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Node #

dwolla-v2 is available on NPM with source code available on our GitHub page.

Getting Started #

Installation #

To begin using this SDK, you will first need to download and install it on your machine. We use npm to distribute this package.

# npm
$ npm install --save dwolla-v2

# yarn
$ yarn add dwolla-v2

# pnpm
$ pnpm add dwolla-v2

Initialization #

Before any API requests can be made, you must first determine which environment you will be using, as well as fetch the application key and secret. To fetch your application key and secret, please visit one of the following links:

Finally, you can create an instance of Client with key and secret replaced with the application key and secret that you fetched from one of the aforementioned links, respectively.

const Client = require("dwolla-v2").Client;

const dwolla = new Client({
  environment: "sandbox", // Defaults to "production"
  key: process.env.DWOLLA_APP_KEY,
  secret: process.env.DWOLLA_APP_SECRET,

Making Requests #

Once you've created a Client, currently, you can make low-level HTTP requests. High-level abstraction is planned for this SDK; however, at the time of writing, it has not yet been fully implemented.

Low-Level Requests #

To make low-level HTTP requests, you can use the get(), post(), and delete() methods. These methods will return a Promise containing the response object.

The following snippet defines Dwolla's response object, both with a successful and errored response. Although the snippet uses try/catch, you can also use .then()/.catch() if you prefer.

An errored response is returned when Dwolla's servers respond with a status code that is greater than or equal to 400, whereas a successful response is when Dwolla's servers respond with a 200-level status code.

try {
  const response = await dwolla.get("customers");
  // response.body      => Object or String depending on response type
  // response.headers   => Headers { ... }
  // response.status    => 200
} catch (error) {
  // error.body       => Object or String depending on response type
  // error.headers    => Headers { ... }
  // error.status     => 400


// GET
const response = await dwolla.get("customers", {
  offset: 20,
  limit: 10,

console.log("Response Total: ",;


// POST body={ ... }
// This request is not idempotent since `Idempotecy-Key` is not passed as a header
const response = await"customers", {
  firstName: "Jane",
  lastName: "Doe",
  email: "",

console.log("Created Resource: ", response.headers.get("Location"));

// POST{id}/documents multipart/form-data ...
// Note: Requires form-data peer dependency to be downloaded and installed
const formData = new FormData();
formData.append("documentType", "license");
  ffs.createReadStream("mclovin.jpg", {
    contentType: "image/jpeg",
    filename: "mclovin.jpg",
    knownLength: fs.statSync("mclovin.jpg").size,

const response = await`${customerUrl}/documents`, formData);
console.log("Created Resource: ", response.headers.get("Location"));


// DELETE[resource]
await dwolla.delete("resource");

Setting Headers

When a request is sent to Dwolla, a few headers are automatically sent (e.g., Accept, Content-Type, User-Agent); however, if you would like to send additional headers, such as Idempotency-Key, this can be done by passing in a third (3rd) argument for POST requests.

To learn more about how to make your requests idempotent, check out our developer documentation on this topic!

// POST body={ ... }  headers={ ..., Idempotency-Key=... }
// This request is idempotent since `Idempotency-Key` is passed as a header
const response = await
    firstName: "Jane",
    lastName: "Doe",
    email: "",
    "Idempotency-Key": "[RANDOMLY_GENERATED_KEY_HERE]",

Community #

Docker #

If you prefer to use Docker to run dwolla-v2-node locally, a Dockerfile is included at the root directory. Follow these instructions from Docker's website to create a Docker image from the Dockerfile, and run it.

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