pawaPay provide one API and one customer portal to integrate mobile money across Africa into your payment flows.
When onboarding with pawaPay, you will get access to our sandbox environment. This is a secure development environment where it’s possible to test the entire integration before go-live to make sure everything works exactly as expected.
To create an account to start using our API in the sandbox click below
Our sandbox and production environment are completely separated from each other. You can invite anybody into the sandbox portal, they will not get access to any production information as part of the sandbox.
Now that you have an account on our sandbox environment, you can start developing the integration.
Start by generating the API token for the sandbox environment from our portal. You can read more about how to do that from our documention.
This token is for the API in our sandbox environment only. For production access, the token needs to be generated from the production portal.
After the token has been generated, you can read through the Using the API guide, which includes information about where the API resides, callback URLs, authentication, backwards compatibility and correspondents (mobile network operators).
You can find full documentation of our API at https://docs.pawapay.co.uk/.
Our sandbox environment is completely isolated from the production environment and allows you to safely test the integration before going to production. We have special phones numbers (MSISDN) that can be used to trigger different failure scenarios. It’s all documented in our Testing the API guide.
Once you are confident in your integration in our sandbox environment, you will need a live account.
For that, please specify who should receive the activation link for it in our sandboxes onboarding. Once all KYC and legal documents have been reviewed, the activation link will be sent to that person who can then invite new users and generate the production API token. We have listed important considerations in our API docs.
We always publish and update any downtime, degraded performance or scheduled downtime for either the mobile network operators (MNO) or the pawaPay platform on our Status Page.