Initiate Payment

This API allows you to initiate transaction by making calls from your server which returns a URL that when visited will call up our payment modal.

Authorization Any request made without the authorization key (secret key) will fail with a 401 (Unauthorized) response code.

If using other services such as dynamic virtual accounts, do not use the same transaction reference

The authorization key is sent via the request header as Bearer Token Authorization

Example: Authorization: Bearer sandbox_sk_94f2b798466408ef4d19e848ee1a4d1a3e93f104046f

POST https://sandbox-api-d.squadco.com/transaction/initiate

This endpoint returns a checkout URL that when visited calls up the modal with the various payment channel.

Headers

NameTypeDescription

Authorization*

String

API keys (Secret Key) that authorizes your transactions and gotten from your squad dashboard

Request Body

NameTypeDescription

email*

String

Customer's email address.

amount*

Integer

The amount you are debiting customer (expressed in the lowest currency value - kobo& cent). 10000 = 100NGN for Naira Transactions

currency*

String

The currency you want the amount to be charged in. Allowed value is either NGN or USD.

customer_name

String

Name of Customer carrying out the transaction

initiate_type*

String

This states the method by which the transaction is initiated. At the moment, this can only take the value "inline".

transaction_ref

String

An alphanumeric string that uniquely identifies a transaction

callback_url

String

Sample: http://squadco.com

payment_channels

Array

An array of payment channels to control what channels you want to make available for the user to make a payment with. Available channels include; ['card', 'bank' , 'ussd','transfer']

metadata

Object

Object that contains any additional information that you want to record with the transaction. The custom fields in the object will be returned via webhook and the payment verification endpoint.

pass_charge

Boolean

It takes two possible values: True or False. It is set to False by default. When set to True, the charges on the transaction is computed and passed on to the customer(payer). But when set to False, the charge is passed to the merchant and will be deducted from the amount to be settled to the merchant.

sub_merchant_id

String

This is the ID of a merchant that was created by an aggregator which allows the aggregator initiate a transaction on behalf of the submerchant. This parameter is an optional field that is passed only by a registered aggregator.

{
    "status": 200,
    "message": "success",
    "data": {
        "auth_url": null,
        "access_token": null,
        "merchant_info": {
            "merchant_response": null,
            "merchant_name": null,
            "merchant_logo": null,
            "merchant_id": "SBN1EBZEQ8"
        },
        "currency": "NGN",
        "recurring": {
            "frequency": null,
            "duration": null,
            "type": 0,
            "plan_code": null,
            "customer_name": null
        },
        "is_recurring": false,
        "plan_code": null,
        "callback_url": "http://squadco.com",
        "transaction_ref": "4678388588350909090AH",
        "transaction_memo": null,
        "transaction_amount": 43000,
        "authorized_channels": [
            "card",
            "ussd",
            "bank"
        ],
        "checkout_url": "https://sandbox-pay.squadco.com/4678388588350909090AH"
    }
}

Sample Request

{
    "amount":43000,
    "email":"henimastic@gmail.com",
    "currency":"NGN",
    "initiate_type": "inline",
    "transaction_ref":"4678388588350909090AH",
    "callback_url":"http://squadco.com"
}

Recurring Payment (Charge Authorization on Card)

This allows you charge a card without collecting the card information each time

Authorization Any request made without the authorization key (secret key) will fail with a 401 (Unauthorized) response code.

The authorization key is sent via the request header as Bearer Token Authorization

For recurring Payments test on Sandbox, ensure to use the test card: 5200000000000007

Example: Authorization: Bearer sandbox_sk_94f2b798466408ef4d19e848ee1a4d1a3e93f104046f

Card Tokenization

To tokenize a card, just add a flag to the initiate payload when calling the initiate endpoint and the card will automatically be tokenized. The unique token code will automatically be added to the webhook notification that will be received after payment.

