[ic] Another credit card authorization question.

Eric Paul epaul@spellbook.net
Mon, 16 Oct 2000 15:11:02 -0400

IMHO, if you can't afford $125 for a key, then you should NOT be in the 
business of selling products online.  Now that the RSA patent has expired, 
there is nothing to keep you from compiling up your own copy of Apache with 
openssl/mod_ssl.  (Not that $150 for a copy of RedHat Pro was a real hardship)

No matter what package you use for credit card verification, you *SHOULD* 
have a SSL Key to secure the customer's personal information as you take it 
from them.  If you don't want to offer this to your clients, then don't 
expect to take a lot of orders.


At 02:32 PM 10/16/00, you wrote:
>If this post seems a bit repetitive I apologize.  I
>have gone back and looked at the archives and still
>have some questions.
>I want to use a different credit card authorization
>vendor other than cybercash.  I have looked at
>authorize.net and like what they offer.  Here is my
>logic, by all means please correct me if I am way off
>base.  Cybercash requires me to have my own SSL server
>which I really want to avoid.  The cost of a secure
>server and certificate really turn me off.  It looks
>like with a solution like authorize.net I do not need
>an SSL server and would use their secure server for
>credit card authorization.
>Is anyone really using authorize.net?  I noticed one
>posting about a perl module that someone wrote.  If
>there is a working perl module how can I get it?
>Also, are there any other providers like
>authorize.net(they provide the ssl server) that would
>integrate easier with Interchange.   I am not hung up
>on authorize.net  but would like something like they
>Additionally, I would welcome any opinions as to why I
>should not use something like authorize.net and why
>cybercash would be much better.  One plus for
>cybercash is that it is integrated with Interchange
>Please feel free to let loose your real opinions.  I
>have a pretty thick skin so do not worry about hurting
>my feelings.
>Gregg A. Fabbri
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Eric Paul
SpellBook Systems