Recurly PHP Client
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Recurly PHP Client

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The Recurly PHP Client library is an open source library to interact with Recurly's subscription management from your PHP website. The library interacts with Recurly's REST API.

Note: This version uses Recurly API v2. There are substantial differences between this version of the client library and versions before 0.5.0. Please be careful when upgrading.


cURL and OpenSSL

The PHP library depends on PHP 5.6 (or higher) and libcurl compiled with OpenSSL support. Open up a phpinfo(); page and verify that under the curl section, there's a line that says something like:

libcurl/7.19.5 OpenSSL/1.0.1g zlib/ libidn/1.15

Please ensure that your OpenSSL version supports TLS v1.1 or higher. At a minimum use v1.0.1g, however we recommend v1.1.0 and up.


You will need to specify your server's timezone before using the Recurly PHP client. This is necessary for the library to properly handle datetime conversions. You can do this in your php.ini file:

date.timezone = 'America/Los_Angeles'

or in your PHP script:




If you're using Composer, you can simply add a dependency on recurly/recurly-client to your project's composer.json file. Here's an example of a dependency on 2.10:

    "require": {
        "recurly/recurly-client": "2.10.*"


If you already have git, the easiest way to download the Recurly PHP Client is with the git command:

git clone git:// /path/to/include/recurly

By Hand

Alternatively, you may download the PHP files in the lib/ directory and place them within your PHP project.


Load the Recurly library files and set your subdomain and API Key globally:


/* https://<your-subdomain> */
Recurly_Client::$subdomain = 'your-subdomain';
/* your private API key */
Recurly_Client::$apiKey = '012345678901234567890123456789ab';

If you are getting certificate verification errors that look like this:

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Recurly_ConnectionError' with message 'Could not verify Recurly's SSL certificate.'

Then there is likely a problem with your php or libcurl package and it cannot find your system's root CA certificates. Ideally you would want to fix your installation but if you cannot you can override the path manually:

// Example on my OS X system, the path will be dependent on your system so ask your sysadmin
Recurly_Client::$CACertPath = '/usr/local/etc/openssl/cert.pem';

API Documentation

Please see the Recurly API for more information.

Unit tests

You can run our unit tests by using Composer to install PHPUnit:

$ curl -s | php
$ php composer.phar install
$ vendor/bin/phpunit


Contributing Guidelines

Please refer to