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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

Your Merchants Could Win $5,000 from Authorize.Net Locked

Six merchants will win a $5,000 Visa Gift Card. Merchants properly displaying the Verified Merchant Seal are automatically entered. Yes, you read it right. Authorize.Net is giving away a $5,000 Visa gift card each month for the next six months. One o...

RichardH
Administrator

New 3rd Party Solution Forum Opens, Partner Programs forum merger Locked

Many of our community members have expressed interest in promoting their scripts and toolkits directly to other developers, enabling them to finish their projects faster without having to build everything from scratch. We’re excited to announce that ...

RichardH
Administrator

Issues with Test Account Creation Resolved Locked

We are experiencing an issue preventing the creation of new test accounts. We apologize for any inconvenience and will work to restore account creation capabilities soon. Richard

Michelle
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Test Server Currently Down Locked

Hey there, We're experiencing an issue with the test server right now. We are aware of the issue and working to get it back up and running again. We'll post to this thread once everything's good to go. Thanks for your patience and we apologize for an...

Michelle
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Fraudulent Phishing Email Locked

We have received reports that a fraudulent email is being sent out pretending to be from Authorize.Net that is actually a phishing attempt by an unknown source. If you receive a “Successful Credit Card Settlement Report” email that does not include y...

Michelle
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Authorize.Net Insta-Poll: Service Marketplaces Locked

We here at Authorize.Net are always interested in learning more about our developers, especially those of you who regularly visit our developer community. To help us learn more, we will occasionally be conducting quick polls here in the News and Anno...

Michelle
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System Downtime Notification Locked

On Saturday, April14, 2012, 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 syst...

Michelle
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C# SDK Updates Available Now Locked

We have recently updated the C# SDK. The latest version (1.7.1) is available now from the SDK downloads page. Here is a quick list of the bugs that have been fixed with this latest release:Transaction Details API Card type is now properly returned in...

Michelle
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Test Server Currently Down Locked

Hey there, We're experiencing an issue with the test server right now. We are aware of the issue and working to get it back up and running again. We'll post to this thread once everything's good to go. Thanks for your patience and we apologize for an...

Trevor
Administrator

Test interface appearance Locked

Hi Everybody, Just wanted to let you know that we are aware that the interface looks a bit off at the moment if you log into your test account. We are looking into the issue and hope to get it resolved soon. In the mean time, you can keep testing as ...

Michelle
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Mobile SDKs Available Now! Locked

We’re pleased to announce that we now have two mobile SDKs available for download. The mobile SDKs are for Android and iOS and support our Advanced Integration Method (AIM) XML API as well as the Transaction Details API. Additionally, the Android SDK...

Michelle
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Calling all you awesome developers! Locked

Interested in sharing your success story? Visa, Authorize.Net's parent company, is developing a press release about Authorize.Net's developer capabilities. They would love to speak to someone who has created an e-commerce application, has it up and r...

Michelle
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Test Server Issues Locked

Hey everybody, There were some issues over the weekend and earlier this morning that affected test account creation and some processing of transactions on the test server. The issues have been resolved now, however, so everything should be back to no...

Michelle
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System Downtime Notification Locked

On Saturday, October 15, 2011, 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...

Michelle
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Fraudulent Sites and Phishing Scams Locked

Authorize.Net occasionally identifies fraudulent websites which mimic the official Authorize.Net website. While we work to have these sites shut down in a timely manner, there is no guarantee that such sites will be shut down, nor a way for Authorize...

Michelle
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Test Account Access Error Locked

Hey everyone, Currently, there's an issue causing an error if you try to access your test account at https://test.authorize.net or https://sandbox.authorize.net/. Looks like transactions processed on the test server are still working, but access to t...

Michelle
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Affiliate and Customer Support Closed on Labor Day Locked

On Monday, September 5th, our Affiliate and Customer Support departments will be closed in observance of Labor Day. If your merchants need assistance, we suggest they review our searchable Support Center. We apologize for any inconvenience this may c...

Michelle
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Test Server Outage on 8/11 Locked

Late last night the test server was down for about a couple of hours or so, but is now functioning normally. If you were running test transactions late last night and got error 261 or some similar error, that was probably the cause of it. Thanks, Mic...

Michelle
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If you received a message from Arvic Search Services Locked

Recently it was brought to our attention that Arvic Search Services has contacted a number of our developers and community members claiming to do so at Visa’s instruction. This is, in fact, not the case. Authorize.Net and Visa are not affiliated with...

Michelle
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New Hosted Payment Form Updates Locked

Last week we released a few changes to the Authorize.Net hosted payment form. These changes will apply if you are Server Integration Method (SIM). These are the changes that we made: Removed the Reset Form button from the payment form. Added an optio...

Michelle
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Affiliate and Customer Support Closing Early on July 12th Locked

On Tuesday, July 12th, our Affiliate and Customer Support departments will be closing at 3:30 PM Pacific time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you or your merchants need assistance during that time, we suggest you review our sea...

Michelle
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C# SDK bug fixes released Locked

Last night we released an update to the C# SDK that should fix most of the reported bugs. The update includes the following:• You can now use single or double digits for the month when entering a date• The Transaction Details API supports all availab...

Michelle
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New Hosted Option for CIM Locked

We are pleased to announce that we have released a new, hosted option for our Customer Information Manager (CIM) API. The hosted CIM option provides a way for you to establish a hosted connection with Authorize.Net that allows the exchange of sensiti...

Michelle
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Payment Gateway System Downtime Notification Locked

On Saturday, May 21, 2011, 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 syste...

Michelle
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Customer Support Phone Lines Are Down Locked

Hey just FYI, our support phone lines are down. This means merchant, reseller and affiliate support are down. When you call, you'll get a fast busy signal. We're working on getting the phones fixed right now and will update this thread once they're r...

Michelle
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Latest Developer Center Release Locked

Hello everybody, This week we released a few updates to our site and SDKs. For you convenience, here’s a list of what was updated: For CIM in the Java SDK, ExtraOptions no longer causes a NullPointerException and PriorAuthCapture no longer incorrectl...

Michelle
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Links to Download the SDKs Broken Locked

Currently the links to download any of the SDKs are returning an error. We are working on a fix and will reply to this post once it has been resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience! Thanks, Michelle Developer Community Manager

Michelle
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The Testing Environment is Currently Down Locked

Hey everybody, Currently the testing environment is down. We're aware of it and are working to get it back up again. There is currently no ETA on when that may be, but once it's up and running again, I'll reply to this post. Thanks for your patience ...

Michelle
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Test Account CAPTCHA Issue Locked

Hey everyone, There is an issue right now with the test account application wherein the CAPTCHA isn't fully displaying or displaying at all. We are aware of this and are working on a fix right now. In the meantime, you can try to get a test account b...

Elaine
Trusted Contributor

System Downtime Notification Locked

We will be performing routine system maintenance on our test environment in the early hours of the morning on 4/28/2011, beginning at approximately 6am PDT with expected completion to be done before 8am PDT. It is unlikely that there will be any visi...

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