TSYSBenefit Class

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The TSYSBenefit class is an advanced tool used to authorize Electronic Benefits (EBT) cards in a Retail environment, where the customer is purchasing products or services in person. This class makes authorizing EBT Food Stamp and Cash Benefit transactions (with a customer PIN) very easy. Supported Industry Types include retail stores, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Syntax

class dpaymentssdk.TSYSBenefit

Remarks

This class allows for simple, direct, secure connection to the Vital/TSYS TLS/SSL gateway through a standard Internet connection. Because all TLS/SSL communications are handled inside the class, any application or web page can be deployed without the need for expensive dedicated TLS/SSL servers.

The TSYSBenefit class makes authorizing EBT card transactions (where the customer's card is swiped through a card reader and a PIN is supplied) 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 class and authorizing a transaction are outlined below:

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

TSYSBenefit1.MerchantBankId = "999995" TSYSBenefit1.MerchantNumber = "888000002447" TSYSBenefit1.MerchantName = "TEST MERCHANT" TSYSBenefit1.MerchantTerminalNumber = "1515" TSYSBenefit1.MerchantStoreNumber = "5999" TSYSBenefit1.MerchantCategoryCode = "5999" TSYSBenefit1.MerchantCity = "Durham" TSYSBenefit1.MerchantState = "NC" TSYSBenefit1.MerchantZip = "27713" TSYSBenefit1.MerchantTimeZone = "705" TSYSBenefit1.MerchantABANumber = "123456789" TSYSBenefit1.MerchantSettlementAgent = "V123" TSYSBenefit1.MerchantFCSId = "1234567" TSYSBenefit1.AgentBankNumber = "000000" TSYSBenefit1.AgentChainNumber = "111111" TSYSBenefit1.SharingGroup = "8GWK" TSYSBenefit1.IndustryType = itRetail

Next, set properties that contain details about the transaction. The transaction_number is a sequence number, and should be incremented for each transaction you send. transaction_amount is the amount of sale, formatted with an implicit decimal place. The card_magnetic_stripe is read from the magnetic stripe on the back of the card, (Track 2 for EBT transactions) and the debit_pin and debit_ksn are retrieved from a standard DUKPT Pin Pad device.

TSYSBenefit1.TransactionNumber = 1 TSYSBenefit1.TransactionAmount = "1000" TSYSBenefit1.CardMagneticStripe = "9999999800002773=09121015432112345678" TSYSBenefit1.CardPIN = "83C33384650827F6" TSYSBenefit1.CardKSN = "4A00310459400004"

The TSYSBenefit class supports both Food Stamp and Cash Benefit programs on the same card. Make sure to choose the correct transaction_type for the benefit program you wish to use, and then call the authorize method. For example:

TSYSBenefit1.TransactionType = ttFoodStampPurchase TSYSBenefit1.Authorize()

When the class receives a response from the Vital/TSYS servers, the result of the authorization will be displayed in several Response properties. The response_code indicates whether the transaction was approved, and the remaining properties provide additional information about the transaction.

Once an EBT authorization is approved, the transaction must go through the batch settlement process in order for the merchant to receive the funds in his merchant account. This is done by passing the XML aggregate returned from the get_detail_aggregate method to the TSYSSettle class. Usually, a Batch Settlement of all authorized transactions is done at the end of each business day. Note that ttFoodStampBalanceInquiry and ttCashBenefitBalanceInquiry transaction_types cannot be settled.

Property List


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

agent_bank_numberIdentifies a specific agent entity of the member bank or processor.
agent_chain_numberIdentifies a specific chain of an agent organization.
batch_numberThe batch number that this transaction will be included in.
card_typeType of credit card being used in this transaction.
card_cvv_dataThree digit security code on back of card (optional).
card_cvv_presenceIndicates the presence of the card verification value.
card_entry_data_sourceThis property contains a 1-character code identifying the source of the customer data.
card_exp_monthExpiration month of the credit card specified in Number .
card_exp_yearExpiration year of the credit card specified in Number .
card_is_encryptedDetermines whether data set to the Number or MagneticStripe properties is validated.
card_magnetic_stripeTrack data read off of the card's magnetic stripe.
card_numberCustomer's credit card number for the transaction.
cash_back_amountAmount returned to the customer in cash.
debit_ksnClear-text Key Sequence Number, used for Debit and EBT transactions.
debit_pinDUKPT DES encrypted PIN block, used for Debit and EBT transactions.
industry_typeCode which indicates the industry the merchant is engaged in.
merchant_bank_idThe number which identifies the merchant's bank or processor.
merchant_category_codeClassifies a merchant by the type of store.
merchant_cityMerchant's City For Retail (Card Present) transactions, this property should contain the city in which the merchant is located.
merchant_country_codeIdentifies the country where the merchant is located.
merchant_currency_codeIdentifies the type of currency used by the merchant.
merchant_languageDesignates the language that response messages will be returned in.
merchant_nameName of the merchant.
merchant_numberA unique number used to identify the merchant within the VisaNet system.
merchant_phoneMerchant's phone number.
merchant_service_phoneMerchant's customer service number.
merchant_stateState or province that the merchant is located in.
merchant_store_numberUsed to identify a specific merchant's store within the VisaNet system.
merchant_street_addressMerchant's street address.
merchant_terminal_numberUsed to identify a unique terminal within a merchant location.
merchant_time_zoneSpecifies the GMT offset used to calculate the local time within the VisaNet system.
merchant_zipZip code where the merchant that initiated this transaction is located.
merchant_aba_numberMerchant's routing number.
merchant_fcs_idIdentifies the merchant as an approved Food Stamp merchant.
merchant_settlement_agentMerchant's settling agent.
response_approval_codeContains an authorization code when a transaction has been approved.
response_authorized_amountAmount actually used from the card (used when supporting partial redemptions).
response_auth_sourceIndicates the source of the authorization code stored in ApprovalCode .
response_avs_resultContains the Address Verification System result code.
response_balanceAvailable balance remaining on card.
response_cash_benefit_available_balanceThe currently available balance on the cash benefit account (TSYS EIS 1080 account type 96, amount type 02).
response_cash_benefit_ledger_balanceThe ledger balance on the cash benefit account (TSYS EIS 1080 account type 96, amount type 01).
response_codeIndicates the status of the authorization request.
response_cvv_resultContains the returned CVV result code if it was requested.
response_food_stamp_available_balanceThe currently available balance on the food stamps account (TSYS EIS 1080 account type 98, amount type 02).
response_food_stamp_ledger_balanceThe ledger balance on the food stamps account (TSYS EIS 1080 account type 98, amount type 01).
response_host_message_idUnique host message identifier (Reserved for future use).
response_network_idIdentification code of the network on which the transaction was authorized.
response_retrieval_numberThis number is to be used to identify transactions and should be submitted when making adjustments, reversals or at settlement.
response_returned_aciReturned Authorization Characteristics Indicator contains CPS qualification status.
response_settle_dateDate at which the Debit, EBT, or Gift Card transaction will settle.
response_textText information that describes each response code.
response_traceSystem Trace Audit Number returned for Debit transactions.
response_transaction_dateLocal transaction date returned from the server in MMddyy format.
response_transaction_idContains the Transaction Identifier or MasterCard Reference Number.
response_transaction_numberCheck this property against the original Transaction Number.
response_transaction_timeLocal transaction time returned from the server in HHmmss format.
response_validation_codeThis optional property contains information generated by the card issuer.
sharing_groupList of Debit and EBT networks that the merchant supports.
ssl_accept_server_cert_encodedThis is the certificate (PEM/Base64 encoded).
ssl_cert_encodedThis is the certificate (PEM/Base64 encoded).
ssl_cert_storeThis is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.
ssl_cert_store_passwordIf the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.
ssl_cert_store_typeThis is the type of certificate store for this certificate.
ssl_cert_subjectThis is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.
ssl_providerThis specifies the SSL/TLS implementation to use.
ssl_server_cert_encodedThis is the certificate (PEM/Base64 encoded).
timeoutA timeout for the class.
transaction_amountPurchase amount to be authorized.
transaction_numberSequence number of this transaction.
transaction_typeSpecifies the type of EBT transaction to process.
voucher_codeRequired for Food Stamp Voucher transactions.
voucher_numberRequired for Food Stamp Voucher transactions.

Method List


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

authorizeSends a Gift Card transaction.
configSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
get_detail_aggregateReturns 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 class with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

on_connectedFired immediately after a connection completes (or fails).
on_data_packet_inFired when receiving a data packet from the transaction server.
on_data_packet_outFired when sending a data packet to the transaction server.
on_disconnectedFired when a connection is closed.
on_errorInformation about errors during data delivery.
on_ssl_server_authenticationFired after the server presents its certificate to the client.
on_ssl_statusFired when secure connection progress messages are available.

Config Settings


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

ActivateTerminalAuthenticates a POS device with TSYS.
AllowPartialAuthsIndicates whether partial authorizations are to be supported.
AuthenticationCodeAn alphanumeric code provided to the POS user for input when authenticating a POS device.
AuthorizationIndicatorThe type of authorization request.
CardholderIdSpecifies the method used to verify the identity of the cardholder.
DeactivateTerminalDeactivates a POS device with TSYS.
GenKeyA randomly generated string of alphanumeric characters identifying the terminal.
HeartlandDeviceIdSpecifies a device ID to uniquely identify each terminal (card data entry device).
HeartlandEncryptionModeSpecifies the encryption mode to use in Heartland transactions.
HeartlandKeyBlockSpecifies the key block used to encrypt the data.
ISOIdentifierISO (Independent Sales Organization) Identifier assigned by MasterCard or Discover.
LocalRetrievalNumberSpecifies the Retrieval Reference Number to use in a NonConfirm authorization request.
LocalTransactionDateSpecifies the local transaction date to use in a NonConfirm authorization request.
LocalTransactionTimeSpecifies the local transaction time to use in a NonConfirm authorization request.
LocationDetailAddressMerchant's street address.
LocationDetailCityName of the city.
LocationDetailCountryCountry code.
LocationDetailEmailMerchant's e-mail adress.
LocationDetailNameMerchant name.
LocationDetailPhoneMerchant's phone number.
LocationDetailPostalPostal code.
LocationDetailRegionRegion code that corresponds to the state, province, or other country subdivision.
MerchantSellerIDMerchant's Seller ID.
PFAcquirerInternalReferenceNumberAcquirer Internal Reference Number (AIRN) (Discover only).
PFForeignRetailerIndicatorThe Payment Facilitator Foreign Retailer Indicator (Visa only).
PFIdentifierThe Payment Facilitator/Marketplace Identifier assigned by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.
PFNameSubMerchantNameThe Payment Facilitator Name*Sub-Merchant name.
PFSubMerchantCityThe Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant City.
PFSubMerchantCountryThe Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant Country Code.
PFSubMerchantIdentifierThe Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant Identifier.
PFSubMerchantPostalCodeThe Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant Postal Code.
PFSubMerchantStateThe Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant State/Province Code.
PortThe port to which transactions are posted.
POSDataCodeSpecifies the condition of the POS device used at the time of the transaction.
ProcessorSpecifies the Processor you are connecting to.
ResponseCardholderVerificationVerification results for cardholder identification data (extended AVS).
ResponseStoreNumberCheck this field against the original Merchant StoreNumber.
ResponseTerminalNumberCheck this field against the original Merchant TerminalNumber.
RetrySet this to retry a failed transaction.
SendExtendedAVSSpecifies whether to send extended AVS data.
ServerThe server to which transactions are posted.
SurchargeAmountThe transaction fee amount charged to the customer to account for acquirer-assessed surcharge.
TimeoutA timeout for the class.
TsysETBThe Encryption Transmission Block TSYS uses to decrypt encrypted data.
UseConfirmationRequestIndicates whether or not to send a Confirmation Request authorization transaction.
BuildInfoInformation about the product's build.
CodePageThe system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.
LicenseInfoInformation about the current license.
MaskSensitiveWhether sensitive data is masked in log messages.
ProcessIdleEventsWhether the class uses its internal event loop to process events when the main thread is idle.
SelectWaitMillisThe length of time in milliseconds the class will wait when DoEvents is called if there are no events to process.
UseInternalSecurityAPIWhether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

agent_bank_number Property

Identifies a specific agent entity of the member bank or processor.

Syntax

def get_agent_bank_number() -> str: ...
def set_agent_bank_number(value: str) -> None: ...

agent_bank_number = property(get_agent_bank_number, set_agent_bank_number)

Default Value

"000000"

Remarks

This field contains a six digit number assigned by the merchant's bank or processor. This field is issued by the merchant's member bank or processor for purposes of identifying a specific agent entity of the member bank or processor.

agent_chain_number Property

Identifies a specific chain of an agent organization.

Syntax

def get_agent_chain_number() -> str: ...
def set_agent_chain_number(value: str) -> None: ...

agent_chain_number = property(get_agent_chain_number, set_agent_chain_number)

Default Value

"000000"

Remarks

This field contains a six digit number assigned by the merchant's bank or processor. This field is issued by the merchant's member bank or processor for purpose of identifying a specific chain of an agent organization.

batch_number Property

The batch number that this transaction will be included in.

Syntax

def get_batch_number() -> int: ...
def set_batch_number(value: int) -> None: ...

batch_number = property(get_batch_number, set_batch_number)

Default Value

1

Remarks

Unlike regular credit card transactions, Debit, EBT, and GiftCard transactions require that the Batch Number be sent in the authorization request. This number should be the same number you set to the TSYSSettle class's BatchNumber property. The range is from 1 to 999.

card_type Property

Type of credit card being used in this transaction.

