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==Sandbox and live==
==Sandbox and live==
For more information on differences in the live and sandbox servers, read [[Sandbox|Setting up the Sandbox environment and testing payments]].
==Skills and tools required==
==Skills and tools required==

Revision as of 13:48, 6 February 2017

Getting started - overview of Barion payments

Multiple payments, feature overview

Possible combinations

Recurring with all

Escrow for 3rd party

Time needed

The time it takes to integrate a payment solution with Barion is dead simple. Of course, the exact time required depends on your needs, your business expectations and several outside factors (system architecture, business process management and available resources). Most of the time, basic integration and testing are accomplished in several days. Our absolute record from clean sheet to first successful payment is 13 minutes.

Guest and Wallet payment, need for registration


Sandbox and live

For more information on differences in the live and sandbox servers, read Setting up the Sandbox environment and testing payments.

Skills and tools required

Supported currencies

  • HUF (Hungarian Forint)
  • EUR (Euro)
  • USD (U.S. Dollar)

To use the Barion Smart Gateway and the Barion API in a given currency, you must have an active account with that currency.


Barion servers use https:// protocol to communicate. We advice to use a REST library that can verify the identity of our server when calling the Barion API. Always use TLS1.2, as our support for earlier versions will be discontinued in 2017.

For more information on differences in SSL certificates on the live and sandbox servers, read Setting up the Sandbox environment and testing payments.

PCI DSS certification

Barion is PCI DSS certified. Since you, as a merchant do not handle cardholder data, PCI DSS certification for merchants using Barion payment is not mandatory. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard for organizations that handle branded credit cards. If you handle credit cards, even if temporarily, PCI DSS certification is mandatory.

For more information read Legal and accounting information.

Going live

When your payment solution is working properly in the sandbox, you are ready to go live. Using the live server requires a real contract and an approved shop, so prepare in advance. Read the Going live guide thoroughly and follow the instructions before going live.

Requirement for Smart Package

Please follow the Barion Logo Guidelines and place the appropriate logo on your page. Our experience shows that it is important for customers to show they can pay with Barion on your web site. We also think than keeping the logo consistent across all Barion merchants helps the entire Barion community. Using the logo is a requirement for all Barion price packages, omitting it results in rejecting live shops.

If you choose the Clever, Smart or Genius price package, you have to provide us with detailed cart content. Use the Item structure within the Items[] property of the PaymentTransaction structure of the Transactions property of the /Payment/Start API endpoint to pass data. The customers will see the cart content during payment and later in their Barion wallet history.

When providing cart content, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Use real product names, generics such as "product" or "drink" will not work. Follow these examples:
    • Canon IXUS 110 Compact Digital Camera
    • Heineken lager 5L party barrel
  • Provide all items in one collection
  • Use all fields of the Item structure
  • You may add discounts as a separate item, subtotals are not checked, so you can use negative prices
  • You may add packaging or shipping cost as a separate item
  • Provide a link to the image of the product if available, we will use it later for enhancing the payment UX


Currently we do not allow placing the payment GUI in an <iframe> or similar solution, due to security reasons.