Getting a signature

A merchant may need the customer's signature to acknowledge receipt of an item or indicate their response to a question. To capture a signature, use the /v1/device/read-signature endpoint. The signature data returned by this endpoint can be a Base64-encoded BMP, JPG, PNG, or SVG file.

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NOTE

Signatures for payments are captured automatically during the payment flow based on the verification rules set by the card brands.

Prerequisites

  • The POS is connected to the device using a network or cloud connection.
  • The Clover device is in an idle state, that is, no payment is being taken.

Steps

To capture a signature on the device:

  1. Construct a request with the signatureFormat you want to receive in response.
{
  "signatureFormat": "SVG"
}
  1. Send a POST request to the /v1/device/read-signature endpoint.
  2. Required. Include the required headers for your request.
    The signature screen displays on the device. When the customer signs and accepts the signature, a message containing the signature data appears.
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{
    "signature": {
        "data": "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",
        "format": "SVG",
        "gzip": false
    }
}

To display the default idle screen, see Displaying the welcome screen for instructions .


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