User Permissions

Mobile & E-Commerce / Core Concepts

When a user wants to pay with LevelUp from within your e-commerce experience, you’ll need an access_token from them. As described in the Sample UX Flows section, there are a few ways that you could have received this access_token:

  1. A user connected their LevelUp account to an existing site account

    1. Online: The user enters their email and your app posts to the User Permissions endpoint with the desired permissions. The user receives a push notification with details of the permission request and then accepts or rejects it. If they accept it, you will receive a callback with the access_token. You can also poll an endpoint to check for the access token.
    2. Mobile: The user is deeplinked into the LevelUp App with a URI including the desired permissions as parameters. The user is presented with a dialog detailing the permission requests and accepts or rejects them. If they accept, we will redirect to your application with the access_token.
  2. A user logged in with LevelUp using the User Permissions endpoint

    1. Online: Same flow as described above.
    2. Mobile: Same flow as described above.
  3. A user registered with LevelUp from your experience using the User Registration endpoint (Enterprise SDK only. Please email enterprise@thelevelup.com for details.)

  4. Your e-commerce engine is embedded in an app running the LevelUp SDK and an access_token is securely syndicated in session (Enterprise SDK only. Please email enterprise@thelevelup.com for details.)

Once a user is authorized, you’ll have their access_token with the permissions that your app requested. This access_token will be used to read addresses, receive basic personal information, perhaps even read transaction history, and of course be able to charge the user.