Creating a formToken

The first step for displaying a payment form is to create a formToken.

Preparing your environment

If you use PHP with our SDK, we recommend to store your keys in a configuration file.

Example with test keys:

 * Get the client
require_once __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

 * Define configuration

/* Username, password and endpoint used for server to server web-service calls */

/* publicKey and used by the javascript client */

/* SHA256 key */

Do not forget to replace them with your personal keys.

For more information, see the following articles: Using our SDKs and Obtaining my keys.

Creating the formToken

When a buyer finalizes a purchase on your website, you must validate their transaction on your merchant server and verify the amount, the currency, the contents of the cart, etc.

Once these checks have been completed, your merchant server must call the Charge/CreatePayment Web Service in order to initialize the transaction.

In response, your merchant server retrieves a formToken, an encrypted object allowing to initialize the embedded form with the transaction details and the details corresponding to your shop configuration.

"amount":   990,
"currency": "EUR",
"orderId":  "myOrderId-999999",
"customer": {
    "email": ""
 * I initialize the PHP SDK
require_once __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';
require_once __DIR__ . '/keys.php';
require_once __DIR__ . '/helpers.php';

 * Initialize the SDK 
 * see keys.php
$client = new Lyra\Client();

 * I create a formToken
$store = array("amount" => 250, 
"currency" => "EUR", 
"orderId" => uniqid("MyOrderId"),
"customer" => array(
  "email" => ""
$response = $client->post("V4/Charge/CreatePayment", $store);

/* I check if there are some errors */
if ($response['status'] != 'SUCCESS') {
    /* an error occurs, I throw an exception */
    $error = $response['answer'];
    throw new Exception("error " . $error['errorCode'] . ": " . $error['errorMessage'] );

/* everything is fine, I extract the formToken */
$formToken = $response["answer"]["formToken"];


You can find more information on the authentication of calls to the REST web service here: Authentication phase.

The response will be:

    "status": "SUCCESS",
    "_type": "V4/WebService/Response",
    "webService": "Charge/CreatePayment",
    "applicationProvider": "PAYZEN",
    "version": "V4",
    "applicationVersion": "4.1.0",
    "answer": {
        "formToken": "ff:d433b3eee93b40cbac0a20efd13bfccc:161018165424:000003de45555201:9e:01",
        "_type": "V4/Charge/PaymentForm"

Once it has been created, you can Create your form.