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Vipps: Getting Started

These are the steps after you have received in the onboarding email from Vipps. You should have received proper credentials with username on email and password on the admin-phonenumber. Use those credentials to log into Vipps Developer Portal in either Test or Production.

For in-depth information about the Vipps Developer Portal, see the PDF manual:

Step 0

Make sure you have an active subscription to the relevant Vipps product(s):

We have sign-up pages for those who know what they want ( and also a "Find your Vipps" product selector:

For general questions about products, please use the contact form:

Step 1

We start with the main page for the Test portal ( and the sign-in screen:


Sign in

You type in your username and password here:

Sign in

On first sign-in to the test-developer portal, you will be asked for verification. You can skip this process by clicking the "Cancel" button. (This only works for test)


Please note the difference between the Test and Production environments, both in appearance and login credentials:

Test environment: Purple

The test environment has a purple header:

Vipps Developer Portal: Test

Production environment: Orange

The production environment has an orange header:

Vipps Developer Portal: Production

For password changes in either test or production, please contact us.

Remember to log out of other Microsoft accounts

Azure Error

If you get an error page similar to the one above:

  1. Make sure that you are logged out of any Microsoft accounts, such as Office 365 accounts, or make sure you are in "incognito mode" or "private window" in your browser.
  2. Make sure you are using the correct URL and credentials for the Vipps Developer Portal: Test or Production.

Step 2

After an successful log in you will see the account name in the top right corner of the screen ("FIRSTNAME LASTNAME" in this example). On the left you have several tabs. The "MANAGE USERS" tab allows you to add users:

When adding a new developer, note that we don't support non-Latin characters such as æ,ø,å. Adding a name like "Bjørn" will result in error. This can be solved by using "Bjorn" instead.


Users: Add

Step 3

Your first Access Token

This guide will use Postman as the guiding tool, but the reader may use other RESTful request solutions to follow this guide. The API documentation for each product is accessible from that products API github page found on the Vipps organization page. The documentation for a Access Token request may be acquired from the Access Token documentation, or as a part of other API documentations.

Where are my credentials?

To get your two first API keys, open the "APPLICATIONS" tab (in a new browser tab) and click on the correct sale unit number (merchantSerialNumber). You will find both client_id and client_secret.


keys applications

Under the tab "REGISTER APPLICATION" it should say, marked in red: 'All existing products have been subscribed':


If you need more Vipps test products, please contact us.

To get the last API key needed for a Access Token request you will need to access the profile tab. This tab is accessed by selecting your account name in the top right(FIRSTNAME LASTNAME in the image bellow), and then selecting PROFILE. On this tab you will find your Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key under DEFAULT_ACCESSTOKEN.

Note: For new eCommerce merchants you may only have one key for the product Vipps-eCommerce-Services-API that should be used for both Access Token requests and product requests.


Overview for keys needed for a Access Token request

Keys Value
Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key Go to Developer Portal -> Click on your name on top right -> select profile -> find subscription named DEFAULT_ACCESSTOKEN and copy the value from Primary key here. Note: For new eCommerce merchants you may only have one key for the product Vipps-eCommerce-Services-API that should be used for both Access Token requests and product requests.
client_id Go to Developer Portal -> Select the Applications tab -> Select View secret for your application -> Client Id
client_secret Go to Developer Portal -> Select the Applications tab -> Select View secret for your application -> Client secret

Using Postman to fetch Access Tokens

Postman is a common tool for working with REST APIs. We offer a Postman Collection for most of our products, to make development easier. See the Postman documentation for more information about using Postman.

By following the steps below, you can make calls to the Access Token endpoint, and see the full request and response for the calls. While in Step 4 we show how to proceed with a full order using the eCommerce API.

Setting up Postman

We will only provide a quick guide to setting up Postman here, for a more complete guide with pictures please see the Postman Guide.

As all transaction with our API's require a Access Token we include a Access Token request in some of our Postman collections and environments. We will use the Access Token request from the eCommerce Postman collection and environment in this guide, as it will be used as example in Step 4.

Step 1: Import the Postman Collection

  1. Click Import in the upper left corner.
  2. Import the vipps-ecom-api-postman-collection.json file

Step 2: Import the Postman Environment

  1. Click Import in the upper left corner.
  2. Import the vipps-ecom-api-postman-enviroment.json file

Step 3: Setup Postman Environment

  1. Click the "eye" icon in the top right corner.
  2. In the dropdown window, click Edit in the top right corner.
  3. Fill in the Current Value for the following fields to get started.
    • Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key-Access-Token
    • client_id
    • client_secret

Obtaining an Access Token with Postman

Make a Get Access Token call by selecting the Get Access Token call, and click send. The test script in the Postman request will then add the Access Token from the response to the Authorization environment variable.

