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Will user see the one dollar AUTH on their bank account?

I was testing Authorize.NET CIM and got email notification of one dollar AUTH on user's card once their profile is saved into CIM.

 

Will user actually see this one dolloar AUTH on their card on production?

 

I understand this AUTH will be automatically voided after 30 days, but it's concerning for user to see such AUTH.

In addition, user will see the other AUTH for full amount, which will be captured and settled later, won't they? I mean user sees two transactions while they should really just see one.


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Accepted by topic author 6spokesystem
‎08-21-2015 01:58 AM
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Re: Will user see the one dollar AUTH on their bank account?

So it means validationMode must be livemode for production and user will always see that one dollar auth_only transaction, right?

 

No.

The ValidationMode is a param for CIM read the manual http://developer.authorize.net/api/cim/

 

The other testmode on/off is a settings on the merchant account. read this

http://community.developer.authorize.net/t5/The-Authorize-Net-Developer-Blog/Sandbox-Accounts-vs-Liv...

 

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That one dollar auth_only validation doesn't affect the fee, does it?

 

There a fee for Every transactions.

 

 

 

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Re: Will user see the one dollar AUTH on their bank account?

If you are talking about when the validationMode is set to livemode, the auth_only will be void once the cc validated. But it might still show up on the user credit card until it process by the issuer.

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Re: Will user see the one dollar AUTH on their bank account?

Can LIVEMODE be disabled on production so a new card won't be validated and there is no transaction on user's bank account even if AUTH_ONLY? I'm ok with handling invalid-credit-card-error when full amount is being charged.

 

I assume LIVEMORE can be disabled on sandbox as well if it can be disabled on production.

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Yes, you can set the validationMode to testmode on a production system. It is a param on the API call.

 

FYI. this is different the the livemode/testmode on the merchant account. don't turn it to testmode on the production account unless you are testing.

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Re: Will user see the one dollar AUTH on their bank account?

So it means validationMode must be livemode for production and user will always see that one dollar auth_only transaction, right?

 

Can I validate and authorize full amount instead of this one dollar auth only when a profile is initiated in CIM, and then capture the full amount later? I just don't want user see two transactions.

 

Does Authorize.NET raise fee on my account if there are too many VOID?

 

That one dollar auth_only validation doesn't affect the fee, does it?

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Accepted by topic author 6spokesystem
‎08-21-2015 01:58 AM
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Posts: 4,525
Registered: ‎03-08-2010

Re: Will user see the one dollar AUTH on their bank account?

So it means validationMode must be livemode for production and user will always see that one dollar auth_only transaction, right?

 

No.

The ValidationMode is a param for CIM read the manual http://developer.authorize.net/api/cim/

 

The other testmode on/off is a settings on the merchant account. read this

http://community.developer.authorize.net/t5/The-Authorize-Net-Developer-Blog/Sandbox-Accounts-vs-Liv...

 

--------------------------------------------------------------

 

That one dollar auth_only validation doesn't affect the fee, does it?

 

There a fee for Every transactions.

 

 

 

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Re: Will user see the one dollar AUTH on their bank account?

Thank you for pointing to the doc that answers my question!

 

Here is the quote for other's convenience:

 

liveMode generates a transaction to the

processor in the amount of 0.01 or 0.00. If
successful, the transaction is immediately voided.
Visa authorization transactions are changing from
0.01 to 0.00 for all processors. All other credit
card types use 0.01.


Standard gateway and merchant account fees

may apply to the authorization transactions.