Making API Calls

To get started with the CardPointe Gateway API, you'll need to add authentication and account details to a configuration file in your client library by referring to the information below.

Once your configuration file is set up, you'll be ready to make calls against the CardPointe Gateway API.

Setting Up Your Gateway Test Parameters

Merchant ID (MID)

Platform identifier required to be included in API calls from your application to the CardPointe Gateway UAT environment.

Once your interface is live, you will be assigned a unique ID from the processor.

During development and testing, you can use this test merchant ID.
Test Site URL
The test site will be the target of your API calls and is available immediately. 

Note: Please be sure to submit transactions using ONLY test card data. The test environment and its data is visible by other merchants.
API Username & Password
API username and password, contained in a single string.

This string should be Base64 encoded and used as the authorization header of your request.

See the associated sample code for an example of how to embed the item into your code.

Confirming Your Test Transactions

CardPointe Web App
Once you start sending authorization and settlement calls to the CardPointe Gateway, you can use the CardPointe web application to view details about the transactions.
CardPointe UAT Username
Username used to log into the CardPointe UAT environment.
Password associated with the CardPointe UAT username.