Step 4

Our mobile test apps

The test apps for iOS and Android are identical to the production apps, but connects to the Vipps the Vipps test environment (MT) instead of the production environment.

The test apps does not need any activation codes and all PIN codes including verifying your number is 1236. See the Vipps test apps information for more information and detailed instructions.

The android app is available at this app center link:

The iOS test app is available at Testflight:

Your first product call

We will in this step show how to make a transaction using the eCommerce API, but using the API's for our other products should be similar.

Resources and guides for products

Product Resource
Vipps Invoice Github Page, Guide, Swagger IPP, Swagger ISP
Vipps PSP Github Page, Guide, Swagger
Vipps Recurring Github Page, Guide, Swagger
Vipps eCommerce v2 Github Page, Guide, Swagger

Values required for eCommerce transactions

Keys Value
orderId Max length 30 characters string created by the merchant.
Authorization "Bearer" followed by the Access Token obtained from the Get Access Token call (example: "Bearer Im5iQ3dXMTF3M1hrQi14VWFYd0t <snip>")
merchantSerialNumber Go to Developer Portal -> Select the Applications tab -> Copy the Saleunit Serial Number from your application
Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key For eCommerce Go to Developer Portal -> Click on your name on top right -> Select profile -> find subscription relevant to your product and copy the Primary key across
amount The amount in øre that the customer should pay.
fallBack The URL that the landing page will redirect after
callbackPrefix The URL that Vipps will send callback requests to

From initiate to capture using Postman

Product request - Step 1 - access token

Acquire a access_tokenas shown in Step 3.

Product request - Step 2 - additional values

Fill in the Current Value for the values provided in the values table, where Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key is Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key-Ecom in the Postman environment.

Product request - Step 3 - initiate payment

Select Initiate Payment and send. This will return a url that will take the user to the Vipps landing page. To proceed to the next step the user will have to accept on this landing page and in the app. See the Vipps Developers README page for information about acquiring the test apps.

Product request - Step 4 - reserved

Product request - Step 4.1 - callback

When the customer has accepted the payment, or the payment failed, Vipps will send a callback to callbackPrefix/v2/payments/orderId. As Postman does not support callbacks, we will not use it in this example. Please read the corresponding section about callbacks for the relevant product (for eCommerce see this link).

Product request - Step 4.1 - details request

The details request endpoint provided by the eCommerce API allows you to get the history and current status of a order. If you have initiated a order in Postman all variables should have been set, so to send the request select the request and send.

Example response from Get Details request
    "orderId": "2103894920912387234",
    "transactionSummary": {
        "capturedAmount": 0,
        "remainingAmountToCapture": 200,
        "refundedAmount": 0,
        "remainingAmountToRefund": 0
    "transactionLogHistory": [
            "amount": 200,
            "transactionText": "Transaction initiated through Postman",
            "transactionId": "5002662892",
            "timeStamp": "2019-01-23T10:02:14.513Z",
            "operation": "RESERVE",
            "requestId": "",
            "operationSuccess": true
            "amount": 200,
            "transactionText": "Transaction initiated through Postman",
            "transactionId": "5002662892",
            "timeStamp": "2019-01-23T10:01:14.123Z",
            "operation": "INITIATE",
            "requestId": "",
            "operationSuccess": true

Product request - Step 5 - capture payment

When a order has been identified as reserved, the merchant will need to capture the amount. The captured amount is as default set int the Postman environment to 0, as this corresponds to capturing the entire amount.

Example response from Capture request
    "orderId": "2107251548843709260",
    "transactionInfo": {
        "amount": 200,
        "timeStamp": "2019-01-30T10:24:01.562Z",
        "transactionText": "Transaction captured through Postman",
        "status": "Captured",
        "transactionId": "5001448147"
    "transactionSummary": {
        "capturedAmount": 200,
        "remainingAmountToCapture": 0,
        "refundedAmount": 0,
        "remainingAmountToRefund": 200


Now you should have Client_id, Client_secret, Access Token Subscription Key, Product Subscription Key and merchantSerialNumber.

Important: While doing payments you will use the Product Subscription Key and when getting the access token you will use the Access Token Subscription Key.

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