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Create an exchange for an external party #

This section contains information on how to create an exchange for an external party. The creation of an exchange serves as the “hand-shake” between Dwolla and a trusted ecosystem partner. The creation of an exchange requires a _link to the exchange partner and tokenized data which encapsulates limited permissioned access between an ecosystem partner and Dwolla.

HTTP request #

POST https://api.dwolla.com/external-parties/{id}/exchanges

Request parameters #

PropertyRequiredTypeDescription
_linksyesobjectHAL-JSON links that represent resource relationships required for creating an exchange.
tokenconditionalstringA third party provider processor token. Required for MX and Flinks integrations.
finicityconditionalobjectFinicity resource object containing access key receipt information. Required for Finicity integration. See finicity JSON object below (including nested productand accessPeriod JSON objects).

HTTP status and error codes #

HTTP StatusCodeDescription
201CreatedThe Dwolla API accepted the request and created an exchange resource. You can reference the Location header to retrieve a link that represents the created exchange resource.
400ValidationErrorValidation error(s) present. See embedded errors list for more details.
401InvalidScopeMissing or invalid scopes for requested endpoint.
404NotFoundThe requested resource was not found.

Request and Response (MX) #

Raw
POST https://api.dwolla.com/external-parties/74a207b2-b7b7-4efa-8bf8-582148e7b980/exchanges
Accept: application/vnd.dwolla.v1.hal+json
Content-Type: application/vnd.dwolla.v1.hal+json
Authorization: Bearer pBA9fVDBEyYZCEsLf/wKehyh1RTpzjUj5KzIRfDi0wKTii7DqY

{
    "_links": {
        "exchange-partner": {
            "href": "https://api.dwolla.com/exchange-partners/292317ec-e252-47d8-93c3-2d128e037aa4"
        }
    },
    "token": "someMXProcessorToken"
}

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Location: https://api.dwolla.com/exchanges/fcd15e5f-8d13-4570-a9b7-7fb49e55941d
Raw
POST https://api.dwolla.com/exchanges
Accept: application/vnd.dwolla.v1.hal+json
Content-Type: application/vnd.dwolla.v1.hal+json
Authorization: Bearer pBA9fVDBEyYZCEsLf/wKehyh1RTpzjUj5KzIRfDi0wKTii7DqY

{
    "_links": {
        "exchange-partner": {
            "href": "https://api.dwolla.com/exchange-partners/a0b22a57-68df-4450-b507-47c937e64e89"
        }
    },
    "token": "MTExYTFhMWEtMTExMS0xYWExLTExMTEtMTFhMTExYTExMTFhOjIyMmIyYjFiLTIyMjItMmJiMi0yMjIyLTIyYjIyMmIyMjIyYg=="
}

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Location: https://api.dwolla.com/exchanges/fcd15e5f-8d13-4570-a9b7-7fb49e55941d

Request and Response (Finicity) #

Raw
POST https://api.dwolla.com/customers/74a207b2-b7b7-4efa-8bf8-582148e7b980/exchanges
Accept: application/vnd.dwolla.v1.hal+json
Content-Type: application/vnd.dwolla.v1.hal+json
Authorization: Bearer pBA9fVDBEyYZCEsLf/wKehyh1RTpzjUj5KzIRfDi0wKTii7DqY

{
    "_links": {
        "exchange-partner": {
            "href": "https://api.dwolla.com/exchange-partners/292317ec-e252-47d8-93c3-2d128e037aa4"
        }
    },
    "finicity": {
        "profile": 3,
        "version": "1",
        "receiptId": "cr_4N47ou7SlppuIxq0ZUtACh10vYcloY",
        "receiptVersion": "1",
        "customerId": "5454874858510164117",
        "partnerId": 2445583946651,
        "products": [
            {
                "product": "moneyTransferDetails",
                "accountId": "1015199035827334916",
                "accessPeriod": {
                    "type": "timeframe",
                    "startTime": "2022-07-06",
                    "endTime": "2022-08-16T06:06:20Z"
                }
            }
        ],
        "timestamp": "2022-07-11T06:06:23Z"
    }
}

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Location: https://api.dwolla.com/exchanges/fcd15e5f-8d13-4570-a9b7-7fb49e55941d
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