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Token Formats

Alias 2.0

The Alias 2.0 is our default token format. All the tokens are unique. When using the Alias 2.0 format we additionally return the parameter fingerprint from our APIs. It's a unique identifier for the underlying card. This allows you to identify the same card usage across different customer accounts.
Input
Output
4242 4242 4242 4242
AAABcH0Bq92s3kgAESIAAbGj5NIsAHWC
  • Possible characters: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, -, _
  • Length: 32

CVV/CVC Alias

All the tokens are unique. All payment methods share a common token format:
  • Sensitive Authentication Data (CVV/CVC)
  • Personal Data
Input
Output
123
Glb62cRnQV0jJxI0Iaeq9Wme
  • Possible characters: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, -, _
  • Length: 24

Masked Alias

This format consists of the first 6 digits of the real credit card number, the actual BIN Range (Bank Identification Number), followed by the token in form of 6 upper-case letters. The Masked Credit Card alias ends with the last 3-4 digits of the actual credit card number. Based on the card brand the length of the token varies.
Input
Output
4242 4242 4242 4242
424242ABCDEF4242
  • Possible characters: A-Z, 0-9,
  • Length: lenght preserving

Full Substitution

This format consists digits only
Input
Output
4242 4242 4242 4242
1198182968382186732
  • Possible characters: 0-9
  • Length: 20
Although all formats are supported and compliant according to PCI DSS we highly recommend usingAlias 2.0 format to run certain operations. Please refer to Convert API if you want to migrate from a legacy to the new format.