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


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


  LWP::UserAgent and Crypt::SSLeay

Only one of these need be present and working.


The Vend::Payment::PSiGate module implements the psigate() 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::PSiGate

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 "psigate". 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  psigate

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=psigate id=YourPSiGateMerchantID]


    Route psigate id YourPSiGateMerchantID


    Variable MV_PAYMENT_ID      YourPSiGateMerchantID

The active settings are:

Your account ID, supplied by when you sign up. Global parameter is MV_PAYMENT_ID.
A valid referering url (match this with your setting on PSiGate). Global parameter is MV_PAYMENT_REFERER.
The type of transaction to be run. Valid values are:

    Interchange         PSiGate               Note
    ----------------    -----------------     ---------
        auth            '1',                  PreAuth
        sale            '0',                  Sale
        settle          '2',                  PostAuth
        void            '9',                  Void
This remaps the form variable names to the ones needed by PSiGate. 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 PSiGate "x_Test_Request" query paramter to TRUE.i


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


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

Disable test mode, then test in various PSiGate error modes by using the credit card number 4111 1111 1111 1111.

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::PSiGate
  • 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, Red Hat and other consultants are available to help with integration for a fee.


There is actually nothing *in* Vend::Payment::PSiGate. 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]>