[thelist] authnet - how do you store the required fields untilthey are sent?

Nan Harbison nan at nanharbison.com
Tue Dec 18 11:18:31 CST 2007

This is going to a secure payment processing gateway - Authorize.net. But I
have to collect the credit card number, exp date, etc and send it to the
gateway. Of course, we are using SSL.

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On Dec 18, 2007 4:17 PM, Nan Harbison <nan at nanharbison.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Authorize.net (and other online payment systems) require a bunch of 
> required fields, of course, and I need to first have the sign up form 
> page and then the credit card info form page.  I have the form action 
> as self, and if all the sign up info is entered, the credit card form 
> shows up. Is storing the fields in session variables the best way to 
> do this, or in hidden form variables?This is in PHP and MySQL. Perhaps 
> it is easier to use a temporary row in a db? I do not plan to permanently
store the credit card info.
> Nan

Personally, I would have nothing to do with storing/sending CC numbers as
its a potential security concern, you should just be able to get the persons
details verify them and then send them to a secure payment gateway which
verifies and processes the CC numbers?


Ben Morrison

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