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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,...

Michelle
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System Downtime Notification Locked

On Saturday, May 7, 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 system...

Elaine
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Transaction Details API Timestamp Corrected Locked

Recently, some of you may have noticed that there was a change in the format of the timestamp as it was submitted and returned with Transaction Details API responses. The issue was that we were treating the timestamp as UTC or UTC Daylight regardless...

Elaine
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Test Account Secret Answer Locked

If you have found yourself being asked to answer your secret question in your test account and haven't a recollection of selecting one, you are not alone. This is because your secret question and answer are created by the script that creates your tes...

Michelle
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Test Account Application Issue Locked

Hey there, There's something going on with the test account application page. Not sure what yet, but we're working on it. Until we figure it out, it's not possible to sign up for a new test account. We'll post to this thread once the issue is resolve...

Michelle
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Reminder to Download Transactions Locked

Important: On March 31, 2011, all transactions from 2008 will be permanently archived and no longer accessible through the Merchant Interface. Authorize.Net retains transaction history for a minimum of two years, which is accessible though the Mercha...

Michelle
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Introducing getUnsettledTransactionList and getBatchStatistics Locked

Hey all, We're pleased to announce two new calls to the Transaction Details API, getUnsettledTransactionList and getBatchStatistics. getUnsettledTransactionList returns up to 1,000 unsettled transactions per call, returning the most recent transactio...

Michelle
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Testing Server Down Locked

Our testing environment is currently down. We are aware of the issue and working to get it back up and running again. We'll post more to this message later. Thanks, Michelle Developer Community Manager

Michelle
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Latest Developer Center Release Complete Locked

Our latest Developer Center release is now complete. Any of the bugs or errors reported to us concerning the SDKs should now be resolved. As part of the release, all of our SDKs now fully support CIM, ARB, eCheck.Net, Card Present and the Transaction...

Elaine
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System Downtime Notification Locked

Today, Thursday January 13th, we will be performing some system maintenance for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 4:10pm (Pacific). During this time you may experience errors or be unable to process through our test environment. Thank you for you...

Michelle
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Settlement Changes in Test Accounts Locked

In the past, when using a test environment account, transactions would only settle about every 10 minutes and settlement did not occur by default. Instead you had to email developer support with your test account Login ID asking that settlement be in...

Michelle
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Questions on Direct Post Method Locked

Hey everyone, We're excited about our new Direct Post Method (DPM) and even more excited about the interest so far. Just as an FYI, as this is still a new product though, there may be a longer than usual delay in responding to your questions about DP...

Michelle
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Change to getTransactionDetailsand getSettledBatchList Locked

Hey there, With the latest release of getTransactionList, there are a couple of changes we made to the other two calls in the reporting API, getTransactionDetailsand getSettledBatchList. The guides will be updated soon, but in the meantime, here is w...

Michelle
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New API Call -- getTransactionList Locked

Hi everyone,The third call of our new reporting API is available now! (And there was much rejoicing....yay!) :smileyhappy:This third call flushes out the already released getTransactionDetails and getSettledBatchList calls. Now you can retrieve the t...

Michelle
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What to do when locked out of your test account.... Locked

If you've forgotten your password or your login ID for your test account, there are two handy dandy links you can use on the login page to retrieve one or the other. But if you go through either the Forgot Your Password? or Forgot Your Login ID? link...

Michelle
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Upcoming Change to ARB API Locked

If you are currently using Automated Recurring Billing (ARB) and have also been using the new ARBGetSubscriptionStatus API call, there is an upcoming change to the call that will require a slight change. To make sure the call is consistent with the r...

Michelle
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New Test Account Process Locked

One of the new features of the Developer Center is a new test account application process. The old process involved applying and waiting for your account. You would be issued either a shared account or a dedicated account, which required activation o...

Michelle
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New XML API for Transaction Processing Locked

Hi again, Today, we're also pleased to announce that we now have an XML API for Transaction Processing. The API, createTransactionRequest, is available now. The guide is still being finalized, but you can review the XSD at https://api.authorize.net/x...

Michelle
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New API Call -- getSettledBatchList Locked

Hi everyone, The next call of our new reporting API is available now! :smileyhappy: We announced a new call a couple of weeks ago for getTransactionDetails. Now you can retrieve your settled batches using the new getSettledBatchList call. This API is...

Michelle
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Dedicated Test Account Issue Locked

Hey everyone, Currently there is an issue with applications for our dedicated test accounts. We are looking into it, but in the meantime, if you apply for a developer test account, you will only be able to get a shared test account. This means that t...

Michelle
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Test Environment Downtime Notification Locked

This Friday, October 8, 2010, we will be performing scheduled maintenance on the testing server. Beginning at 5:00 PM Pacific and going until 12:00 AM Pacific, the testing environment will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank ...

Michelle
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System Downtime Notification Locked

On Saturday, October 16, 2010, 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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System Downtime Notice for Test Environment Locked

Tonight, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Pacific, we will be making some updates to the test environment which will cause it to be down for up to 60 minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks, Michelle Developer Community Manager

Michelle
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New API Call -- getTransactionDetails Locked

One of the features that’s been most requested from the community is the ability to retrieve transaction data programatically for reconciliation or custom reporting. So here you go! We're happy to introduce the Transaction Details API. This API is av...

Michelle
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XSS and IE8 - a common problem and its solution Locked

When IE8 was released, they added a new XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) filter which is turned on for all users by default. The purpose of the filter is to detect and mitigate a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. Cross-site scripting attacks occur when a ...

Michelle
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New Payment Form Customization Options Locked

We are pleased to introduce new customization options for the Authorize.Net hosted payment form. These enhancements will allow you to better integrate the payment form and receipt page to the look and feel of your merchants' websites. You can now cus...

Michelle
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CIM not working in the test environment Locked

Hey everyone, CIM is currently not working in our testing environment. We are aware of the issue and working to get it back up and running again. There is no ETA at this time, but we'll post more to this thread when we know more. Thanks, Michelle Dev...

Michelle
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We want to hear from you! Check out our survey. Locked

Hey everyone, Here at good ole Authorize.Net, we're always looking for things we can improve on. And as developers, you all are on the front line of our product and are one of best resources that we have. As we look ahead, we want to hear from you ab...

Michelle
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Testing Server Down Locked

Our testing environment is currently down. We are aware of the issue and working to get it back up and running again. We'll post more to this message later. Thanks, Michelle Developer Community Manager

Michelle
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New ARB Call -- ARBGetSubscriptionStatus Available on 8/24 Locked

One of the top-requested features we have received for our Automated Recurring Billing™ (ARB) feature is a way to check the status of a subscription using the API. Well we are pleased to announce that on August 24, 2010, that functionality will be av...

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