4D Payments SDK 2016 .NET Edition
4D Payments SDK 2016 .NET Edition
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TSYSECommerce Component

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The TSYSECommerce component is an advanced tool used to authorize credit cards in both Mail Order (Direct Marketing) and eCommerce environments, where the customer is ordering products or services via the telephone or Internet. This component makes authorizing these types of transactions very easy.




This component allows for simple, direct, secure connection to the Vital/TSYS TLS/SSL gateway through a standard Internet connection. This component can be integrated into web pages or stand-alone Point Of Sale applications. Because all TLS/SSL communications are handled inside the component, any application or web page can be deployed without the need for expensive dedicated TLS/SSL servers.

The TSYSECommerce component makes authorizing Card-Not-Present Mail Order and E-Commerce transactions very easy by adding an additional layer of abstraction between the programmer and the protocol. There is no need to deal with raw sockets, TLS/SSL handshakes, or data packet formatting. The steps to setting up the component and authorizing a transaction are outlined below:

First, set the merchant properties with setup information acquired from your member bank or processor. For instance:

  component.MerchantBankId = "999995"  '(BIN number)
  component.MerchantCategoryCode = "5999"
  component.MerchantName = "test merchant"
  component.MerchantNumber = "123456789012" 
  component.MerchantServiceNumber = "800-1234567"
  component.MerchantState = "CA"
  component.MerchantStoreNumber = "5999"
  component.MerchantTerminalNumber = "1515"
  component.MerchantZip = "90210"

Then, set the customer's credit card information, as well as his address and zip code (the address and zip code will be checked by the Vital/TSYS servers to make sure it matches the customer's billing address).

  component.CardNumber = "4444333322221111"
  component.CardExpMonth = 1
  component.CardExpYear = 2009
  component.CardCVVData = "999"
  component.CustomerAddress = "8320 South Hardy Dr."
  component.CustomerZip = "85284"  

Next, set properties that contain details about the transaction. At the minimum, you must set a TransactionAmount and TransactionNumber. However, you may also set the TransactionType if you are doing a Mail Order or Recurring transaction.

  component.TransactionAmount = "100"
  component.TransactionNumber = 1
  component.TransactionType = ttECommerce

Finally, submit the transaction by calling the Authorize method. The component receives a response from the Vital/TSYS servers, the result of the authorization will be displayed in several Response properties. The Code indicates whether the transaction was approved, and the AVSResult indicates whether the customer's billing address on file with his credit card company matches the information presented in the CustomerAddress and CustomerZip properties. The remaining properties provide additional information about the transaction.

Once an authorization request is approved, the money in the customer's account is blocked and tagged for the merchant. This transaction must go through the Batch Settlement process in order for the blocked money to be transferred to the merchant account. This is done by passing the XML aggregate returned from the GetDetailAggregate method to the TSYSSettle component. Usually, a Batch Settlement of all authorized transactions is done at the end of each business day.

Note: The TSYSECommerce component can be used to pass 3D-Secure and MasterCard SecureCode authentication data in an authorization to achieve a better interchange rate. To send this data, the ECI, XID and CAVV (3D-Secure), UCAFIndicator, UCAFSecurityIndicator and UCAFData (MasterCard SecureCode) configuration variables must be set before calling Authorize. The CAVV and UCAF authentication result code will be returned in the ResponseCAVV and ResponseUCAF configuration settings, respectively. For Mastercard Identity Check transactions you must set the ProgramProtocol and DirectoryServerTxnID configs.

Further Note: When sending e-commerce transactions, you must send a PurchaseIdentifier (sometimes referred to as Invoice Number) in the settlement. This can be done via the PurchaseIdentifier property of the TSYSDetailRecord component. Failure to set a PurchaseIdentifier for the e-commerce Industry Type may result in a CPS downgrade when the transaction is settled, and can cause higher interchange rates.

Property List

The following is the full list of the properties of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

CardContains the customer's credit card information.
CustomerAddressThe customer's billing address.
CustomerZipCustomer's zip code (or postal code if outside of the USA).
GoodsIndicatorUsed to identify the type of goods purchased over the Internet.
MerchantContains the merchant's setup information.
ResponseContains the response to an authorization request.
SSLAcceptServerCertInstructs the component to unconditionally accept the server certificate that matches the supplied certificate.
SSLCertThe certificate to be used during SSL negotiation.
SSLServerCertThe server certificate for the last established connection.
TimeoutA timeout for the component.
TransactionAmountPurchase amount to be authorized.
TransactionNumberSequence number of this transaction.
TransactionTypeSpecifies the type of transaction to process.

Method List

The following is the full list of the methods of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AuthenticateCardDetermines only if a card has been lost or stolen.
AuthorizeSends an authorization request.
ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting .
GetDetailAggregateReturns an aggregate containing details of this transaction, which is then used for settlement.
InterruptInterrupts the current action.
ResetClears all properties to their default values.

