Use Authorize.Net payment processor

When you have chosen Authorize.Net as a payment method's payment processor in Create payment methods, you should configure and run a successful test before you attempt a live configuration.

Setting up a test configuration

  1. Connect to to sign up for a test account.
  2. Fill out the form and save the API Login ID and the Transaction Key that are provided by Authorize.Net.
  3. On Create a payment method page, select the credit card that you are going to accept.
  4. Select the Test Mode option.
  5. In URL, enter
    (If you are developer with a developer’s account and only want to test the API communications, enter
  6. In Login Id, enter the API Login ID that was provided by Authorize.Net.
  7. In Transaction Key, enter the Transaction Key that was provided by Authorize.Net.
  8. In Timeout, enter 30000.
  9. In Payment type, select one of the following:
    • Sale
       Puts funds directly into the merchant account.
    • Authorize
      Authorizes the credit card, but does not submit the payment for settlement until it is done manually. The authorization expires in 30 days.
      You can submit authorization-only transactions to verify the availability of funds on the customer’s credit card before finalizing the transaction. This transaction type can also be submitted if you do not currently have an item in stock or you want to review orders before shipping goods.
    • Authorize & Capture
      Authorizes the credit card, and, if approved, submits the payment for settlement.
  10. In API Version, enter 3.1
  11. Clear the option This payment method is active.
  12. Click Create this payment method.

After you finish setting up your ecommerce website, you can place orders, and then see a report on those test orders by logging in to and clicking the Reports tab.

Transitioning to a live configuration

After you have tested Authorize.Net and you are ready to move your website into production, configure the payment method to work in live mode, as follows:

  1. Select the Mode: live option.
  2. Click Save Changes.
  3. For more information, refer to the email you will receive from Authorize.Net.

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