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Configuration: Payment Gateways - Authorize.Net

System > Configuration > Sales > Payment Methods > Authorize.Net

The Auhorize.Net section contains the necessary settings to configure the Authorize.Net payment gateway for your Magento Go store.

For step-by-step instructions, see Payment Gateways: Authorize.Net.

Field Descriptions

Options Scope Description
Enabled Global Enables/disables the Authorize.Net payment gateway.
Enable CIM Website Specifies whether your Magento Go store validates your customer information through the Customer Information Manager or not for the Authorize.Net payment method.
  • Yes: The 3D secure check will be unavailable and compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard(PCI DSS) as well as the payments process for returning customers and recurring transactions will not be verified.
  • No: The 3D secure check will be available and the Customer Information Manager will store customers’ sensitive payment information on the Authorize.Net secure servers.
Title Store View Identifies this payment method in the checkout settings of the Payment Information page of your Magento Go online store.
Payment Action Global Specifies how you want your payment to be authorized:
  • Authorize Only: After an order is submitted, Authorize.Net authorizes the transaction. Your Magento Go store administrator must log in to the merchant account on Authorize.Net to capture the transaction.
  • Authorize and Capture: A payment is authorized and captured on the Authorize.Net site, and the backend of your Magento Go store generates an order and an invoice.
API Login ID Global Authorize.Net merchant account API Login ID.
Transaction Key Global Authorize.Net merchant account Transaction Key.
Email Customer Global If you have set this option to Yes, the customer will receive an email when the order is processed.
Merchant’s Email Global Store’s email address.
Credit Card Types Global Identifies the credit card types you accept through this payment gateway. Options include American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Other(other card types approved by Authorize.Net).
Credit Card Verification Global If you have set Credit Card Verification to Yes, your customers require to enter a card verification code (CVC). The Card Verification Value, also known as the Card Security Code, provides an additional level of security for online transactions.
Payment from Applicable Countries Global Identifies the countries where you want this payment method to be available.  Options include:
  • All Allowed Countries: Customers from all countries in the default countries list can use this payment method.
  • Specific Countries: Customers from only the countries selected in the Payment from Specific Countries list can use this payment method.

  • Note: You can define which countries are listed in the default list by modifying the Allowed Countries field in System > Configuration > General > Countries Options

Payment from Specific Countries Global If you have set Payment from Applicable Countries to Specific Countries, this list indicates the country or countries where the customers can use this payment method.
Transaction ID Prefix Global (Optional) A transaction ID can be added as a prefix to identify transactions processed by The prefix is added to the invoice number, and appears at the time the order is placed, It also is included in reports run from both the Admin panel and from your merchant account. The transaction ID prefix becomes a permanent part of the record, and should not be changed after it has been implemented.
Enable 3D Secure Card Validation on Frontend Global If you have set Enable 3D Secure Card Validation on Frontend to Yes, this field enables an additonal layer of fraud protection for your transactions.
Minimum Order Total Global Specifies the minimum order total that qualify for this payment method.
Maximum Order Total Global Specifies the maximum order total that qualify for this payment method.
Test mode Global Specifies whether your Magento Go store is in test mode or production mode for the Authorize.Net payment method.
  • Yes: Test mode lets you test the configuration and process test transactions.
  • No: The payment account is in production mode (live) and payments will be processed.
Sort Order Global Sets the sort order value for this payment gateway. This value determines the displayed order of the payment method options during the checkout. Payment methods are displayed in ascending order based on sort order value.