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Michelle
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Welcome to the Community! Pinned

Welcome to the Authorize.Net Developer Community. The purpose of this community is to provide a peer-to-peer support and interaction channel for developers using Authorize.Net’s APIs, certification and affiliate programs. To be part of our community,...

RichardH
Administrator

Sandbox Maintenance Notice July 27, 2016 Locked

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, we will be conducting maintenance on the sandbox environment. New transaction processing ("Authorization Only" and "Authorize and Capture" transactions) should not be affected, however, beginning at approximately 10:00 PM...

RichardH
Administrator

Sandbox Maintenance Notice - May 11, 2016 Locked

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, we will be conducting maintenance on the sandbox environment. New transaction processing ("Authorization Only" and "Authorize and Capture" transactions) should not be affected, however, beginning at approximately 5:00 PM u...

RichardH
Administrator

Sandbox System Downtime Notification - May 10, 2016 Locked

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, we will be conducting maintenance on the sandbox environment. New transaction processing ("Authorization Only" and "Authorize and Capture" transactions) should not be affected, however, beginning at 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Pac...

Lilith
Administrator

Update Regarding TLS Remediation and PCI DSS Locked

Update, 4-19-2016; please refer to this blog post for latest details. ---- As you are probably aware, the PCI Security Standards Council announced in December 2015 that its deadline for remediating existing TLS 1.0 standards has been moved to June 20...

RichardH
Administrator

Sandbox Maintenance Notice - April 12, 2016 Locked

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, we will be performing some maintenance on our sandbox system. As the work is being performed, you may experience intermittent problems accessing your sandbox account or using the sandbox API. This work is scheduled to star...

Michelle
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System Downtime Notification - April 9, 2016 Locked

On Saturday, April 9, 2016, we will be implementing planned payment gateway updates. Beginning at 10:00 PM until 10:30 PM Pacific time, the following services will be intermittently inaccessible: New transaction processing ("Authorization Only" and "...

RichardH
Administrator

Request for Comments: API Best Practices Locked

A new API Best Practices draft is available and we're looking for developer feedback. Click here to review the API Best Practices Guide

Michelle
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System Downtime Notification - October 10, 2015 Locked

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, we will be implementing planned payment gateway updates. Beginning at 10:30 PM until 11:00 PM Pacific time, the following services will be inaccessible: New transaction processing ("Authorization Only" and "Authorize an...

Michelle
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System Downtime Notification on June 19th Locked

On Friday, June 19, 2015, we will be implementing planned payment gateway updates. Beginning at 9:00 PM until 9:30 PM Pacific time, the following services will be inaccessible: Transaction processing, including follow-on transactions (voids, refunds,...

RichardH
Administrator

Shared Sandbox Accounts Discontinued May 15 Locked

On May 15, 2015, Authorize.Net end support for shared developer sandbox accounts and instead encourage developers to create new individual accounts at http://developer.authorize.net/sandbox. Shared developer accounts were created prior to 2010 when w...

Michelle
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New Date for System Downtime and ARB Inactive Subscription Purge Locked

The system downtime we previously announced for March 21st did not occur as planned. The new date is Saturday, April 18th, 2015. Beginning at 10:30 PM Pacific time, there will be up to a 30 minute period of time in which the payment gateway, Reseller...

Michelle
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New Authorize.Net Status Page Locked

We are pleased to introduce a new Authorize.Net system status page available at https://status.authorize.net. The new status page will provide the current status of the following six Authorize.Net services: Transaction Processing Merchant Interface S...

Michelle
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System Downtime and ARB Inactive Subscription Purge Notifications Locked

System Downtime NotificationOn Saturday, March 21, 2015, we will be implementing planned payment gateway updates. Beginning at 10:30 PM Pacific time, there will be up to a 15 minute period of time in which the payment gateway, Reseller and Merchant I...

Michelle
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Expanded 24x7 Merchant Support Hours Locked

We are pleased to announce that our Merchant Support department is now available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We realize that sometimes merchants need to reach Authorize.Net outside regular business hours, and we hope that our new, expande...

Trevor
Administrator

Sandbox Maintenance Notification - March 7, 2015 Locked

On Saturday, March 7, 2015, we will be performing some maintenance on our sandbox system. As the work is being performed, you may experience intermittent problems accessing your sandbox account or using the sandbox API. This work is scheduled to star...

Michelle
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Reminder for Merchants to Download Transactions from 2012 Locked

Important: On February 24, 2015, all your merchants' transactions from 2012 will be permanently archived and no longer accessible through the Merchant Interface.Authorize.Net retains your merchants' transaction history for a minimum of two years, whi...

RichardH
Administrator

Sandbox Maintenance Completed Locked

Maintenance will be performed on the developer sandbox today but will not affect sandbox transaction processing. Search queries will be unavailable for planned maintenance from 8:00 AM to approximately 11 AM Pacific. We apologize for any inconvenienc...

Michelle
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Updated Support Hours Locked

Support Open on Columbus DayYesterday, we posted an announcement indicating that our Affiliate and Merchant Support departments would be closed on Monday, October 13, 2014, in observance of Columbus Day.Please disregard that message. Both Affiliate a...

Michelle
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Sandbox Downtime Notification - Completed Locked

On Monday, September 29, 2014, we will be conducting maintenance on the sandbox environment. Beginning at 10:00 PM Pacific time, there will be up to a 30 minute period of time in which the sandbox environment will be inaccessible.We apologize for any...

Michelle
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Sandbox Downtime - Rescheduled to Sept 19th Locked

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, we will be conducting maintenance on the sandbox environment. Beginning at 10:00 PM Pacific time, there will be up to a 30 minute period of time in which the sandbox environment will be inaccessible.We apologize for ...

Michelle
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Sandbox Downtime - POSTPONED Locked

The previously announced sandbox downtime has been postponed. We will post a new announcement with the new date and time as soon as we have it. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks, Michelle Original Message: On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, we will be ...

Michelle
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System Downtime Notification - August 16, 2014 Locked

On Saturday, August 16, 2014, we will be implementing planned payment gateway updates. Beginning at 10:30 PM Pacific time, there will be up to a 15 minute period of time in which the payment gateway, Merchant and Reseller Interfaces, and all other sy...

RichardH
Administrator

Sandbox Maintenance Completed Locked

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the developer sandbox will be unavailable for planned maintenance from 8:00 AM to approximately 1 PM Pacific. During this scheduled maintenance period, all sandbox payment gateway, merchant Interfaces, and all other syste...

Michelle
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System Downtime Notification - March 22, 2014 Locked

On Saturday, March 22, 2014, we will be implementing planned payment gateway updates. Beginning at 10:30 PM Pacific time, there will be up to a 15 minute period of time in which the payment gateway, Merchant and Reseller Interfaces, and all other sys...

Michelle
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Reminder for Merchants to Download Transactions from 2011 Locked

Important: On March 8, 2014, all your merchants' transactions from 2011 will be permanently archived and no longer accessible through the Merchant Interface.Authorize.Net retains your merchants' transaction history for a minimum of two years, which i...

Michelle
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System Downtime Notification - October 12, 2013 Locked

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, we will be implementing planned payment gateway updates. Beginning at 10:30 PM Pacific time, there will be up to a 15 minute period of time in which the payment gateway, Merchant and Reseller Interfaces, and all other s...

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