Connect as a PSD2 service provider
As a service provider, either an Account Information Service Provider (AISP) or Payment Initiation Service Provider (PISP), you have obtained or are planning to obtain a license from your local supervisor. You will need your unique eIDAS certificate number to start using the PSD2-compliant bunq API on production.
We accept pseudo certificates in the sandbox environment so you could test the flow. You can generate a test certificate using the command below.
Make sure to include AISP and/or PISP in the name to generate a certificate with the roles.
openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:4096 -keyout key.pem -out cert.pem -days 365 -nodes -subj '/CN=My App PISP AISP/C=NL'

Register as a service provider

Before you can read the information on bunq users or initiate payments, you need to register a PSD2 account and receive credentials that will enable you to access the bunq user accounts.
  1. 1.
    Execute POST v1/installation and get your installation Token with a unique random key pair.
  2. 2.
    Use the installation Token and your unique PSD2 certificate to call POST v1/payment-service-provider-credential. This will register your software.
  3. 3.
    Receive your API key in return. It will identify you as a PSD2 bunq API user. You will use it to start an OAuth flow. The session will last 90 days. After it closes, start a new session using the same API key.
  4. 4.
    Register a device by using POST v1/device-server using the API key for the secret and passing the installation Token in the X-Bunq-Client-Authentication header.
  5. 5.
    Create your first session by executing POST v1/session-server. Provide the installation Token in the X-Bunq-Client-Authentication header. You will receive a session Token. Use it in any following request in the X-Bunq-Client-Authentication header.
The first session will last 1 hour. Start a new session within 60 minutes.

Register your OAuth application

Before you can start authenticating on behalf of a bunq user, you need to get a Client ID and a Secret, which will identify you in authorization requests to the user accounts.
  1. 1.
    Call POST /v1/user/{userID}/oauth-client to create an OAuth Client.
  2. 2.
    Add a redirect URL to the OAuth Client via POST /user/{userID}/oauth-client/{oauth-clientID}/callback-url.
  3. 3.
    Call GET /v1/user/{userID}/oauth-client/{oauth-clientID}. We will return your Client ID and Client Secret.
The flow below will guide you through the full OAuth connection process. Note that you only need to create OAuth credentials once.
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