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What would be a good component for processing credit cards?
(I am not using commerce server.)
Would I need to encrypt the credit card column in the database?
Nov 19 '05 #1
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Hello Arne,

If you want my business, you had better do that...
Would I need to encrypt the credit card
column in the database?


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Nov 19 '05 #2

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Hi Arne,

It is unwise to store credit card numbers. It most cases, you pass the card
number and other information over a secure connection to the gateway but
don't keep track of it yourself.

There's a lot to learn in this area. You might want to get started by using
the Payflow Pro component and documentation from here:

http://www.verisign.com/products-services/payment-processing/index.html?from=ql017Ken"Arne" <Ar**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in messagenews:8F**********************************@m icrosoft.com...> What would be a good component for processing credit cards?> (I am not using commerce server.)> Would I need to encrypt the credit card column in the database?
Nov 19 '05 #3

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I think storing the credit card could be an option. If amazon.com can safely
store my credit card I should also be able to store credit cards at my site.

"Ken Cox [Microsoft MVP]" wrote:
Hi Arne,

It is unwise to store credit card numbers. It most cases, you pass the card
number and other information over a secure connection to the gateway but
don't keep track of it yourself.

There's a lot to learn in this area. You might want to get started by using
the Payflow Pro component and documentation from here:

http://www.verisign.com/products-services/payment-processing/index.html?from=ql017Ken"Arne" <Ar**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in messagenews:8F**********************************@m icrosoft.com...> What would be a good component for processing credit cards?> (I am not using commerce server.)> Would I need to encrypt the credit card column in the database?

Nov 19 '05 #4

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Okay, but you may run into some difficulty with the credit card companies.

They'll want to send someone to ensure that everything is being handled
securely.
"Arne" <Ar**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AC**********************************@microsof t.com...
I think storing the credit card could be an option. If amazon.com can
safely
store my credit card I should also be able to store credit cards at my
site.

"Ken Cox [Microsoft MVP]" wrote:
Hi Arne,

It is unwise to store credit card numbers. It most cases, you pass the
card
number and other information over a secure connection to the gateway but
don't keep track of it yourself.

There's a lot to learn in this area. You might want to get started by
using
the Payflow Pro component and documentation from here:
http://www.verisign.com/products-services/payment-processing/index.html?from=ql017Ken"Arne"
<Ar**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
messagenews:8F**********************************@m icrosoft.com...> What
would be a good component for processing credit cards?> (I am not using
commerce server.)> Would I need to encrypt the credit card column in the
database?


Nov 19 '05 #5

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And don't forget, Amazon has the megabucks to spend on security.

If for some reason you decide that storing credit card numbers is an
absolute necessity, make sure you disclose that fact fully, encrypt the data
thoroughly, and make storage optional. The typical;

"X remember this credit card for future purchases"

Should work well, especially if you default it to false.
"Ken Cox [Microsoft MVP]" <BA************@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:OR**************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
Okay, but you may run into some difficulty with the credit card companies.

They'll want to send someone to ensure that everything is being handled
securely.
"Arne" <Ar**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AC**********************************@microsof t.com...
I think storing the credit card could be an option. If amazon.com can
safely
store my credit card I should also be able to store credit cards at my
site.

"Ken Cox [Microsoft MVP]" wrote:
Hi Arne,

It is unwise to store credit card numbers. It most cases, you pass the
card
number and other information over a secure connection to the gateway but don't keep track of it yourself.

There's a lot to learn in this area. You might want to get started by
using
the Payflow Pro component and documentation from here:
http://www.verisign.com/products-ser...ndex.html?from
=ql017Ken"Arne" <Ar**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
messagenews:8F**********************************@m icrosoft.com...> What
would be a good component for processing credit cards?> (I am not using
commerce server.)> Would I need to encrypt the credit card column in the database?

Nov 19 '05 #6

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1. One of the requirement when you get a merchant account is that you do not keep credit cards transactions on a server.
The rest is up to you.

2. To process credit cards you do not need much. The most common way is to use some gateway.
I am using AuthorizeNet and in about 1 hour i wrote a component that does it. You just need to feed it with customer info.

You can start from here
http://www.authorizenet.com/solution...tionMethod.php
George

"Arne" <Ar**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:8F**********************************@microsof t.com...
What would be a good component for processing credit cards?
(I am not using commerce server.)
Would I need to encrypt the credit card column in the database?
Nov 19 '05 #7

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