POLi Link via POLi API

The POLi API is a RESTful Web API that hosts various web services, including POLi Link integration.
You are required to encode your merchant code and authentication code as the username and password to be supplied with the 'Authorization' header in each request you make to the POLi API. When supplied, the POLi API web service generates a short Payment URL.

Note: Your codes are protected by the security of SSL.

When performing a POST and GET actions, you have the following content options:

Request Header Description Supported Values
Content-Type When performing a POST action, you are telling the POLi API what format the provided data is application/json or application/xml
Accept When the POLi API is providing a response, this tells the POLi API what format you would like the data to be packaged as application/json or application/xml

It is possible to mix data-types (i.e. post XML and receive JSON)

POLi Link API Methods

If you have your merchant and authentication codes ready, you can use them to login and view the POLi Public API Reference help page.

All POLi Link API methods have the following URL format:

POLi Link features

Name Parameters Details
Echo Any string value The method returns the string that was provided. This method is useful for doing basic REST communication tests with our service, from your implementation
Create A NewPaymentLink object that defines the payment Creates a POLi Link payment with the specified payment details which can be used by a customer to initiate a transaction
Status A string containing the POLi Link URL token Returns a string that contains the overall transaction status of the POLi Link
Payments A string containing the POLi Link URL token Returns a collection of transactions initiated by this specified POLi Link. Useful for reconciling payments made to a POLi Link
FromToken A string containing a transaction token Returns a POLi Link URL token if the specified transaction was initiated by a POLi Link. This is useful for custom receipt pages
List No parameters Returns a full list of POLi Links with basic information

For more information about POLi Link, please see the relevant pages:

POLi Link API Commands


To find a POLi Link for a TransactionReference:

Method Parameters Response
GET A string containing a transaction token. The merchant would normally receive this via a nudge A string containing a POLi Link urlToken associated with the specified transaction token
An empty string indicating the transaction was not associated with a POLi Link


This will mark a POLi Link as expired and stops future transactions from being initiated against it:

Method Parameters Response
GET 'urlToken' : The 5 character POLi Link Token, e.g.: aBcDe HTTP Code 200 for success
HTTP Code 400 for failure