After you have finished configuring your site and have tested thoroughly, follow the final steps below to begin processing live payments.
Before you continue…
Most acquiring banks mandate that 3-D Secure is performed prior to AUTH requests.
If 3-D Secure is not implemented, you could be liable for fines from the card schemes.
Ensure you have contacted your acquiring bank and have configured 3-D Secure, if required. Click here for further information.
You must ensure your servers are PCI compliant before processing live payments.
For further information, we recommend contacting your acquiring bank.
It is crucial that you have read and understood the practices outlined in our best practices and testing documents.
You will need to ensure your system can submit requests using your test sitereference (starts with “test_”) and handle both successful and failure responses before processing live payments.
Rules for live site reference
When you are ready to switch your account live, you will need to consider any Rules that may have been configured on your test Site Reference, as these will need to be re-configured on your live site reference to ensure they update your system as expected. Click here for our Rule documentation.
Get in touch
Once you have tested your system and you are ready to go live, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your live site reference and request to go live. You will receive a response when your live site reference is ready to begin processing payments.
Make changes to your requests
Your requests will need to be updated to use your live site reference. This is achieved by modifying the sitereference field submitted to Secure Trading. When your live site reference is submitted in a request, it will be processed as a live request.
Once you have switched to your live site reference, we recommend that you test this by performing a transaction using a live card, to ensure it is processed successfully. You can sign in to MyST to manage your transactions. Therefore you can cancel transactions processed on live cards.