Create a business line

post /businessLines

Creates a business line.

This resource contains information about your user's line of business, including their industry and their source of funds. Adyen uses this information to verify your users as required by payment industry regulations. Adyen informs you of the verification results through webhooks or API responses.

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Request parameters

capability string Required

The capability for which you are creating the business line. For example, receivePayments.

industryCode string Required

A code that represents the industry of the legal entity. For example, 4431A for computer software stores.

legalEntityId string Required

Unique identifier of the legal entity that owns the business line.

salesChannels [string] array

A list of channels where goods or services are sold. You cannot combine point of sale and ecommerce in one business line.

Possible values and combinations:

  • For point of sale: pos and posMoto

  • For ecommerce: eCommerce and ecomMoto

  • For Pay by Link: payByLink

Required only in combination with the capability to receivePayments or receiveFromPlatformPayments.


Contains information about the source of your user's funds. Required only for the capability to issueBankAccount.

webData [WebData] array

List of website URLs where your user's goods or services are sold. When this is required for a capability but your user does not have an online presence, provide the reason in the webDataExemption object.


The reason why the web data is not provided.

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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