Event List

The following is the full list of the events fired by the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ConnectedFired immediately after a connection completes (or fails).
DataPacketInFired when receiving a data packet from the transaction server.
DataPacketOutFired when sending a data packet to the transaction server.
DisconnectedFired when a connection is closed.
ErrorInformation about errors during data delivery.
ResponseUsed with Interleaved Transaction Mode.
SSLServerAuthenticationFired after the server presents its certificate to the client.
SSLStatusShows the progress of the secure connection.

Configuration Settings

The following is a list of configuration settings for the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

IsPassengerTransportIndicates that the transaction is a passenger transport transaction.
IsExistingDebtPaymentSpecifies whether the transaction is a payment on an existing debt transaction.
IsPurchaseReturnAuthorizationSet this to process a Purchase Return Authorization transaction.
IsMerchantInitiatedTransactionSet this to process a Merchant Initiated transaction.
MITTransactionIdTransaction Id associated with the original authorization of a Merchant Initiated Transaction.
MessageReasonCodeCode used to identify the Merchant Initiated Transactions for Visa.
POSEnvironmentIndicatorProvides additional information about the transaction for Visa.
TransactionStatusA 1-character value used to indicate the purpose or status of the request (Mastercard and Discover only).
AcceptanceDeviceTypeIdentifies the type of device used to accept mPOS transactions (Mastercard only).
MastercardWalletIdMastercard Wallet Identifier used to identify the Wallet Provider.
IncrementalTransIdTransaction Id associated with authorization to increment.
IncrementalTransDateTransaction Date associated with authorization to increment.
IncrementalTransTimeTransaction Time associated with authorization to increment.
IncrementalApprovalCodeTransaction Approval Code associated with authorization to increment.
IncrementalRetrievalNumberTransaction Retrieval Number associated with authorization to increment.
CumulativeAmountTotal cumulative authorized amount for series of Incremental authorization transactions (Visa and Discover only).
OriginalAmountThe Original Amount related to a previous Consumer Initiated Transaction (Discover only).
OriginalAmountAccountTypeThe Account Type of the Original Amount (Discover only).
ECIElectronic Commerce Indicator.
SurchargeAmountThe transaction fee amount charged to the customer to account for acquirer-assessed surcharge.
CardholderIdSpecifies the method used to verify the identity of the cardholder.
AuthorizationIndicatorThe type of authorization request.
RetrySet this to retry a failed transaction.
SendExtendedAVSSpecifies whether to send extended AVS data.
ResponseStoreNumberCheck this field against the original Merchant StoreNumber.
ResponseTerminalNumberCheck this field against the original Merchant TerminalNumber.
ResponseCardholderVerificationVerification results for cardholder identification data (extended AVS).
PortThe port to which transactions are posted.
ServerThe server to which transactions are posted.
AuthenticationCodeAn alphanumeric code provided to the POS user for input when authenticating a POS device.
ActivateTerminalAuthenticates a POS device with TSYS.
DeactivateTerminalDeactivates a POS device with TSYS.
GenKeyA randomly generated string of alphanumeric characters identifying the terminal.
TsysETBThe Encryption Transmission Block TSYS uses to decrypt encrypted data.
ACIRequested Authorization Characteristics Indicator (ACI).
AllowPartialAuthsIndicates whether partial authorizations are to be supported.
IsEstimatedAmountSpecifies whether the amount is an estimate. Visa transactions only.
AmexCNPInternetPhoneDataUsed by Merchants in mail-, telephone- and internet-order industries to submit additional data for Card Not Present transactions.
AmexAirlinePassengerDataUsed by Merchants that are in the airline industry to submit information for Passenger Transport transactions.
AmexCPGoodsSoldDataIdentifies merchandise such as gift cards, computers, and other electronics that can be resold for cash.
CountryCodeIdentifies the country where the merchant is located.
CurrencyCodeIdentifies the type of currency used by the merchant.
IsBillPaymentIndicates that the transaction is a bill payment transaction.
MerchantLanguageDesignates the language that response messages will be returned in.
SendCommCardIndIndicates whether to send Commercial Card Request Indicator.
RetrieveTokenSends a Token Only request.
RequestTokenIndicates whether to request a token for the specified card data sent in an Authorize request.
ResponseTokenStatusThe status of retrieval of the token.
TokenThe token received from the TSYS host when a token request is sent.
PFIdentifierThe Payment Facilitator Identifier value assigned by MasterCard.
PFNameSubMerchantNameThe Payment Facilitator Name and Sub-Merchant name.
PFSubMerchantIdentifierThe Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant Identifier.
PFSubMerchantCityThe Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant City.
PFSubMerchantStateThe Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant State/Province Code.
PFSubMerchantCountryThe Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant Country Code.
PFSubMerchantPostalCodeThe Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant Postal Code.
ProcessorSpecifies the Processor you are connecting to.
HeartlandEncryptionModeSpecifies the encryption mode to use in Heartland transactions.
HeartlandDeviceIdSpecifies a device ID to uniquely identify each terminal (card data entry device).
HeartlandKeyBlockSpecifies the key block used to encrypt the data.
