Based on the information provided about our available APIs, decide which of these seem appropriate for your service. The technical documentation describing these APIs, including our Sandbox, can be found under Documentation (see also step 3 below).
The first person to create an account on behalf of an organisation is assigned the role of account coordinator and Organisation Administrator by default. With this account, developer roles may be requested for your organisation along with requests for the actual use of APIs through one or more Application definitions. Multiple Organisation Administrator roles may be assigned, but this must be agreed within your organisation. When creating account roles, it is important to use personal business email addresses as contacts for the Organisation Administrators, so that we can make quick and personal contact in the event of any problem arising.
With the help of the technical documentation on this site and Developer Portal you can start building your interface with our APIs. On Developer Portal we offer swagger files and test (Sandbox)APIs, so that you can test your work immediately. The Sandbox APIs will be available upon request per Application definition.
Using the API Explorer on the Developer Portal, APIs may be tested, and all information, resources, methods and parameters needed for the query obtained. When executing the API, this data is displayed by means of a JSON file, as well as the API results, including the errors. If a query string is used, this can also be translated into different programming languages.
Is the development phase complete? Now you are ready to request access to our Sandbox or production APIs via Developer Portal (this can be done via your Organisation Administrator: see step 2 and the instruction below).
We advise you to apply for a Sandbox Application first. When completing the application you will be asked to send your certificate (issued by a QTSP). For a Sandbox Application a PSD2 certificate is not required, but a self-signed certificate is not allowed.
In derogation of the application and use of the production APIs, it is not necessary for your organization yet to have a PSD2 license to provide PIS services or a registration for the provision of AIS services if you want access to and use the sandbox APIs as long as your organization applied for such a license from or registration with De Nederlandsche Bank or the competent authority in your own EU country. In that case, when requesting access to a sandbox API you will be asked to provide de Volksbank the necessary information about the application by your organization for this license and/or registration.
Upon successful completion of the application, the 'client id' and so-called 'client secret' can be downloaded on the Developer Portal . These enable you to set up a secure communication with our Gateway. You are now ready to receive our Sandbox or production APIs.
How to request Sandbox or production APIs through
Until de Volksbank has given its approval, your application has the status 'Pending'. If you get a green check mark at the 'Applications' screen, you can use 'Actions' to initiate your application (see the Applications screen).
In connection with the certificate exchange, you will receive the request to send your certificate by email. Once the Volksbank assessment has been completed, you will receive an email stating that your application has been approved. Then you can download the 'client id and secret' on the Portal: via Develop > View all applications > your application > Configuration.
This allows you to set up a secure connection via our Gateway for the relevant API and receive the requested services.
For using your Sandbox Application we refer to the User Manual on the page Documentation.