to.

If using an iframe for the hosted credit card form, then on return to the final redirect URL (provided by the notification handler) it is your site's responsibility to break out of the iframe.

Server Notification Handler

NOTE: The notification handler was previously handled by the SagePay_Server completeAuthorize, completePurchase and completeRegistration methods. The notification handler replaces all of these.

The SagePay_Server gateway uses a notification callback to receive the results of a payment or authorization. Sage Pay Direct does not use the notification handler.

Unlike many newer gateways, this notification handler is not just an optional callback providing an additional channel for events. It is required for the Server gateway, and not used for the direct gateway at all.

The URL for the notification handler is set in the authorize or payment message:

// The Server response will be a redirect to the Sage Pay CC form.
// This is a Sage Pay Server Purchase request.

$transactionId = {create a unique transaction id};

$items = [
        'name' => 'My Product Name',
        'description' => 'My Product Description',
        'quantity' => 1,
        'price' => 9.99,

$response = $gateway->purchase([
    'amount' => 9.99,
    'currency' => 'GBP',
    // Just the name and address, NOT CC details.
    'card' => $card,
    // The route to your application's notification handler.
    'notifyUrl' => '',
    'transactionId' => $transactionId,
    'description' => 'test',
    'items' => $items,

// Before redirecting, save `$response->getSecurityKey()` in the database,
// retrievable by `$transactionId`.

if ($response->isRedirect()) {
    // Go to Sage Pay to enter CC details.
    // While your user is there, the notification handler will be called
    // to accept the result and provide the final URL for the user.


Your notification handler needs to do four things:

  1. Look up the saved transaction in the database to retrieve the securityKey.
  2. Validate the signature of the received notification to protect against tampering.
  3. Update your saved transaction with the results.
  4. Respond to Sage Pay to indicate that you accept the result, reject the result or don't believe the notification was valid. Also tell Sage Pay where to send the user next.

This is a back-channel (server-to-server), so has no access to the end user's session.

The acceptNotification gateway is set up simply. The $request will capture the POST data sent by Sage Pay:

$gateway = Omnipay\Omnipay::create('SagePay_Server');
$gateway->setTestMode(true); // To access your test account.
$notifyRequest = $gateway->acceptNotification();

Your original transactionId is available to look up the transaction in the database:

// Use this transaction ID to look up the `$securityKey` you saved:

$transactionId = $notifyRequest->getTransactionId();
$transaction = customFetchMyTransaction($transactionId); // Local storage
$securityKey = $transaction->getSecurityKey(); // From your local storage

// Alternatively, if you did not save the `securityKey` as a distinct field,
// then use the `transactionReference` you saved.
// The `transactionReference` for this driver will be a compound JSON string
// with the `securityKey` as an integral part of it, so the driver can use it
// directly.

$transactionReference = $transaction->getTransactionReference(); // From your local storage

Now the signature can be checked:

// or

if (! $notifyRequest->isValid()) {
    // Respond to Sage Pay indicating we are not accepting anything about this message.
    // You might want to log `$request->getData()` first, for later analysis.

    $notifyRequest->invalid($nextUrl, 'Signature not valid - goodbye');

If you were not able to look up the transaction or the transaction is in the wrong state, then indicate this with an error. Note an "error" is to indicate that although the notification appears to be legitimate, you do not accept it or cannot handle it for any reason:

$notifyRequest->error($nextUrl, 'This transaction does not exist on the system');

Note: it has been observed that the same notification message may be sent by Sage Pay multiple times. If this happens, then return the same response you sent the first time. So if you have confirmed a successful payment, then if you get another identical notification for the transaction, then return confirm() again.

If you accept the notification, then you can update your local records and let Sage Pay know:

// All raw data - just log it for later analysis:


// Save the final transactionReference against the transaction in the database. It will
// be needed if you want to capture the payment (for an authorize) or void or refund or
// repeat the payment later.

