Retrieving Secure Info


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Oscar

I apologize if I'm too far OT, but I'm stumped and would appreciate advice.
I use FP2000 to help a local entertainer maintain his website. Up till now
everything has been fine, but he's asked me to help him start selling a CD
over his website. The server host offers a shopping cart, but it's a pricing
premium and seems like serious overkill for one CD. I'm aware of PayPal, but
I'd prefer to avoid it since he already has a merchant account. No big
issues creating a form to collect credit card and shipping data using the
host's secure server, but I'm stumped on how to deliver the form contents.
My experience with forms has primarily been using a formmail routine to
e-mail data, which would seem to create security concerns. What
tools/resources do I need to securely retrieve the credit card data from the
form, so that orders can be safely processed? I appreciate any suggestions
to help me get started. Thanks,
Oscar
 
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Kevin Spencer

Hi Oscar,

Assuming that you're using SSL to collect the form data, you will need to
use a Credit Card Transaction service to process the card, if you want to
process the card immediately. How the data gets to the Transaction Service
depends upon the service you are using. Authorize.Net is pretty good with
existing merchant accounts, with a failry friendly interface for conducting
transactions, etc.

If you want to email the Credit Card info and process it manually, you will
need to encrypt the email. Check out http://www.pgp.com/.

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HTH,
Kevin Spencer
..Net Developer
Microsoft MVP
Big things are made up
of lots of little things.
 
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Kevin Spencer

You're very welcome! :)

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Kevin Spencer
..Net Developer
Microsoft MVP
Big things are made up
of lots of little things.
 

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