X-Payments:Configuring the connection to X-Payments in the Magento Admin panel - Magento Connector 1.8.0 or later

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The following procedure assumes that:

After configuring the connection to your Magento store in X-Payments, log in to your Magento Admin panel and complete setting up the connection on the Magento end.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to the Admin panel of your Magento store.
  2. Go to System -> Configuration:
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    The page showing how to connect X-Payments with Magento in three easy steps opens:
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  3. Click on the link "Connect X-Payments with Magento":
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    This opens the Connection settings section:
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  4. In the details of your Magento online store in the X-Payments back end, copy your X-Payments configuration bundle and paste it into the respective box in your Magento Admin panel.
    If you are using X-Payments in Developer mode and need to enable communication between X-Payments and your Magento store via HTTP, enable the Use HTTP protocol option.

  5. Click Deploy.
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    In a couple of seconds, the configuration bundle will be deployed, and a success message will be displayed at the top of the page:
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  6. Check the list of payment methods that have been imported from X-Payments. On the screenshot below you can see that a single payment method has been imported - "Authorize.Net":
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    If you need to add more payment methods that will work for your Magento store via X-Payments, you will have to add them in X-Payments and use the Re-import payment methods button in the Magento store to import them.
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    To quickly access the X-Payments page where you can add more payment methods, use the "Add payment method" link.
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    It is possible to add up to three payment methods.

  7. If you look at the details of the payment method "Authorize.Net" we have imported from X-Payments, you will see that it is set to work using the currency "USD".
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    The currency is set in X-Payments, and should you want to change the currency used, you will want to do that via the payment configuration settings on the X-Payments end, after which you will have to re-import the payment method settings into your Magento store with the Re-import payment methods button.

  8. Also note the "Save card" checkbox for the imported Authorize.Net payment method.
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    The presence of this checkbox means that the method allows the use of saved credit cards. If you want to allow your customers to save credit cards for future use at your store using this payment method, keep the checkbox enabled. In this case, registered customers will be provided with an option to save their credit card details for future orders - either during checkout or at any other time via the "MY PAYMENT CARDS" section of their account.
    Note: The credit card details will be saved in a PCI compliant manner (by your payment service provider, not by your Magento store itself). After having their credit card details saved, customers will be able to use their saved credit cards for new orders. You - as the store administrator - will also be able to use your customers' saved credit cards to create orders for your customers via the Magento store's admin panel.

    If you do not want to allow the use of saved credit cards using this method, unselect the checkbox. In this case, your customers will not be able to save their cards or use them for payment.

