Cancel an authorisation using your reference

post /technicalCancel

This endpoint allows you to cancel a payment if you do not have the PSP reference of the original payment request available.

In your call, refer to the original payment by using the reference that you specified in your payment request.

For more information, see Technical cancel.

This endpoint is part of our classic API integration. If using a newer integration, use the /cancels endpoint under Checkout API instead.

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Request parameters

additionalData object

This field contains additional data, which may be required for a particular modification request.

The additionalData object consists of entries, each of which includes the key and value.

merchantAccount string Required

The merchant account that is used to process the payment.

modificationAmount object

The amount that needs to be captured/refunded. Required for /capture and /refund, not allowed for /cancel. The currency must match the currency used in authorisation, the value must be smaller than or equal to the authorised amount.

mpiData object

Authentication data produced by an MPI (Mastercard SecureCode, Visa Secure, or Cartes Bancaires).

originalMerchantReference string Required

The original merchant reference to cancel.

platformChargebackLogic object

Defines how to book chargebacks when using Adyen for Platforms.

reference string

Your reference for the payment modification. This reference is visible in Customer Area and in reports. Maximum length: 80 characters.

splits array [object]

An array of objects specifying how the amount should be split between accounts when using Adyen for Platforms. For details, refer to Providing split information.

tenderReference string

The transaction reference provided by the PED. For point-of-sale integrations only.

uniqueTerminalId string

Unique terminal ID for the PED that originally processed the request. For point-of-sale integrations only.

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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  • 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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