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ARB Hosted Page: I know, this is asked about frequently

Hello --

 

We're currently using Recurly as a subscription provider for us, but it's no end of trouble. We'd much rather use the Authorize.Net ARB as the way of handling recurring subscriptions. The major benefit to Recurly is that it provides a PCI Level I compliant sign up page. This allows us to certify ourselves using SAQ A, the most basic and effective certification for a small business like ours.

 

However, we want to switch to Authorize.Net ARB because of the problems we are having. Yet, if we use ARB, we'll have to host our own payment page. Even if we don't store any of the data, the fact that we have a script that processes the data and forwards it to the ARB would mean that we would have to certify for the much more onerous, costly, and complicated SAQ C, not to mention opening ourselves up to security issues.

 

I know that people have asked Authorize.Net multiple times for a hosted ARB page. And we're pleading for it. What is the status of this? Are there *any* plans to have a hosted ARB page? If so, what is the time frame? If not, don't keep us hanging, let us know so that we can go back to Recurly and work out the problems instead of holding out for something that may not happen.

 

Tnx!


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Re: ARB Hosted Page: I know, this is asked about frequently

I completely understand all your points. The hosted CIM will be this year, most likely within the coming weeks. CIM is a solution that allows you to store your customer data on Authorize.Net's secure servers enabling you to create monthly billing on your end (it's not automated like ARB, but it allows for different amounts each occurrence and different dates as well). Currently though, the collection of data takes place on the merchant's servers. The hosted CIM will allow you to establish a hosted connection, where any exchange of information will actually occur on the Authorize.Net secure servers, thus helping out with PCI DSS compliance.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Michelle

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Hi deluded,

 

A hosted ARB solution is definitely on our teams' radars, but I can't say that it will be any time soon. We are, however, very close to releasing a hosted CIM solution, would help with a lot of what you're looking for. I can't give an ETA on that, but keep your eye on the News and Announcements board because we'll announce its release there.

 

Thanks,

 

Michelle

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Re: ARB Hosted Page: I know, this is asked about frequently

Thanks for the response.

 

Is the hosted CIM something that will be released this year? The problem is that the more that Authorize.Net delays, the more it forces folks like us to use third-party subscription hosting solutions. And once we've coded our app to use those solutions, it's too late to go back to Authorize.Net for ARB or CIM.

 

Can you provide some visibility into timing of the hosted CIM? In what way will that help us with hosting a subscription page that allows us to maintain SAQ A-level PCI compliance? The hosted ARB has been on your radars for quite a while (I can see posts on this forum dating back to 2008). Is there any way to get this feature from the fringes of the radar closer to the center?

 

There are literally thousands of companies like mine looking for a credible / better solution on the subscription front, and right now, we're compelled to use third-party solutions. Check out the growth of companies like chargify, recurly, cheddargetter, braintree, and others. Hopefully Authorize.Net will get there soon!

 

Sorry for the ramble, but wanted to share some insight that might help!

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Re: ARB Hosted Page: I know, this is asked about frequently

I completely understand all your points. The hosted CIM will be this year, most likely within the coming weeks. CIM is a solution that allows you to store your customer data on Authorize.Net's secure servers enabling you to create monthly billing on your end (it's not automated like ARB, but it allows for different amounts each occurrence and different dates as well). Currently though, the collection of data takes place on the merchant's servers. The hosted CIM will allow you to establish a hosted connection, where any exchange of information will actually occur on the Authorize.Net secure servers, thus helping out with PCI DSS compliance.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Michelle

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Weeks are good! We can wait weeks - I'll do our best to hold off any permanent decisions. Let us know when you're ready - we'd be happy to beta test. We have a great application for it.

 

Thanks again for your quick response!

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Re: ARB Hosted Page: I know, this is asked about frequently

Is this still the case regarding ARB?
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Re: ARB Hosted Page: I know, this is asked about frequently

Hello V2,

 

Customer Information Manager is currently the only option for managing recuring payments using a hosted form.

 

Richard