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Adult Account integration methods

 

There are several different ways to integrate your site/shopping cart to the Adult Merchant Account and Payment Gateway. Be it a simple checkout redirect to our secure payment pages, using a cart plug-in, using a fully customisable API to allow for credit card storage to provide customers a quicker payment method (great for returning customers or recurring payments), or our mobile integration which allows for fully mobile payments - including apps.


We highly recommend that you understand the relevant integration methods, or ask whoever is doing the integration (such as a developer). Not only will this help you work out how you want payments to be taken on your website (for example will you use 3D Secure, store card details, repeat billing facility etc.) it will also enable you to complete the relevant online application.

Please note that you must integrate your website with one of the methods below before we can make your account live. Don't worry, we will only ask you to do this once your application has been 100% approved.

Below are the different methods available:

 

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CheckOut Integration


Please note that this bypasses SSL and PCI requirements and allows you to use mobile payments and the VPOS, but you cannot implement 3D secure or recurring payments through this integration.

CheckOut is intended to be used by merchants who don´t want to implement their own secure checkout and wish to redirect to our secure payment pages. The checkout system is designed to make the integration of the system as easy as possible. Integrating the checkout means integrating all our payments methods in one go.

The checkout consists of posting some parameters, such as price and item description to our checkout page. Doing so will create a payment page with all the relevant payment options.

 

The user can interact with the CheckOut page to make his payment. Once the customer finishes the payment, the gateway posts to the success or error URL at the merchant side. This indicates whether the payment processed successfully or failed, and the merchant can also take advantage of the payment details posted by the gateway in the response.


Below is a functional overview of the operations that have to be done to process with CheckOut:

  • Get token: This operation allows the merchant to send payment information and get a token in order to avoid tampering so that the end user never sees the information sent between the merchant and the merchant account system.

  • Redirection to CheckOut: If the token is successfully generated, the merchant has to redirect the end user to CheckOut, where the payment details will be introduced by the consumer into the payment page.

  • Response: Once the payment is processed, the customer will be redirected to one of the URLs provided by the merchant whether the payment was completed successfully or not




Web Service Integration (Basic Operations)


This integration type supports recurring billing, credit card storage and 3D Secure. but you are unable to use the VPOS (phone payment system using the one account) and a second merchant number will need to be generated. However this must be requested at the time of application.

The Basic Operations Web Service provides all the basic functionality you need to start processing transactions. This interface is ideal for customers who don’t have special requirements and want to start sending transactions as fast as possible.

The test page we supply displays a list of the available methods that can be called and also provides a link to the WSDL description of the Web Service. In addition, this is the URL where transactions must be posted during testing and integration process.

 

Once you know which web services fit better for your requirements, it is necessary to decide the flow used to collect the money from card holders. This can be done in two different ways: doing a one step operation called Payment, or in two steps using Authorize and Capture operations.

Please see below for an overview of these two different ways:

The next step is to select the protocol you will use to connect the web service. We support SOAP and HTTP POST requests; you can find detailed information and the samples available in the section Protocols Supported.


Below is a functional overview of the operations that have to be done to process with CheckOut:

  • Payment: This is the easiest way to bill an amount over a card. The Payment operation collects immediately the amount desired
  • Authorize: The authorize operation allows the merchant to book the desired money from the card. This is the preferred method since it provides the bank authorization to collect the money from the customer, but without collecting it immediately. This operation has two-steps and must always be completed by voiding the transaction or capturing, the completion must be done within a maximum time of 14 days

  • Capture: The Capture operation consists of collecting the money from authorizations previously done. Normally a Capture is performed for the total amount of the transaction but it might be possible to capture only part of the money reserved. Please note that only one Capture operation can be performed per Authorization

 



Recurring Billing (repeat) Transactions

Once a customers credit card details are completed and submitted, the information is then validated and saved securely. An ID for the card entered is given, which will be stored with the subscription record, for future billing. The card is charged using the stored card details and will either confirm their payment or inform you that the card was declined.

Within your website you will be able to view all new subscriptions and those which are due soon. Once a payment is due you can either manually request funds from the card which was stored originally for the user (useful if you need to do checks each time you bill) or use an automated system via an API. From the subscriptions page you can click the history button to see the list of payments that were made for that subscription. You will also be able to view a list of customers.


The cardId and Guid can be obtained in two ways:

  • When you perform a transaction: the engine returns the CardId and CardGuid used for the transaction in the Cdc

  • Explicitly calling the method RegisterCard

When using the recurring integration the credit card details will not be stored on your servers but they are stored on our PCI compliant servers. However you will still need to have PCI Compliance as they are initially entered within your website.


NOTE: Recurring transactions can be sent through the web service Basic Operations



Shopping Cart Plug-Ins

To enable us to provide shopping cart plug-ins for our Adult account, we have teamed up with Sellxed Payment Extensions to provide the plug-ins. You must also integrate with our Acapture integration method - subject to application as this method is not available to all merchants and is dependent on business industry and volume.

Acapture integrates with all alternative payment methods and manages your multi-currency, multi-language, multi-country and multi-platform eCommerce transactions through a single payment platform. As with all our accounts you get full guides, manuals and free support.

Please note that there is a one off payment of £140 (€172) plus 17p per transaction. All support for the specific plugin is provided as well as an a surety that the plugin connection with the payment platform is online 24/7. You also get the following included:

  • Instant Download

  • Free access to unique integration support

  • Free access to all updates and upgrades of your modules

  • All sellXed plugins are PCI DSS compliant


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The last step prior to go live is to complete the certification


The certification is a fast process that can be completed in a couple of minutes; it consists of sending some test transactions that will differ based on the features you will use in the live environment. We will monitor these transactions to check the information is received as expected.

When you are done with the integration let us know the web services and authorization flow you want to use live, with this information we will prepare and send you the test cases and will enable the traces in the server.

Due the nature of our business integrations methods can change. Therefore the information within these documents is subject to change without notice. Up-to-date manuals and integration guides are available once your account is active and ready for testing.




Protocols Supported

The Payment Processor functionality is published via Web Services that can be accessed using the next protocols:

  • Soap 1.1

  • Soap 1.2

All communications between customers and the bank are encrypted with SSL. We encourages the use of SOAP as the protocol to communicate with our web services. Using a SOAP toolkit dramatically reduces the development from a front-end perspective, since you don’t need to deal with XML or HTTP, but just instantiate objects and call methods on them. More information about SOAP can be found at:

All the web services are enabled to provide the WSDL necessary to build SOAP requests; in addition all operations provide an informational page with details about how to build the SOAP requests.

 



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