Making a request to the Dwolla API

Once your application obtains an access token, it can be used to access protected resources in the Dwolla API.

Here is an example of an API request. Note that OAuth access tokens are passed via the Authorization HTTP header: Authorization: Bearer {access_token_here}

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

    "url": "",
    "secret": "sshhhhhh"

... or ...

Accept: application/vnd.dwolla.v1.hal+json
Authorization: Bearer myAccountAccessToken

Assuming the access token is valid, the Dwolla API will return a success or error response. If the access token is expired or invalid, the API will return an HTTP 401 with either a “InvalidAccessToken” or “ExpiredAccessToken” error. Learn more about making requests in our API docs.

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Financial institutions play an important role in the Dwolla network.

Dwolla, Inc. is an agent of Veridian Credit Union and all funds associated with your account in our network are held in one or more pooled accounts at Veridian Credit Union. These funds may not be eligible for share insurance by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. Dwolla, Inc. is the operator of a software platform that communicates user instructions for funds transfers to Veridian Credit Union.