Quickstart guides

A range of guides to help you quickly learn about different TrueLayer products.

Our quickstart guides help you to quickly achieve a meaningful result with our products. They are a good starting point from which you can experiment and learn more.

The quickstart guides do not require coding knowledge. However, you need to download and either the Postman or Insomnia REST API client. This is because our guides use collections, which are a series of preconfigured API requests with variables you can adjust to make testing and repeated requests simpler.

All requests to TrueLayer products require a client_id and client_secret for authorisation. You can obtain these within Console. For more information about this process, see the quickstart guide about creating a Console account.

Create a Console account

This guide shows you how to get set up in Console. You should complete this before any of the other guides, because console contains your client_id and client_secret, which you need to authorise your requests to any API. You can perform other tasks in console, such as customising auth links, managing your merchant accounts, and more.

Make a payment

This guide explains how to make a test payment with the Payments API v3. It uses Insomnia to make signing requests simpler, so you can quickly experiment with and test the payments flow.

Retrieve bank data

This guide explains how to configure our Data API Postman collection. With this collection, you can test a variety of account information related API requests.

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