$finalTransactionReference = $notifyRequest->getTransactionReference();

// The payment or authorization result:
// Result is $notifyRequest::STATUS_COMPLETED, $notifyRequest::STATUS_PENDING
// or $notifyRequest::STATUS_FAILED


// If you want more detail, look at the raw data. An error message may be found in:


// The transaction may be the result of a `createCard()` request.
// The cardReference can be found like this:

if ($notifyRequest->getTxType() === $notifyRequest::TXTYPE_TOKEN) {
    $cardReference = $notifyRequest->getCardReference();

// Now let Sage Pay know you have accepted and saved the result:


The $nextUrl is where you want Sage Pay to send the user to next. It will often be the same URL whether the transaction was approved or not, since the result will be safely saved in the database.

The confirm(), error() and reject() methods will all echo the expected return payload and expect your application to return a HTTP Status 200 without adding any further content.

These functions used to exit the application immediately to prevent additional output being added to the response. You can restore this functionality by setting the exitOnResponse option:

// or

If you just want the body payload, this method will return it without echoing it. You must return it with a 200 HTTP Status Code:

$bodyPayload = getResponseBody($status, $nextUrl, $detail = null);

Sage Pay Form Methods

Sage Pay Form requires neither a server-to-server back-channel nor IP-based security. It does not require pre-registration of a transaction, so is ideal for a speculative "pay now" button on a page for instant purchases of a product or service. Unlike Direct and Server, it does not support saved card references or tokens.

The payment details are encrypted on the server before being sent to the gateway from the user's browser. The result is returned to the merchant site also through a client-side encrypted message.

Capturing and voiding Form transactions is a manual process performed in the "My Sage Pay" administration panel.

Supported functions are:

  • authorize()
  • purchase()

Form Authorize

The authorization is intialized in a similar way to a Server payment, but with an encryptionKey:

$gateway = OmniPay::create('SagePay\Form')->initialize([
    'vendor' => 'vendorname',
    'testMode' => true,
    'encryptionKey' => 'abcdef1212345678',

The encryptionKey is generated in "My Sage Pay" when logged in as the administrator.

Note that this gateway driver will assume all input data (names, addresses etc.) are UTF-8 encoded. It will then recode the data to ISO8859-1 before encrypting it for the gateway, since the gateway strictly accepts ISO8859-1 only, regardless of what encoding is used to submit the form from the merchant site. If you do not want this conversion to happen, it can be disabled with this parameter:

'disableUtf8Decode' => true,

The authorize must be given a returnUrl (the return URL on success, or on failure if no separate failureUrl is provided).

$response = $gateway->authorize([
    ...all the normal details...
    'returnUrl' => '',
    'failureUrl' => '',

The $response will be a POST redirect, which will take the user to the gateway. At the gateway, the user will authenticate or authorize their credit card, perform any 3D Secure actions that may be requested, then will return to the merchant site.

Like Server and Direct, you can use either the DEFERRED or the AUTHENTICATE method to reserve the amount.

Form completeAuthorize

To get the result details, the transaction is "completed" on the user's return. This will be at your returnUrl endpoint:

// The result will be read and decrypted from the return URL (or failure URL)
// query parameters.
// You MUST provide the original expected transactionId, which is validated
// against the transactionId provided in the server request.
// This prevents different payments getting mixed up.

$completeRequest = $gateway->completeAuthorize(['transactionId' => $originalTransactionId]);
$result = $completeRequest->send();

// etc.

Note that if send() throws an exception here due to a transactionId mismatch, you can still access the decryoted data that was brought back with the user as $completeRequest->getData(). You will need to log this for later analysis.

If you already have the encrypted response string, then it can be passed in. However, you would normally leave it for the driver to read it for you from the current server request, so the following would not normally be necessary:

$crypt = $_GET['crypt']; // or supplied by your framework
$result = $gateway->completeAuthorize(['crypt' => $crypt])->send();

This is handy for testing or if the current page query parameters are not available in a particular architecture.

It is important to make sure this result is what was expected by your merchant site. Your transaction ID will be returned in the result and can be inspected:


You must make sure this transaction ID matches the one you sent the user off with in the first place (store it in your session). If they do no match, then you cannot trust the result, as the user could be running two checkout flows at the same time, possibly for wildly different amounts.

In a future release, the completeAuthorize() method will expect the transactionId to be supplied and it must match before it will return a success status.

Form Purchase

This is the same as authorize(), but the purchase() request is used instead, and the completePurchase() request is used to complete the transaction on return.

