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Capturing an authorization

Last updated: 13-Mar-2024


A capture on an authorization places a hold on a payment. Usually, the full authorization amount is captured; however, it's also possible to capture a smaller amount - the remaining part of the authorization will then need to be canceled; or, by using multiple partial capture you will be able to capture multiple smaller amounts until the authorization amount is reached or when the remaining authorized part is cancelled. This step triggers the process to capture the funds to the Merchant resulting in clearing and settlement.

You can perform a capture through the API or through Verifone Central. Captures can only be completed on transactions with the status AUTHORIZED.

Capturing an authorization via the API

Payment methods, which automatically capture as part of authorization (or where capture==true), do not need to be captured. If immediate or delayed auto-capture is enabled, calling the capture method is not necessary.

Note the required parameters:

  • id - Example: 76944d4b-89e6-48d2-ac04-675383c3eedf
    • Original transaction ID to capture authorization.
  • amount - string (Amount Simple Type) <= 32 characters ^((-?[0-9]+)|(-?([0-9]+)?.+))$
    • The value, which can be anything from:
      • An integer. For currencies that are not typically fractional, such as JPY.
      • A three-place decimal fraction. For currencies that are subdivided into thousandths, such as TND.
      • An eight-place decimal fraction. For currencies such as Bitcoin.
      • For the required number of decimal places for a currency code, see ISO 4217.
  • final_capture - boolean: true/false
  • capture_sequence_number - number
    • Incremental, it will always start with 1
    • Maximum allowed value is 99
  • capture_sequence_count - number
    • Incremental, it will always start with 2
    • Maximum allowed value is 99
   The final_capture, capture_sequence_number and capture_sequence_count parameters are only mandatory for multiple partial capture.

Send POST/transactions/{id}/capture:

"amount": "20.50",
"id": "1234",
"initiatorTraceId": "000001",
"referenceId": "200211654321",
"createdDateTime": "2019-02-24T05:19:12Z",
"online": true

Response example:

  "id": "76944d4b-89e6-48d2-ac04-675383c3eedf",
  "status": "AUTHORIZED",
  "createdAt": "2020-07-19T19:35:36Z",
  "reversalStatus": "NONE",
  "response": "SUCCESS",
  "responseCode": "0000",
  "responseMessage": "string",
  "acquirerResponseCode": "stri",
  "poiUid": "0e0357d7-8c7f-49ac-b07f-3db112be3126",
  "poiId": "652314",
  "merchantId": "765231"

Capturing an authorization via Verifone Central


Full capture

  1. Log in to Verifone Central and go to the Transaction page.
    Transactions selection
  2. Select the Transaction ID from the drop-down menu and type in the Transaction ID in the search bar or select the needed transaction from the transactions list.
    transaction list
  3. Click on the transaction and navigate to the Actions tab.
    Actions tab
  4. Enter the amount you want to capture and click Capture.
    Capture amount

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