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Payment states and modifications

A payment can have several States. It can change states when a Modification is made.

CREATEDThe payment has been initiated.
AUTHORIZEDThe user has accepted the payment.
ABORTEDThe payment has been actively stopped by the user.
EXPIREDThe payment has expired. See Timeouts.
TERMINATEDThe merchant has cancelled the payment before authorization.

When a payment is initiated it has the state CREATED.


While you can Capture, Cancel and Refund a payment after authorization, this does not change the state of the payment. A payment will not change state after becoming AUTHORIZED.

Once a payment is AUTHORIZED, several modification actions can be made:

Each modification action is defined as a separate endpoint in the API.

The following flow diagram describes when each modification action is applicable.

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