Connecting To Authorize.net
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Connecting To Authorize.net

Connect Your authorize.net Account to Your MemberGate Site

There are only 2 steps to take to complete this connection:

  1. At authorize.net - generate your API Login ID, Transaction Key and Public Key

  2. At your MemberGate site - paste the API Login ID, Transaction Key and Public Key in Payment Gateway 

Please follow the steps found below to connect your site to your authorize.net account.

 

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Generate the Keys to Add to MemberGate

Generate and copy the API Login ID, Transaction Key and Public Key to connect the authorize.net account to your MemberGate site.

 

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1. Login at Authorize.net

Login at authorize.net

The login page for authorize.net can be found here: 

https://secure.authorize.net 

2. Activate authorize.net CIM

Activate authorize.net CIM

This is the authorize.net token payment gateway option that is required for MemberGate use.

To sign up for the Customer Information Manager (CIM) service:

  1. Log into your Merchant Interface at https://account.authorize.net.

  2. Click Customer Information Manager in the main left side menu.

  3. Click Sign up for Customer Information Manager (CIM) Now.

  4. Click the checkbox labeled I have read and understand the Terms of Service.

  5. Click I Agree.
3. API Login ID and Transaction Key

API Login ID and Transaction Key

This is the login that your MemberGate site needs in order to connect and process through the Authorize.net system. 

Your initial login and password does not make the connection to Authorize.net.

From your authorize.net dashboard, click on the 'Account' link in the top tab menu, and then choose 'API Login ID and Transaction Key' from under the 'Security Settings' Menu.

 

4. Answer the Secret Key

Answer the Secret Key

On the 'API Login ID and Transaction Key' page, you will first be asked to confirm your "Secret Question" that had been created when the account had been set up.

 

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5. Generate the API Login ID and Transaction Key

Generate the API Login ID and Transaction Key

Copy the API Login ID and Transaction Key.

This is the information that your site needs to connect to Authorize.net.

 

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6. Create a 'Public Client Key'

Create a 'Public Client Key'

  1. Click on 'Account' in the Top Nav

  2. Under 'Security Settings', click 'Manage Public Client Key'

  3. Under 'Create New Public Client Key' Answer the Question

  4. Click Submit

  5. Copy the 'Client Key'



Add the Keys to Your MemberGate Site

Paste the API Login ID, Transaction Key and Public Key to connect the authorize.net account to your MemberGate site.

 

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1. Add the API Login ID and Transaction Key to MemberGate

Add the API Login ID and Transaction Key to your MemberGate Site

Login to your MemberGate site. Then from the control panel:

  1. Under 'Master Settings' choose 'Payment Gateway
  2. Select 'Authorize.net CIM' drop down menu for the Payment Gateway.
  3. Leave "CC Partner" empty.
  4. Paste the API Login ID that you just created into the CC User box.
  5. Paste your Transaction Key that you just created into the CC Pword box.

 

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2. Add the Public Key to the CC Public Key field

Add the Public Key to the CC Public Key field

  1. Paste the newly created public key in the 'CC Public Key' field

  2. Click the 'Update Payment Gateway Settings' button

  3. Double Check 'Connection to AuthorizeNet Successful' Appears



You Are Not Live Yet!

It's important to note that when you first start with Authorize.net, your account is in "Test Mode". This allows you to test transactions on your site. Until you turn off test mode and go into Live mode, then transactions won't actually be processed. They will look like they are going through (for testing purposes) but the card won't actually get billed. It's very important that you go into Live Mode when you are ready to start accepting money for real.