Token payment upgrade to 3DS
Upgrading token payment implementation to use 3DS
Token payment is a solution that enables the merchant to charge the payer without requiring the presence of the payer. It is a powerful tool to conduct subscription-like or payer-not-present scenarios. This scenario required the merchant to create a token that would act as an identifier for the payer's funding source (may it be a credit card or a Barion e-money account). To acquire such a token the merchant had to do several things:
- Create an alphanumeric token
- Register this token in the Barion system by attaching it to an initial payment and having the payer fulfill that payment (either by card or form an e-money account)
- Refer to this token in a subsequent payment attempt
This meant that as far as this token referred to a valid and still available funding source the merchant could create payments without any limitations. Basically, this token symbolized the funding source. It was up to the merchant to decide what it is used for, neither Barion nor the card issuer was aware of the nature of the subsequent payments.
To make sure that the payer has more control over these scenarios and the card issuer knows more about the payment scenarios several things changed. First of all the merchant has to decide what kind of token payment scenario is needed. This can be specified in the new ReccurenceType property (located in the Payment/Start request)
- has to specify the nature of the transaction. This means that from now on the merchant has to categorize the transaction. It is not allowed to
- merchant has to maintain a new identifier for every new category of
3DS authentication requires another identifier. This new identifier is used to differentiate these payment scenarios. From now on there will be two IDs for every payer-not-present scenario:
RecurrenceIdfor the funding source: this identifies the source of the money (could be card or wallet)
TraceId(new) for the nature of the charge: this identifies the type of transaction the merchant is conducting.