Account API
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This API is used for the classic integration. If you are just starting your implementation, refer to our new integration guide instead.

The Account API provides endpoints for managing account-related entities on your platform. These related entities include account holders, accounts, bank accounts, shareholders, and verification-related documents. The management operations include actions such as creation, retrieval, updating, and deletion of them.

For more information, refer to our documentation.


Your Adyen contact will provide your API credential and an API key. To connect to the API, add an X-API-Key header with the API key as the value, for example:

-H "Content-Type: application/json" \

Alternatively, you can use the username and password to connect to the API using basic authentication. For example:

-H "Content-Type: application/json" \

When going live, you need to generate new web service user credentials to access the live endpoints.


The Account API supports versioning using a version suffix in the endpoint URL. This suffix has the following format: "vXX", where XX is the version number.

For example:
post /checkAccountHolder
Trigger verification
post /closeAccount
Close an account
post /closeAccountHolder
Close an account holder
post /closeStores
Close stores
post /createAccount
Create an account
post /createAccountHolder
Create an account holder
post /deleteBankAccounts
Delete bank accounts
post /deleteLegalArrangements
Delete legal arrangements
post /deletePayoutMethods
Delete payout methods
post /deleteShareholders
Delete shareholders
post /deleteSignatories
Delete signatories
post /getAccountHolder
Get an account holder
post /getTaxForm
Get a tax form
post /getUploadedDocuments
Get documents
post /suspendAccountHolder
Suspend an account holder
post /unSuspendAccountHolder
Unsuspend an account holder
post /updateAccount
Update an account
post /updateAccountHolder
Update an account holder
post /updateAccountHolderState
Update payout or processing state
post /uploadDocument
Upload a document