We are using Authorize.net to process payments from our website. What interface do you support?

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    Asked on June 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    These are the options they suggest:

    Card Not Present (CNP) merchant business models is Advanced Integration Method (AIM). AIM offers the most flexible integration, allowing merchants to host their own secure payment form and send transactions to the payment gateway using an end to end Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection.

    If you, or your merchant, do not have an SSL certificate, we recommend Direct Post Method (DPM). DPM is a hosted payment option that allows the user optimal site customization while still relying on Authorize.Net for help with PCI DSS compliance. DPM uses a unique fingerprint to authenticate transactions. Developers can customize a secure, hosted payment form without an SSL certificate (Please note: an SSL certificate is still highly recommended in order to display "https" in the browser URL and promote customer confidence). The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway handles all of the steps in the secure transaction process—payment data collection, data submission and the response to the customer—while keeping Authorize.Net virtually transparent.

    Also recommended is Server Integration Method (SIM). SIM uses scripting techniques to authenticate transactions with a unique transaction fingerprint. SIM also provides a customizable and secure hosted payment form to make integration easy for Web merchants that do not have an SSL certificate. The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway can handle all the steps in the secure transaction process; payment data collection, data submission and the response to the customer.

    For Card Present (CP), or retail business models, Authorize.Net also provides a CP integration method designed for developers and providers of point-of-sale (POS) systems and retail payment solutions. Retail and mobile merchants would then simply purchase a ready-to-install POS solution or device.

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    Answered on June 20, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Hello fosterwebmarketing,

    We use Advanced Integration Method (AIM) method which is actually recommended connection method and offers the most secure and flexible integration for all types of transactions. The credit card information is collected in your form and then sent to authorize.Net server using their API securely.

    Hope this answers your query.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!