Klarna Customer token lifecycle
After a Klarna customer token has been created by you, the token will live on in Klarna's system. This article explains the lifecycle of a token.
A Klarna purchase token is the combination of consumer details and payment method data, together with a connection to a specific merchant. These purchase tokens are stored in Klarna’s internal secure databases and no private information is externally shared from them.
The advantage of purchase tokens compared with a regular purchase is that, since customer data and payment method data are already collected, all information necessary to complete a purchase is already completed.
Thus the merchant only needs to add information about a specific order and send a request to place an order.
How long is it active
There is no fixed lifetime for tokens. As long as they are used to create new orders they will remain active in Klarna’s systems.
How to disable a token
A token is always tied to a specific merchant. On Klarna’s side this ownership of a token is done on a merchant ID-level. This Merchant ID is given to you when you are onboarded to Klarna’s system.
If you are using different Merchant IDs for different purposes within your company (e.g. one merchant ID used for signing up customer and one for actually placing orders), it is possible to share tokens across different merchant IDs.
If you want to enable this, please reach out to your contact person at Klarna.