"is_recurring":true

Sample Request for Card Tokenization

{
    "amount":43000,
    "email":"henimastic@gmail.com",
    "currency":"NGN",
    "initiate_type": "inline",
    "transaction_ref":"bchs4678388588350909090AH",
    "callback_url":"http://squadco.com",
    "is_recurring":true
}

Charge Card

This allows you to charge a card using the token generated during the initial transaction which was sent via webhook

POST https://sandbox-api-d.squadco.com/transaction/charge_card

Request Body

NameTypeDescription

amount*

Integer

Amount to charge from card in the lowest currency value. kobo for NGN transactions or cent for USD transactions

token_id*

String

A unique tokenization code for each card transaction and it is returned via the webhook for first charge on the card.

transaction_ref

String

Unique case-sensitive transaction reference. If you do not pass this parameter, Squad will generate a unique reference for you.

{
    "status": 200,
    "success": true,
    "message": "Success",
    "data": {
        "transaction_amount": 0,
        "transaction_ref": null,
        "email": null,
        "transaction_status": null,
        "transaction_currency_id": null,
        "created_at": "0001-01-01T00:00:00",
        "transaction_type": null,
        "merchant_name": null,
        "merchant_business_name": null,
        "gateway_transaction_ref": null,
        "recurring": null,
        "merchant_email": null,
        "plan_code": null
    }
}

Sample Request

{
    "amount":10000,
    "token_id":"tJlYMKcwPd",
}

Query All Transactions

This endpoint allows you to query all transactions and filter using multiple parameters like transaction ref, start and end dates, amount, etc

N.B: The date parameters are compulsory and should be a maximum of one month gap

GET https://sandbox-api-d.squadco.com/transaction

Query Parameters

NameTypeDescription

currency

string

transacting currency

amount

integer

transaction amount

perPage

integer

number of transactions to be displayed in a page

page

integer

shows which page you are on

end_date*

date

end date of transactions

start_date*

date

start date of transaction

reference

string

transaction ref of a transaction

"status": 200,
    "success": true,
    "message": "Success",
    "data": [
        {
            "id": 589,
            "transaction_amount": 500000,
            "transaction_ref": "SQDEMO6384411820295800001",
            "email": "demo@merchant.com",
            "merchant_id": "AABBCCDDEEFFGGHHJJKK",
            "merchant_amount": 495000,
            "merchant_name": "Demo Habari Shop",
            "merchant_business_name": "Ogbologba and Sons Limited",
            "merchant_email": "demo@merchant.com",
            "customer_email": "demo@merchant.com",
            "customer_name": "Test QA",
            "meta_data": "{\"ip_address\":\"154.113.177.121\",\"Customer_name\":\"Test QA\",\"user_agent\":\"Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/121.0.0.0 Safari/537.36\",\"referring_site\":\"https://pay.squadinc.co/\",\"payment_link_id\":\"GH9Y19\",\"payment_link_type\":\"otp\",\"source\":\"Desktop\",\"device_id\":null,\"order_id\":null,\"auth_code\":null,\"fingerprintData\":null,\"callback_url\":null,\"initiate_type\":null,\"browser_screen_height\":695,\"browser_screen_width\":1536,\"referrer_url\":\"https://pay.squadinc.co/\",\"extra\":\"{}\"}",
            "meta": {
                "ip_address": [],
                "Customer_name": [],
                "user_agent": [],
                "referring_site": [],
                "payment_link_id": [],
                "payment_link_type": [],
                "source": [],
                "device_id": [],
                "order_id": [],
                "auth_code": [],
                "fingerprintData": [],
                "callback_url": [],
                "initiate_type": [],
                "browser_screen_height": [],
                "browser_screen_width": [],
                "referrer_url": [],
                "extra": []
            },
            "transaction_status": "success",
            "transaction_charges": 0,
            "transaction_currency_id": "NGN",
            "transaction_gateway_id": "",
            "transaction_type": "Card",
            "flat_charge": 0,
            "is_suspicious": false,
            "is_refund": false,
            "created_at": "2024-02-21T13:16:43.012+00:00"
        }
```

C

Go Live

To go live, simply:

1. Change the base URL of your endpoints from sandbox-api-d.squadco.com to api-d.squadco.com

2. Sign up on our Live Environment

3. Complete your KYC

4. Use the secret key provided on the dashboard to replace the test keys gotten from the sandbox environment to authenticate your live transactions.

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