Hassan has explained what you need to do. However you are mis-interpreting what you need to do. You do not "redirect" the user to the payment gateway. As you have discovered, this means that they have left your site and any response from the gateway is sent to the browser. You need to make a HTTP request (similar to what a browser does), but your server needs to be the client. The response from the payment gateway then comes back to your server for parsing. Cheers Ken -- www.adopenstatic.com/cs/blogs/ken/ TechEd 2006 Boston See you there: Everything the web administrator needs to know about MOM 2005 : -----Original Message----- : From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist- : bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Johnson Borja See : Sent: Friday, 21 April 2006 11:15 PM : To: thelist at lists.evolt.org : Subject: Re: [thelist] Server2Server Communication : : Hi Hassan, : : Thanks for the immediate comment. : : I've done all of these things correctly : : > 1) parse the form data, : > 2) format it into the query the payment gateway expects, : > 3) open a connection to that gateway : > 4) send the query : : and in fact already received a response from the payment gateway that : I've submitted all the right parameters it was expecting, and so has : returned an errorcode of "0", i.e. no error. : : I also have the code ready and waiting to perform the parsing of the : reply and redirecting the client browser to the payment gateway or : the "so sorry" page as you put it. : : > 5) parse the response : > 6) return a "so sorry" page of your own or a redirect to the CC form : > depending on the response. : : My problem is this: : : The payment gateway sent the response to the client browser, not to my : site so that it can appropriately redirect the client browser to the : right page depending on the result of the response of the browser. : : I know this to be the case because when I tried to place a test order : on the order form, I got the reply intended for my site in my browser, : and when I check my site, it did not receive any reply (Before sending : the initialistion request to the payment gateway, I create an entry for : the order in the database. Upon receipt of the response for the : initialisation, I have codes that will update the status of the order. : In this case, the record was created but not updated by the code that : will be triggered by the response from the payment gateway. Meanwhile, : on my client browser, I as a test user did in fact see the response : from the payment gateway although it was of no use to me except to : confirm that the payment gateway had indeed replied positively to the : initialisation request. : : When I asked the payment gateway vendor (I asked this question 7 : differnt times) the reply was "this is a server2server transaction." : : Does this mysteriously worded phrase in English has a special meaning : to veteran ASP programmers? Sounds to me like there is some server : variables or something similar that I had to check or set? : : I'd have thought that the simpler solution is for me to pass to the : payment gateway a return interface to my site which the payment gateway : can invoke to return the response, such as : : https://mysite/ResponsetoInitRequest.asp?errorcode=... : : and inside this asp file, I can redirect the client browser tot he : appropriate payment link or produce the "so sorry" page. : : in fact, I did ask this question to the vendor but the reply I got was : again the mysterious "this is a server2server transaction" : : Any thoughts? : : Thanks and regards, : : Johnson : : > Johnson Borja See wrote: : > : > > 1. When the user press the submit button on the order form from the : > > ecommerce website (which in this context is also the requesting : server, : > > or merchant server), the merchant server sends a initialisation : request : > > to the recipient server (a payment gateway) using the format : specified : > > by the gateway. : > : > > 4. I've done step 1, send initialisation request to the payment : gateway : > > using a redirect command : > : > As you've discovered, that's *not* what step 1 means. You need to : > : > 1) parse the form data, : > 2) format it into the query the payment gateway expects, : > 3) open a connection to that gateway : > 4) send the query : > 5) parse the response : > 6) return a "so sorry" page of your own or a redirect to the CC form : > depending on the response. : > : > HTH! : > -- : > Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com : > Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com : > opinion: webtuitive.blogspot.com : > : > dream. code. : > : > : > -- : > : > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * : > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ : > : > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester : > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org : > Workers of the Web, evolt ! : > : > : : : -- : : * * Please support the community that supports you. * * : http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ : : For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester : and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org : Workers of the Web, evolt !