Credit Card Authorization Form

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    Karim Jabbour
    Asked on January 06, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    Will I be able to create a credit card authorization form only, no payment to be made online, just an authorization to give me credit card info. so I can process payment with my suppliers on my own by using the Free account. I know it says it is SSL even under the free account.


    Thank you.

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    Answered on January 06, 2017 at 11:37 AM

    That is not possible. Collecting credit card fields on plain text fields is against JotForm Terms of use.

    Phishing. You agree that Company may terminate your JotForm Service immediately if a form's purpose is found to be deceptively obtaining: sensitive credit card information, social security numbers, user login credentials, or other sensitive personal information. All these activities are considered as Phishing and any account along with the violating forms will be suspended immediately.

    Collecting Sensitive Information. You may not use the JotForm to collect certain types of sensitive information, including but not limited to credit card information and any type of login credentials. You may collect some sensitive information such as social security numbers or driver’s license numbers, but you are required to use best security practices of JotForm including SSL and Encrypted Forms features. You are solely responsible for compliance with any data protection and privacy laws and rules applicable to the sensitive information.

    Card number, expiration date, security codes and card holder name are considered critical information and cannot be collected on plain text fields. The only services allowed to collect such data are those that are DSS/PCI certified.

    If you want to have payment fields inside of your form you have to use one of JotForm payment tools. 

    Inside of this articles you can find out more about payment tools and how to set payment form: 

    If you want to charge your users manually at later date, I would suggest you to use on of payment tools that has built in credit card fields like Paypal Pro, Stripe,, Dwolla.

    How to Enable Payment Authorization

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