You can receive payments via your Authorize.Net gateway by adding it to your account during the Receive Payments step of the new business account onboarding process or from your payment accounts management page if you’ve already set up your account.
To get started in either location, select Authorize.Net from the Choose gateway dropdown menu. Login and Password fields appear, into which you’ll need to enter your Authorize.net API login ID and Authorize.net Transaction Key respectively. To obtain these credentials take the following steps:
- Log into your Authorize.Net Merchant Interface.
- Click Account from the main toolbar.
- Click Settings in the main left-side menu.
- Click API Credentials & Keys.
- Enter your Authorize.Net Secret Answer. Your API login ID should now be displayed.
- You can’t view an existing Transaction Key, but you can generate a new one by selecting New Transaction Key.
- Then, click Submit to display your new Transaction Key.
Copy your Authorize.Net API login ID and paste it into the Pay By Group Login field, then copy your Authorize.Net Transaction Key and enter it into the Pay By Group Password field. Then, click the Verify and add gateway button and your Authorize.Net gateway should now be set up in your Pay By Group account.
Please note that, when you generate a new Authorize.Net Transaction Key, your old Transaction Key will expire 24 hours afterward. If you suspect your previous Transaction Key is being used fraudulently, you can check the Disable Old Transaction Key Immediately box when you generate the new key within your Authorize.Net Merchant Interface and the previous key will expire right away.
If you use Address Verification Service (AVS) with your Authorize.Net account, we strongly suggest you update your AVS filter settings to only reject charges that return AVS codes A and N. All other code responses should be approved. This will help prevent erroneous declined authorizations. You can read about configuring your AVS settings in this article from Authorize.Net’s Support Center.