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Recurly is a Go (golang) API Client for the Recurly API.

Build Status GoDoc

Announcement: Credit Invoice Release

As of v2.10, Recurly has released data structure and API changes to support the credit invoice release. All sites created after May 8, 2018, have this turned on automatically. Existing sites must turn it on no later than Nov 1, 2018. New features will be applicable once the feature is turned on; legacy (existing) invoices will continue to use some deprecated features until they are closed. Most new code can coexist with existing, allowing you to write code to support your transition smoothly. Note that the new_dunning_event webhook data structure will change and both may be sent while you have both legacy and new invoices with dunning events. Please review the Parse and ParseDeprecated methods if you listen for this webhook. Deprecated code will be removed with any library updates no earlier than December 1, 2018.



Install using the "go get" command:

go get github.com/blacklightcms/recurly


import "github.com/blacklightcms/recurly"

Construct a new Recurly Client and then work off of that. For example, to list accounts:

client := recurly.NewClient("subdomain", "apiKey", nil)
resp, accounts, err := client.Accounts.List(recurly.Params{"per_page": 20})

recurly.Response embeds http.Response and provides some convenience methods:

if resp.IsOK() {
    fmt.Println("Response was a 200-299 status code")
} else if resp.IsError() {
    fmt.Println("Response was NOT a 200-299 status code")

    // Loop through errors (422 status code only)
    for _, e := range resp.Errors {
        fmt.Printf("Message: %s; Field: %s; Symbol: %s\n", e.Message, e.Field, e.Symbol)

if resp.IsClientError() {
    fmt.Println("You messed up. Response was a 400-499 status code")
} else if resp.IsServerError() {
    fmt.Println("Try again later. Response was a 500-599 status code")

// Get status code from http.response
if resp.StatusCode == 422 {
    // ...


The basic usage format is to create a client, and then operate directly off of each of the services.

The services are (each link to the GoDoc documentation):

Each of the services correspond to their respective sections in the Recurly API Documentation.

Here are a few examples:

Create Account

resp, a, err := client.Accounts.Create(recurly.Account{
    Code: "1",
    FirstName: "Verena",
    LastName: "Example",
    Email: "verena@example.com",

if resp.IsOK() {
    log.Printf("Account successfully created. Hosted Login Token: %s", a.HostedLoginToken)

Get Account

resp, a, err := client.Accounts.Get("1")
if resp.IsOK() {
    log.Printf("Account Found: %+v", a)

Get Accounts (pagination example)

All paginated methods (usually named List or List*) support a per_page and cursor parameter. Example usage:

resp, accounts, err := client.Accounts.List(recurly.Params{"per_page": 10})

if resp.IsError() {
    // Error occurred

for i, a := range accounts {
    // Loop through accounts

// Check for next page
next := resp.Next()
if next == "" {
    // No next page

// Retrieve next page
resp, accounts, err := client.Accounts.List(recurly.Params{
    "per_page": 10,
    "cursor": next,

// Check for prev page
prev := resp.Prev()
if prev == "" {
    // No prev page

// Retrieve prev page
resp, accounts, err := client.Accounts.List(recurly.Params{
    "per_page": 10,
    "cursor": prev,

Close account

resp, err := client.Accounts.Close("1")

Reopen account

resp, err := client.Accounts.Reopen("1")

Create Billing Info Using recurly.js Token

// 1 is the account code
resp, b, err := client.Billing.CreateWithToken("1", token)

Update Billing Info Using recurly.js Token

// 1 is the account code
resp, b, err := client.Billing.UpdateWithToken("1", token)

Create Billing with Credit Card

resp, b, err := client.Billing.Create("1", recurly.Billing{
    FirstName: "Verena",
    LastName:  "Example",
    Address:   "123 Main St.",
    City:      "San Francisco",
    State:     "CA",
    Zip:       "94105",
    Country:   "US",
    Number:    4111111111111111,
    Month:     10,
    Year:      2020,

Create Billing With Bank account

resp, b, err := client.Billing.Create("134", recurly.Billing{
    FirstName:     "Verena",
    LastName:      "Example",
    Address:       "123 Main St.",
    City:          "San Francisco",
    State:         "CA",
    Zip:           "94105",
    Country:       "US",
    NameOnAccount: "Acme, Inc",
    RoutingNumber: "123456780",
    AccountNumber: "111111111",
    AccountType:   "checking",

Creating Subscriptions

Subscriptions have different formats for creating and reading. Due to that, they have a special use case when creating -- a NewSubscription struct respectively. NewSubscription structs are only used for creating.

