10-28-2009 06:23 PM
Ran the checkout thru the TEST URL it works fine.
I change to the live URL with the login ID and trans key and we get this
Change to test mode, everything seems ok, back to live and it pukes on checkout.
Any ideas? Help..
10-29-2009 09:48 AM
Response Reason Code: 205
Response Reason Text: This transaction has been declined.
Other Suggestions: This error code applies only to merchants on FDC Omaha. The value submitted in the merchant number field is invalid.
Does this sound plausible? Is the merchant using FDX Omaha?
11-06-2009 08:07 PM
I got the exact same error following the exact same process when testing tonight. Small world, eh?
How does one resolve the issue? Contact Authorize.net, FDC Omaha or the merchant account provider (possibly Bank of America)?
11-06-2009 09:52 PM
11-09-2009 03:11 PM
We got it resolved.
A call to Authorize.net and a response to a support ticket both said that the merchant service provider (MSP) had set the status of the merchant account to inactive. So we contacted the MSP and obtained a Processor Configuration Sheet or the VAR sheet, which contained all the necessary bits of information to activate the account. Then we called Authorize.net again and they resolved the issue over the phone, and conducted a test with us in real time.
11-09-2009 04:00 PM
02-09-2010 11:47 AM
Great info here.
I'm experiencing the same error and was wondering if you could share some detail on what makes up the Processor Configuration Sheet or VAR sheet. My merchant account is active, but my vendor has neither term in their vocabulary and I'm trying to get the appropriate info from them to provide to Authorize.net
02-09-2010 02:40 PM
Tell whoever provides your merchant account that you need the document that contains all of the details about your account so that you can pass it on to Authorize.Net to configure your payment gateway account. This document will contain information like your "Acquirer BIN", "Store Number", "Merchant Number", and a bunch of other fields.
If you already have an Authorize.Net account, then you should have already received one of these and given it to Authorize.Net when you first established your account. If you can find that, and it just needs to be refreshed for some reason, then having the older one would help describe what you are looking for.