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Create an on-demand transfer authorization #

This section outlines how to create an on-demand bank transfer authorization for your Customer. On-demand authorization allows Customers to authorize Dwolla to transfer variable amounts from their bank account using ACH at a later point in time for products or services delivered. This on-demand authorization is supplied along with the Customer's bank details when creating a new Customer funding source.

When on-demand authorization is enabled for your application the Customer is presented with text on a “add bank account” screen in your user interface(UI) giving authorization to Dwolla for future variable payments. Note: On-demand payments come as part of our Dwolla API and requires additional approval before getting started. Please contact Sales or your account manager for more information on enabling.

HTTP request #


HTTP status and error codes #

HTTP StatusCodeDescription
403ForbiddenThe supplied credentials are not authorized for this resource.

Request and response #

Accept: application/vnd.dwolla.v1.hal+json
Content-Type: application/vnd.dwolla.v1.hal+json
Authorization: Bearer pBA9fVDBEyYZCEsLf/wKehyh1RTpzjUj5KzIRfDi0wKTii7DqY

  "_links": {
    "self": {
      "href": ""
  "bodyText": "I agree that future payments to Company ABC inc. will be processed by the Dwolla payment system from the selected account above. In order to cancel this authorization, I will change my payment settings within my Company ABC inc. account.",
  "buttonText": "Agree & Continue"
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