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Overview and limitations

The API login endpoint is the simplest method of integration for most applications in terms of expected development time but comes at the cost of being less flexible to edge-cases than the embedded Betfair embedded login page. It will allow a user to provide a username and password or a username and (password + 2 factor auth code) if they have strong authentication enabled.

  • Customers who writing bots are for their own use are strongly recommended to use the non-interactive endpoint with an SSL certificate.
  • We recommend that 3rd party applications which will be exposed to a wide range of users use the Interactive Login method of embedding the Betfair embedded login page as this will allow your application to handle additional workflows, such as terms and conditions updates as well as additional jurisdictional specific identifiers.

The Keep alive and logout methods remain the same with this method of login.

URL Definition (Global)

Code Block
titleAPI Login Endpoint
https://identitysso.betfair.com/api/login

Other Jurisdictions

Please use the below if your country of residence is in one of the list jurisdictions.

Jurisdiction

Endpoint

Australia

https://identitysso.betfair.com.au/api/login

Italy

https://identitysso.betfair.it/api/login

Spainhttps://identitysso.betfair.es/api/login
Romaniahttps://identitysso.betfair.ro/api/login
Sweden
https://identitysso.betfair.se/api/login

Parameters (POST)

Name

Description

Sample

username (mandatory)

The username to be used for the login

 

password (mandatory)

The password to be used for the login. For strong auth customers, this should be their password with a 2 factor auth code appended to the password string.

 

Headers

Name

Description

Sample

Accept (mandatory)

Signals that the response should be returned as JSON

application/json

X-Application (mandatory)

AppKey used by the customer to identify the product.

 

Content-Type (required)Required to support passwords containing special charactersapplication/x-www-form-urlencoded

The presence of the "Accept: application/json" will signal SSO that it should respond with JSON and not with a HTML page.

POST Example

Accept: application/json

X-Application: <AppKey>

Content-Typeapplication/x-www-form-urlencoded 

URL endpoint: https://identitysso.betfair.com/api/login

Payload

username=username&password=password

Curl call sample

 

Code Block
languagebash
curl -k -i -H "Accept: application/json" -H "X-Application: <AppKey>" -X POST -d 'username=<username>&password=<password>' https://identitysso.betfair.com/api/login

 

Example of a successful login:

 

Code Block
languagebash
curl -k -i -H "Accept: application/json" -H "X-Application: <AppKey>" -X POST -d 'username=<username>&password=<password>' https://identitysso.betfair.com/api/login
 
{
  "token":"SESSION_TOKEN",
  "product":"APP_KEY",
  "status":"SUCCESS",
  "error":""
}

 

Response Structure

Code Block
languagejavascript
{
  "token":"<token_passed_as_header>",
  "product":"product_passed_as_header",
  "status":"<status>",
  "error":"<error>"
}

 

Status Values

Code Block
languagenone
SUCCESS
LIMITED_ACCESS
LOGIN_RESTRICTED
FAIL

 

Status Codes & Error values

The below describes the status codes that can be returned and the associated error values:

 

LIMITED_ACCESS - Access is limited (e.g. accounts can login but can't bet due to account suspension), product session will be provided.

 

Code Block
languagejavascript
{
  "token": product_token,
  "product": product,
  "status": LIMITED_ACCESS,
  "error": error
}
 
error = {PENDING_AUTH | SECURITY_QUESTION_WRONG_3X | KYC_SUSPEND | SUSPENDED}

 

LOGIN_RESTRICTED - login is restricted (in case of indirection point this is what will be returned), product session will not be provided:

 

Code Block
languagejavascript
{
  "token": "",
  "product": product,
  "status": LOGIN_RESTRICTED,
  "error": error
}
 
error = {STRONG_AUTH_CODE_REQUIRED | DENMARK_MIGRATION_REQUIRED | DANISH_AUTHORIZATION_REQUIRED | SPAIN_MIGRATION_REQUIRED | SPANISH_TERMS_ACCEPTANCE_REQUIRED | ITALY_MIGRATION_REQUIRED | ITALIAN_CONTRACT_ACCEPTANCE_REQUIRED | CHANGE_PASSWORD_REQUIRED | PERSONAL_MESSAGE_REQUIRED}

 

FAIL - All other cases are treated as errors, product session will not be provided:

 

Code Block
languagejavascript
{
  "token": "",
  "product": product,
  "status": FAIL,
  "error": error
}
 
error = {TRADING_MASTER | TRADING_MASTER_SUSPENDED | AGENT_CLIENT_MASTER | AGENT_CLIENT_MASTER_SUSPENDED | DENMARK_MIGRATION_REQUIRED | INVALID_PIN | INVALID_USERNAME_OR_PASSWORD | PIN_DELETED_ON_FAILED_COUNT_EXCEEDED | UNRECOGNIZED_DEVICE | DUPLICATE_CARDS | ACCOUNT_NOW_LOCKED | ACCOUNT_ALREADY_LOCKED | SECURITY_RESTRICTED_LOCATION | BETTING_RESTRICTED_LOCATION | INVALID_CONNECTIVITY_TO_REGULATOR | INVALID_CONNECTIVITY_TO_REGULATOR | INVALID_CONNECTIVITY_TO_REGULATOR_IT | INVALID_CONNECTIVITY_TO_REGULATOR_DK| NOT_AUTHORIZED_BY_REGULATOR | NOT_AUTHORIZED_BY_REGULATOR | NOT_AUTHORIZED_BY_REGULATOR_DK | NOT_AUTHORIZED_BY_REGULATOR_IT | TELBET_TERMS_CONDITIONS_NA | CLOSED | SELF_EXCLUDED | NOT_AUTHORIZED_FOR_DOMAIN_ES | NOT_AUTHORIZED_FOR_DOMAIN_IT | NOT_AUTHORIZED_FOR_DOMAIN_COM | AUTHORIZED_ONLY_FOR_DOMAIN_ES}

 

Please note that master account access is restricted for API/JSON requests.

