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Cardinal Commerce

What does Cardinal Commerce do?

If you are taking credit card payments on your own site using a payment provider like Authorize.net (AIM), PayPal Pro or PayFlow Pro, you may want to Integrate the Verified by Visa system in to your payment flow. This means that your customers will need to enter the four digit code from their bank to verify the purchase and card details. To implement this feature you will need to be running a minimum store version of 5.9 and sign up for a Cardinal Commerce account.

What is Payer Authentication?

Payer authentication, also known as Verified by Visa (VbV) and MasterCard® SecureCode™, is the set of security protocols developed by Visa and MasterCard which allow consumers to shop online more securely. Visa and MasterCard give back to eCommerce businesses that enable these programs by providing chargeback protection and lower interchange rates. The programs are also referred to as 3-D Secure. Simply put, payer authentication is validation that the online shopper is the cardholder. Merchants participating in the programs are helping to fight identity theft and consumers are thanking them by repeat shopping at these secure websites.

How do Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode work?

VbV and SecureCode enable cardholders to create a PIN (or “secure code”) and assign it to their credit card. During checkout, the Customer is prompted to enter their PIN and the cardholder’s identity can then be confirmed by their Card Issuing bank. The Card Issuer provides additional data elements to confirm the cardholder’s identity.

Integration with Ecommerce Templates

Log into your Centinel Production profile: https://paypal.cardinalcommerce.com
*** If you have not previously logged in you may be prompted to accept license agreement, please do so to continue***

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Select Manage Profile from Main Menu

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Select Manage Profile Information

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Set your transaction password in the field provided

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Hit Enter button to Save. The CardinalCommerce set-up is now complete.

Log into your Ecommerce Templates Control Panel and select Main Settings. Scroll to bottom of settings and enter Cardinal account details: Cardinal Merchant ID, Processor ID, and Transaction Password you set up above.

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Hit Submit at bottom to save changes.

Finally, you need to ask Cardinal Commerce what your transaction processing URL should be and then enter that information in your vsadmin/includes.asp or vsadmin/includes.php file. You only need to set this if the parameter Cardinal give you is different from...

for the ASP version ...

cardinalurl="https://centinel400.cardinalcommerce.com/maps/txns.asp"

For the PHP version..

$cardinalurl="https://centinel400.cardinalcommerce.com/maps/txns.asp";

For Paypal that would be...

for the ASP version ...

cardinalurl="https://paypal.cardinalcommerce.com/maps/txns.asp"

For the PHP version..

$cardinalurl="https://paypal.cardinalcommerce.com/maps/txns.asp";

The cardinalurl parameter is optional.

For assistance please contact implement@cardinalcommerce.com