Syntax

def get_card_type() -> int: ...
def set_card_type(value: int) -> None: ...

card_type = property(get_card_type, set_card_type)

Default Value

0

Remarks

Type of credit card being used in this transaction. This property contains the customer's credit card type. This is automatically computed after the card_number is set, but it can also be changed manually. A list of valid card types is included below.

ctUnknown (0) Invalid or unknown prefix, card type not known.
ctVisa (1) Visa or Delta Card.
ctMasterCard (2) MasterCard.
ctAMEX (3) American Express Card.
ctDiscover (4) Discover Card.
ctDiners (5) Diners Club or Carte Blanche Card.
ctJCB (6) JCB Card.
ctVisaElectron (7) Visa Electron Card (runs as a Visa for most gateways)
ctMaestro (8) Maestro Card
ctLaser (10) Laser Card (Ireland)

card_cvv_data Property

Three digit security code on back of card (optional).

Syntax

def get_card_cvv_data() -> str: ...
def set_card_cvv_data(value: str) -> None: ...

card_cvv_data = property(get_card_cvv_data, set_card_cvv_data)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Three digit security code on back of card (optional).

This alphanumeric property contains the three digit Visa "Card Verification Value" (CVV), MasterCard "Card Verification Code" (CVC), or four-digit American Express "Card Identification Number" (CID). This value appears as additional characters embossed on the card signature line following the credit card account number on the back of the credit card. This is an optional property which can be used to determine if the customer is actually in possession of the credit card.

Even if the card_cvv_data is incorrect, the transaction may still be authorized. It is up to the merchant to examine the ResponseCVVResult property and decide whether to honor the transaction or not.

Note: When set to a non-empty value, card_cvv_presence will be automatically set to cvpProvided. If set to empty string (""), card_cvv_presence will be automatically set to cvpNotProvided.

card_cvv_presence Property

Indicates the presence of the card verification value.

Syntax

def get_card_cvv_presence() -> int: ...
def set_card_cvv_presence(value: int) -> None: ...

card_cvv_presence = property(get_card_cvv_presence, set_card_cvv_presence)

Default Value

0

Remarks

Indicates the presence of the card verification value.

This property is used to indicate the presence of card_cvv_data.

The class will automatically set this value to cvpProvided when a card_cvv_data value is specified. You can explicitly specify the card_cvv_presence indicator by setting this property.

Available values are:

  • cvpNotProvided (0)
  • cvpProvided (1)
  • cvpIllegible (2)
  • cvpNotOnCard (3)

card_entry_data_source Property

This property contains a 1-character code identifying the source of the customer data.

Syntax

def get_card_entry_data_source() -> int: ...
def set_card_entry_data_source(value: int) -> None: ...

card_entry_data_source = property(get_card_entry_data_source, set_card_entry_data_source)

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property contains a 1-character code identifying the source of the customer data. The table below shows all supported values for this property.

edsTrack1 (0) Full Magnetic stripe read and transmit, Track 1.
edsTrack2 (1) Full magnetic stripe read and transmit, Track 2.
edsManualEntryTrack1Capable (2) Manually keyed, Track 1 capable.
edsManualEntryTrack2Capable (3)Manually keyed, Track 2 capable.
edsManualEntryNoCardReader (4)Manually keyed, terminal has no card reading capability (use this for e-commerce and MOTO transactions).
edsTrack1Contactless (5)Full magnetic stripe read (Track 1 only), Chip Card capable terminal (Visa, Mastercard, and JCB Transactions only).
edsTrack2Contactless (6)Full magnetic stripe read (Track 2 only), Chip Card capable terminal (Visa, Mastercard, and JCB Transactions only).
edsManualEntryContactlessCapable (7)Manually keyed, Chip Card read capable terminal (Visa, MasterCard, and JCB transactions only).
edsIVR (8)Interactive Voice Response processing. This is applicable to Mail Order/Telephone Order (MOTO) transactions. (card_number, card_exp_month, and card_exp_year are sent).
edsKiosk (9)Automated kiosk transaction. Track1 or Track2 data must be sent in card_magnetic_stripe, the transaction cannot be manually entered.

Below is a list of processors and their support EntryDataSource values:

FDMS - edsTrack1, edsTrack2, edsManualEntryTrack1Capable, edsManualEntryTrack2Capable, edsManualEntryNoCardReader, edsTrack1Contactless, edsTrack2Contactless, edsManualEntryContactlessCapable, edsIVR, edsKiosk

FDMSOmaha - All EntryDataSources applicable

FDMS Rapid Connect - All EntryDataSources applicable

Global - edsTrack1, edsTrack2, edsManualEntryTrack1Capable, edsManualEntryTrack2Capable, edsManualEntryNoCardReader, edsTrack1Contactless, edsTrack2Contactless, edsIVR, edsKiosk

PTech - edsTrack1, edsTrack2, edsManualEntryTrack1Capable, edsManualEntryTrack2Capable, edsManualEntryNoCardReader, edsTrack1Contactless, edsTrack2Contactless, edsManualEntryContactlessCapable

TSYS - edsTrack1, edsTrack2, edsManualEntryTrack1Capable, edsManualEntryTrack2Capable, edsManualEntryNoCardReader, edsTrack2Contactless, edsManualEntryContactlessCapable

TSYSHC - Values are based on Industry type.

TSYSHCBenefit edsTrack2, edsManualEntryTrack1Capable, edsManualEntryTrack2Capable
TSYSHCECommerce edsManualEntryNoCardReader
TSYSHCRetail edsTrack1, edsTrack2, edsManualEntryTrack1Capable, edsManualEntryTrack2Capable, edsTrack1Contactless, edsTrack2Contactless, edsManualEntryContactlessCapable

card_exp_month Property

Expiration month of the credit card specified in Number .

Syntax

def get_card_exp_month() -> int: ...
def set_card_exp_month(value: int) -> None: ...

card_exp_month = property(get_card_exp_month, set_card_exp_month)

Default Value

1

Remarks

Expiration month of the credit card specified in card_number.

This property contains the expiration date of the customer's credit card, and must be in the range 1 - 12.

card_exp_year Property

Expiration year of the credit card specified in Number .

Syntax

def get_card_exp_year() -> int: ...
def set_card_exp_year(value: int) -> None: ...

card_exp_year = property(get_card_exp_year, set_card_exp_year)

Default Value

2000

Remarks

Expiration year of the credit card specified in card_number.

This property contains the expiration date of the customer's credit card. This property must be in the range 0 - 99, or 2000 - 2099. Any date before the year 2000 or after 2099 cannot be specified.

card_is_encrypted Property

Determines whether data set to the Number or MagneticStripe properties is validated.

Syntax

def get_card_is_encrypted() -> bool: ...
def set_card_is_encrypted(value: bool) -> None: ...

card_is_encrypted = property(get_card_is_encrypted, set_card_is_encrypted)

Default Value

FALSE

Remarks

Determines whether data set to the card_number or card_magnetic_stripe fields is validated.

By default, when the card_number or card_magnetic_stripe fields are set, the value will be validated and normalized. For instance, "4444-33332222 1111" will be normalized as "4444333322221111" and card_magnetic_stripe data will be parsed for the track specified by card_entry_data_source. However, any other non-numerical data entered will cause an exception to be thrown. It may be useful in some gateways to send other data in the card_number or card_magnetic_stripe fields, and this can be accomplished by setting IsEncrypted to true. However, please note that in doing so automatic calculation of the card_type may be affected, and the card number will not be verified.

card_magnetic_stripe Property

Track data read off of the card's magnetic stripe.

Syntax

def get_card_magnetic_stripe() -> str: ...
def set_card_magnetic_stripe(value: str) -> None: ...

card_magnetic_stripe = property(get_card_magnetic_stripe, set_card_magnetic_stripe)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Track data read off of the card's magnetic stripe.

If card_entry_data_source is not one of the manually entered enumerations, then this property must be set with the track1 or track2 data from the magnetic stripe on the back of the customer's credit card. This includes everything after but not including the start sentinel (% or ;) and up to but not including the end sentinel (?) and LRC check character. You may only set this property with track 1 or track 2 data, and may not pass both. Use the card_entry_data_source property to indicate which track you are sending.

The following example shows how to set the card_magnetic_stripe and card_entry_data_source properties if the data read off the card is "%B4788250000028291^TSYS^05121015432112345678?;4788250000028291=05121015432112345678?"

class.CardMagneticStripe = "B4788250000028291^TSYS^05121015432112345678" class.CardEntryDataSource = edsTrack1 or class.CardMagneticStripe = "4788250000028291=05121015432112345678" class.CardEntryDataSource = edsTrack2

Industry regulations do not allow merchants or processors to store track data in any form of persistent storage. Failure to abide by this regulation can result in significant fines and other penalties.

card_number Property

Customer's credit card number for the transaction.

Syntax

def get_card_number() -> str: ...
def set_card_number(value: str) -> None: ...

card_number = property(get_card_number, set_card_number)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Customer's credit card number for the transaction.

If you're sending the transaction with card_magnetic_stripe data, this property should be left empty.

cash_back_amount Property

Amount returned to the customer in cash.

Syntax

def get_cash_back_amount() -> str: ...
def set_cash_back_amount(value: str) -> None: ...

cash_back_amount = property(get_cash_back_amount, set_cash_back_amount)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property may contain an optional cash back amount when authorizing a Debit Purchase transaction, EBT Cash Benefit Purchase, or a Gift Card Purchase transaction. The value of transaction_amount must reflect the cost of the goods or service purchased plus this cash_back_amount.

Note: cash_back_amount must be empty for Restaurant IndustryType as this is not supported by TSYS.

Note: TSYS does not support transactions containing both CashBack and Gratuity/Tip amounts.

This amount is to be presented with an implied decimal point. For example, US $10.00 must be represented as 1000, and $0.10 is likewise simply 10. The allowable number of significant digits as well as the positioning of any implied decimal point is dictated by the designated CurrencyCode configuration setting. In the United States (default), the number of allowable significant digits is seven. Thus the maximum transaction_amount is "9999999", yielding a US dollar amount of $99,999.99. This field may not contain a negative number.

Note: For EBT Withdrawal transactions, cash_back_amount must be empty. However, when creating detail records for the settlement of the transaction, the DebitCashBack in the detail record must match the transaction_amount for the authorization.

debit_ksn Property

Clear-text Key Sequence Number, used for Debit and EBT transactions.

Syntax

def get_debit_ksn() -> str: ...
def set_debit_ksn(value: str) -> None: ...

debit_ksn = property(get_debit_ksn, set_debit_ksn)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The value of this property must be retrieved from a certified PIN pad device. This property is only valid for Card Present transactions. The maximum length is 16 characters.

debit_pin Property

DUKPT DES encrypted PIN block, used for Debit and EBT transactions.

Syntax

def get_debit_pin() -> str: ...
def set_debit_pin(value: str) -> None: ...

debit_pin = property(get_debit_pin, set_debit_pin)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The value of this property must be retrieved from a certified PIN pad device. This property is only valid for Card Present transactions. The maximum length is 16 characters.

industry_type Property

Code which indicates the industry the merchant is engaged in.

Syntax

def get_industry_type() -> int: ...
def set_industry_type(value: int) -> None: ...

industry_type = property(get_industry_type, set_industry_type)

Default Value

1

Remarks

This property is used to identify the industry type of the merchant submitting the authorization request. The following table lists the industry types supported by this class.

sitUnknown (0)Unknown or unsure.
sitRetail (1)Retail store.
sitRestaurant (2)Food / Restaurant.
sitGroceryStore (3)Grocery store or supermarket.
sitDirectMarketing (4)eCommerce or Direct Marketing
sitHotel (5)Hotel / Lodging
sitAutoRental (6)Auto Rental
sitPassengerTransport (7)Passenger Transport

Note: American Express cards are NOT currently supported in the sitAutoRental industry.

Note: itDirectMarketing, itHotel, and itAutoRental are NOT supported for this class All Debit, EBT, and Gift Card transactions must be face-to-face card present transactions.

merchant_bank_id Property

The number which identifies the merchant's bank or processor.

Syntax

def get_merchant_bank_id() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_bank_id(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_bank_id = property(get_merchant_bank_id, set_merchant_bank_id)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The number which identifies the merchant's bank or processor.

This property contains a six digit Visa assigned Bank Identification Number issued by the merchant's member bank or processor. The acquirer Bank Identification Number (BIN) identifies the member bank that signed the merchant using the Point of Sale application. This property may not remain zero-filled.

Note, the TSYS Server uses the Merchant's merchant_bank_id and merchant_number to route the transaction to the proper back-end processor. If either number is incorrect (or if you're using test numbers and the test system is offline) the TSYS server will immediately disconnect, and will not supply an error message.

merchant_category_code Property

Classifies a merchant by the type of store.

Syntax

def get_merchant_category_code() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_category_code(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_category_code = property(get_merchant_category_code, set_merchant_category_code)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Classifies a merchant by the type of store.

This four digit property contains a number assigned by the signing member or processor to identify a merchant industry classification. This value is similar to the Standard Industry Code (SIC).

merchant_city Property

Merchant's City For Retail (Card Present) transactions, this property should contain the city in which the merchant is located.

Syntax

def get_merchant_city() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_city(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_city = property(get_merchant_city, set_merchant_city)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Merchant's City

For Retail (Card Present) transactions, this property should contain the city in which the merchant is located. This is an optional property. However if it is specified, the merchant_name and merchant_state must also be specified.

The first character of this property may not be a space and must contain the same data used in the batch settlement.

