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Activate a trialing subscription

posthttps://api.paddle.com/subscriptions/{subscription_id}/activate

Activates a trialing subscription using its ID. Only trialing subscriptions can be activated.

On activation, Paddle bills for a subscription immediately. Subscription billing dates are recalculated based on the activation date (the time the activation request is made).

If successful, Paddle returns a copy of the updated subscription entity. The subscription status is active, and billing dates are updated to reflect the activation date.

Path Parameters

subscription_idstringrequired

Paddle ID of the subscription entity to work with.

Response

dataobject

Represents a subscription entity.

idstring

Unique Paddle ID for this subscription entity, prefixed with sub_.

statusstring

Status of this subscription. Set automatically by Paddle. Use the pause subscription or cancel subscription operations to change.

customer_idstring

Paddle ID of the customer that this subscription is for, prefixed with ctm_.

address_idstring

Paddle ID of the address that this subscription is for, prefixed with add_.

business_idstring or null

Paddle ID of the business that this subscription is for, prefixed with biz_.

currency_codestring

Supported three-letter ISO 4217 currency code. Transactions for this subscription are created in this currency. Must be USD, EUR, or GBP if collection_mode is manual.

created_atstring<date-time>

RFC 3339 datetime string of when this entity was created. Set automatically by Paddle.

updated_atstring<date-time>

RFC 3339 datetime string of when this entity was updated. Set automatically by Paddle.

started_atstring or null

RFC 3339 datetime string of when this subscription started. This may be different from first_billed_at if the subscription started in trial.

first_billed_atstring or null

RFC 3339 datetime string of when this subscription was first billed. This may be different from started_at if the subscription started in trial.

next_billed_atstring or null

RFC 3339 datetime string of when this subscription is next scheduled to be billed.

paused_atstring or null

RFC 3339 datetime string of when this subscription was paused. Set automatically by Paddle when the pause subscription operation is used. null if not paused.

canceled_atstring or null

RFC 3339 datetime string of when this subscription was canceled. Set automatically by Paddle when the cancel subscription operation is used. null if not canceled.

discountobject or null

Details of the discount applied to this subscription.

collection_modestring

How payment is collected for transactions created for this subscription. automatic for checkout, manual for invoices.

billing_detailsobject or null

Details for invoicing. Required if collection_mode is manual.

current_billing_periodobject or null

Current billing period for this subscription. Set automatically by Paddle based on the billing cycle.

billing_cycleobject

How often this subscription renews. Set automatically by Paddle based on the prices on this subscription.

scheduled_changeobject or null

Change that's scheduled to be applied to a subscription. Use the pause subscription, cancel subscription, and resume subscription operations to create scheduled changes. null if no scheduled changes.

management_urlsobject

Public URLs that customers can use to make changes to this subscription. For security, the token appended to each link is temporary. You shouldn't store these links.

itemsarray[object]

Represents a subscription item.

custom_dataobject or null

Your own structured key-value data.

import_metaobject or null

Import information for this entity. null if this entity is not imported.

metaobject

Information about this response.

request_idstring

Unique ID for the request relating to this response. Provide this when contacting Paddle support about a specific request.