These procedures describe how to add a payment services provider/author. An authorizer is a payment services provider that supports a merchant by providing online services for accepting and authorizing electronic payments for sales of the merchant's goods and/or services.
These are the general instructions for adding a payment services provider/authorizer. For the specific settings you need to use for each provider/authorizer refer to Configuration Settings by Provider/Authorizer.
To add an authorizer:
Click the Add Authorizer link. The Create Authorizer page opens.
|For the specific Authorizer settings for each provider/authorizer of standard processing payment types (Credit Card, Gift Card, 3rd Party Checkout and, for CyberSource only, Checking), refer to Configuration Settings by Provider/Authorizer.|
At Authorizer Name (Required), enter the name of the authorizer.
Besides the ability for you to create a record for the authorizers (payment services providers) that support standard processing of the Credit Card, Gift Card and 3rd Party Checkout payment types, a "Default" authorizer is also provided to support one or more of the non-processing payment types, listed below, that are not subject to authorization by a payment services provider.
- Purchase Order Number
At Custom URL1, enter values that support custom functionality or custom values.
|The Custom URL field acts as a placeholder in the authorizer entity.|
At Status, use the drop-down list to select Active (recommended) or New, as applicable.
| For the credit card and gift card payment types, only one payment provider/authorizer each may be configured with "Active" or "New" status per project. That is, there can be both an active/new credit card provider and an active/new gift card provider at the same time, but no more than one of each.|
Currently, Shift4 is the only payment services provider/authorizer that supports both credit cards and gift cards. In a case where Shift4 is configured with "Active" or "New" status for both credit cards and gift cards, then no other provider may be made active/new at the same time for either.
|Once you have successfully added the authorizer, continue with Add Authorization Info.|