Django-payline helps you make payments with Payline quickly and easily.


The way this is done is by creating a Payline wallet with the payment information provided by the user, storing this wallet ID in a Wallet model, and allowing payments to be done using this wallet.

Each payment’s transaction ID is stored in a Transaction model.


The source code is available on Github under the 3-clause BSD license.


Django-payline makes use of class-based views. It’s been written for Django 1.3 but compatibility with older versions is provided using the django-cbv package.

If you have Django >= 1.3:

pip install django-payline

If you have Django < 1.3:

pip install django-payline django-cbv

Then add payline to your INSTALLED_APPS, and create the necessary tables:

python syncdb

Payline API

By default, Payline’s “homologation” WSDL will be used for all the API calls. For those to succeed, make sure you have the necessary settings:


The first one will be provided to you by a Payline sales person, and the following two are generated from Payline’s web admin interface.

To use Payline in production, you need to provide the production merchant ID, API key and VAD contract number (from Payline’s production web admin interface), but you also need to point the settings at the production WSDL file.

To do so, you may use the following setting to point at the production WSDL packaged with the app (which isn’t the most up to date, but the one tested):

from os import path

import payline

wsdl = path.join(path.dirname(payline.__file__), 'DirectPaymentAPI_prod.wsdl')
PAYLINE_WSDL = 'file://%s' % wsdl


You need to add to your project:

  • the URLs
  • if you need something different than the default scenario, an implementation of the payment process.


Some very basic templates are provided if you need to use or extend them.

First, create an app. Let’s call it payment:

python startapp payment

Add some URLs in payment/

from django.conf.urls.defaults import patterns, url

from payline.views import ViewWallet, CreateWallet, UpdateWallet

urlpatterns = patterns(
    url(r'^wallet/$', ViewWallet.as_view(), name='view_wallet'),
    url(r'^wallet/new/$', CreateWallet.as_view(), name='create_wallet'),
    url(r'^wallet/update/$', UpdateWallet.as_view(), name='update_wallet'),

You can now create wallets, update them, view them, and use them:

  • make_payment: takes an amount in Euros (€), and asks Payline to make a payment from this wallet
  • is_valid: returns True if the card expiry date is in the future
  • expires_this_month: returns True if the card expires this month
  • transaction_set: manager that accesses the transactions made on this wallet

Extension points

payline.views.CreateWallet is a CreateView, and payline.views.UpdateWallet is an UpdateView. The default wallet form asks for:

  • A first and last name
  • The card number
  • The card type
  • The card expiry
  • The card cvx code

The default form checks that the expiry date is in the future, obfuscates the card number (before storing it in the database), and makes sure the information are correct (by creating a Wallet on the Payline service, using its API) before creating and storing a Wallet locally.

This default form is used both for creating and updating the Wallet.

If you want to perform extra validation, or modify the logic, just subclass the form, and pass it to the class-based view, as you would normally do.

Advanced usage

Most of the time, there is a Wallet linked to the logged in user. Thus, creating, updating or viewing of this Wallet only should be allowed.

This can easily be done, for example using a mixin, if there’s a wallet foreign key added to the user’s profile, pointing to payline.models.Wallet:

from payline import views

class GetWalletMixin(object):
    def dispatch(self, request, *args, **kwargs):
        """View current wallet if it exists, or redirect to create view."""
        profile = request.user.get_profile()
        if profile.wallet is None:
            return redirect('create_wallet')
        kwargs['pk'] =
        return super(GetWalletMixin, self).dispatch(request, *args, **kwargs)

class ViewWallet(GetWalletMixin, views.ViewWallet):
view_wallet = ViewWallet.as_view()

class UpdateWallet(GetWalletMixin, views.UpdateWallet):
update_wallet = UpdateWallet.as_view()

class CreateWallet(views.CreateWallet):

    def dispatch(self, request, *args, **kwargs):
        """Redirect to update view if wallet exists."""
        profile = request.user.get_profile()
        if profile.wallet is None:
            return redirect('update_wallet')
        return super(CreateWallet, self).dispatch(request, *args, **kwargs)
create_wallet = CreateWallet.as_view()


  • 0.11: translation
  • 0.10: properly fake/mock payline for non-integration tests
  • 0.9: better validation of the payment card (authorize first)
  • 0.8: production WSDL packaged
  • 0.7: card expiry test correct even for last day of month
  • 0.6: french translation
  • 0.5: removed useless ordering on ‘pk’
  • 0.4: fixing missing wsdl (for good)
  • 0.3: fixing wsdl (again)
  • 0.2: missing wsdl file in the distribution
  • 0.1: initial version

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