Note that this property is ignored for Direct Marketing and E-Commerce transactions. merchant_service_phone is used for those industries instead of merchant_city.

This property may contain alphanumeric characters, but not punctuation or control characters. The maximum length of this property is 13 characters.

merchant_country_code Property

Identifies the country where the merchant is located.

Syntax

def get_merchant_country_code() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_country_code(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_country_code = property(get_merchant_country_code, set_merchant_country_code)

Default Value

"840"

Remarks

Identifies the country where the merchant is located.

This property contains a three digit number assigned by the signing member or processor to identify the merchant's location country. These codes are specified by ISO-3166-1. For the United States, use "840".

merchant_currency_code Property

Identifies the type of currency used by the merchant.

Syntax

def get_merchant_currency_code() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_currency_code(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_currency_code = property(get_merchant_currency_code, set_merchant_currency_code)

Default Value

"840"

Remarks

Identifies the type of currency used by the merchant.

This property contains a three digit number assigned by the signing member or processor to identify the merchant's authorization currency. For US Dollars, use "840".

merchant_language Property

Designates the language that response messages will be returned in.

Syntax

def get_merchant_language() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_language(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_language = property(get_merchant_language, set_merchant_language)

Default Value

"00"

Remarks

Designates the language that response messages will be returned in.

This property contains a two digit language indicator. This value designates the language to be used in formatting the authorization response text message. This property may be changed from transaction to transaction. The following table provides a summary of the languages currently supported.

IndicatorLanguage
00English.
01Spanish.
02Portuguese.
03Reserved for Irish.
04Reserved for French.
05Reserved for German.
06Reserved for Italian.
07Reserved for Dutch.

merchant_name Property

Name of the merchant.

Syntax

def get_merchant_name() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_name(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_name = property(get_merchant_name, set_merchant_name)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Name of the merchant.

This 25 character property contains the merchant name provided by the signing member or processor. The name provided must correspond to the name printed on the customer receipt. The first character of this property may not be a space. This property must contain the same value in both authorization and batch settlement.

This is an optional property. However if this property is specified, the merchant_state and merchant_city (Retail) or merchant_state and merchant_service_phone (E-Commerce) must also be specified.

This property may contain alphanumeric and punctuation characters. The maximum length of this property is 25 characters.

merchant_number Property

A unique number used to identify the merchant within the VisaNet system.

Syntax

def get_merchant_number() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_number(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_number = property(get_merchant_number, set_merchant_number)

Default Value

""

Remarks

A unique number used to identify the merchant within the VisaNet system.

This 12 digit property contains a unique number which is assigned by the signing merchant's bank or processor. This property is used to identify the merchant within the VisaNet system. This number will be right-justified and zero-filled.

Note, the TSYS Server uses the Merchant's merchant_bank_id and merchant_number to route the transaction to the proper back-end processor. If either number is incorrect (or if you're using test numbers and the test system is offline) the TSYS server will immediately disconnect, and will not supply an error message.

merchant_phone Property

Merchant's phone number.

Syntax

def get_merchant_phone() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_phone(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_phone = property(get_merchant_phone, set_merchant_phone)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Merchant's phone number.

This property contains the Merchant's business phone number. This can be the same as the customer service phone number.

merchant_service_phone Property

Merchant's customer service number.

Syntax

def get_merchant_service_phone() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_service_phone(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_service_phone = property(get_merchant_service_phone, set_merchant_service_phone)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Merchant's customer service number.

This property contains a merchant telephone number that the cardholder may call for service. It should contain an 11-character phone number in XXX-XXXXXXX format. The initial "1" for long-distance or toll-free calls should be omitted. For instance, "800-1234567" is acceptable, while "1-800-1234567" is not. The fourth character position MUST contain a hyphen. Hyphens may not be used anywhere else.

This property is used for authorizations in the Hotel, Auto Rental, and Direct Marketing Industry Types, and in the settlement for all industry types.

merchant_state Property

State or province that the merchant is located in.

Syntax

def get_merchant_state() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_state(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_state = property(get_merchant_state, set_merchant_state)

Default Value

""

Remarks

State or province that the merchant is located in.

This two character property contains the merchant state or province provided by the signing member or processor. This property must contain the same data used in the batch settlement.

This is an optional property. However if it is specified the Merchant merchant_name and merchant_city (Retail) or merchant_name and merchant_service_phone (E-Commerce) must also be specified.

merchant_store_number Property

Used to identify a specific merchant's store within the VisaNet system.

Syntax

def get_merchant_store_number() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_store_number(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_store_number = property(get_merchant_store_number, set_merchant_store_number)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Used to identify a specific merchant's store within the VisaNet system.

This four digit property contains a number assigned by the signing member, processor, or merchant to identify a specific merchant store within the VisaNet system. This property must be right-justified and zero-filled.

merchant_street_address Property

Merchant's street address.

Syntax

def get_merchant_street_address() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_street_address(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_street_address = property(get_merchant_street_address, set_merchant_street_address)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Merchant's street address.

This 25 character property contains the Merchant's street address, which should include the street number, street name, and other identifiers of the precise location, such as a building or unit number.

merchant_terminal_number Property

Used to identify a unique terminal within a merchant location.

Syntax

def get_merchant_terminal_number() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_terminal_number(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_terminal_number = property(get_merchant_terminal_number, set_merchant_terminal_number)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Used to identify a unique terminal within a merchant location.

This four digit property contains a number assigned by the signing member, processor, or merchant to identify a unique terminal within a merchant location. Because the terminal number submitted in the authorization request is echoed back to the terminal in the authorization response, this property may additionally be used in controller-based environments to assist in the matching and routing of authorization request and response messages at the point of concentration. This property must be right-justified and zero-filled.

merchant_time_zone Property

Specifies the GMT offset used to calculate the local time within the VisaNet system.

Syntax

def get_merchant_time_zone() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_time_zone(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_time_zone = property(get_merchant_time_zone, set_merchant_time_zone)

Default Value

"705"

Remarks

Specifies the GMT offset used to calculate the local time within the VisaNet system.

This filed contains a three digit code used to calculate the local time within the VisaNet authorization system. The differential is calculated by the signing member or processor, providing the standard local time zone differential from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The first digit specifies the direction of the differential and offset increment as well as whether daylight savings is observed. The last two digits specify the magnitude of the differential. For example, North Carolina would be "705", California would be "708", and Arizona would be "107" (daylight savings not observed). The following table provides a brief summary of the Time Zone Differential Codes.

Byte #1:

ValueMeaning
0Positive offset, in hours, ahead of GMT.
1Negative offset, in hours, behind GMT.
2Positive offset, in 15 minute increments, ahead of GMT.
3Negative offset, in 15 minute increments, behind GMT.
4Positive offset, in 15 minute increments, ahead of GMT, in cities participating in daylight savings.
5Negative offset, in 15 minute increments, behind GMT, in cities participating in daylight savings.
6Positive offset, in hours, ahead of GMT, in cities participating in daylight savings.
7Negative offset, in hours, behind GMT, in cities participating in daylight savings.
8-9RESERVED.
Bytes #2-3:

If byte #1 designates an area with offset in hours, (0, 1, 6, 7) the value of these bytes should be between "00" and "12", inclusive. If byte #1 designates an area with offset in 15 minute increments, (2-5) the value of these bytes should be between "00" and "48", inclusive.

merchant_zip Property

Zip code where the merchant that initiated this transaction is located.

Syntax

def get_merchant_zip() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_zip(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_zip = property(get_merchant_zip, set_merchant_zip)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Zip code where the merchant that initiated this transaction is located.

This property contains the nine character code used to further identify the merchant location. Within the United States, the five or nine digit zip code of the address of the store location is used. Outside of the United States, this property will be assigned by the signing member or processor.

This property is alphanumeric, with a maximum length of nine characters. Spaces and dashes are automatically stripped when the property is set.

merchant_aba_number Property

Merchant's routing number.

Syntax

def get_merchant_aba_number() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_aba_number(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_aba_number = property(get_merchant_aba_number, set_merchant_aba_number)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property identifies the merchant to a direct debit switch, and must be supplied for all debit request transactions. This number is provided by the signing member or processor, and should be exactly 9 digits in length.

merchant_fcs_id Property

Identifies the merchant as an approved Food Stamp merchant.

Syntax

def get_merchant_fcs_id() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_fcs_id(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_fcs_id = property(get_merchant_fcs_id, set_merchant_fcs_id)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property contains the Food and Consumer Identifier, which identifies the merchant as being certified and approved to accept Food Stamps.

merchant_settlement_agent Property

Merchant's settling agent.

Syntax

def get_merchant_settlement_agent() -> str: ...
def set_merchant_settlement_agent(value: str) -> None: ...

merchant_settlement_agent = property(get_merchant_settlement_agent, set_merchant_settlement_agent)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property identifies the merchant settling agent, and must be supplied for all debit request transactions. This number is provided by the signing member or processor, and should be exactly 4 digits in length.

response_approval_code Property

Contains an authorization code when a transaction has been approved.

Syntax

def get_response_approval_code() -> str: ...

response_approval_code = property(get_response_approval_code, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Contains an authorization code when a transaction has been approved.

This six character property contains an authorization code when a transaction has been approved. If the response_code returned indicates that the transaction has not been approved, then the contents of the property should be ignored. The response_approval_code must be stored and submitted in the settlement data capture record.

This property is read-only.

response_authorized_amount Property

Amount actually used from the card (used when supporting partial redemptions).

Syntax

def get_response_authorized_amount() -> str: ...

response_authorized_amount = property(get_response_authorized_amount, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Amount actually used from the card (used when supporting partial redemptions).

The response_authorized_amount represents the actual approved transaction amount when a transaction request is received from a client using the partial_redemption option. If partial_authorization is set to True, then response_authorized_amount will be the amount of the transaction_amount that was actually covered by the remaining balance on the card when the requested authorization amount exceeds the available card balance.

For example, a card may have an available balance of $7.50, but the cardholder does not know this. Rather than submit a Balance Inquiry transaction followed by a Purchase transaction, the merchant can use the partial_authorization option. If a purchase for $10.00 is attempted on the card with a $7.50 balance, the system will respond with an approval, and the response_authorized_amount will represent the approved amount of $7.50.In this case, the response_code will also be "00" (Approval). The merchant must tender the difference between the requested transaction_amount and the response_authorized_amount using another form of payment. If the transaction is fully covered by the balance remaining on the FSA card (ie, the current available balance is greater than the transaction_amount) then this property will be "0" or "".

If the card has a zero balance before submitting this transaction, it will be declined regardless of the value of partial_authorization.

This property is read-only.

response_auth_source Property

Indicates the source of the authorization code stored in ApprovalCode .

Syntax

def get_response_auth_source() -> str: ...

response_auth_source = property(get_response_auth_source, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Indicates the source of the authorization code stored in response_approval_code.

This property contains a one character code indicating the source of the response_approval_code. The received code must be stored and submitted in the batch settlement. Valid source codes are:

CodeDescription
6Off-line approval: POS device generated.
7Acquirer approval.
9Use for non-authorized transactions; such as credit card credits
BResponse provided by Visa Transaction Advisor Service.
EOff-line approval: authorization code manually keyed.
FCAFIS-generated response: Post-Auth.*
GIssuer Approval: Post-Auth.*
HExceeds acquirer settlement risk exposure cap.
NNo authorization required: Below floor limit
LLate clearing - authorization previously obtained (clearing beyond 30 days)
VAuthorization obtained via VisaNet (Issuer or STIP response)
SpaceDefault value, if acquirer cannot define it (MC, D, AX)
* Currently in use by Japan Acquirer Services (JAS).

This property is read-only.

response_avs_result Property

Contains the Address Verification System result code.

Syntax

def get_response_avs_result() -> str: ...

response_avs_result = property(get_response_avs_result, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Contains the Address Verification System result code.

This one character property contains the Address Verification System (AVS) result code. An AVS result code can provide additional information concerning the authentication of a particular transaction for which cardholder address verification was requested. An AVS result code of "0" will be returned in the response message when no address verification has been requested. The value returned should be stored and submitted as part of the batch settlement. Valid AVS codes are:

CodeDescription
0Approved/Declined - Address verification was not requested or it was requested but the transaction was declined (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover).
AAddress Match - customer_address matches, customer_zip does not, or the request does not include the customer_zip (Visa, Amex, Discover).
I*Ver Unavailable - Address information not verified (Discover).
NNo match - Transaction contained postal/ZIP code only, or street address only, or postal code and street address. Also used when transaction requests AVS but sends no AVS data (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover).
RRetry - System unable to process (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover).
SServ Unavailable - Service not supported (MC, Amex, Discover).
UVer Unavailable - No data from Issuer/Authorization platform (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover).
WZip Match - Nine character customer_zip matches, customer_address does not (MC, Discover).
XExact Match - Nine character customer_zip and customer_address match (MC, Discover).
YExact Match - customer_zip and customer_address match (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover).
ZZip Match - customer_zip matches; customer_address does not match or street address not included in the request (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover).
1APPROVAL - Cardholder name and ZIP match (Amex only).
2APPROVAL - Cardholder name, address, and ZIP match (Amex only).
3APPROVAL - Cardholder name, address match (Amex only).
4APPROVAL - Cardholder name matches (Amex only).
5APPROVAL - Cardholder name incorrect, ZIP matches (Amex only).
6APPROVAL - Cardholder name incorrect, address and ZIP match (Amex only).
7APPROVAL - Cardholder name incorrect, address matches (Amex only).
8NO MATCH - Cardholder name, address, and ZIP do not match (Amex only).

