notification APIv1.2.0


This method allows applications to retrieve subscription details for the specified subscription.

Specify the subscription to retrieve using the subscription_id. Use the getSubscriptions method to browse all subscriptions if you do not know the subscription_id.

Subscriptions allow applications to express interest in notifications and keep receiving the information relevant to their business.


Resource URI (production)


URI parameters

subscription_idstringThe unique identifier for the subscription.

Occurrence: Required

HTTP request headers

All requests made to eBay REST operations require you to provide the Authorization HTTP header for authentication authorization.

OAuth scope

This request requires an access token created with either authorization code grant flow or client credentials grant flow. Please refer to the note below for more details.

The access token must be created using one or more scopes from the following list (please check your Application Keys page for a list of OAuth scopes available to your application):

See OAuth access tokens for more information.

Note: An OAuth token created with the client credentials grant flow and the scope is required in order to create, update, or retrieve application-based subscriptions to notification topics. An OAuth token created with the authorization code grant flow and the scope is required in order to create, update, or retrieve user-based subscriptions to notification topics.


HTTP response headers

Output container/fieldTypeDescription
subscriptionIdstringThe unique identifier for the subscription.

Occurrence: Conditional

topicIdstringThe unique identifier for the topic associated with this subscription.

Occurrence: Conditional

statusSubscriptionStatusEnumThe status of this subscription.

Occurrence: Conditional

creationDatestringThe creation date for this subscription.

Occurrence: Conditional

payloadSubscriptionPayloadDetailThe payload associated with this subscription.

Occurrence: Conditional

payload.formatFormatTypeEnumThe supported format.

Occurrence: Required

payload.schemaVersionstringThe supported schema version.

Occurrence: Required

payload.deliveryProtocolProtocolEnumThe supported protocol. For exmaple: HTTPS

Occurrence: Required

destinationIdstringThe unique identifier for the destination associated with this subscription.

Occurrence: Conditional

HTTP status codes

This call can return one of the following HTTP status codes. For an overview of the status codes, see HTTP status codes in Using eBay RESTful APIs.

404Not Found
500Internal Server Error

Error codes

For more on errors, plus the codes of other common errors, see Handling errors.

195000API_NOTIFICATIONAPPLICATIONThere was a problem with an eBay internal system or process. Contact eBay developer support for assistance.
195013API_NOTIFICATIONREQUEST Invalid subscription Id.



New to making API calls? Please see Making a Call.

Note: Identifiers, such as order IDs or user IDs, and personal data in these samples might be anonymized or may no longer be active on eBay. If necessary, substitute current, relevant eBay data in your requests.

Sample 1: Get subscription

This method allows applications or users to retrieve subscription details and status for the specified subscription (and application).


Ths input specifies the subscription_id.


The output is a subscription and its details such as the subscriptionId, topicId, status, creationDate, payload, and destinationId.