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Benefits of MD5 Hash with AIM

Hi,

 

The documentation that I have found indicates that the MD5 hash security feature is available when using AIM but is not necessary.  Does anyone know if there is any benefit provided or a certain use case where using the MD5 hash would be valuable when using AIM?  Any insight would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,
Josh 

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Re: Benefits of MD5 Hash with AIM

The MD5 hash is an extra security measure used to confirm that youa re actually communicating with Authorize.Net.  Because the hash is generated using a secret key known only to you and Authorize.Net, a false response would not contain a valid hash.