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Create a new customer

Last updated: 03-Oct-2017
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Use the createCustomer method to add the details of a customer entity into the Avangate system. By default, customer status is Inactive until you assign a specific subscription to the customer. Following that action, customer status reflects the status of the attached subscription(s).





Required (string)


Session identifier, the output of the Login method. Include sessionID into all your requests. Avangate throws an exception if the values are incorrect.  The sessionID expires in 10 minutes.







System-generated customer reference.


function callRPC($Request, $hostUrl, $Debug = true) {
    $curl = curl_init($hostUrl);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 0);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, 0);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_SSLVERSION, 0);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Content-Type: application/json', 'Accept: application/json'));
    $RequestString = json_encode($Request);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $RequestString);
    if ($Debug) {
    $ResponseString = curl_exec($curl);
    if ($Debug) {
    if (!empty($ResponseString)) {
        $Response = json_decode($ResponseString);
        if (isset($Response->result)) {
            return $Response->result;
        if (!is_null($Response->error)) {
            var_dump($Request->method, $Response->error);
    } else {
        return null;
$host = '';
$merchantCode = "YOUR_MERCHANT_CODE";// your account's merchant code available in the 'System settings' area of the cPanel:
$key = "YOUR_SECRET_KEY";// your account's secret key available in the 'System settings' area of the cPanel:
$string = strlen($merchantCode) . $merchantCode . strlen(gmdate('Y-m-d H:i:s')) . gmdate('Y-m-d H:i:s');
$hash = hash_hmac('md5', $string, $key);
$i = 1; // counter for api calls
// call login
$jsonRpcRequest = new stdClass();
$jsonRpcRequest->jsonrpc = '2.0';
$jsonRpcRequest->method = 'login';
$jsonRpcRequest->params = array($merchantCode, gmdate('Y-m-d H:i:s'), $hash);
$jsonRpcRequest->id = $i++;
$sessionID = callRPC($jsonRpcRequest, $host);
$newCustomer = new stdClass();
$newCustomer->AvangateCustomerReference = null;
$newCustomer->ExternalCustomerReference = 'ThisIsATestReference123456';
$newCustomer->FirstName = 'NewCustomer';
$newCustomer->LastName = 'NewCustomerLastName';
$newCustomer->Company = null;
$newCustomer->FiscalCode = null;
$newCustomer->Address1 = 'Address';
$newCustomer->Address2 = null;
$newCustomer->City = 'LA';
$newCustomer->Zip = '90210';
$newCustomer->CountryCode = 'us';
$newCustomer->Phone = null;
$newCustomer->Fax = null;
$newCustomer->Email = '';
$newCustomer->ExistingCards = null;
$newCustomer->Enabled = null;
$newCustomer->Trial = null;
$newCustomer->Language = 'en';

$jsonRpcRequest = array (
'method' => 'createCustomer',
'params' => array($sessionID, $newCustomer),
'id' => $i++,
'jsonrpc' => '2.0');

var_dump (callRPC((Object)$jsonRpcRequest, $host, true));
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