Getting Setup


In order to use the Onboarding API to provision new merchant accounts, you must first have a Partner Account configured on our system. Your Partner Account will be administered by a Partner Admin user.

Please contact your Exact business development person to request a Partner Admin sandbox account or submit a request here.

Once you have been given your Partner Admin credentials, please login to the Gateway Administration portal to create an API key.

Clicking the Create Initial API Key button will generate your first API key. You must copy the generated key value before saving as your API key itself is never stored anywhere on our systems. If you lose it, we cannot retrieve it for you.

With your new key, you are ready to use the Onboarding API.


Your account's API key is used to authenticate requests to our APIs. API keys can be created and managed by your account's administrator under the Administration > API Keys tab.

Possession of your key grants the ability to onboard merchant accounts to our system, linked to you. As such, it is very important that you keep your API keys secure and do not make them publicly available by accidentally adding them to client side code, or checking them in to a code repository.

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