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Getting Started

Basis Theory provides APIs, SDKs, and all of the tools you need to make your sensitive data more secure and usable.
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What is Basis Theory?

Our software becomes a core part of your infrastructure enabling you to quickly encrypt, tokenize, and store any payload securely. Your token infrastructure can be used to protect data at rest, as it passes between your own internal systems, or how it's permissioned and shared with third parties.

Basis Theory Infrastructure

Before You Begin

To begin taking full advantage of the Basis Theory platform, we recommend creating an account or logging in to our portal to create your first Tenant.

Start Building

Collect Cards

Accept credit/debit cards in your web or mobile applications.

Issue Cards

Securely store issued cards using and Issuer API.

Collect Data from Web

Securely collect data in your web application.

Collect Inbound Sensitive Data

Tokenize sensitive data before it touches your API.

Learn the Basics


Use tokens to secure and share your sensitive data.


Learn about the expression language supported throughout the Basis Theory API.


Authenticate against the Basis Theory API with granular permissions.


Send and receive sensitive data without touching it.

Start with a Blueprint

Blueprints are end-to-end guides around common use cases with the Basis Theory platform to help reduce or eliminate the compliance, regulatory, and security burdens.

Cards Blueprints

Cards Blueprints

Guides for working with cards in order to meet 95% of the compliance requirements of PCI in as little as 5 minutes.
Personal Information Blueprints

Personal Information Blueprints

Guides for collecting, processing, and revealing personal information while complying with data privacy regulations.

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Access Controls

Use granular controls to limit the scope of your data.


Run code against your data in a secure environment.


Search your data without decrypting it.