*AVS Result Code for International addresses only

This property is read-only.

response_balance Property

Available balance remaining on card.

Syntax

def get_response_balance() -> str: ...

response_balance = property(get_response_balance, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Available balance remaining on card.

This property contains the Available Balance remaining on the card following the transaction that was just authorized. It represents the balance on the card prior to the transaction, minus the transaction_amount from this transaction. For example, if a card has a $20.00 balance prior to a $15.00 ttGiftCardPurchase authorization, then the response_balance will reflect an available balance of "500" ($20.00 - $15.00 = $5.00).

Note that this balance will be returned for all transaction_types, not just Balance Inquiries.

This amount is to be presented with an implied decimal point. For example, US $10.00 must be represented as 1000, and $0.10 is likewise simply 10. The allowable number of significant digits as well as the positioning of any implied decimal point is dictated by the designated CurrencyCode configuration setting. In the United States (default), the number of allowable significant digits is seven. Thus the maximum transaction_amount is "9999999", yielding a US dollar amount of $99,999.99. This field may not contain a negative number.

This property is read-only.

response_cash_benefit_available_balance Property

The currently available balance on the cash benefit account (TSYS EIS 1080 account type 96, amount type 02).

Syntax

def get_response_cash_benefit_available_balance() -> str: ...

response_cash_benefit_available_balance = property(get_response_cash_benefit_available_balance, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The currently available balance on the cash benefit account (TSYS EIS 1080 account type 96, amount type 02).

This read-only field is populated after a successful balance inquiry request (to send a balance inquiry set the TransactionType property to ettCashBenefitBalanceInquiry and call the Authorize method).

This property is read-only.

response_cash_benefit_ledger_balance Property

The ledger balance on the cash benefit account (TSYS EIS 1080 account type 96, amount type 01).

Syntax

def get_response_cash_benefit_ledger_balance() -> str: ...

response_cash_benefit_ledger_balance = property(get_response_cash_benefit_ledger_balance, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The ledger balance on the cash benefit account (TSYS EIS 1080 account type 96, amount type 01).

This read-only field is populated after a successful balance inquiry request (to send a balance inquiry set the TransactionType property to ettCashBenefitBalanceInquiry and call the Authorize method).

This property is read-only.

response_code Property

Indicates the status of the authorization request.

Syntax

def get_response_code() -> str: ...

response_code = property(get_response_code, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Indicates the status of the authorization request.

This property contains a two character response code indicating the status of the authorization request. The Point of Sale (POS) system must evaluate this response code and NOT the response_text to determine nature of a response message. A response code of "00" represents an approval. A response code of "85" represents a successful card verification (when the transaction_type set to dcCardAuthentication). A response code of "10" indicates that the transaction was partially approved for a lesser amount. In such cases, the partially authorized amount can be retrieved via ResponseAuthorizedAmount config. All other response codes represent non-approved requests. Do NOT interpret all non-approved response codes as "DECLINED".

A list of valid result response_codes are listed in the table of contents.

This property is read-only.

response_cvv_result Property

Contains the returned CVV result code if it was requested.

Syntax

def get_response_cvv_result() -> str: ...

response_cvv_result = property(get_response_cvv_result, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Contains the returned CVV result code if it was requested.

If a CVV value was sent in the authorization request, then this one character property will contain the host returned Card Verification Value result code. Please note that a CVV Result code is never returned for an American Express transaction, even if the CVV data is included in the authorization. Instead, an AMEX transaction will be declined if the CVV value does not match, with an response_text indicating such. The following is a list of current result codes:

MCVV2 match.
NCVV2 no match.
PNot processed.
SMerchant has indicated that CVV2 is not present on card.
UIssuer not certified and/or has not provided Visa encryption keys.

This property is read-only.

response_food_stamp_available_balance Property

The currently available balance on the food stamps account (TSYS EIS 1080 account type 98, amount type 02).

Syntax

def get_response_food_stamp_available_balance() -> str: ...

response_food_stamp_available_balance = property(get_response_food_stamp_available_balance, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The currently available balance on the food stamps account (TSYS EIS 1080 account type 98, amount type 02).

This read-only field is populated after a successful balance inquiry request (to send a balance inquiry set the TransactionType property to ettFoodStampBalanceInquiry and call the Authorize method).

This property is read-only.

response_food_stamp_ledger_balance Property

The ledger balance on the food stamps account (TSYS EIS 1080 account type 98, amount type 01).

Syntax

def get_response_food_stamp_ledger_balance() -> str: ...

response_food_stamp_ledger_balance = property(get_response_food_stamp_ledger_balance, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The ledger balance on the food stamps account (TSYS EIS 1080 account type 98, amount type 01).

This read-only field is populated after a successful balance inquiry request (to send a balance inquiry set the TransactionType property to ettFoodStampBalanceInquiry and call the Authorize method).

This property is read-only.

response_host_message_id Property

Unique host message identifier (Reserved for future use).

Syntax

def get_response_host_message_id() -> str: ...

response_host_message_id = property(get_response_host_message_id, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Unique host message identifier (Reserved for future use).

This property will contain a unique host message identifier assigned by the authorizing system and returned in Debit, EBT, and Gift card response messages. This property is reserved for future use and will most likely contain spaces.

This property is read-only.

response_network_id Property

Identification code of the network on which the transaction was authorized.

Syntax

def get_response_network_id() -> str: ...

response_network_id = property(get_response_network_id, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Identification code of the network on which the transaction was authorized.

This property indicates the network through which the transaction was authorized. If this property contains a "V" or a "5", this indicates the transaction was processed as a credit card purchase transaction even though it was originally submitted as a debit transaction. When these values ("V" or "5") are returned, the transaction must be settled as a credit card (non-debit) transaction.

The response_network_id must be printed on the customer's receipt.

The following values may be returned by the TSYS host:

1 AFFN ATM
5 Visa Check Card II
7 ITS Shazam
8 Maestro
! ATH/Evertec
A Amex ATM
B Plus ATM
C CU24
D Discover ATM
E Accel
F NYCE
G Interlink
H PULSE
J MasterCard ATM
K EBT
L Pulse
M STAR
N STAR
O Cirrus ATM
Q STAR W
S PULSE
T EBT ATM
U AFFN
W STAR SE
Y NYCE
Z STAR NE
This property is valid for Debit card and EBT card transactions only. It will be ignored for all other transaction_types.

This property is read-only.

response_retrieval_number Property

This number is to be used to identify transactions and should be submitted when making adjustments, reversals or at settlement.

Syntax

def get_response_retrieval_number() -> str: ...

response_retrieval_number = property(get_response_retrieval_number, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This number is to be used to identify transactions and should be submitted when making adjustments, reversals or at settlement.

This property contains a 12-character value reflecting the transaction Retrieval Reference Number returned by the authorizing system. The Point of Sale (POS) system should record the Retrieval Reference Number received in the original authorization response.

This property is read-only.

response_returned_aci Property

Returned Authorization Characteristics Indicator contains CPS qualification status.

Syntax

def get_response_returned_aci() -> str: ...

response_returned_aci = property(get_response_returned_aci, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Returned Authorization Characteristics Indicator contains CPS qualification status.

This one character property contains the returned Authorization Characteristics Indicator (ACI). This value provides information concerning the transaction's CPS qualification status. It is not recommended that the Point of Sale (POS) system attempt to interpret the meaning of this value. Instead, the POS system should extract whatever value is returned in this property and submit it in the batch settlement. The POS system should not interpret any relationship between this property and the presence of data in either the response_transaction_id or response_validation_code properties.

This property is read-only.

response_settle_date Property

Date at which the Debit, EBT, or Gift Card transaction will settle.

Syntax

def get_response_settle_date() -> str: ...

response_settle_date = property(get_response_settle_date, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Date at which the Debit, EBT, or Gift Card transaction will settle.

This property contains a four-character transaction settlement date as returned by the TSYS Acquiring Solutions authorization system. This date is in "MMDD" format, and indicates the date at which this transaction will settle. This date does not have to match the date you actually submit this transaction in a batch settlement.

This property is read-only.

response_text Property

Text information that describes each response code.

Syntax

def get_response_text() -> str: ...

response_text = property(get_response_text, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Text information that describes each response code.

This property contains a 16-character response or display text message. This message is used by the terminal to display the authorization result. The display text must not be used to determine the nature of a response message. VisaNet will translate the response according to the merchant's selected language.

The English-language response text messages are listed in the table of contents.

This property is read-only.

response_trace Property

System Trace Audit Number returned for Debit transactions.

Syntax

def get_response_trace() -> str: ...

response_trace = property(get_response_trace, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

System Trace Audit Number returned for Debit transactions.

This property contains a unique host message identifier assigned by the authorizing system, and is returned in Debit, EBT, and Gift Card response messages.

This property is read-only.

response_transaction_date Property

Local transaction date returned from the server in MMddyy format.

Syntax

def get_response_transaction_date() -> str: ...

response_transaction_date = property(get_response_transaction_date, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Local transaction date returned from the server in MMddyy format.

This six digit property contains a local transaction date calculated by the authorization center using the time zone differential specified by the Merchant's Time Zone;. This property should be recorded and submitted in the Batch Settlement.

This property is read-only.

response_transaction_id Property

Contains the Transaction Identifier or MasterCard Reference Number.

Syntax

def get_response_transaction_id() -> str: ...

response_transaction_id = property(get_response_transaction_id, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Contains the Transaction Identifier or MasterCard Reference Number.

This 15-character property can contain a Transaction Identifier (Visa, American Express or Discover) or Reference Number (MasterCard). The Point of Sale (POS) device should not attempt to interpret the meaning of any data appearing in this property. Data returned in this property (if any) should be recorded and submitted in the Batch Settlement.

This property is read-only.

response_transaction_number Property

Check this property against the original Transaction Number.

Syntax

def get_response_transaction_number() -> str: ...

response_transaction_number = property(get_response_transaction_number, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Check this property against the original Transaction Number.

This property should be compared to the TransactionNumber in order to match a response with a given authorization request when in Interleaved mode (Timeout = 0). If running in non-interleaved (synchronous) mode, this property should always be identical to TransactionNumber. If it is not, the transaction must not be settled in the Batch Settlement.

This property is read-only.

response_transaction_time Property

Local transaction time returned from the server in HHmmss format.

Syntax

def get_response_transaction_time() -> str: ...

response_transaction_time = property(get_response_transaction_time, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Local transaction time returned from the server in HHmmss format.

This six digit property contains the Local Transaction Time returned by the authorizing system. This property should be recorded and submitted in the Batch Settlement.

This property is read-only.

response_validation_code Property

This optional property contains information generated by the card issuer.

Syntax

def get_response_validation_code() -> str: ...

response_validation_code = property(get_response_validation_code, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This optional property contains information generated by the card issuer.

This optional four character property contains specific information generated by the card issuer. The Point of Sale (POS) device should not attempt to interpret the meaning of any data appearing in this property. Data returned in this property should be recorded and submitted as part of a Batch Settlement.

This property is read-only.

sharing_group Property

List of Debit and EBT networks that the merchant supports.

Syntax

def get_sharing_group() -> str: ...
def set_sharing_group(value: str) -> None: ...

sharing_group = property(get_sharing_group, set_sharing_group)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This one to 30-character property contains a listing of direct debit and EBT networks that a Point of Sale (POS) device can access. This property is provided by the signing member or processor, and the values must correspond to one of the Visa assigned direct debit network types. The following table shows the currently supported sharing groups:

1AFFN ATM
5Visa Check Card II
7ITS Shazam
8Maestro
!ATH/Evertec
AAmex ATM
BPlus ATM
CCU24
DDiscover ATM
EAccel
FNYCE
GInterlink
HPULSE
JMastercard ATM
KEBT
LPulse
MSTAR
NSTAR
OCirrus ATM
QSTAR W
SPULSE
TEBT ATM
UAFFN
WSTAR SE
YNYCE
ZSTAR NE

The value of the sharing_group property is constructed by concatenating these values together. For instance, a value of "GWQEV5" indicates support for Interlink, STAR Southeast, Star West, Accel, Visa, and Visa Check Card II. Of these, the actual network which was used to authorize this transaction will be indicated by the response_network_id property.

ssl_accept_server_cert_encoded Property

This is the certificate (PEM/Base64 encoded).

Syntax

def get_ssl_accept_server_cert_encoded() -> bytes: ...
def set_ssl_accept_server_cert_encoded(value: bytes) -> None: ...

ssl_accept_server_cert_encoded = property(get_ssl_accept_server_cert_encoded, set_ssl_accept_server_cert_encoded)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This is the certificate (PEM/Base64 encoded). This property is used to assign a specific certificate. The ssl_accept_server_cert_store and ssl_accept_server_cert_subject properties also may be used to specify a certificate.

When ssl_accept_server_cert_encoded is set, a search is initiated in the current ssl_accept_server_cert_store for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, ssl_accept_server_cert_subject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, ssl_accept_server_cert_subject is set to an empty string.

ssl_cert_encoded Property

This is the certificate (PEM/Base64 encoded).

Syntax

def get_ssl_cert_encoded() -> bytes: ...
def set_ssl_cert_encoded(value: bytes) -> None: ...

ssl_cert_encoded = property(get_ssl_cert_encoded, set_ssl_cert_encoded)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This is the certificate (PEM/Base64 encoded). This property is used to assign a specific certificate. The ssl_cert_store and ssl_cert_subject properties also may be used to specify a certificate.

