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Authorize.net Reseller Logic

I am trying to wrap my brain around how the logic of the Authorize.net reseller accounts should function.

 

I have a project where customers need to create their own gateway accounts to they can receive payments.

 

I have been referencing http://www.authorize.net/content/dam/authorize/documents/MB_guide.pdf which lead me down the path that I would use the resellerCreateMerchantRequest method. It then looks like I would need to have the user receive an Activation email / or post a link to do so.

 

From here is where I am getting stuck. From here I assume I can use the normal API to receive payments for them http://developer.authorize.net/api/reference/index.html# but I am not sure how I would get the information I need for the merchantAuthentication's name and transactionKey fields.

 

It's hard to find any examples of this type of process so I am not positive I am even thinking about this correctly.

 

Also since there isn't a Reseller Sandbox, how do you test this in the first place?


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Re: Authorize.net Reseller Logic

Hello @Colinv

 

It is not currently possible to sign up without leaving your site, but that capability is in development and should be available later this year.

 

Richard

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Re: Authorize.net Reseller Logic

Hello @Colinv

 

You would only use our merchant boarding api if you are a financial institution selling merchant accounts and want to integrate the boarding process into your systems.

 

You may want to explore using our affiliate program where you can earn commissions by referring merchants to us.  We do all the selling and helping the merchant get setup.  http://www.authorize.net/partners

 

Let us know if this answers your question.

 

Richard

 

 

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Re: Authorize.net Reseller Logic

Thanks for the response. That makes sense.

 

So is it not possible then for me to have a form on my website that would set up an authorize.net payment gateway for a customer? The ideal solution would be that they could completely sign up for their Authorize.net account without ever leaving our site.

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Re: Authorize.net Reseller Logic

Hello @Colinv

 

It is not currently possible to sign up without leaving your site, but that capability is in development and should be available later this year.

 

Richard