Out-of-the-box Py-Authorize provides some very basic and powerful functionality. For some users and applications, more advanced API functionality may be needed. This sections provides an overview and documentation for some of those features.


When configuring Py-Authorize with the Configuration global variable, you are actually instantiating a single instance of the authorize_api class. authorize.Address, authorize.BankAccount, authorize.CreditCard, authorize.Customer and authorize.Recurring are all wrappers for accessing this globally configured API. You can access the API explicitly through the Configuration.api class member. For example, to perform a basic sale transaction with a credit card using the API you would use the following method:

result ={
    'amount': 40.00,
    'credit_card': {
        'card_number': '4111111111111111',
        'expiration_date': '04/2014',

Each authorize_api instance contains the following members for performing API calls:

  • api.customer
  • api.credit_card
  • api.bank_account
  • api.address
  • api.recurring
  • api.batch
  • api.transaction

Multiple Gateway Configurations

For some payment applications, there may be a need to support multiple gateways. With Py-Authorize, you can instantiate any number of payment gateway configurations.


configuration_1 = authorize.Configuration(

configuration_2 = authorize.Configuration(

Once a new configuration has been created, you can make use of each configuration object’s api members as outlined in APIs