InterleavedModeDetermines whether to use Interleaved Transaction Mode for authorization requests.
InterleavedTimeoutTimeout value to wait for a response from TSYS.
MaxPendingResponseCountMaximum number of pending response packets.
CurrentPendingResponseCountCurrent number of pending response packets.
DisconnectInterleavedTo explicitly terminate the connection.
DoEventsProcesses events from the internal message queue.
ResponseTransactionIntegrityClassA 2-character value returned in the response of MasterCard Credit transactions to identify the transaction integrity class.
POSDataCodeSpecifies the condition of the POS device used at the time of the transaction.
MerchantSellerIDMerchant's Seller ID.
LocationDetailNameMerchant name.
LocationDetailAddressMerchant's street address.
LocationDetailPhoneMerchant's phone number.
LocationDetailEmailMerchant's e-mail adress.
LocationDetailCityName of the city.
LocationDetailRegionRegion code that corresponds to the state, province, or other country subdivision.
LocationDetailCountryCountry code.
LocationDetailPostalPostal code.
AmexAggregatorNameAmex Payment Service Provider/Aggregator Name.
PurchaseIdentifierOptional purchase order number assigned by the merchant.
CAVVAuthenticationCAVV data from the ThreeDSecure component.
ResponseCAVVUsed for 3D-Secure transactions. Indicates whether the submitted CAVV value passed validation.
XIDTransactionId from a 3D Secure authentication.
TokenRequestorIDCard brand Token Requestor ID assigned by the token service provider.
CanadaDomesticIndicatorCanada Domestic Indicator.
DigitalPaymentCryptogramDigital Payment Cryptogram used for DSRP transactions.
ProgramProtocolIdentifies the type of 3D-Secure program.
DirectoryServerTxnIDDirectory Server Transaction ID generated by the EMV 3DS Mastercard Directory Server during authentication.
UCAFIndicatorIndicates the merchant's support and usage of UCAF in MasterCard SecureCode transactions.
UCAFSecurityIndicatorIndicates the security level and cardholder authentication in MasterCard SecureCode transactions.
UCAFDataUCAF Authentication data from the MasterCard SecureCode authentication.
ResponseUCAFUsed for MasterCard SecureCode transactions to indicate whether MasterCard downgraded the SecureCode transaction and sent it to the Issuer.
ConnectionTimeoutSets a separate timeout value for establishing a connection.
FirewallAutoDetectTells the component whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.
FirewallHostName or IP address of firewall (optional).
FirewallListenerIf true, the component binds to a SOCKS firewall as a server (IPPort only).
FirewallPasswordPassword to be used if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall.
FirewallPortThe TCP port for the FirewallHost;.
FirewallTypeDetermines the type of firewall to connect through.
FirewallUserA user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall.
KeepAliveTimeThe inactivity time in milliseconds before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent.
KeepAliveIntervalThe retry interval, in milliseconds, to be used when a TCP keep-alive packet is sent and no response is received.
LingerWhen set to True, connections are terminated gracefully.
LingerTimeTime in seconds to have the connection linger.
LocalHostThe name of the local host through which connections are initiated or accepted.
LocalPortThe port in the local host where the component binds.
MaxLineLengthThe maximum amount of data to accumulate when no EOL is found.
MaxTransferRateThe transfer rate limit in bytes per second.
ProxyExceptionsListA semicolon separated list of hosts and IPs to bypass when using a proxy.
TCPKeepAliveDetermines whether or not the keep alive socket option is enabled.
UseIPv6Whether to use IPv6.
UseNTLMv2Whether to use NTLM V2.
CloseStreamAfterTransferIf true, the component will close the upload or download stream after the transfer.
TcpNoDelayWhether or not to delay when sending packets.
CACertFilePathsThe paths to CA certificate files when using Mono on Unix/Linux.
LogSSLPacketsControls whether SSL packets are logged when using the internal security API.
ReuseSSLSessionDetermines if the SSL session is reused.
SSLCipherStrengthThe minimum cipher strength used for bulk encryption.
SSLEnabledProtocolsUsed to enable/disable the supported security protocols.
SSLIncludeCertChainWhether the entire certificate chain is included in the SSLServerAuthentication event.
SSLProviderThe name of the security provider to use.
SSLSecurityFlagsFlags that control certificate verification.
SSLCACertsA newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL client authentication.
SSLEnabledCipherSuitesThe cipher suite to be used in an SSL negotiation.
TLS12SignatureAlgorithmsDefines the allowed TLS 1.2 signature algorithms when UseInternalSecurityAPI is True.
TLS12SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for ECC.
TLS13KeyShareGroupsThe groups for which to pregenerate key shares.
TLS13SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for (EC)DHE key exchange.
TLS13SignatureAlgorithmsThe allowed certificate signature algorithms.
AbsoluteTimeoutDetermines whether timeouts are inactivity timeouts or absolute timeouts.
FirewallDataUsed to send extra data to the firewall.
InBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the incoming queue of the socket.
OutBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the outgoing queue of the socket.
GUIAvailableTells the component whether or not a message loop is available for processing events.
UseBackgroundThreadWhether threads created by the component are background threads.
UseInternalSecurityAPITells the component whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

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4D Payments SDK 2016 .NET Edition - Version 16.0 [Build 7606]