The Rest API works by sending http calls to specific resources identified by URLs. The HTTP verb (e.g. GET or POST) defines the action on the resource.
Overview of the API entry points
|Orders||Create, list and query order details.|
|Order Items||Create and list order items.|
|Payments||Start the Payment for a given Order.|
|Captures||Create and update captures.|
|Shoppers||Create shopper details.|
|Refunds||Refund an already processed payment.|
|Subscriptions||Create and list subscriptions, and start recurring payments|
|Apple Pay||Initialize and authorize Apple Pay payments.|
|Google Pay||Authorize Google Pay payments.|
|Additional payment data||Manage additional payment method specific payment data.|
For credit card payments authentication of the shopper is required. Details about credit card authentication can be found on Card Authentication .
Be aware that the offered services (APIs) cannot be used as an archive, as to protect end-consumer data the data will be removed.
If you need to keep the data for a prolonged period (for example due to taxation laws), then you must do that on your own accord according to the applicable laws.