Payments

Make payments through bolt11 or keysend.

BOLT11 payment

Scope needed: payments:send

Pay a lightning invoice (bolt11)

POST https://api.getalby.com/payments/bolt11

Pay a bolt11 invoice.

Request Body

NameTypeDescription

invoice*

string

invoice to be paid

{
    "amount": 100,
    "description": "Alby invoice",
    "destination": "025c1d5d1b4c983cc6350fc2d756fbb59b4dc365e45e87f8e3afe07e24013e8220",
    "fee": 0,
    "payment_hash": "38caadbe0f6112d9b638e9ae24338f7e9bd930a3387100da776644e56965c9c1",
    "payment_preimage": "2f84e22556af9919f695d7761f404e98ff98058b7d32074de8c0c83bf63eecd7",
    "payment_request": "lnbcrt1u1p3d23dkpp58r92m0s0vyfdnd3caxhzgvu006dajv9r8pcspknhvezw26t9e8qsdq5g9kxy7fqd9h8vmmfvdjscqzpgxqyz5vqsp59efe44rg6cjl3xwh9glgx4ztcgwtg5l8uhry2v9v7s0zn2wpaz2s9qyyssq2z799an4pt4wtfy8yrk5ee0qqj7w5a74prz5tm8rulwez08ttlaz9xx7eqw7fe94y7t0600d03k55fyguyj24nd9tjmx6sf7dsxkk4gpkyenl8"
}

Keysend payment

Scope needed: payments:send

Send a "spontaneous" payment (keysend). Used for push realtime/streaming push payments

Keysend payment

POST https://api.getalby.com/payments/keysend

Make a spontaneous keysend payment, with optional custom records. See for example: https://github.com/lightning/blips/blob/master/blip-0010.md

Request Body

NameTypeDescription

amount*

int64

Amount in satoshi. Must be a whole number greater than 0. (millisats are not supported)

destination*

string

Destination hex-string pubkey (a string starting with 02 or 03)

memo

string

Internal memo

custom_records

map[string]string

{
  "amount": 1000,
  "description": "string",
  "description_hash": "string",
  "destination": "string",
  "fee": 0,
  "custom_records": {},
  "payment_hash": "string",
  "payment_preimage": "string"
}

Multi keysend payment

Scope needed: `payments:send` Send multiple spontaneous keysend payments. Useful for doing value4value splits. Request and response are an array of the single keysend payment request and response.

Make multiple keysend payments in 1 request

POST https://api.getalby.com/payments/keysend/multi

Each of the payments can fail or succeed seperately.

Request Body

NameTypeDescription

keysends*

Array

Array of keysend objects as described in the body parameters of the section above.

{
  "keysends": [
    {
      "error": {
        "code": 0,
        "error": false,
        "message": "string"
      },
      "keysend": {
        "amount": 100,
        "description": "test",
        "description_hash": "string",
        "destination": "0234",
        "fee": 1,
        "custom_records": {},
        "payment_hash": "paymenthash",
        "payment_preimage": "preimage"
      }
    }
  ]
}

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