Getting Started

The Request API is organized around REST. It accepts JSON-encoded bodies, returns JSON-encoded responses, and uses standard HTTP response codes and Bearer authentication.

To get started you need an API key. If you have not already done, go to Request Finance and create your account for free. You can find your API keys in the "Developer" tab in “Settings”.


All API endpoints are authenticated. The API supports two modes of authentication:

  • Using API keys which are great to start working on your project quickly.

  • Using OAuth which is more secure and suitable for production. Learn more about going live here.

Base URL

When using the Request Finance API, please use this URL:

All HTTP requests must include the following headers:

  • Accept: application/json

  • Content-Type: application/json

  • Authorization: [YOUR_API_KEY]

The Authorization header is used to authenticate yourself. Please replace [YOUR_API_KEY] with your API key.

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