Billing and Invoicing Getting Started
Before You Start
If you are not already familiar with HTTP protocolsopen_in_newLink opens new window protocols and REST APIsopen_in_newLink opens new window, take some time to familiarize yourself with them before you start working with Converge Billing and Invoicing.
Set Up Your Development Environment
To get started, we recommend having the following software for working with the Billing and Invoicing API.
- A REST API Client like Postmanopen_in_newLink opens new window or client transfer protocol like cURLopen_in_newLink opens new window
- Your website must run on a webserver with the following specifications:
- SHA-2 Certification
- TLS 1.2 Enabled
To get started with Converge Billing and Invoicing, you will need to have the following pieces of information:
- An account with Converge.
- A Converge Terminal set to the Service Segment.
- Access to the Converge Demo Environment.
- A Consumer Key and Secret
Get Converge Account from Admin
If you do not already have a Converge account ID for integrating with Converge API, contact your Converge account Administrator and ask them to create an account in the converge Demo environment with API User Permissions enabled. When your administrator finishes creating your account, you will receive an email with your Consumer Key and Secret.
Confirm Web UI Settings
The Billing and Invoicing API requires several terminal pieces of information from the Web UI and requires setting up Invoicing and Email templates. Refer to how to configure Billing and Invoicingopen_in_newLink opens new windowfor more information on these processes.
The Billing and Invoicing API has a test endpoint and a production endpoint available for use.
This is the testing URL for the Bulling and Invoicing API. Use this endpoint for testing your Billing and Invoicing API integration.
This is the production URL for the Billing and Invoicing API. Do not use this URL until your integration is ready to enter production.
After you get access to the Converge Demo Environment, you can begin developing with the API.
For more information on authenticating with the Elavon API Gateway, refer to Authentication.
For more information on the different endpoints and methods, refer to the Billing and Invoicing API Reference.