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Retrieve a customer

Overview

Use the getCustomerInformation method to retrieve the details of a customer entity from the Avangate system.

Parameters

Parameters

Type/Description

sessionID

Required (string)

 

Session identifier, the output of the Login method. Include sessionID into all your requests. Avangate throws an exception if the values are incorrect.  The sessionID expires in 10 minutes.

AvangateCustomerReference

Required (int)

 

System-generated customer reference. Required unless you prefer to use ExternalCustomerReference.

ExternalCustomerReference

Optional (string)

 

External customer reference that you control. Optional when you use AvangateCustomerReference. If you include it, it needs to belong to the same customer as the AvangateCustomerReference.

Response

Customer

Object

Request


<?php
$host   = "https://api.avangate.com";
$client = new SoapClient($host . "/soap/3.0/?wsdl", array(
    'location' => $host . "/soap/3.0/",
    "stream_context" => stream_context_create(array(
        'ssl' => array(
            'verify_peer' => false,
            'verify_peer_name' => false
        )
    ))
));

function hmac($key, $data)
{
    $b = 64; // byte length for md5
    if (strlen($key) > $b) {
        $key = pack("H*", md5($key));
    }
    
    $key    = str_pad($key, $b, chr(0x00));
    $ipad   = str_pad('', $b, chr(0x36));
    $opad   = str_pad('', $b, chr(0x5c));
    $k_ipad = $key ^ $ipad;
    $k_opad = $key ^ $opad;
    return md5($k_opad . pack("H*", md5($k_ipad . $data)));
}
$merchantCode = "YOUR_MERCHANT_CODE";// your account's merchant code available in the 'System settings' area of the cPanel: https://secure.avangate.com/cpanel/account_settings.php
$key = "YOUR_SECRET_KEY";// your account's secret key available in the 'System settings' area of the cPanel: https://secure.avangate.com/cpanel/account_settings.php
$now          = gmdate('Y-m-d H:i:s'); //date_default_timezone_set('UTC')
$string = strlen($merchantCode) . $merchantCode . strlen($now) . $now;
$hash   = hmac($key, $string);
try {
    $sessionID = $client->login($merchantCode, $now, $hash);
}
catch (SoapFault $e) {
    echo "Authentication: " . $e->getMessage();
    exit;
}
$customerReference = 298084139;
$externalCustomerReference = 'Apitest123456'; //Optional, but if you include it it needs to belong to the same customer as the internal Avangate customer reference
try {
    $customerInfo = $client->getCustomerInformation($sessionID, $customerReference, $externalCustomerReference);
}
catch (SoapFault $e) {
    echo "customerInfo: " . $e->getMessage();
    exit;
}
var_dump("customerInfo", $customerInfo);