How to get paid with Authorize.Net

Authorize.Net is one of the most popular eCommerce payment platforms in North America. Unlike most of the other payment acquirers compatible with Flectra, Authorize.Net can be used as payment gateway only. That way you can use the payment processor or merchant that you like.

Create an Authorize.Net account

  • Create an Authorize.Net account by clicking 'Get Started'.
  • In the pricing page, press Sign up now if you want to use as both payment gateway and merchant. If you want to use your own merchant, press the related option.

  • Go through the registration steps.
  • The account is set as a test account by default. You can use this test account to process a test transaction from Flectra.
  • Once ready, switch to Production mode.

Set up Flectra

  • Activate Authorize.Net in Flectra from Website or Sales or Accounting ‣ Settings ‣ Payment Acquirers.
  • Enter both your Login ID and your API Transaction Key.

    To get those credentials in Authorize.Net, you can rely on API Login ID and Transaction Key video of Authorize.Net Video Tutorials. Such videos give meaningful insights about how to set up your Authorize.Net account according to your needs.

Go live

Your configuration is now ready! You can make Authorize.Net visible on your merchant interface and activate the Production mode.

Assess Authorize.Net as payment solution

You can test and assess Authorize.Net for free by creating a developer account.

Once the account created you receive sandbox credentials. Enter them in Flectra as explained here above and make sure you are still in Test mode.

You can also log in to Authorize.Net sandbox platform to configure your sandbox account.

To perform ficticious transactions you can use fake card numbers provided in the Authorize.Net Testing Guide.