Mangopay Ruby SDK

The gem for interacting with the version 2 of the Mangopay API. See the API documentation for more details on the API.

Tested on the following versions of Ruby: 1.9.2, 1.9.3, 2.0.0


Version 3.*

** BREAKING CHANGES ** This version (3.) of the gem is targeting the Mangopay API Version 2. It has a brand new structure to make the api calls easier to use and is not backward compatible with 2. series.



  • Install the gem by either running gem install mangopay or by adding it to your Gemfile gem 'mangopay'

  • The Rails users will be happy to know that there is a new generator script that will help you configure your access to the Mangopay API version 2. Simply run rails generate mangopay:install CLIENT_ID CLIENT_NAME CLIENT_EMAIL where CLIENT_ID is the id you will use to connect to the api and CLIENT_NAME is a full name that will be use to identify all communications between you and the Mangopay Team.

  • Otherwise, call MangoPay.configure in your script as shown in the snippet below.


require 'mangopay'

# configuration (not required if Rails generator fired as above)
MangoPay.configure do |c|
  c.preproduction = true
  c.client_id = 'YOUR_CLIENT_ID'
  c.client_passphrase = 'YOUR_CLIENT_PASSWORD'

# get some user by id
john = MangoPay::User.fetch(john_id) # => {FirstName"=>"John", "LastName"=>"Doe", ...}

# update some of his data
MangoPay::NaturalUser.update(john_id, {'LastName' => 'CHANGED'}) # => {FirstName"=>"John", "LastName"=>"CHANGED", ...}

# get all users (with pagination)
pagination = {'page' => 1, 'per_page' => 8} # get 1st page, 8 items per page
users = MangoPay::User.fetch(pagination) # => [{...}, ...]: list of 8 users data hashes
pagination # => {"page"=>1, "per_page"=>8, "total_pages"=>748, "total_items"=>5978}

# get John's bank accounts
accounts = MangoPay::BankAccount.fetch(john_id) # => [{...}, ...]: list of accounts data hashes (10 per page by default)

# errors handling
rescue MangoPay::ResponseError => ex

  ex # => #<MangoPay::ResponseError: One or several required parameters are missing or incorrect. [...] FirstName: The FirstName field is required. LastName: The LastName field is required. Nationality: The Nationality field is required.>

  ex.details # => {
             #   "Message"=>"One or several required parameters are missing or incorrect. [...]",
             #   "Type"=>"param_error",
             #   "Id"=>"5c080105-4da3-467d-820d-0906164e55fe",
             #   "Date"=>1409048671.0,
             #   "errors"=>{
             #     "FirstName"=>"The FirstName field is required.",
             #     "LastName"=>"The LastName field is required.", ...},
             #   "Code"=>"400",
             #   "Url"=>"/v2/.../users/natural"
             # }


Make sure that you have run: bundle install Then you just have to run rspec rspec to run all the test suite. Feel free to report any test failure by creating an issue on the Gem's Github


  1. Fork the repo.

  2. Run the tests. We only take pull requests with passing tests, and it's great to know that you have a clean slate: bundle && bundle exec rake

  3. Add a test for your change. Only refactoring and documentation changes require no new tests. If you are adding functionality or fixing a bug, we need a test!

  4. Make the test pass.

  5. Push to your fork and submit a pull request.

At this point you're waiting on us. We like to at least comment on, if not accept, pull requests within three business days (and, typically, one business day). We may suggest some changes or improvements or alternatives.


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A contribution can also be as simple as a +1 on issues tickets to show us what you would like to see in this gem.

That's it for now. Good Hacking...