To setup Authorize.net, you will need to create an account
Upon account creation, you will need to enable CIM (Customer Information Manager)
CIM is an Authorize.net feature that allows you to store donor credit card information on their server. Without this option enabled, you cannot use Authorize.net as your payment gateway with HelpYouSponsor.
After you have created your account, you will receive two pieces of login info from Authorize.net
1. “Api Login Id”
2. “Transaction Key”
To setup the gateway with HelpYouSponsor click on ‘Account’ from your admin login.
Then Input your “Api Login Id” and “Transaction Key” like so:
Click save, and you are up and running with Authorize.net as your payment gateway.
If you decide to do some testing before using this live, you can create a ‘sandbox’ account here: https://developer.authorize.net/sandbox/
Be sure to put your ‘sandbox account’ into ‘live-mode’ (rather than ‘test-mode’) to do any testing.
Note on transferring from/to Stripe:
If you have previously used Stripe as your payment gateway, and would like to totally discontinue with Stripe, you should delete the “Stripe Secret Key” out of your Account, like so:
If you wish to continue automatically billing your previously-input customers input through Stripe, leave the Stripe Secret Key as it is, like so:
It is not recommended to continue the use of multiple gateways, as it is just plain confusing.
We recommend you pick one and stick with it!
The default payment gateway will always correspond to the most recently input key. So if you want to set a new default gateway, delete the key, hit save, put the key in again and hit save again, and your default will be changed.