Cancel an authorised payment


Cancels the authorisation on a payment that has not yet been captured, and returns a unique reference for this request. You get the outcome of the request asynchronously, in a CANCELLATION webhook.

If you want to cancel a payment but don't have the pspReference, use the /cancels endpoint instead.

If you want to cancel a payment but are not sure whether it has been captured, use the /payments/{paymentPspReference}/reversals endpoint instead.

For more information, refer to Cancel.

Endpoint destination URL{paymentPspReference}/cancels
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Header Parameters


A unique identifier for the message with a maximum of 64 characters (we recommend a UUID).

Path Parameters


The pspReference of the payment that you want to cancel.

Request Parameters


Information about your application. For more details, see Building Adyen solutions.


The merchant account that is used to process the payment.


Your reference for the cancel request. Maximum length: 80 characters.

Response parameters

After submitting a call, you receive a response message to inform you that your request was received and processed.

Depending on the HTTP status code of the response message, it is helpful to build some logic to handle any errors that a request or the system may return.

HTTP Responses

  • 201 - Created

    The request has been fulfilled and has resulted in one or more new resources being created.

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  • 400 - Bad Request

    A problem reading or understanding the request.

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  • 401 - Unauthorized

    Authentication required.

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  • 403 - Forbidden

    Insufficient permissions to process the request.

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  • 422 - Unprocessable Entity

    A request validation error.

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  • 500 - Internal Server Error

    The server could not process the request.

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