Developer Resources

This page contains information about the Lyons Application Programing Interface (API), which is implemented as a SOAP 2.0 Web-Service. Below is a list of Lyons services and a link to a list of Web Service Methods for each. For sample code snippets, please click here. Should you have any questions, please contact your sales consultant.

 

Real-Time Verification and Validation of Critical Transaction Processing Information

Lyons Commercial Data XML-based Web Services are hosted in a secure and fully redundant data center to provide near real-time account verification and validation of important transaction processing information. Applications accessing Lyons Commercial Data web services utilize Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) to process information requests to and from the Lyons Commercial Data servers via http:// or https:// for SSL encryption.

 

AUTHENTICATION

Each web service requires authentication, providing a secure connection between the client and Lyons Commercial Data servers. A company ID, username and password are required to access Lyons Commercial Data web services.

To receive a company ID, username and password, please complete the trial request form or contact an account representative.

 

LOGON METHODS

These methods are common to all Lyons Commercial Data web services.

  • String Logon (integer companyID, string username, string password) – this method is used to authenticate a client/customer. A companyID, username and password will be provided by Lyons. A unique session token is generated (and will be valid for 20 minutes) when the companyID is submitted to the web service.
  • Boolean RequiredLogon (string token) – this method does not have to be called to use the web services. It is available for client applications to determine if the session has expired.

 

PLATFORMS

Lyons Commercial Data Web Services are available for clients connecting from a wide variety of programming and technical platforms. Web service sample applications and code snippets are provided only as a guideline and actual implementation may vary based on the programming language, operating system, or other technical factors. Contact support for complete source code or platform-specific samples.

 

SOAP Exceptions

The web service methods listed above check passed parameters in response to the client. If the call is in error, or a failure occurs in the service, a SOAP exception is generated. Contact support to report SOAP errors.

 

security and business continuity

An SAS 70 Type II Certified data center, hosted by Verizon Business, insures optimum business continuity protection. This service includes redundant servers, storage arrays, data feeds, operating systems, and backup software. 128-bit encryption is provided by a VeriSign SSL Certificate for transmitting confidential information through https://.

 


 

ABA Express

Lyons will verify the bank routing number as eligible by applying the industry standard Mod10 algorithm. Upon satisfying this requirement, Lyons will determine if the routing number is currently active and can be used for payment processing.

A list of the available Web Service calls, sample code snippets, and SOAP code for ABA Express is provided online at the following link: https://www.lyonslive.com/web-service/getbanksxml-method/

 

ABA Service

Lyons will verify the bank routing number as eligible by applying the industry standard Mod10 algorithm. Upon satisfying this requirement, Lyons will determine if the routing number is currently active, and will returns the routing and demographic information for the Primary branch associated with the searched routing number.

A list of the available Web Service calls, sample code snippets, and SOAP code for ABA Express is provided online at the following link: https://www.lyonslive.com/web-service/getprimarybankfullxml-method/

 

Account Number Verification (AVS)

Lyons will first verify the bank routing number as eligible by applying the industry standard Mod10 algorithm. Upon satisfying this requirement, Lyons will determine the existence of the routing/account number, and if found, will then verify the status of the account as being open and in good standing.

A list of the available Web Service calls, sample code snippets, and SOAP code for Account Verification is provided online at the following link: https://www.lyonslive.com/web-service/getstatuscodev2-method/

 

OFAC Solutions

Lyons will scan the Specially Designated Nations (SDN) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Denied Person List for your submitted names and/or country. The results are returned with a weighted score, aliases, the entity type and the list(s) where the name was found.

A list of the available Web Service calls, sample code snippets, and SOAP code for OFAC Web Service is provided online at the following link: https://www.lyonslive.com/web-service/ofacscanname-method/

 

Need help?

If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us using one of the above contact methods. If you’re interested in receiving access to the sandbox environment, please contact us.