 

Code Block
languagejavascript
{
  "token": "",
  "product": "APP_KEY",
  "status": FAIL,
  "error": error
}
 
error = {INPUT_VALIDATION_ERROR | FORBIDDEN | INVALID_USERNAME_OR_PASSWORD | NO_SESSION | INVALID_PIN | INVALID_PIN_LOGIN_REQUEST | INVALID_PIN_LOGIN_REQUEST}

 

Possible failure and exceptional return codes


error

Description

ACCOUNT_ALREADY_LOCKED   the account is already locked
ACCOUNT_NOW_LOCKED  the account was just locked
ACCOUNT_PENDING_PASSWORD_CHANGE The account must undergo password recovery to reactivate via https://identitysso.betfair.com/view/recoverpassword
ACTIONS_REQUIREDYou must login to https://www.betfair.com to provide missing information.
AGENT_CLIENT_MASTER  Agent Client Master
AGENT_CLIENT_MASTER_SUSPENDED  Suspended Agent Client Master
AUTHORIZED_ONLY_FOR_DOMAIN_ROYou are attempting to login to the Betfair Romania domain with a non .ro account.
AUTHORIZED_ONLY_FOR_DOMAIN_SEYou are attempting to login to the Betfair Swedish domain with a non .se account.
BETTING_RESTRICTED_LOCATION  the account is accessed from a location where betting is restricted
CERT_AUTH_REQUIRED  Certificate required or certificate present but could not authenticate with it
CHANGE_PASSWORD_REQUIRED  Change password required
CLOSED   the account is closed
DANISH_AUTHORIZATION_REQUIRED  Danish authorization required
DENMARK_MIGRATION_REQUIRED  Denmark migration required
DUPLICATE_CARDS  duplicate cards
EMAIL_LOGIN_NOT_ALLOWED This account has not opted in to log in with the email
INTERNATIONAL_TERMS_ACCEPTANCE_REQUIREDThe latest international terms and conditions must be accepted prior to logging in.
INVALID_CONNECTIVITY_TO_REGULATOR_DK the DK regulator cannot be accessed due to some internal problems in the system behind or in at regulator; timeout cases included.
INVALID_CONNECTIVITY_TO_REGULATOR_IT  the IT regulator cannot be accessed due to some internal problems in the system behind or in at regulator; timeout cases included.
INVALID_USERNAME_OR_PASSWORD  the username or password are invalid
ITALIAN_CONTRACT_ACCEPTANCE_REQUIRED  The latest Italian contract version must be accepted. You must login to the website to accept the new conditions.
ITALIAN_PROFILING_ACCEPTANCE_REQUIREDYou must login to the website to accept the new conditions
KYC_SUSPEND  KYC suspended
MULTIPLE_USERS_WITH_SAME_CREDENTIAL 

There is more than one account with the same credential

NOT_AUTHORIZED_BY_REGULATOR_DK  the user identified by the given credentials is not authorized in the DK's jurisdictions due to the regulators' policies. Ex: the user for which this session should be created is not allowed to act(play, bet) in the DK's jurisdiction.
NOT_AUTHORIZED_BY_REGULATOR_IT  the user identified by the given credentials is not authorized in the IT's jurisdictions due to the regulators' policies. Ex: the user for which this session should be created is not allowed to act(play, bet) in the IT's jurisdiction.
PENDING_AUTH  pending authentication
PERSONAL_MESSAGE_REQUIRED  Personal message required for the user
SECURITY_QUESTION_WRONG_3X  the user has entered wrong the security answer 3 times
SECURITY_RESTRICTED_LOCATION  the account is restricted due to security concerns
SELF_EXCLUDED  the account has been self-excluded
SPAIN_MIGRATION_REQUIRED  Spain migration required
SPANISH_TERMS_ACCEPTANCE_REQUIRED  The latest Spanish terms and conditions version must be accepted. You must login to the website to accept the new conditions.
SUSPENDED  the account is suspended
SWEDEN_BANK_ID_VERIFICATION_REQUIREDYou must provided your Swedish bank id via Betfair.se before proceeding.
SWEDEN_NATIONAL_IDENTIFIER_REQUIREDYou must provided your Swedish National identifier via Betfair.se before proceeding.
TELBET_TERMS_CONDITIONS_NA  Telbet terms and conditions rejected
TEMPORARY_BAN_TOO_MANY_REQUESTSThe limit for successful login requests per minute has been exceeded. New login attempts will be banned for 20 minutes
TRADING_MASTER  Trading Master Account
TRADING_MASTER_SUSPENDED  Suspended Trading Master Account