When ssl_cert_encoded is set, a search is initiated in the current ssl_cert_store for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, ssl_cert_subject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, ssl_cert_subject is set to an empty string.

ssl_cert_store Property

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

Syntax

def get_ssl_cert_store() -> bytes: ...
def set_ssl_cert_store(value: bytes) -> None: ...

ssl_cert_store = property(get_ssl_cert_store, set_ssl_cert_store)

Default Value

"MY"

Remarks

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

The ssl_cert_store_type property denotes the type of the certificate store specified by ssl_cert_store. If the store is password protected, specify the password in ssl_cert_store_password.

ssl_cert_store is used in conjunction with the ssl_cert_subject property to specify client certificates. If ssl_cert_store has a value, and ssl_cert_subject or ssl_cert_encoded is set, a search for a certificate is initiated. Please see the ssl_cert_subject property for details.

Designations of certificate stores are platform dependent.

The following designations are the most common User and Machine certificate stores in Windows:

MYA certificate store holding personal certificates with their associated private keys.
CACertifying authority certificates.
ROOTRoot certificates.

When the certificate store type is PFXFile, this property must be set to the name of the file. When the type is PFXBlob, the property must be set to the binary contents of a PFX file (i.e., PKCS#12 certificate store).

ssl_cert_store_password Property

If the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.

Syntax

def get_ssl_cert_store_password() -> str: ...
def set_ssl_cert_store_password(value: str) -> None: ...

ssl_cert_store_password = property(get_ssl_cert_store_password, set_ssl_cert_store_password)

Default Value

""

Remarks

If the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.

ssl_cert_store_type Property

This is the type of certificate store for this certificate.

Syntax

def get_ssl_cert_store_type() -> int: ...
def set_ssl_cert_store_type(value: int) -> None: ...

ssl_cert_store_type = property(get_ssl_cert_store_type, set_ssl_cert_store_type)

Default Value

0

Remarks

This is the type of certificate store for this certificate.

The class supports both public and private keys in a variety of formats. When the cstAuto value is used, the class will automatically determine the type. This property can take one of the following values:

0 (cstUser - default)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a certificate store owned by the current user.

Note: This store type is not available in Java.

1 (cstMachine)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a machine store.

Note: This store type is not available in Java.

2 (cstPFXFile)The certificate store is the name of a PFX (PKCS#12) file containing certificates.
3 (cstPFXBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or Base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in PFX (PKCS#12) format.
4 (cstJKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a Java Key Store (JKS) file containing certificates.

Note: This store type is only available in Java.

5 (cstJKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or Base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in Java Key Store (JKS) format.

Note: this store type is only available in Java.

6 (cstPEMKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a PEM-encoded file that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
7 (cstPEMKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or Base64-encoded) that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
8 (cstPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
9 (cstPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or Base64-encoded) that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
10 (cstSSHPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or Base64-encoded) that contains an SSH-style public key.
11 (cstP7BFile)The certificate store is the name of a PKCS#7 file containing certificates.
12 (cstP7BBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) representing a certificate store in PKCS#7 format.
13 (cstSSHPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains an SSH-style public key.
14 (cstPPKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
15 (cstPPKBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
16 (cstXMLFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a certificate in XML format.
17 (cstXMLBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a certificate in XML format.
18 (cstJWKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
19 (cstJWKBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
21 (cstBCFKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store).

Note: This store type is only available in Java and .NET.

22 (cstBCFKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or Base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store) format.

Note: This store type is only available in Java and .NET.

23 (cstPKCS11)The certificate is present on a physical security key accessible via a PKCS#11 interface.

To use a security key, the necessary data must first be collected using the CertMgr class. The list_store_certificates method may be called after setting cert_store_type to cstPKCS11, cert_store_password to the PIN, and cert_store to the full path of the PKCS#11 DLL. The certificate information returned in the on_cert_list event's CertEncoded parameter may be saved for later use.

When using a certificate, pass the previously saved security key information as the ssl_cert_store and set ssl_cert_store_password to the PIN.

Code Example. SSH Authentication with Security Key: certmgr.CertStoreType = CertStoreTypes.cstPKCS11; certmgr.OnCertList += (s, e) => { secKeyBlob = e.CertEncoded; }; certmgr.CertStore = @"C:\Program Files\OpenSC Project\OpenSC\pkcs11\opensc-pkcs11.dll"; certmgr.CertStorePassword = "123456"; //PIN certmgr.ListStoreCertificates(); sftp.SSHCert = new Certificate(CertStoreTypes.cstPKCS11, secKeyBlob, "123456", "*"); sftp.SSHUser = "test"; sftp.SSHLogon("myhost", 22);

99 (cstAuto)The store type is automatically detected from the input data. This setting may be used with both public and private keys and can detect any of the supported formats automatically.

ssl_cert_subject Property

This is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.

Syntax

def get_ssl_cert_subject() -> str: ...
def set_ssl_cert_subject(value: str) -> None: ...

ssl_cert_subject = property(get_ssl_cert_subject, set_ssl_cert_subject)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.

This property must be set after all other certificate properties are set. When this property is set, a search is performed in the current certificate store to locate a certificate with a matching subject.

If a matching certificate is found, the property is set to the full subject of the matching certificate.

If an exact match is not found, the store is searched for subjects containing the value of the property.

If a match is still not found, the property is set to an empty string, and no certificate is selected.

The special value "*" picks a random certificate in the certificate store.

The certificate subject is a comma-separated list of distinguished name fields and values. For instance, "CN=www.server.com, OU=test, C=US, E=support@nsoftware.com". Common fields and their meanings are as follows:

FieldMeaning
CNCommon Name. This is commonly a hostname like www.server.com.
OOrganization
OUOrganizational Unit
LLocality
SState
CCountry
EEmail Address

If a field value contains a comma, it must be quoted.

ssl_provider Property

This specifies the SSL/TLS implementation to use.

Syntax

def get_ssl_provider() -> int: ...
def set_ssl_provider(value: int) -> None: ...

ssl_provider = property(get_ssl_provider, set_ssl_provider)

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property specifies the SSL/TLS implementation to use. In most cases the default value of 0 (Automatic) is recommended and should not be changed. When set to 0 (Automatic) the class will select whether to use the platform implementation or the internal implementation depending on the operating system as well as the TLS version being used.

Possible values are:

0 (sslpAutomatic - default)Automatically selects the appropriate implementation.
1 (sslpPlatform) Uses the platform/system implementation.
2 (sslpInternal) Uses the internal implementation.
Additional Notes

In most cases using the default value (Automatic) is recommended. The class will select a provider depending on the current platform.

When Automatic is selected, on Windows the class will use the platform implementation. On Linux/macOS the class will use the internal implementation. When TLS 1.3 is enabled via SSLEnabledProtocols the internal implementation is used on all platforms.

ssl_server_cert_encoded Property

This is the certificate (PEM/Base64 encoded).

Syntax

def get_ssl_server_cert_encoded() -> bytes: ...

ssl_server_cert_encoded = property(get_ssl_server_cert_encoded, None)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This is the certificate (PEM/Base64 encoded). This property is used to assign a specific certificate. The ssl_server_cert_store and ssl_server_cert_subject properties also may be used to specify a certificate.

When ssl_server_cert_encoded is set, a search is initiated in the current ssl_server_cert_store for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, ssl_server_cert_subject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, ssl_server_cert_subject is set to an empty string.

This property is read-only.

timeout Property

A timeout for the class.

Syntax

def get_timeout() -> int: ...
def set_timeout(value: int) -> None: ...

timeout = property(get_timeout, set_timeout)

Default Value

30

Remarks

If timeout is set to a positive value, and an operation cannot be completed immediately, the class will retry the operation for a maximum of timeout seconds.

The default value for timeout is 30 (seconds).

transaction_amount Property

Purchase amount to be authorized.

Syntax

def get_transaction_amount() -> str: ...
def set_transaction_amount(value: str) -> None: ...

transaction_amount = property(get_transaction_amount, set_transaction_amount)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This field contains the transaction amount to be authorized.

This amount is to be presented with an implied decimal point. For example, US $10.00 must be represented as 1000, and $0.10 is likewise simply 10. The allowable number of significant digits as well as the positioning of any implied decimal point is dictated by the designated CurrencyCode configuration setting. In the United States (default), the number of allowable significant digits is seven. Thus the maximum transaction_amount is "9999999", yielding a US dollar amount of $99,999.99. This field may not contain a negative number.

transaction_number Property

Sequence number of this transaction.

Syntax

def get_transaction_number() -> int: ...
def set_transaction_number(value: int) -> None: ...

transaction_number = property(get_transaction_number, set_transaction_number)

Default Value

0

Remarks

This field contains a terminal-generated transaction sequence number to be submitted in all authorization request messages. This number is echoed back to the terminal in the response_transaction_number for the purpose of assisting in the matching of authorization request and response messages. This value must be in the range 0001 to 9999 and should be incremented on each authorization request message. This number should automatically increment from 9999 to 1. 0 is an invalid transaction number.

transaction_type Property

Specifies the type of EBT transaction to process.

Syntax

def get_transaction_type() -> int: ...
def set_transaction_type(value: int) -> None: ...

transaction_type = property(get_transaction_type, set_transaction_type)

Default Value

8

Remarks

This property indicates the type of EBT transaction to send. The following table explains the transaction types in detail:

ettFoodStampPurchase (8)this transaction is used to purchase groceries or food items using funds from the Food Stamp account associated with the customer's EBT card. The customer may not receive cash back for this transaction.
ettFoodStampReturn (9)This transaction is used to refund money to a customer's Food Stamp account. This may only be used when a customer returns goods previously purchased using the ttFoodStampPurchase transaction type.
ettFoodStampVoucher (10)This transaction is identical to a ttFoodStampPurchase, but is used when the merchant's point of sale system or the EBT network is offline. The merchant must call the EBT Voice Authorization network and receive a voucher_number and voucher_code to submit with this transaction.
ettFoodStampBalanceInquiry (11)This transaction retrieves the current available balance for the Food Stamp account associated with the customer's EBT card. The balance is returned in the response_balance property.
ettCashBenefitWithdrawal (12)This transaction is used to withdraw money from the Cash Benefit account associated with the customer's EBT card. The amount to withdraw is indicated by the transaction_amount property. The cash_back_amount property must be empty ("") for authorization, but should match the transaction_amount when this transaction is settled.
ettCashBenefitPurchase (13)This transaction is used to purchase goods or services using funds from the Cash Benefit account associated with the customer's EBT card. The customer may also receive cash back using the cash_back_amount property. (Note that the transaction_amount must equal the cost of the goods purchased PLUS the cash_back_amount).
ettCashBenefitBalanceInquiry (14)This transaction retrieves the current available balance for the Cash Benefit account associated with the customer's EBT card. The balance is returned in the response_balance property.

The debit_pin and debit_ksn properties are required for all transaction types except ttFoodStampVoucher. For most transactions, the card_track_2_data property should be set with the magnetic stripe data from the card. If the magnetic stripe cannot be read, set card_track_2_data to "" and set the card_number, card_exp_month, and card_exp_year properties to send a manually-keyed transaction.

voucher_code Property

Required for Food Stamp Voucher transactions.

Syntax

def get_voucher_code() -> str: ...
def set_voucher_code(value: str) -> None: ...

voucher_code = property(get_voucher_code, set_voucher_code)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property is used when sending an EBT authorization request with the transaction_type set to ttFoodStampVoucher. This property should contain a 6-character Electronic Voucher Approval Code provided by the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) voice authorization system.

Note: Voucher transactions are only sent because of a POS System or EBT Network unavailable condition.

voucher_number Property

Required for Food Stamp Voucher transactions.

Syntax

def get_voucher_number() -> str: ...
def set_voucher_number(value: str) -> None: ...

voucher_number = property(get_voucher_number, set_voucher_number)

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property is used when sending an EBT authorization request with the transaction_type set to ttFoodStampVoucher. This property should contain a 15-character Electronic Voucher Serial Number provided by the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) voice authorization system.

Note: Voucher transactions are only sent because of a POS System or EBT Network unavailable condition.

authorize Method

Sends a Gift Card transaction.

Syntax

def authorize() -> None: ...

Remarks

This method sends an Electronic Benefits (EBT) authorization request to the Vital/TSYS host. The type of transaction sent is based upon the value of the transaction_type property. If the request was successful, the response_code property will contain "00" or "85".

config Method

Sets or retrieves a configuration setting.

Syntax

def config(configuration_string: str) -> str: ...

Remarks

config is a generic method available in every class. It is used to set and retrieve configuration settings for the class.

These settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the class, access to these internal properties is provided through the config method.

To set a configuration setting named PROPERTY, you must call Config("PROPERTY=VALUE"), where VALUE is the value of the setting expressed as a string. For boolean values, use the strings "True", "False", "0", "1", "Yes", or "No" (case does not matter).

To read (query) the value of a configuration setting, you must call Config("PROPERTY"). The value will be returned as a string.

get_detail_aggregate Method

Returns an aggregate containing details of this transaction, which is then used for settlement.

Syntax

def get_detail_aggregate() -> str: ...

Remarks

This method returns an aggregate containing all of the required data to send a transaction to settlement. This aggregate must be passed to the TSYSSettle class's DetailAggregate array property in order to settle the transaction. If you wish to view or change any part of the aggregate (such as adding a gratuity or additional info for an Installment payment), you may use the TSYSDetailRecord class to do so.

Note: This method may only be called after a successful authorization. If the authorization was not successful the method fails with an error.

An example of how this method is used is shown below:

TSYSRetail.Authorize() TSYSSettle.DetailRecordCount = 1 TSYSSettle.DetailAggregate[0] = TSYSRetail.GetDetailAggregate()

interrupt Method

Interrupts the current action.

