Once you have an
access_token, you are ready to perform actions on behalf of that merchant.
The API is slightly different than how it looks for a merchant performing their own actions using API keys. The primary difference is a
gateway object must be constructed with an access token. Secondly, all API calls must be done through the gateway object, instead of using the class methods.
See below for a few key examples but a full translation of class methods is available in the reference.
This is how to create a transaction using an access token:
gateway = Braintree::Gateway.new( :access_token => use_access_token_for_merchant ) result = gateway.transaction.sale( :amount => "100.00", :payment_method_nonce => nonce_from_the_client ) transaction_id = result.transaction.id
Here's how you would create a customer for a merchant:
gateway = Braintree::Gateway.new( :access_token => use_access_token_for_merchant ) result = gateway.customer.create( :first_name => "Joe", :last_name => "Brown", :email => "email@example.com", :phone => "312.555.1234", ) customer_id = result.customer.id
The merchant has the right to revoke an authorization grant at any time. If this occurs, you will receive a
Braintree::AuthenticationError when attempting to take any action on the merchant’s behalf.
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