A Python SDK for our WePay API.

pip install wepay==0.3.5


WePay Python SDK

WePay's API allows you to easily add payments into your application.

For full documentation, see WePay's developer documentation.

For current and previous versions, see PyPI.


These examples use the simple web.py application framework.


Import the module:

from wepay import WePay


Create a new WePay instance. With no arguments, it will use the production version of WePay (www.wepay.com). If called with production=False then it will use the staging version (stage.wepay.com) for testing:

wepay = WePay()

If your user has already authorized your application and you still have the access token, you can instantiate the SDK with the optional access_token parameter. Afterwards, wepay.call() will use the given token for the authorization header:

wepay = WePay(access_token=USERS_ACCESS_TOKEN)

To set an API-Version in the header with your call request, use::

wepay = WePay(production=False, access_token=USERS_ACCESS_TOKEN, api_version=API_VERSION)

Get authorized

Create an authorization url and redirect the user to it. The first parameter is where the user will be redirected back to after they finish authorization. The second is your CLIENT_ID which is provided by WePay:

auth_url = wepay.get_authorization_url(web.ctx.homedomain + '/callback', CLIENT_ID)

Handle the callback

In your method for handling the redirect back to your site (in this case, /callback), you will need to load the GET param code and then call get_token with it. CLIENT_SECRET is provided by WePay. The first parameter of get_token should be the exact same string that was used in get_authorization_url:

code = web.input(code='')['code']

# make sure the first arg is exactly the same as the first arg
# of get_authorization_url
wepay.get_token(web.ctx.homedomain + '/callback', CLIENT_ID, CLIENT_SECRET, code)

The get_token method will automatically load the access token into the WePay instance so that all future API calls will use that token for authorization. It also returns the entire response from the /v2/oauth2/token call if you need any additional data like the WePay ID.

Make some calls

You are now ready to do anything on behalf of your user. Let's start by making a new account:

create_response = wepay.call('/account/create', {
    'name': 'kitty expenses fund',
    'description': 'all the money for my kitty'

Now let's set a picture!:

wepay.call('/account/modify', {
    'account_id': create_response['account_id'],
    'image_uri': 'http://www.placekitten.com/500/500'

Redirect them to their account page to see it:


WePay Risk Headers

You can supply WePay with risk-related information on every API call by passing the WePay-Risk-Token and Client-IP values to the call function:

wepay.call('/account/modify', {
    'account_id': create_response['account_id'],
    'image_uri': 'http://www.placekitten.com/500/500'
}, risk_token='123e4567-e89b-12d3-a456-426655440000', client_ip='')

Detailed information regarding the Risk Headers can be found at the WePay API Documentation.

Try it!

These examples are put together into a working web app in wepay-example.py. If you already have web.py installed, you can run it by simply doing python wepay-example.py. If you open the app in your browser you should be redirected to WePay to authorize the app. After you authorize, you should get redirected around a bit and end up on your new account page with a kitty picture.


MIT License