Syntax

def interrupt() -> None: ...

Remarks

This method interrupts any processing that the class is currently executing.

reset Method

Clears all properties to their default values.

Syntax

def reset() -> None: ...

Remarks

This method clears all properties to their default values.

on_connected Event

Fired immediately after a connection completes (or fails).

Syntax

class TSYSBenefitConnectedEventParams(object):
  @property
  def status_code() -> int: ...

  @property
  def description() -> str: ...

# In class TSYSBenefit:
@property
def on_connected() -> Callable[[TSYSBenefitConnectedEventParams], None]: ...
@on_connected.setter
def on_connected(event_hook: Callable[[TSYSBenefitConnectedEventParams], None]) -> None: ...

Remarks

If the connection is made normally, StatusCode is 0, and Description is "OK".

If the connection fails, StatusCode has the error code returned by the TCP/IP stack. Description contains a description of this code. The value of StatusCode is equal to the value of the error.

Please refer to the Error Codes section for more information.

on_data_packet_in Event

Fired when receiving a data packet from the transaction server.

Syntax

class TSYSBenefitDataPacketInEventParams(object):
  @property
  def data_packet() -> bytes: ...

# In class TSYSBenefit:
@property
def on_data_packet_in() -> Callable[[TSYSBenefitDataPacketInEventParams], None]: ...
@on_data_packet_in.setter
def on_data_packet_in(event_hook: Callable[[TSYSBenefitDataPacketInEventParams], None]) -> None: ...

Remarks

This event fires when a packet is received. The entire data packet (including all framing and error detection characters) is contained in the parameter "DataPacket". This parameter may be inspected for advanced troubleshooting, or to extract additional response properties beyond the scope of this class.

on_data_packet_out Event

Fired when sending a data packet to the transaction server.

Syntax

class TSYSBenefitDataPacketOutEventParams(object):
  @property
  def data_packet() -> bytes: ...

# In class TSYSBenefit:
@property
def on_data_packet_out() -> Callable[[TSYSBenefitDataPacketOutEventParams], None]: ...
@on_data_packet_out.setter
def on_data_packet_out(event_hook: Callable[[TSYSBenefitDataPacketOutEventParams], None]) -> None: ...

Remarks

This event fires right before each data packet is sent. The entire data packet (including all framing and error detection characters) is contained in the parameter "DataPacket". This parameter may be inspected for advanced troubleshooting, or may be modified to support additional features beyond the scope of this class.

on_disconnected Event

Fired when a connection is closed.

Syntax

class TSYSBenefitDisconnectedEventParams(object):
  @property
  def status_code() -> int: ...

  @property
  def description() -> str: ...

# In class TSYSBenefit:
@property
def on_disconnected() -> Callable[[TSYSBenefitDisconnectedEventParams], None]: ...
@on_disconnected.setter
def on_disconnected(event_hook: Callable[[TSYSBenefitDisconnectedEventParams], None]) -> None: ...

Remarks

If the connection is broken normally, StatusCode is 0, and Description is "OK".

If the connection is broken for any other reason, StatusCode has the error code returned by Winsock. Description contains a description of this code. The value of StatusCode is equal to the value of the Winsock error.

Please refer to the Error Codes section for more information.

on_error Event

Information about errors during data delivery.

Syntax

class TSYSBenefitErrorEventParams(object):
  @property
  def error_code() -> int: ...

  @property
  def description() -> str: ...

# In class TSYSBenefit:
@property
def on_error() -> Callable[[TSYSBenefitErrorEventParams], None]: ...
@on_error.setter
def on_error(event_hook: Callable[[TSYSBenefitErrorEventParams], None]) -> None: ...

Remarks

The on_error event is fired in case of exceptional conditions during message processing.

ErrorCode contains an error code and Description contains a textual description of the error. For a list of valid error codes and their descriptions, please refer to the Error Codes section.

on_ssl_server_authentication Event

Fired after the server presents its certificate to the client.

Syntax

class TSYSBenefitSSLServerAuthenticationEventParams(object):
  @property
  def cert_encoded() -> bytes: ...

  @property
  def cert_subject() -> str: ...

  @property
  def cert_issuer() -> str: ...

  @property
  def status() -> str: ...

  @property
  def accept() -> bool: ...
  @accept.setter
  def accept(value) -> None: ...

# In class TSYSBenefit:
@property
def on_ssl_server_authentication() -> Callable[[TSYSBenefitSSLServerAuthenticationEventParams], None]: ...
@on_ssl_server_authentication.setter
def on_ssl_server_authentication(event_hook: Callable[[TSYSBenefitSSLServerAuthenticationEventParams], None]) -> None: ...

Remarks

During this event, the client can decide whether or not to continue with the connection process. The Accept parameter is a recommendation on whether to continue or close the connection. This is just a suggestion: application software must use its own logic to determine whether or not to continue.

When Accept is False, Status shows why the verification failed (otherwise, Status contains the string OK). If it is decided to continue, you can override and accept the certificate by setting the Accept parameter to True.

on_ssl_status Event

Fired when secure connection progress messages are available.

Syntax

class TSYSBenefitSSLStatusEventParams(object):
  @property
  def message() -> str: ...

# In class TSYSBenefit:
@property
def on_ssl_status() -> Callable[[TSYSBenefitSSLStatusEventParams], None]: ...
@on_ssl_status.setter
def on_ssl_status(event_hook: Callable[[TSYSBenefitSSLStatusEventParams], None]) -> None: ...

Remarks

The event is fired for informational and logging purposes only. This event tracks the progress of the connection.

TSYSBenefit Config Settings

The class accepts one or more of the following configuration settings. Configuration settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the class, access to these internal properties is provided through the config method.

TSYSBenefit Config Settings

ActivateTerminal:   Authenticates a POS device with TSYS.

This is an action config which when called will authenticate a POS device with TSYS. Authentication is required when processing transactions using Voltage Encryption or Tokenization. An AuthenticationCode is required to be specified, as is merchant_zip and/or merchant_service_phone, to perform authentication. After a POS device is successfully authenticated, GenKey will be populated.

AllowPartialAuths:   Indicates whether partial authorizations are to be supported.

When this setting is True, if the card being authorized does not contain sufficient funds to cover the transaction_amount, the card will not be declined. Instead, the transaction will be authorized for a lesser amount. The customer must then use another form of payment to make up the remainder. The total amount authorized by TSYS will be returned in the ResponseAuthorizedAmount configuration setting. For instance, if the transaction_amount is $100.00, but the card only has a $50.00 balance, the card is charged for $50.00, and the ResponseAuthorizedAmount will be "50.00". The merchant may then collect the remaining $50 in cash, check, credit card, or any other acceptable form of payment. This setting is False by default.

AuthenticationCode:   An alphanumeric code provided to the POS user for input when authenticating a POS device.

This field is used to specify the AuthenticationCode, assigned by TSYS, to authenticate a POS device (made via a call to ActivateTerminal).

AuthorizationIndicator:   The type of authorization request.

This field defines the type of authorization request and must be included on all MasterCard authorization request transactions.

Valid values are:

Code Description
P Pre Authorization
F Final Authorization
U Undefined Authorization

CardholderId:   Specifies the method used to verify the identity of the cardholder.

By default the class automatically computes the CardholderId based on several factors. Changing this config setting will override this automatic calculation. Clear this setting to "" (empty string) to restore automatic calculation. Please see the TSYSDetailRecord class's CardholderId property for more information.

DeactivateTerminal:   Deactivates a POS device with TSYS.

This is an action config which when called will deactivate the POS device specified via GenKey with TSYS.

GenKey:   A randomly generated string of alphanumeric characters identifying the terminal.

This field is used to specify retrieve or specify a GenKey value for a terminal. This field will be populated after a successful call to ActivateTerminal is made. The Genkey must be stored in the POS device, must be sent with every request to the TSYS Acquiring Solutions host after authentication (by setting this field), and will be checked against the terminal hierarchy. A GenKey value is required when processing transactions using Voltage Encryption or Tokenization.

HeartlandDeviceId:   Specifies a device ID to uniquely identify each terminal (card data entry device).

The specified value must be 4 characters or less. Note that this value is required to comply with MasterCard's Authorization Data Accuracy Initiative.

HeartlandEncryptionMode:   Specifies the encryption mode to use in Heartland transactions.

This field allows you to specify the Heartland E3 encryption mode used when processing Heartland transactions. The available values are (descriptions describe the data that will be encrypted):

0No Encryption (default)
1Merchant ID and Card Data (reserved for future use)
2Merchant ID, Card Data, and Card Security Code (reserved for future use)
3Card Data Only

Note you will also need to set Processor to 1 (Heartland) and HeartlandKeyBlock if you wish to process Heartland E3 transactions.

HeartlandKeyBlock:   Specifies the key block used to encrypt the data.

This field allows you to specify the key block that was used to encrypt the data specified by HeartlandEncryptionMode. This value will be obtained from an E3 magnetic stripe reader and is used by Heartland to decrypt the encrypted data.

ISOIdentifier:   ISO (Independent Sales Organization) Identifier assigned by MasterCard or Discover.

This 11-digit value is assigned to the Service Provider designated as an ISO (Independent Sales Organization) during registration with the card brand and must be included on all MasterCard or Discover transactions where the merchant has a relationship with an ISO.

LocalRetrievalNumber:   Specifies the Retrieval Reference Number to use in a NonConfirm authorization request.

This property is used to specify the Retrieval Reference Number to use in a NonConfirm authorization request (when UseConfirmationRequest = "False"). The specified value must contain a 12-character numeric value. It is suggested that the first 4 characters be the Julian date (yddd) and the remaining 8 characters are a numeric transaction identification number. If this value is set to "" (empty string), the component will generate a Retrieval Reference Number for you when the authorization request is sent.

Note: This setting is only valid for Debit and EBT/Benefit transactions.

LocalTransactionDate:   Specifies the local transaction date to use in a NonConfirm authorization request.

This property is used to specify the local transaction date to use in a NonConfirm authorization request (when UseConfirmationRequest = "False"). The specified value must be in MMDDYY format. If "" (empty string) is specified, the component will generate the local transaction date for you based on the current system time.

Note: This setting is only valid for Debit and EBT/Benefit transactions.

LocalTransactionTime:   Specifies the local transaction time to use in a NonConfirm authorization request.

This property is used to specify the local transaction time to use in a NonConfirm authorization request (when UseConfirmationRequest = "False"). The specified value must be in HHMMSS format. If "" (empty string) is specified, the component will generate the local transaction time for you based on the current system time.

Note: This setting is only valid for Debit and EBT/Benefit transactions.

LocationDetailAddress:   Merchant's street address.

This field is used to identify the merchant's street address where the transaction took place. The maximum length is 38 characters (upper-case). For American Express transactions that are submitted via an Aggregator/Payment Service Provider the maximum length is 20 characters and if necessary this value should be truncated rather than abbreviated.

LocationDetailCity:   Name of the city.

This field is used to identify the name of the city where the transaction took place. The maximum length is 21 characters (upper-case). For American Express transactions that are submitted via an Aggregator/Payment Service Provider the maximum length is 13 characters.

LocationDetailCountry:   Country code.

This field is used to identify the country code of the location where the transaction took place. For example, the country code for USA is "840." The maximum length is 3 characters.

LocationDetailEmail:   Merchant's e-mail adress.

This field is used for American Express transactions that are submitted via an Aggregator/Payment Service Provider. It is used to identify the Aggregator's e-mail address. The maximum length is 20 characters and if necessary this value should be truncated rather than abbreviated.

LocationDetailName:   Merchant name.

This field is used to identify the merchant name that appears on the storefront and/or customer receipts and statements. The maximum length is 38 characters (upper-case). For American Express transactions that are submitted via an Aggregator/Payment Service Provider the maximum length is 30 characters and if necessary this value should be truncated rather than abbreviated.

LocationDetailPhone:   Merchant's phone number.

This field is used for American Express transactions that are submitted via an Aggregator/Payment Service Provider. It is used to identify the Aggregator's phone number. This value should be 10 characters in length and it must include the area code.

LocationDetailPostal:   Postal code.

This field is used to identify the postal / zip code of the location where the transaction took place. The maximum length is 15 characters. For American Express transactions that are submitted via an Aggregator/Payment Service Provider the maximum length is 10 characters.

LocationDetailRegion:   Region code that corresponds to the state, province, or other country subdivision.

This field is used to identify the region code that corresponds to the state, province, or other country subdivision of the merchant location where the transaction took place. The maximum length is 3 characters.

MerchantSellerID:   Merchant's Seller ID.

This field is used for American Express transactions that are submitted via an Aggregator/Payment Service Provider. It contains a maximum 20-byte numeric code that uniquely identifies an American Express Payment Service Provider's (Aggregator's) seller or vendor code.

PFAcquirerInternalReferenceNumber:   Acquirer Internal Reference Number (AIRN) (Discover only).

This unique digit internal identification code is assigned by the Acquirer to it's merchant. Discover assigns this 20-character field during registration via the Discover Network.

PFForeignRetailerIndicator:   The Payment Facilitator Foreign Retailer Indicator (Visa only).

This 3-character field is used by marketplaces to uniquely identify domestic transactions in which the retailer is in a different country than the marketplace. Visa classifies an entity as a marketplace if it handles payments on behalf of retailers through an online marketplace that brings together multiple buyers and retailers. This field must be sent when the retailer is foreign.

Valid values are:

Code Description
(Space) (default) Space indicates the retailer is not foreign.
F This value indicates the retailer is located in a different country than the marketplace.
Note: This field will be automatically left-justified, space-filled to 3 characters.

