Authorize.net is one of several payment gateways that can be used to accept credit card payments through Method's Payments App. Before you can use Authorize.Net to accept payments, you must sign up for a merchant account (if you don't already have one) and then follow these steps to set up the gateway in your Method account.
Navigating to Payment Gateways
1. Click the Gear in the upper right corner of the screen and then choose Preferences.
2. This will take you your preferences screen. On the left menu, select Integrations.
3. Click Edit payment gateways.
4. This opens your Payment Gateway List, where you can view your active and inactive gateways. Select either link which adds a New Payment Gateway.
5. From the Credit Card Company dropdown, choose Authorize.net.
Setting Up Authorize.Net as a Payment Gateway
All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required to set up the gateway.
NOTE: The defaults you set up here will be overridden by the fields on the New/Edit Payment screen if they don't match, so ensure you fill out those fields with the same information.
- Payment gateway name*: This is the name that will appear in the dropdown. If this gateway appears in a customer portal, it will be visible to your customers.
- API login ID* / Transaction key*: These unique pieces of information are used to set up and authenticate a connection between your merchant account and Method. To learn more about setting up your API ID and key, see Authorize.Net's documentation.
- Default payment method*: The payment method most likely to be used. In a gateway, this is probably a credit card.
- Default AR account: This dropdown is populated by QuickBooks, but does not appear for QuickBooks Online users.
- Default Deposit To account*: The account where money is initially deposited, also populated by QuickBooks.
- Currency: Assign a currency and choose whether to make it the default for this gateway. Authorize.Net gateways are locked to a specific currency. Please check and ensure this currency is set with the settings of the account. It's a Method best practice to assign a default currency that coincides with the currency most of your customers will use to pay you.
The following checkboxes represent non-required options.
- Is SIM: is a secure hosted payment form for merchants that don't have an SSL certificate. Authorize.net does not recommend using this unless your provider requires it. Learn more.
- Override post URL: gives you the option to use any credit card processor that uses the same API as Authorize.net. You should not use this option unless you are given a URL by your gateway provider.
- Is active?: Flag this gateway as active, which means it appears in the active gateways list and in payment gateway dropdowns.
- Is default payment gateway?: The default payment gateway used for all payments.
By checking Show advanced settings, a section for advanced settings is revealed.
- Accepted bank Types: When adding Authorize.net, you can limit the types of accounts you'll accept. By default, all three are available.
- Payment Methods - Activate Credit Card and Activate eCheck: By default, both Credit Card and eCheck are enabled for all Authorize.Net gateways. If you would like to disable either of these for a specific gateway, that option is set here.
- Available on Guest Pages and Available on Public Pages: When adding Authorize.net, you can limit the types of payment you will accept on Guest Pages (Customer Portals ) and Public Pages.
When you've filled in your details, click Save and Authorize.Net is available as a payment gateway.