Sage Pay Shared Methods (Direct and Server)

Note: these functions do not work for the Form API. These actions for Sage Pay Form must be performed manually through the "My Sage Pay" admin panel.

  • capture()
  • refund()
  • void() - void a purchase
  • abort() - abort an authorization before it is captured
  • repeatAuthorize() - new authorization based on past transaction
  • repeatPurchase() - new purchase based on past transaction
  • deleteCard() - remove a cardReference or token from the account

Repeat Authorize/Purchase

An authorization or purchase can be created from a past authorization or purchase. You will need the transactionReference of the original transaction. The transactionReference will be a JSON string containing the four pieces of information the gateway needs to reuse the transaction.

// repeatAuthorize() or repeatPurchase()

$repeatRequest = $gateway->repeatAuthorize([
    'transactionReference' => $originalTransactionReference,
    // or
    'securityKey' => $originalSecurityKey,
    'txAuthNo' => $originalTxAuthNo,
    'vpsTxId' => $originalVPSTxId(),
    'relatedTransactionId' => $originalTransactionId,
    'amount' => '99.99',
    'transactionId' => $newTransactionId.'C',
    'currency' => 'GBP',
    'description' => 'Buy it again, Sam',

$repeatResponse = $repeatRequest->send();

// Treat $repeatResponse like any new authorization or purchase response.


If the useAuthenticate parameter was set when the transaction was originally authorized, then it must be used in the capture too.

  • Setting the useAuthenticate parameter will cause the capture to send an AUTHORISE request. You must supply an amount, a description and a new transactionId when doing this. You can capture multiple amounts up to 115% of the original AUTHENTICATED (with 3D Secure) or REGISTERED (without 3D Secure) amount.
  • Resetting the useAuthenticate parameter (false, the default mode) will cause the capture to send a RELEASE request. This will release the provided amount (up to the original deferred amount, but no higher) that was originally DEFERRED. You can only capture a deferred payment once, then the deferred payment will be closed.

Examples of each:

$captureRequest = $gateway->capture([
    // authenticate is not set
    'useAuthenticate' => false,
    // Provide either the original transactionReference:
    'transactionReference' => $deferredTransactionReference,
    // Or the individual items:
    'securityKey' => $savedSecurityKey(),
    'txAuthNo' => $savedTxAuthNo(),
    'vpsTxId' => $savedVPSTxId(),
    'relatedTransactionId' => $savedTransactionId,
    // Up to the original amount, one chance only.
    'amount' => '99.99',
$captureRequest = $gateway->capture([
    // authenticate is set
    'useAuthenticate' => true,
    // Provide either the original transactionReference:
    'transactionReference' => $deferredTransactionReference,
    // Or the individual items:
    'securityKey' => $savedSecurityKey(),
    'txAuthNo' => $savedTxAuthNo(),
    'vpsTxId' => $savedVPSTxId(),
    'relatedTransactionId' => $savedTransactionId,
    // Up to 115% of the original amount, in as many chunks as you like.
    'amount' => '9.99',
    // The capture becomes a transaction in its own right.
    'transactionId' => $newTransactionId,
    'currency' => 'GBP',
    'description' => 'Take staged payment number 1',

In both cases, send the message and check the result.

$captureResponse = $captureRequest->send();

if ($captureResponse->isSuccessful()) {
    // The capture was successful.
    // There will never be a redirect here.

Delete Card

This is one of the simpler messages:

use Omnipay\Omnipay;
use Omnipay\CreditCard;

$gateway = OmniPay::create('SagePay\Direct');
// or
$gateway = OmniPay::create('SagePay\Server');

$gateway->setTestMode(true); // For test account

// Send the request.

$request = $gateway->deleteCard([
    'cardReference' => $cardReference,

$response = $request->send();

// There will be no need for any redirect (e.g. 3D Secure), since no
// authorization is being done.

if ($response->isSuccessful()) {
    $message = $response->getMessage();
    // "2017 : Token removed successfully."

Token Billing

Sage Pay Server and Direct support the ability to store a credit card detail on the gateway, referenced by a token, for later use or reuse. The token can be single-use, or permanently stored (until its expiry date or explicit removal).