PFIdentifier:   The Payment Facilitator/Marketplace Identifier assigned by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.

This 11-digit value is assigned to the Service Provider during registration with the card brand and must be included on all Visa, MasterCard, or Discover transactions where the merchant has a relationship with a Payment Facilitator/Service Provider.

Note: For Visa Marketplaces, the Marketplace ID must be included in this field.

PFNameSubMerchantName:   The Payment Facilitator Name*Sub-Merchant name.

This 25-character field is a subfield of Payment Facilitator and must be included on all transactions where the merchant has a relationship with a Payment Facilitator. It has two usages:

Usage 1 - Payment Facilitator Name*Sub-Merchant Name

This usage is valid for Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

For Payment Facilitators, the field contains two parts in a concatenation of two fields separated by an asterisk (*). For Visa, Mastercard, and Discover the name submitted should match what the PayFac registered with each brand and should follow the requirements defined by each brand.

Usage 2 - Marketplace Name

For Visa Marketplaces, the field should contain the name of the Marketplace.

PFSubMerchantCity:   The Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant City.

This 13-character field is a subfield of Payment Facilitator.

For Visa and Mastercard transactions, enter the city of the sub-merchant location (not the Payment Facilitator location).

For Discover transactions, enter the location where the transaction took place; this may or may not be the sub-merchant location.

For Direct Marketing merchants and preferred customer/passenger transport and card not present transactions, this field must contain a phone number for merchant customer service in format XXX-XXXXXXX. The dash is required. This field can also be used for e-mail or a URL.

PFSubMerchantCountry:   The Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant Country Code.

This 3-digit field indicates the country of the Sub-Merchant location (not the Payment Facilitator location) using ISO-specified numeric codes. It is used for Visa, Mastercard, and Discover transactions and must be included on all transactions where the merchant has a relationship with a Payment Facilitator.

PFSubMerchantIdentifier:   The Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant Identifier.

This 15-character field, assigned by the Payment Facilitator or the Acquirer, must be provided on all Visa, Mastercard, or Discover transactions where the merchant has a relationship with a Payment Facilitator.

PFSubMerchantPostalCode:   The Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant Postal Code.

This 9-character field indicates the postal code of the Sub-Merchant location (not the Payment Facilitator location). This field must be included on all transactions where the merchant has a relationship with a Payment Facilitator. It is used for Visa, Mastercard, and Discover transactions.

PFSubMerchantState:   The Payment Facilitator Sub-Merchant State/Province Code.

This 2-character field indicates the state or province code of the Sub-Merchant location (not the Payment Facilitator location). If the Sub-Merchant is non-U.S. and non-Canadian, this field should be '00'. This field must be included on all Visa, Mastercard, and Discover transactions where the merchant has a relationship with a Payment Facilitator.

Port:   The port to which transactions are posted.

This is port that this class connects to on the server. The default value for TSYS is 5003 for the live server, and 5004 for the test server. The default live server values for Heartland is 22341 for Authorization and 22342 for Settlement. The Heartland test server values are 12341 for Authorization and 12342 for Settlement.

POSDataCode:   Specifies the condition of the POS device used at the time of the transaction.

This configuration setting takes a semi-colon separated list of name-value pairs. The available field names and their applicable values can be found below. The fields can be set in any order and not all fields are required to be set (unless you wish to change their default values).

Code Example: TSYSRetail.Config("POSDataCode=CardholderAuthCap=1;CardInputMode=2;CardInputCap=2");

CardInputCap (Terminal card data input capability)

0 (default) Unspecified, data not available
1 Manual; no terminal; Voice auth/ARU
2 Magnetic stripe reader capability
3 Bar code/ Payment code
4 Optical character reader (OCR) capability, [MC, AX]
5 Integrated circuit card (ICC) capability and magnetic stripe reader
6 Key entry only capability; Mastercard recurring and installment transactions
A PAN auto-entry via contactless magnetic stripe
B Magnetic stripe reader and key entry capability
C Magnetic stripe reader, ICC, and key entry capability
D Magnetic stripe reader and ICC capability
E ICC entry capability
H ICC Reader and Contactless Capability; Magnetic stripe & manual entry implied
M PAN auto-entry via contactless chip
V Other capability, [MC]
X Reserved for private use

CardholderAuthCap (Terminal cardholder authentication capability)

0 No electronic authentication capability
1 PIN entry capability
2 Electronic signature analysis capability
3 mPOS software-based PIN entry capability
5 Electronic authentication capability is inoperative
6 Other
9 (default) Unspecified, data not available

CardCaptureCap (Terminal card-capture capability)

0 No capture capability
1 Card capture capability
9 (default) Unspecified, data not available

TerminalOpEnv (Terminal operating environment)

0 No terminal used; Voice auth/ARU; Mastercard recurring/installment transactions
1 On card acceptor premises; attended terminal
2 On card acceptor premises; unattended terminal
3 Off card acceptor premises; attended
4 Off card acceptor premises; unattended
5 On cardholder premises; unattended
6 Off cardholder premises; unattended
9 (default) Unspecified, data not available
M Off card acceptor premises; merchant mobile POS environment, including mPOS
P On card acceptor premises; merchant mobile POS environment, including mPOS
Q Off card acceptor premises; cardholder mobile environment, including home PC, mobile phone, PDA
R On card acceptor premises; cardholder mobile environment, including home PC, mobile phone, PDA
S Electronic delivery of product, [AX]
T Physical delivery of product, [AX]

CardholderPresent (Cardholder present data)

0 Cardholder present
1 Cardholder not present; unspecified reason
2 Cardholder not present; mail transaction
3 Cardholder not present; phone transaction
4 Cardholder not present; standing (recurring) transaction
5 Cardholder not present; electronic commerce
8 Cardholder not present; recurrent billing such as a loan or installment payment
R Recurring purchase transaction (original transaction was token-based with valid cryptogram)
T PayButton (Discover only)

CardPresent (Card present data)

0 Card not present
1 Card present
W Transponder, [AX]
X Contactless Chip Transactions, including AMEX Expresspay
Z Digital Wallet [AX]

CardInputMode (Card data input mode)

0 (default) Unspecified, data not available
1 Manual input; no terminal; Voice auth/ARU
2 Magnetic stripe reader input
3 Bar code/Payment code
6 Key entered input
7 Payment Credential stored on file. NOTE: This value is required for all Mastercard recurring transactions.
A PAN auto-entry via contactless magnetic stripe
B Magnetic stripe reader input; track data captured and passed unaltered
C Online Chip
F Offline Chip
M PAN auto-entry via contactless Chip Card (EMV Mode)
N Track data read and sent unaltered, chip capable terminal, chip data could not be read
P Empty candidate list fallback
R PAN Entry via electronic commerce, including remote chip
S Electronic commerce, no security, channel encrypted, or SET without cardholder certificate
V Manually entered with keyed CID, [AX, JCB Canada]
W Swiped transaction with keyed CID, [AX, JCB Canada]
X Reserved for private use
Y Reserved for private use
Z Contactless Interface Change Identifies when a Chip Card Transaction with a dualinterface card switches from a contactless to a contact chip card transaction [Discover]

NOTE: AMEX defines ApplePay with value C - Online Chip

CardholderAuthMethod (Cardholder authentication method)

0 Not authenticated
1 PIN
2 Electronic signature analysis
5 Manual signature verification
6 Other manual verification (such as a driver's license number)
9 (default) Unspecified, data not available
S Other systematic verification
T Electronic ticket environment, [AX]

CardholderAuthEntity (Cardholder authentication entity)

0 Not authenticated
1 ICC - Offline PIN
2 Card acceptance device (CAD)
3 Authorizing agent - Online PIN
4 Merchant/card acceptor - signature
5 Other
9 (default) Unspecified, data not available

CardOutputCap (Card data output capability)

0 (default) Unspecified, data not available
1 None
2 Magnetic stripe write
3 ICC
S Other

TerminalOutputCap (Terminal data output capability)

0 (default) Unspecified, data not available
1 None
2 Printing capability only
3 Display capability only
4 Printing and display capability

PINCaptureCap (PIN capture capability)

0 No PIN capture capability
1 (default) Unspecified, data not available
2 Reserved
3 Reserved
4 PIN capture capability four characters maximum
5 PIN capture capability five characters maximum
6 PIN capture capability six characters maximum
7 PIN capture capability seven characters maximum
8 PIN capture capability eight characters maximum
9 PIN capture capability nine characters maximum
A PIN capture capability 10 characters maximum
B PIN capture capability 11 characters maximum
C PIN capture capability 12 characters maximum

Note: Setting this configuration setting in TSYSDetailRecord class will not update the POSDataCode tag in the detail aggregate of the original transaction.

Processor:   Specifies the Processor you are connecting to.

This field allows you to specify the processor that you are connecting to (thus allowing the class to correctly generate the request and parse the response). The available values are:

0TSYS (default)
1Heartland

Note that when set, this property will set the Server and Port to the default values for the specified processor. Additionally, this config must be set prior to setting card to ensure the card data is formatted correctly.

ResponseCardholderVerification:   Verification results for cardholder identification data (extended AVS).

This response data is returned when SendExtendedAVS is set to 'True' and is only available for American Express and Discover cards. This data is arranged in order of 5 bytes, one for each result of a cardholder identification data element:

Byte Number Description
Byte 1 Billing ZIP Code
Byte 2 Billing Street Match Code
Byte 3 Billing Name Match Code
Byte 4 Telephone Number Match Code
Byte 5 E-mail Address Match Code

The possible values for each byte are:

Value Description
Y Data Matches
U Data Unchecked
N No Match
S Service not allowed
R Retry
' ' (Space) Data not sent

For Discover transactions, byte 3 will be populated with the following values:

Value Description
B No response due to blank input
K Unknown
P Not processed
M First Name and Last Name match
F First Name Matches, Last Name does not match
L First Name does not match, Last Name matches
N Nothing matches
W No data from Issuer/Authorization system
U Retry, system unable to process

ResponseStoreNumber:   Check this field against the original Merchant StoreNumber.

The value of this field is used to correctly match responses with transactions by comparing its value to that of the merchant_store_number. This is particularly useful when making a multi-merchant or multi-store routing system. If the system that originally made the transaction receives a response where the ResponseStoreNumber is not identical to the merchant_store_number the transaction should not be stored for batch settlement. This field is read-only.

ResponseTerminalNumber:   Check this field against the original Merchant TerminalNumber.

The value of this field is used to correctly match responses with transactions by comparing its value to that of merchant_terminal_number. This is particularly useful when making a multi-terminal routing system within a merchant location. If the terminal that originally made the transaction receives a response where the ResponseTerminalNumber is not identical to the merchant_terminal_number, the transaction should not be stored for batch settlement. This field is read-only.

Retry:   Set this to retry a failed transaction.

If an authorization returns ambiguously or times out without receiving a response, you may send the same transaction over again with this Retry flag set to True. This will prevent you from double-charging your customers in the case of a communications error (only available for credit card transactions. Does not apply to Debit, Gift Card, or EBT transactions).

SendExtendedAVS:   Specifies whether to send extended AVS data.

When set to 'True', AVS data will be sent in the extended AVS field for the transaction. ResponseCardholderVerification will contain the extended AVS verification results. When set to 'False' (default value), the CustomerAddress and CustomerZip values will be sent using the simple AVS data fields.

Server:   The server to which transactions are posted.

This is name of the server to which all transactions are posted. Do not use an IP address, use the actual name, as a server's IP address may change. The default (Live) TSYS server is "ssl2.vitalps.net", but you may use "ssltest.tsysacquiring.net" for testing. The default (Live) Heartland server is "txns.secureexchange.net", but you may use "test.txns.secureexchange.net" for testing. Note that there are several merchant_bank_ids and merchant_numbers that will always run in test mode regardless of whether you are using the live server. See the included demos for examples.

SurchargeAmount:   The transaction fee amount charged to the customer to account for acquirer-assessed surcharge.

This configuration setting is for informational purposes only and any surcharge amounts charged to the customer should be included in the transaction_amount.

The format of this field is 'annnnnnnn' where 'a' is either 'D' for debit or 'C' for credit. 'nnnnnnnn' is the numeric fee amount with the decimal implied. For example: 'D00000150' is a $1.50 transaction fee amount debited to the cardholder's account.

Note: If an amount is only specified, the component will generate the format above by prepending a 'D' and the necessary number of 0's.

Timeout:   A timeout for the component.

If Timeout is set to a positive value, and an operation cannot be completed immediately, the class will retry the operation for a maximum of Timeout seconds.

The default value for Timeout is 30 (seconds).

TsysETB:   The Encryption Transmission Block TSYS uses to decrypt encrypted data.

This field is used to specify the Base-64 encoded ETB (Encryption Transmission Block) used by TSYS to decrypt Voltage encrypted data. The value is retrieved from the POS device containing the Voltage encryption software. When specified, the transaction will be sent as a Voltage encrypted transaction. The encrypted card data will be specified as normal via the card_magnetic_stripe or card_number fields.

UseConfirmationRequest:   Indicates whether or not to send a Confirmation Request authorization transaction.

When set to "True", a confirmation authorization transaction will be sent. In a confirmation request, TSYS will generate the Retrieval Reference Number (response_retrieval_number) and the System Trace Audit Number (response_trace). When setting this property to "False" (default value), a NonConfirm authorization transaction will be sent. In these transactions, a Retrieval Reference Number, System Trace Audit Number, Local Date, and Local Time are NOT generated by TSYS and must be manually specified by the POS application. By default, the component will automatically generate these values for you. However you can override them by setting the following properties: LocalRetrievalNumber, LocalTransactionDate, , and LocalTransactionTime. Note the System Trace Audit Number is required to be the last 6 characters of the LocalRetrievalNumber and thus the component will automatically obtain and send this value for you.

