Step 2: Create an Order

To process any payment on Cashfree PG, the merchant needs to create an order in the cashfree system.


Order creation must happen from your backend (as this API uses your secret key). Please do not call this directly from your mobile application.

Cashfree provides two environments, one being the sandbox environment for developers to test the payment flow & responses and the other being production environment which gets shipped to production. The URL for these are -
Production ->
Sandbox ->

Note: Please see the description of the request below.

Order creation API

Create Order Request

curl --location '' \
--header 'X-Client-Secret: {{clientKey}}' \
--header 'X-Client-Id: {{clientId}}' 
--header 'x-api-version: 2023-08-01' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--header 'Accept: application/json' \
--data-raw '{
  "order_amount": 10.10,
  "order_currency": "INR",
  "customer_details": {
    "customer_id": "USER123",
    "customer_name": "joe",
    "customer_email": "[email protected]",
    "customer_phone": "+919876543210"
  "order_meta": { 
    "return_url": "",

import com.cashfree.*;

Cashfree.XClientId = {Client Key};
Cashfree.XClientSecret = {Client Secret Key};
Cashfree.XEnvironment = Cashfree.SANDBOX;

static void createOrder() {
  CustomerDetails customerDetails = new CustomerDetails();

  CreateOrderRequest request = new CreateOrderRequest();
  try {
    Cashfree cashfree = new Cashfree();
    ApiResponse<OrderEntity> response = cashfree.PGCreateOrder("2023-08-01", request, null, null, null);

  } catch (ApiException e) {
    throw new RuntimeException(e);
import (
  cashfree ""

func createOrder() {

clientId := {Client ID}
clientSecret := {Client Secret Key}
cashfree.XClientId = &clientId
cashfree.XClientSecret = &clientSecret
cashfree.XEnvironment = cashfree.SANDBOX

request := cashfree.CreateOrderRequest{
		OrderAmount: 1,
		CustomerDetails: cashfree.CustomerDetails{
			CustomerId:    "1",
			CustomerPhone: "9999999999",
		OrderCurrency: "INR",
		OrderSplits:   []cashfree.VendorSplit{},
	version := "2023-08-01"
	response, httpResponse, err := cashfree.PGCreateOrder(&version, &request, nil, nil, nil)
	if err != nil {
	} else {

using cashfree_pg.Client;

using cashfree_pg.Model;

Cashfree.XClientId = {Client ID};

Cashfree.XClientSecret = {Client Secret Key};

Cashfree.XEnvironment = Cashfree.PRODUCTION;

var cashfree = new Cashfree();

var xApiVersion = "2023-08-01";

void CreateOrder() {
    var customerDetails = new CustomerDetails("123", null, "9999999999");
    var createOrdersRequest = new CreateOrderRequest(null, 1.0, "INR", customerDetails);
    try {
        // Create Order
        var result = cashfree.PGCreateOrder(xApiVersion, createOrdersRequest, null, null, null);
        Console.WriteLine((result.Content as OrderEntity));
    } catch (ApiException e) {
        Console.WriteLine("Exception when calling PGCreateOrder: " + e.Message);
        Console.WriteLine("Status Code: " + e.ErrorCode);
import { Cashfree } from "cashfree-pg"; 

Cashfree.XClientId = {Client ID};
Cashfree.XClientSecret = {Client Secret Key};
Cashfree.XEnvironment = Cashfree.Environment.PRODUCTION;

function createOrder() {
  var request = {
    "order_amount": "1",
    "order_currency": "INR",
    "customer_details": {
      "customer_id": "node_sdk_test",
      "customer_name": "",
      "customer_email": "[email protected]",
      "customer_phone": "9999999999"
    "order_meta": {
      "return_url": ""
    "order_note": ""

  Cashfree.PGCreateOrder("2023-08-01", request).then((response) => {
    var a =;
    .catch((error) => {
      console.error('Error setting up order request:',;
\Cashfree\Cashfree::$XClientId = "<x-client-id>";
\Cashfree\Cashfree::$XClientSecret = "<x-client-secret>";
\Cashfree\Cashfree::$XEnvironment = Cashfree\Cashfree::$SANDBOX;

$cashfree = new \Cashfree\Cashfree();

$x_api_version = "2023-08-01";
$create_orders_request = new \Cashfree\Model\CreateOrdersRequest();
$customer_details = new \Cashfree\Model\CustomerDetails();

try {
    $result = $cashfree->PGCreateOrder($x_api_version, $create_orders_request);
} catch (Exception $e) {
    echo 'Exception when calling PGCreateOrder: ', $e->getMessage(), PHP_EOL;
from cashfree_pg.models.create_order_request import CreateOrderRequest
from cashfree_pg.api_client import Cashfree
from cashfree_pg.models.customer_details import CustomerDetails

Cashfree.XClientId = {Client ID}
Cashfree.XClientSecret = {Client Secret Key}
Cashfree.XEnvironment = Cashfree.XSandbox
x_api_version = "2023-08-01"

def create_order():
        customerDetails = CustomerDetails(customer_id="123", customer_phone="9999999999")
        createOrderRequest = CreateOrderRequest(order_amount=1, order_currency="INR", customer_details=customerDetails)
            api_response = Cashfree().PGCreateOrder(x_api_version, createOrderRequest, None, None)
        except Exception as e:

Create Order Response

  "cf_order_id": "1539553",
  "created_at": "2021-07-19T16:13:35+05:30",
  "customer_details": {
    "customer_id": "7112AAA812234",
    "customer_name": null,
    "customer_email": "[email protected]",
    "customer_phone": "9908734801"
  "entity": "order",
  "order_amount": 5.01,
  "order_currency": "INR",
  "order_expiry_time": "2021-08-18T16:13:34+05:30",
  "order_id": "order_271vWwzSQOHe01ZVXpEcguVxQSRqr",
  "order_meta": {
    "return_url": "",
    "payment_methods": null
  "order_note": null,
  "order_status": "PAID",
  "payment_session_id": "session_7NvteR73Fh11P3f3bNdcubIAJgBJJgGK9diC6U5jvr_jfWBS8o-Z2iPf20diqBMVfWDwvARGrISZRCPoDSWjw4Eb1GrKtoZZQT_BWyXW25fD"

Use test API keys for creating order in Sandbox/test environment and prod API keys for creating order in prod environment. Refer here to know how to generate or view API keys.

If the order creation is successful you will receive a 200 response and the order entity in response. This order entity contains relevant details for the order.

We recommend that you store the following parameters at your end order_id, cf_order_id , payment_session_id, and the order_status.

Note: The payment_session_id contains all the order details and has to be sent to the SDK while initiating the payment.


Please refer our Order Creation for more details regarding parameters and more.

Create order in production environment

Use Prod API keys for creating order in prod environment and follow the above mentioned steps. Refer here to know how to generate or view prod API keys.

You also need to whitelist your iOS package on Cashfree Payments system. Refer here to know how to do Whitelisting.

Please note that prod environment can be accessed only when PG is activated for your account.