Authorize only payment transactions...

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    theprintedblog
    Asked on February 25, 2011 at 07:16 AM

    I'm wondering if it's possible to conduct "authorize only" payment transactions via any of the payment gateways you integrate with? This is when you take a payment authorization, but do not actually charge the credit card until a later date (or, not at all). Thanks! Josh

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    DanielGriffin
    Answered on February 25, 2011 at 07:50 AM

    Hi there,

    Unfortunately it is not currently possible to just authorize a payment and not accept it.  However I've just been looking at the Paypal site and apparently it is only a matter of adding an "paymentaction" flag to the payment request, so I will add this as a suggested feature request.  Hopefully the devs will be able to look into it soon.

    Thanks,

    Daniel

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    theprintedblog
    Answered on February 25, 2011 at 07:54 AM

    Thank you for the quick reply, Daniel - if I download all of your code for the form, would I not have access to the payment request flags? I'm not a developer, but perhaps it's not too difficult to do? Thanks again, Josh

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    DanielGriffin
    Answered on February 25, 2011 at 08:07 AM

    I'm afraid not.  The form is still submitted via JotForm so even if you embed the entire code in your site,  we would still need to check for the flag.

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on March 15, 2013 at 06:12 AM

    @theprintedblog and to everyone who might be reading this,

    Authorization-only is now available for Paypal standard transactions. However, payment capture can only be done manually, via Paypal's account interface.

    To enable this setting: