Encapsulates details about an Authorization object, including the status, amount captured, and fee charged.

Datatype: content

Element name



The Amazon-generated identifier for this authorization transaction.

Type: xs:string


The identifier for this authorization transaction that you specify.

Maximum: 32 characters

Type: xs:string


A description for the authorization transaction that is shown in emails to the buyer.

Type: xs:string


The amount to be authorized.

Type: Price


The total amount that has been captured on this authorization.

Type: Price


The fee that was charged by Amazon for this authorization.

Type: Price


A list of AmazonCaptureId identifiers that have been requested on this Authorization object.

If you have not requested any captures on this authorization, this list is empty.

Type: List of Type: xs:string


The time at which the authorization was created. In ISO 8601 format.

Type: xs:dateTime


The time when the authorization expires and no further captures can be requested against the authorization. In ISO 8601 format.

Type: xs:dateTime


Describes the current status of the authorization.

Note: In asynchronous mode, the Authorize operation always returns the State as Pending. The authorization remains in this state until it is processed by Amazon. The processing time varies and can be a minute or more. After processing is complete, Amazon notifies you of the final processing status. For more information, see Instant Payment Notification (IPN) in the Amazon Pay and Login with Amazon integration guide.

For more information about the State and ReasonCode response elements, see Authorization states and reason codes.

Type: Status


Indicates whether an authorization resulted in a soft decline. If true, you may consider reconfirming the billing agreement or the order reference and submitting another authorization.

Allowed values:

  • true—the authorization resulted in a soft decline and might be successful if you try again.
  • false—the authorization was a hard decline, and you should contact the buyer to update their information.

Default value: false

Type: xs:Boolean


Indicates whether you specified a direct capture against the order reference. The captured amount is disbursed to your account in the next disbursement cycle.

Allowed values:

  • true—The specified amount was directly captured. You do not need to call the Capture operation.
  • false—You must call the Capture operation to capture the funds specified in this authorization.

Default value: false

Type: xs:boolean


The description to be shown on the buyer's payment instrument statement if CaptureNow was set to true.

Maximum: 16 characters

Type: xs:string

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