Whether a token is single-use or permanent, depends on how it is used, and not on how it is generated. This is important to understand, and is explained in more detail below.

Generating a Token or CardReference

A token can be generated explicitly, with no authorization, or it can be generated as a part of a transaction:

  • $gateway->createCard() - message used to create a card token explicitly/standalone.
  • $request->setCreateToken() - transaction option to generate a token with the transaction.

If created explicitly, then a CVV can be provided, and that will be stored against the token until the token is first used to make a payment. If the cardReference is reused after the first payment, then a CVV must be supplied each time (assuming your rules require the CVV to be present). If using Sage Pay Server, then the user will be prompted for a CVV on subsequent uses of the cardReference.

If creating a token or cardReference with a transaction, then the CVV will never be stored against the token.

The transaction response (or notification request for Sage Pay Server) will provide the generated token. This is accessed using:

  • $response->getToken() or
  • $response->getCardReference()

These are equivalent since there is no difference in the way tokens or cardRererences are generated.

Using a Token or CardReference

To use a token with Sage Pay Direct, you must leave the credit card details blank in the CreditCard object. Sage Pay Server does not use the credit card details anyway. To use the token as a single-use token, add it to the transaction request like this:


Once authorized, this token will be deleted by the gateway and so cannot be used again. Note that if the transaction is not authorized, then the token will remain. You should then delete the token explicitly to make sure it does not remain in the gateway (it will sit there until the card expires, maybe for several years).

To use the token as a permanent cardReference, add it to the transaction request like this:


This CardReference will remain active on the gateway whether this transaction is authorized or not, so can be used multiple times.

Basket format

Sagepay currently supports two different formats for sending cart/item information to them:

These are incompatible with each other, and cannot be both sent in the same transaction. BasketXML is the most recent format, and is the default used by this driver. Basket is an older format which may be deprecated one day, but is also the only format currently supported by some of the Sage accounting products (e.g. Line 50) which can pull transaction data directly from Sage Pay. For applications that require this type of integration, an optional parameter useOldBasketFormat with a value of true can be passed in the driver's initialize() method.

Sage 50 Accounts Software Integration

The Basket format can be used for Sage 50 Accounts Software Integration:

It is possible to integrate your Sage Pay account with Sage Accounting products to ensure you can reconcile the transactions on your account within your financial software. If you wish to link a transaction to a specific product record this can be done through the Basket field in the transaction registration post. Please note the following integration is not currently available when using BasketXML fields. In order for the download of transactions to affect a product record the first entry in a basket line needs to be the product code of the item within square brackets. For example:

4:[PR001]Pioneer NSDV99 DVD-Surround Sound System:1:424.68:74.32:499.00:499.00

You can either prepend this onto the description or using \Omnipay\SagePay\Extend\Item you can use setProductCode which will take care of pre-pending [] for you.

Account Types

Your Sage Pay account will use separate merchant accounts for difference transaction sources. The sources are specified by the accountType parameter, and take one of three values:

  • "E" Omnipay\SagePay\Message\AbstractRequest::ACCOUNT_TYPE_E (default) For ecommerce transactions, entered in your application by the end user.
  • "M" Omnipay\SagePay\Message\AbstractRequest::ACCOUNT_TYPE_M MOTO transactions taken by telephone or postal forms or faxes, entered by an operator. The operator may ask for a CVV when taking a telephone order.
  • "C" Omnipay\SagePay\Message\AbstractRequest::ACCOUNT_TYPE_C For repeat transactions, generated by the merchant site without any human intervention.

The "M" MOTO and "C" account types will also disable any 3D-Secure validation that may otherwise be triggered. The "C" account type will disable any CVV requirement.

The "account type" is common across other gateways, but often with different names. Authorize.Net calls it the "business model" and includes "retail" as an option, linking to card machines and hand-held scanners. This is not yet standardized in Omnipay, but there are some moves to do so.


If you want to include VAT amount in the item array you must use \Omnipay\SagePay\Extend\Item as follows.

$items = [
    [new \Omnipay\SagePay\Extend\Item([
        'name' => 'My Product Name',
        'description' => 'My Product Description',
        'quantity' => 1,
        'price' => 9.99,
        'vat' => 1.665, // VAT amount, not percentage


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