When updating a subscription, you should use the UpdateSubscription struct. All other creates/updates throughout use the same struct to create/update as to read.

// s will return a Subscription struct after creating using the
// NewSubscription struct.
resp, s, err := client.Subscriptions.Create(recurly.NewSubscription{
    PlanCode: "gold",
    Currency: "EUR",
    Account: recurly.Account{
        Code:      "b6f5783",
        Email:     "verena@example.com",
        FirstName: "Verena",
        LastName:  "Example",
        BillingInfo: &recurly.Billing{
            Number:            4111111111111111,
            Month:             12,
            Year:              2017,
            VerificationValue: 123,
            Address:           "400 Alabama St",
            City:              "San Francisco",
            State:             "CA",
            Zip:               "94110",

Working with Null* Types

This package has a few null types that ensure that zero values will marshal or unmarshal properly.

For example, booleans have a zero value of false in Go. If you need to explicitly send a false value, go will see that as a zero value and the omitempty option will ensure it doesn't get sent.

Likewise if you attempt to unmarshal empty/nil values into a struct, you will also get errors. The Null types help ensure things work as expected.


NullBool is a basic struct that looks like this:

NullBool struct {
    Bool  bool
    Valid bool

The Valid field determines if the boolean value stored in Bool was intentionally set there, or if it should be discarded since the default will be false.

Here's how to work with NullBool:

// Create a new NullBool:
t := recurly.NewBool(true)

// Check if the value held in the bool is what you expected
fmt.Printf("%v", t.Is(true)) // true
fmt.Printf("%v", t.Is(false)) // false

If, however, NullBool looked like this:

    Bool: false,
    Valid: false,

Then those checks will always return false:

fmt.Printf("%v", t.Is(true)) // false
fmt.Printf("%v", t.Is(false)) // false


NullInt works the same way as NullBool, but for integers.

i := recurly.NewInt(0)
i = recurly.NewInt(1)
i = recurly.NewInt(50)


NullTime won't breakdown if an empty string / nil value is returned from the Recurly API. It also ensures times are always in UTC.

t := time.Now()
nt := recurly.NewTime(t) // time is now in UTC
fmt.Println(t.String()) // 2015-08-03T19:11:33Z

You can then use s.Account.Code to retrieve account info, or s.Invoice.Code to retrieve invoice info.

Transaction errors

In addition to the Errors property in the recurly.Response, response also contains a TransactionError field for Transaction Errors.

Be sure to check resp.TransactionError for any API calls that may return a transaction error for additional info. The TransactionError struct is defined like this:

TransactionError struct {
	XMLName          xml.Name `xml:"transaction_error"`
	ErrorCode        string   `xml:"error_code,omitempty"`
	ErrorCategory    string   `xml:"error_category,omitempty"`
	MerchantMessage  string   `xml:"merchant_message,omitempty"`
	CustomerMessage  string   `xml:"customer_message,omitempty"`
	GatewayErrorCode string   `xml:"gateway_error_code,omitempty"`

Link to transaction error documentation.

Using webhooks

Initial webhook support is in place. The following webhooks are supported:

Account Notifications

  • NewAccountNotification
  • UpdatedAccountNotification
  • CanceledAccountNotification
  • BillingInfoUpdatedNotification
  • BillingInfoUpdateFailedNotification

Subscription Notifications

  • NewSubscriptionNotification
  • UpdatedSubscriptionNotification
  • RenewedSubscriptionNotification
  • ExpiredSubscriptionNotification
  • CanceledSubscriptionNotification
  • PausedSubscriptionNotification
  • ResumedSubscriptionNotification
  • ScheduledSubscriptionPauseNotification
  • SubscriptionPauseModifiedNotification
  • PausedSubscriptionRenewalNotification
  • SubscriptionPauseCanceledNotification
  • ReactivatedAccountNotification

Invoice Notifications

  • NewInvoiceNotification
  • PastDueInvoiceNotification
  • ProcessingInvoiceNotification
  • ClosedInvoiceNotification

Payment Notifications

  • SuccessfulPaymentNotification
  • FailedPaymentNotification
  • VoidPaymentNotification
  • SuccessfulRefundNotification
  • ScheduledPaymentNotification
  • ProcessingPaymentNotification

Dunning Event Notifications

  • NewDunningEventNotification

Webhooks can be used by passing an io.Reader to webhooks.Parse, then using a switch statement with type assertions to determine the webhook returned.

PRs are welcome for additional webhooks.


recurly is available under the MIT License.