Create an account holder

post /accountHolders

Creates an account holder linked to a legal entity.

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Request parameters

balancePlatform string

The unique identifier of the balance platform to which the account holder belongs. Required in the request if your API credentials can be used for multiple balance platforms.

capabilities [AccountHolderCapability] object

Contains key-value pairs that specify the actions that an account holder can do in your platform. The key is a capability required for your integration. For example, issueCard for Issuing. The value is an object containing the settings for the capability.


Contact details of the account holder.

description string
Max length: 300

Your description for the account holder, maximum 300 characters.

legalEntityId string Required

The unique identifier of the legal entity associated with the account holder. Adyen performs a verification process against the legal entity of the account holder.

reference string
Max length: 150

Your reference for the account holder, maximum 150 characters.

timeZone string

The time zone of the account holder. For example, Europe/Amsterdam. If not set, the time zone of the balance account will be used. For possible values, see the list of time zone codes.

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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