Request to activate a merchant account


Sends a request to activate the merchant account identified in the path.

You get the result of the activation asynchronously through a merchant.updated webhook. Once the merchant account is activated, you can start using it to accept payments and payouts.

Use this endpoint if your integration requires it, such as Adyen for Platforms Manage. Your Adyen contact will set up your access.

To make this request, your API credential must have the following roles:

  • Management API—Accounts read and write
Endpoint destination URL{merchantId}/activate
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Path Parameters


The unique identifier of the merchant account.

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

  • 200 - OK

    The request has succeeded.

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  • 204 - No Content

    The request has been successfully processed, but there is no additional content.

  • 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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