Note: This setting is only valid for Debit and EBT/Benefit transactions.

Base Config Settings

BuildInfo:   Information about the product's build.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the product's build.

CodePage:   The system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.

The default code page is Unicode UTF-8 (65001).

The following is a list of valid code page identifiers:

IdentifierName
037IBM EBCDIC - U.S./Canada
437OEM - United States
500IBM EBCDIC - International
708Arabic - ASMO 708
709Arabic - ASMO 449+, BCON V4
710Arabic - Transparent Arabic
720Arabic - Transparent ASMO
737OEM - Greek (formerly 437G)
775OEM - Baltic
850OEM - Multilingual Latin I
852OEM - Latin II
855OEM - Cyrillic (primarily Russian)
857OEM - Turkish
858OEM - Multilingual Latin I + Euro symbol
860OEM - Portuguese
861OEM - Icelandic
862OEM - Hebrew
863OEM - Canadian-French
864OEM - Arabic
865OEM - Nordic
866OEM - Russian
869OEM - Modern Greek
870IBM EBCDIC - Multilingual/ROECE (Latin-2)
874ANSI/OEM - Thai (same as 28605, ISO 8859-15)
875IBM EBCDIC - Modern Greek
932ANSI/OEM - Japanese, Shift-JIS
936ANSI/OEM - Simplified Chinese (PRC, Singapore)
949ANSI/OEM - Korean (Unified Hangul Code)
950ANSI/OEM - Traditional Chinese (Taiwan; Hong Kong SAR, PRC)
1026IBM EBCDIC - Turkish (Latin-5)
1047IBM EBCDIC - Latin 1/Open System
1140IBM EBCDIC - U.S./Canada (037 + Euro symbol)
1141IBM EBCDIC - Germany (20273 + Euro symbol)
1142IBM EBCDIC - Denmark/Norway (20277 + Euro symbol)
1143IBM EBCDIC - Finland/Sweden (20278 + Euro symbol)
1144IBM EBCDIC - Italy (20280 + Euro symbol)
1145IBM EBCDIC - Latin America/Spain (20284 + Euro symbol)
1146IBM EBCDIC - United Kingdom (20285 + Euro symbol)
1147IBM EBCDIC - France (20297 + Euro symbol)
1148IBM EBCDIC - International (500 + Euro symbol)
1149IBM EBCDIC - Icelandic (20871 + Euro symbol)
1200Unicode UCS-2 Little-Endian (BMP of ISO 10646)
1201Unicode UCS-2 Big-Endian
1250ANSI - Central European
1251ANSI - Cyrillic
1252ANSI - Latin I
1253ANSI - Greek
1254ANSI - Turkish
1255ANSI - Hebrew
1256ANSI - Arabic
1257ANSI - Baltic
1258ANSI/OEM - Vietnamese
1361Korean (Johab)
10000MAC - Roman
10001MAC - Japanese
10002MAC - Traditional Chinese (Big5)
10003MAC - Korean
10004MAC - Arabic
10005MAC - Hebrew
10006MAC - Greek I
10007MAC - Cyrillic
10008MAC - Simplified Chinese (GB 2312)
10010MAC - Romania
10017MAC - Ukraine
10021MAC - Thai
10029MAC - Latin II
10079MAC - Icelandic
10081MAC - Turkish
10082MAC - Croatia
12000Unicode UCS-4 Little-Endian
12001Unicode UCS-4 Big-Endian
20000CNS - Taiwan
20001TCA - Taiwan
20002Eten - Taiwan
20003IBM5550 - Taiwan
20004TeleText - Taiwan
20005Wang - Taiwan
20105IA5 IRV International Alphabet No. 5 (7-bit)
20106IA5 German (7-bit)
20107IA5 Swedish (7-bit)
20108IA5 Norwegian (7-bit)
20127US-ASCII (7-bit)
20261T.61
20269ISO 6937 Non-Spacing Accent
20273IBM EBCDIC - Germany
20277IBM EBCDIC - Denmark/Norway
20278IBM EBCDIC - Finland/Sweden
20280IBM EBCDIC - Italy
20284IBM EBCDIC - Latin America/Spain
20285IBM EBCDIC - United Kingdom
20290IBM EBCDIC - Japanese Katakana Extended
20297IBM EBCDIC - France
20420IBM EBCDIC - Arabic
20423IBM EBCDIC - Greek
20424IBM EBCDIC - Hebrew
20833IBM EBCDIC - Korean Extended
20838IBM EBCDIC - Thai
20866Russian - KOI8-R
20871IBM EBCDIC - Icelandic
20880IBM EBCDIC - Cyrillic (Russian)
20905IBM EBCDIC - Turkish
20924IBM EBCDIC - Latin-1/Open System (1047 + Euro symbol)
20932JIS X 0208-1990 & 0121-1990
20936Simplified Chinese (GB2312)
21025IBM EBCDIC - Cyrillic (Serbian, Bulgarian)
21027Extended Alpha Lowercase
21866Ukrainian (KOI8-U)
28591ISO 8859-1 Latin I
28592ISO 8859-2 Central Europe
28593ISO 8859-3 Latin 3
28594ISO 8859-4 Baltic
28595ISO 8859-5 Cyrillic
28596ISO 8859-6 Arabic
28597ISO 8859-7 Greek
28598ISO 8859-8 Hebrew
28599ISO 8859-9 Latin 5
28605ISO 8859-15 Latin 9
29001Europa 3
38598ISO 8859-8 Hebrew
50220ISO 2022 Japanese with no halfwidth Katakana
50221ISO 2022 Japanese with halfwidth Katakana
50222ISO 2022 Japanese JIS X 0201-1989
50225ISO 2022 Korean
50227ISO 2022 Simplified Chinese
50229ISO 2022 Traditional Chinese
50930Japanese (Katakana) Extended
50931US/Canada and Japanese
50933Korean Extended and Korean
50935Simplified Chinese Extended and Simplified Chinese
50936Simplified Chinese
50937US/Canada and Traditional Chinese
50939Japanese (Latin) Extended and Japanese
51932EUC - Japanese
51936EUC - Simplified Chinese
51949EUC - Korean
51950EUC - Traditional Chinese
52936HZ-GB2312 Simplified Chinese
54936Windows XP: GB18030 Simplified Chinese (4 Byte)
57002ISCII Devanagari
57003ISCII Bengali
57004ISCII Tamil
57005ISCII Telugu
57006ISCII Assamese
57007ISCII Oriya
57008ISCII Kannada
57009ISCII Malayalam
57010ISCII Gujarati
57011ISCII Punjabi
65000Unicode UTF-7
65001Unicode UTF-8
The following is a list of valid code page identifiers for Mac OS only:
IdentifierName
1ASCII
2NEXTSTEP
3JapaneseEUC
4UTF8
5ISOLatin1
6Symbol
7NonLossyASCII
8ShiftJIS
9ISOLatin2
10Unicode
11WindowsCP1251
12WindowsCP1252
13WindowsCP1253
14WindowsCP1254
15WindowsCP1250
21ISO2022JP
30MacOSRoman
10UTF16String
0x90000100UTF16BigEndian
0x94000100UTF16LittleEndian
0x8c000100UTF32String
0x98000100UTF32BigEndian
0x9c000100UTF32LittleEndian
65536Proprietary

LicenseInfo:   Information about the current license.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the license this instance of a class is using. It will return the following information:

  • Product: The product the license is for.
  • Product Key: The key the license was generated from.
  • License Source: Where the license was found (e.g., RuntimeLicense, License File).
  • License Type: The type of license installed (e.g., Royalty Free, Single Server).
  • Last Valid Build: The last valid build number for which the license will work.
MaskSensitive:   Whether sensitive data is masked in log messages.

In certain circumstances it may be beneficial to mask sensitive data, like passwords, in log messages. Set this to True to mask sensitive data. The default is True.

This setting only works on these classes: AS3Receiver, AS3Sender, Atom, Client(3DS), FTP, FTPServer, IMAP, OFTPClient, SSHClient, SCP, Server(3DS), Sexec, SFTP, SFTPServer, SSHServer, TCPClient, TCPServer.

ProcessIdleEvents:   Whether the class uses its internal event loop to process events when the main thread is idle.

If set to False, the class will not fire internal idle events. Set this to False to use the class in a background thread on Mac OS. By default, this setting is True.

SelectWaitMillis:   The length of time in milliseconds the class will wait when DoEvents is called if there are no events to process.

If there are no events to process when do_events is called, the class will wait for the amount of time specified here before returning. The default value is 20.

UseInternalSecurityAPI:   Whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

When set to False, the class will use the system security libraries by default to perform cryptographic functions where applicable.

Setting this configuration setting to True tells the class to use the internal implementation instead of using the system security libraries.

On Windows, this setting is set to False by default. On Linux/macOS, this setting is set to True by default.

To use the system security libraries for Linux, OpenSSL support must be enabled. For more information on how to enable OpenSSL, please refer to the OpenSSL Notes section.

TSYSBenefit Errors

TSYSBenefit Errors

501   Data field invalid length.
502   Data field invalid format.
503   Data field out of range.
504   Luhn digit check failed.
505   Card date invalid.
506   Card expired.
507   Card type unknown.
509   No gateway specified.
511   Invalid data entered.
512   Truncated response.
513   Invalid response.
517   Response length mismatch.
518   LRC check failed.
519   Corrupt response.
520   Response packet empty.
521   Response truncated.
522   Host disconnected.
523   No response from host.
524   Server error response.
526   Invalid timeout value.
527   Vital/TSYS returned an error response.
535   Signature verification failed.
544   Error building packet.
593   Missing or erroneous property value. Cannot send transaction.
594   Response received before transmission completed.
595   Prematurely disconnected (check merchant_number and merchant_bank_id).
596   Pending responses max number exceeded (Interleaved).
597   Pending response timeout (Interleaved).

The class may also return one of the following error codes, which are inherited from other classes.

TCPClient Errors

100   You cannot change the remote_port at this time. A connection is in progress.
101   You cannot change the remote_host (Server) at this time. A connection is in progress.
102   The remote_host address is invalid (0.0.0.0).
104   Already connected. If you want to reconnect, close the current connection first.
106   You cannot change the local_port at this time. A connection is in progress.
107   You cannot change the local_host at this time. A connection is in progress.
112   You cannot change MaxLineLength at this time. A connection is in progress.
116   remote_port cannot be zero. Please specify a valid service port number.
117   You cannot change the UseConnection option while the class is active.
135   Operation would block.
201   Timeout.
211   Action impossible in control's present state.
212   Action impossible while not connected.
213   Action impossible while listening.
301   Timeout.
302   Could not open file.
434   Unable to convert string to selected CodePage.
1105   Already connecting. If you want to reconnect, close the current connection first.
1117   You need to connect first.
1119   You cannot change the LocalHost at this time. A connection is in progress.
1120   Connection dropped by remote host.

SSL Errors

270   Cannot load specified security library.
271   Cannot open certificate store.
272   Cannot find specified certificate.
273   Cannot acquire security credentials.
274   Cannot find certificate chain.
275   Cannot verify certificate chain.
276   Error during handshake.
280   Error verifying certificate.
281   Could not find client certificate.
282   Could not find server certificate.
283   Error encrypting data.
284   Error decrypting data.

TCP/IP Errors

10004   [10004] Interrupted system call.
10009   [10009] Bad file number.
10013   [10013] Access denied.
10014   [10014] Bad address.
10022   [10022] Invalid argument.
10024   [10024] Too many open files.
10035   [10035] Operation would block.
10036   [10036] Operation now in progress.
10037   [10037] Operation already in progress.
10038   [10038] Socket operation on non-socket.
10039   [10039] Destination address required.
10040   [10040] Message too long.
10041   [10041] Protocol wrong type for socket.
10042   [10042] Bad protocol option.
10043   [10043] Protocol not supported.
10044   [10044] Socket type not supported.
10045   [10045] Operation not supported on socket.
10046   [10046] Protocol family not supported.
10047   [10047] Address family not supported by protocol family.
10048   [10048] Address already in use.
10049   [10049] Can't assign requested address.
10050   [10050] Network is down.
10051   [10051] Network is unreachable.
10052   [10052] Net dropped connection or reset.
10053   [10053] Software caused connection abort.
10054   [10054] Connection reset by peer.
10055   [10055] No buffer space available.
10056   [10056] Socket is already connected.
10057   [10057] Socket is not connected.
10058   [10058] Can't send after socket shutdown.
10059   [10059] Too many references, can't splice.
10060   [10060] Connection timed out.
10061   [10061] Connection refused.
10062   [10062] Too many levels of symbolic links.
10063   [10063] File name too long.
10064   [10064] Host is down.
10065   [10065] No route to host.
10066   [10066] Directory not empty
10067   [10067] Too many processes.
10068   [10068] Too many users.
10069   [10069] Disc Quota Exceeded.
10070   [10070] Stale NFS file handle.
10071   [10071] Too many levels of remote in path.
10091   [10091] Network subsystem is unavailable.
10092   [10092] WINSOCK DLL Version out of range.
10093   [10093] Winsock not loaded yet.
11001   [11001] Host not found.
11002   [11002] Non-authoritative 'Host not found' (try again or check DNS setup).
11003   [11003] Non-recoverable errors: FORMERR, REFUSED, NOTIMP.
11004   [11004] Valid name, no data record (check DNS setup).