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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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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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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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

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Simple Checkout--Donation Button Update Locked

I have some good news for anyone using the Donation Button feature of Simple Checkout. If you are using the button, but are only using it to allow your customers to specify a payment amount, the word "Donation" has been removed from the payment form....

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Testing Server Intermittent on 8/3/2010 Locked

We are making some maintenance updates to the testing environment today which may cause the testing server to be down intermittently. But it should be fully operational again tomorrow.Thanks,MichelleDeveloper Community Manager

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Second Partial Authorization Release Locked

Hey everyone, The second part of the partial authorization release is available now and includes support for the Virtual Point of Sale (VPOS) and Customer Information Manager (CIM). VPOS - VPOS has been updated to support the new requirements, but is...

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MasterCard and Discover Requirements Update Locked

In late March, we posted a message regarding MasterCard and Discover’s modifications to the rules concerning the processing of debit, pre-paid and gift cards for merchants located in the United States. Recently MasterCard and Discover relaxed the req...

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x_response_subcode removed Locked

Recently we removed x_response_subcode from our SIM, Relay and Silent Post responses. The data returned in x_response_subcode was for internal tracking only. I apologize if this caused any issues with your integration. As a best practice, we recommen...

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Amount field returning $0 in test transaction responses Locked

With the release of the partial authorization functionality the other day, anyone running test transactions is seeing the returned amount as $0 in the response, which is the actually authorized amount. Since it's a test transaction, no amount was aut...

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First Partial Authorization Release Locked

Hey everyone, On Tuesday, June 29th, we released support for partial authorization transactions as described in our previous post . With this release, Authorize.Net now supports these transactions on two processors, FDC Nashville and RBS WorldPay. Th...

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Transaction Error Issue Locked

Just FYI, in case any of your merchants contact you about this: Currently there is a system issue that is causing some merchants to receive an error with their approved transaction response. This error does not reflect the actual transaction status. ...

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CIM not working in the test environment Locked

Hey everyone, There's currently an issue with CIM that's causing it to throw errors in the testing environment. We are aware of this issue and are working on a fix. No ETA though. I'll update this post once I have any more information. Thanks, Michel...

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Testing Server Intermittent on 6/15/2010. Locked

We are making some maintenance updates to the testing environment today which may cause the testing server to be down intermittently. But it should be fully operational again tomorrow. Thanks, Michelle Developer Community Manager

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System Downtime Notice Locked

On Saturday, June 5, 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 syste...

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Visa to Acquire CyberSource Locked

Visa Inc. and CyberSource Corporation, provider of CyberSource and Authorize.Net payment management services, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Visa to purchase CyberSource. The press release announcing the agreem...

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New MasterCard/Discover Processing Requirements Locked

Hey all, You may or may not have heard anything about the upcoming MasterCard and Discover mandates, but regardless there are some important changes coming up that you need to be aware of. This'll be a long post, but please read the whole thing as it...

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CIM Release Part 2 is Here! Locked

So remember we announced back in November (see here if you’ve forgotten) part 1 of a 2-part CIM release? Well guess what? Part 2 is here! (pausing for a round of applause---or at least a quiet little golf clap--:smileyvery-happy:) Just a refresher, t...

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XO Communications Issue Yesterday Locked

Hey all, Just an FYI for those who may be wondering. Yesterday, XO Communications had a line go down which caused connection issues for any merchants who were routing through that particular line. They have fixed the line and all transaction processi...

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Testing server is down --RESOLVED Locked

The testing server is now running normally again. Thanks, Michelle ______________ Original Message: Our testing server is currently down. We are aware of it and are working to get it back up ASAP. We'll let you know when it's back up again. Thanks, M...

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