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payment intergration authorize.net Customer Information Manager (CIM) Service

Mario Mazza shared this idea 7 years ago

Autorize.net now offer that they manage your clients data credit cards leaving them ownership to secure their servers and if you get exploited/hacked you just have to mostly worry about their information email /address and also gives you the ability to be PCI compiliant .

Authorize.Net’s Customer Information Manager (CIM) allows you to store

your customers’ sensitive payment information on our secure servers for

use in future transactions. CIM helps eliminate steps in the checkout

process for repeat customers, potentially increasing loyalty and

revenue. It can also help you comply with the Payment Card Industry

(PCI) Data Security Standard, since customer information is no longer

stored on your local servers.

By providing quick access to stored information, CIM is an ideal tool for companies that:

  • Process recurring transactions where the date and/or amount is different each month (i.e. utility companies, etc.)

  • Process usage charges – where you only bill when the service is used. (i.e. pay-as-you-go cell phones, etc.)

  • Are concerned with PCI compliance

  • