Vend::Payment::AuthorizeNet(3) Interchange AuthorizeNet Support




[charge mode=authorizenet param1=value1 param2=value2]


  LWP::UserAgent and Crypt::SSLeay

Only one of these need be present and working.


The Vend::Payment::AuthorizeNet module implements the authorizenet() routine for use with Interchange. It is compatible on a call level with the other Interchange payment modules.

To enable this module, place this directive in "interchange.cfg":

    Require module Vend::Payment::AuthorizeNet

This must be in interchange.cfg or a file included from it.

Make sure CreditCardAuto is off (default in Interchange demos).

The mode can be named anything, but the "gateway" parameter must be set to "authorizenet". To make it the default payment gateway for all credit card transactions in a specific catalog, you can set in "catalog.cfg":

    Variable   MV_PAYMENT_MODE  authorizenet

It uses several of the standard settings from Interchange payment. Any time we speak of a setting, it is obtained either first from the tag/call options, then from an Interchange order Route named for the mode, then finally a default global payment variable, For example, the "id" parameter would be specified by:

    [charge mode=authorizenet id=YourAuthorizeNetID]


    Route authorizenet id YourAuthorizeNetID


    Variable MV_PAYMENT_ID      YourAuthorizeNetID

The active settings are:

Your account ID, supplied by when you sign up. Global parameter is MV_PAYMENT_ID.
Your account password, supplied by when you sign up. Global parameter is MV_PAYMENT_SECRET. This may not be needed for actual charges.
A valid referering url (match this with your setting on Global parameter is MV_PAYMENT_REFERER.
The type of transaction to be run. Valid values are:

    Interchange         AuthorizeNet
    ----------------    -----------------
        auth            AUTH_ONLY
        return          CREDIT
        reverse         PRIOR_AUTH_CAPTURE
        sale            AUTH_CAPTURE
        settle          CAPTURE_ONLY
        void            VOID
This remaps the form variable names to the ones needed by See the "Payment Settings" heading in the Interchange documentation for use.
Set this to "TRUE" if you wish to operate in test mode, i.e. set the "x_Test_Request" query parameter to TRUE.


    Route    authorizenet  test  TRUE
    Variable   MV_PAYMENT_TEST   TRUE
    [charge mode=authorizenet test=TRUE]


Try the instructions above, then enable test mode. A test order should complete.

Disable test mode, then test in various error modes by using the credit card number 4222 2222 2222 2222.

Then try a sale with the card number "4111 1111 1111 1111" and a valid expiration date. The sale should be denied, and the reason should be in [data session payment_error].

If nothing works:

  • Make sure you ``Require''d the module in interchange.cfg:

        Require module Vend::Payment::AuthorizeNet
  • Make sure either Net::SSLeay or Crypt::SSLeay and LWP::UserAgent are installed and working. You can test to see whether your Perl thinks they are:

        perl -MNet::SSLeay -e 'print "It works\n"'


        perl -MLWP::UserAgent -MCrypt::SSLeay -e 'print "It works\n"'

    If either one prints ``It works.'' and returns to the prompt you should be OK (presuming they are in working order otherwise).

  • Check the error logs, both catalog and global.
  • Make sure you set your payment parameters properly.
  • Try an order, then put this code in a page:

            my $string = $Tag->uneval( { ref => $Session->{payment_result} });
            $string =~ s/{/{\n/;
            $string =~ s/,/,\n/g;
            return $string;

    That should show what happened.

  • If all else fails, consultants are available to help with integration for a fee. See for mailing lists and other information.


There is actually nothing *in* Vend::Payment::AuthorizeNet. It changes packages to Vend::Payment and places things there.


Mark Stosberg <[email protected]>. Based on original code by Mike Heins <[email protected]>.


    Jeff Nappi <[email protected]>
    Paul Delys <[email protected]>
    [email protected]
    Ray Desjardins <[email protected]>
    Nelson H. Ferrari <[email protected]>