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AIM - Merchant Login ID or Password is Invalid or the Account is Inactive

So I'm attempting to use curl to post a transaction to our merchant account, I've tried having the gateway in both test mode, and not (with a real card when not in test mode), and I get the same result: AIM - Merchant Login ID or Password is Invalid or the Account is Inactive the curl I'm using is: http://pastebin.com/22j0S6fY posting to the url https://secure.authorize.net/gateway/transact.dll any tips? How do I tell if the account is inactive? I'm able to login, and just barely set up the account, so perhaps that is part of the issue (it being so new). but I just barely got the merchant login id (passed as in the xml) -- and I've tried the transaction key, and even requested a new one to try it.

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Re: AIM - Merchant Login ID or Password is Invalid or the Account is Inactive

Hello @kemdevwire2015 

 

https://secure.authorize.net/gateway/transact.dll is a production endpoint.  

 

You should ensure that the API Login and Transaction Key you are using is for your production account, not the sandbox.

 

If you are still in development, I would recommend obtaining a sandbox account, API Login, Transaction key and use the test endpoint:  https:/test.authorize.net/gateway/transact.dll

 

Richard