Getting Started

This API defines the protocol for transacting in real time funds through Bridge Community Bank on the Open Payment Network (OPN) platform. Apps using this API can give people a digital wallet where they can hold open loop and closed loop funds. Unlike other forms of payment, real time payments are immediate and final.

Access Tokens

Most API calls are protected by an access token that identifies an app, a profile (an individual or business), and a personal profile; all API actions are carried out in the name of a particular profile. Every access token has a limited set of permissions granted to it.

Create an App Object

Every app must be tied to an app object on the platform. Developers can create an app object by visiting this URL in a web browser:

Enter an app title and optionally a web site and description. App objects you have created (or which have been shared with you) are listed here:

Visit the app object’s Edit tab to get the client ID and client secret for use in the OAuth2 Authorization Flow. If you intend to use the Implicit Grant flow, set the app’s redirect URI and check the Implicit Grant checkbox in the Authorization Flows field. You can also upload an image that represents your app.

Visit the Test tab to get a temporary access token for trying out API calls. You can also use the Test tab to temporarily revoke your own access to the app, allowing you to test the experience for new app users.

Initially, only the original developer can call APIs based on the new app object. To share the app object with other developers and testers, visit the Permissions tab and grant specific people the Test permission. Only people with the Edit permission can see and change the client secret. People with the Manage permission can grant and revoke all permissions.

When your app is ready to release, send a request to Specify what URL name you would like for your app; for example, if your app’s title is “MyExample”, you might request the URL If Bridge Community Bank approves your app, your app will be made public so anyone can use it.

Resources for Developers

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