  9. After the deployment of the configuration bundle, the payment methods imported from X-Payments are not active for your Magento store yet. (Note the unchecked checkbox in the first column on the left opposite the payment method name "Authorize.Net". Also note the option "Disable X-Payments payment method" which is currently enabled):
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    To be able to use the imported methods, you will need to activate them. To activate a payment method, select the checkbox in the first column on the left opposite the method name.
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  10. After selecting the checkbox to enable a payment method, you get access to the method configuration settings. For example, after we selected the checkbox for Authorize.Net, two additional sections appeared on the payment methods page:
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    Note that with a greater number of imported payment methods you will get more settings sections (a section for each imported payment method + one more section for "Use saved credit card").
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    You can use the settings in these sections to fine-tune the way the respective payment methods will look and work for your Magento store customers. For example, you can rename the methods or change the sort order in which they appear to the customer at checkout. For payment methods like Authorize.Net, the following settings can be adjusted:
    • Title: This field can be used to set the name for the payment method - as it should be seen by your Magento store users. The name entered into this field will replace the name imported from X-Payments.
    • Use forced authorize operation (Work only for non-recurring product order): This setting determines how the buyer's credit card is charged when they pay you using this method:
      If this is set to Yes, a two-step process is used in which the authorization of payment is separated from the capture of the authorized payment. At the time of the initial transaction, you perform only an authorization on the buyer's card without actually capturing the funds. This corresponds to the payment status "Authorized" in X-Payments, the status "X-Payments Pending payment" in the Magento admin and the status "X-Payments Authorized payment" in the Magento front end. Later you need to take additional steps to capture the funds or void the authorization.
      If this is set to No, an actual charge is made on the buyer's card as soon as the buyer's payment information is processed by the payment gateway - without any further interaction on your part. In X-Payments the status of such payments appears as "Charged", which corresponds to the Magento status "Processing".
      Some payment gateways do not support two-step payments with separate authorization and capture, so if you wish to choose the "Use forced Authorize operation" option, make sure your payment gateway supports this feature.
      The option "Use forced Authorize operation" can be used to override the value of the "Initial transaction" setting of the payment configuration used by your Magento store - as provided on the respective Payment configuration details page in X-Payments: Setting "Use forced Authorize operation" to Yes in Magento allows you to have a two-step payment process with separate authorization and capture - even if the payment configuration in X-Payments is configured to use the "Auth and capture" mode for the initial transaction.
    • Use forced authorize operation for recurring products: This setting is similar to "Use forced Authorize operation", but applies only to the initial fee of products with recurring profiles.
    • Sort order: This setting can be used to adjust the order in which payment method should be displayed at checkout. The required sort order position for the payment method can be set by entering the desired position number into this field. The smaller the number, the higher the position of the payment method on the list.
    • Payment from applicable countries: If necessary, you can use this setting to specify the countries for which this payment method should work.
  11. Be sure to click the Save config button after making any changes to the configuration of your payment methods.
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  12. After adjusting the settings for the payment methods enabled in your Magento store via X-Payments, you should check two more sections in the Magento Admin panel: Connection settings and Save credit card setup.
    Let's begin with the Connection settings section:
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    On this page you can see some information that was received by your Magento store via the deployment of the X-Payments configuration bundle (like the X-Payments URL or the IP addresses for X-Payments callbacks). There are also some X-Payments related settings that you should check and adjust as you require. The set of fields is as follows:
    • X-Payments URL: URL where X-Payments is installed. This info is received automatically via the X-Payments configuration bundle.
    • Use HTTP protocol: This setting enables you to activate the use of HTTP protocol if using X-Payments in Developer mode. Developer mode can be used to access X-Payments via HTTP (HTTPS is not required) and communicate with the store using a self-signed SSL certificate. To remind the user that Developer mode is on, special marks will be displayed on the credit card form. Important! Real credit cards must never be processed while in Developer mode. This results in PA-DSS non-compliance. For more info on Developer mode, see X-Payments:Developer mode.
    • IP addresses for X-Payments callbacks: IP addresses from which X-Payments callbacks will originate.
      Comment: X-Payments will send callback requests to your store from specific IP addresses. To ensure that your store accepts callback requests only from these IP addresses, the allowed IP addresses need to be specified in this field as a comma-separated list. For more info, see Callback from X-Payments to the store.
    • Use iframe: This setting determines what method will be used to provide the form for entering credit card details to the buyer. Select Yes if you want the form to be displayed in your Magento store using iFrame; in this case, the form will be embedded into your store's page. Select No if you want this form to be provided to the buyer on a separate page, without the use of iFrame.
    • Show credit card form at: (This field is not displayed if you have previously saved the settings with the option No selected in the "Use iFrame" field. If this is the case, to access to the field "Show credit card form at" again update the settings with "Use iFrame" set to Yes). This setting enables you to specify at what step of your Magento store checkout routine the form for entering the customer's credit card information needs to appear. The available options are ORDER REVIEW step:
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      Important: In Magento stores allowing customers to partially pay for their order using reward points, where at the PAYMENT INFORMATION step of the checkout routine, at which the method of payment is chosen, customer is allowed to specify the amount of reward points they wish to redeem, it is not recommended to use the checkout routine configuration where the form for entering credit card details is displayed via iframe at the PAYMENT INFORMATION step. When such a configuration is used, the contents of the iframe may be displayed on the page before the customer applies their reward points to the order, which may result in payment problems, for example:
      1. The customer's card may be charged the full amount instead of the amount that has been reduced by reward points.
      2. The card may be charged successfully, but the order will be immediately canceled in Magento.
      To avoid the above-named problems, it is recommended to use a configuration in which the credit card form is displayed using iframe at the ORDER REVIEW step of the standard Magento checkout routine, or is output without the use of iframe - on a separate page.

    • Single payment for admin created orders: This setting affects the order processing flow for admin created orders. If this option is enabled, a single attempt to pay for an order will be provided - that is, right after the order has been created by the admin. The order status will be set according to the payment result: "Processing" in the case of a positive response from the payment gateway, or "Canceled" in the case of a negative one. If this option is disabled, an admin-created order will initially get the status "Pending", which can then be updated to "Processing" even after several unsuccessful payment attempts.
  13. If you have made any changes to the Connection settings, be sure to click Update to save them.
  14. Check the section Save credit card setup.
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    Adjust the following settings:
    • Payment method: Select the payment method that should be used for save credit card setup.
    • Authorize amount for card setup: Specify the amount for which an authorization should be obtained on save credit card setup.
      Comment: When a customer chooses to save their credit card with your store for future payments, you need to run an authorization against their card to have the card details saved by the payment service provider and to obtain a token that will later have to be submitted for any future authorization/charge requests for that customer to use their card for payment. By default the Magento X-Payments integration performs a zero value authorization on the customer's card in this case. However, some payment service providers do not support zero value authorizations. If this is the case with the PSP you are using, you need to specify a non-zero amount value in the "Authorize amount for card setup" field according to the requirements of your PSP so you can obtain non-zero value authorizations.
    • Description of the card setup payment: Specify a description that should be used for save credit card setup authorizations. Your Magento store will send this value to your payment gateway. You and your customers will see it in the bank statement.
  15. If you have made any changes to the settings in the Save credit card setup section, be sure to click Update to save them.

That's it. You have connected your Magento store to X-Payments.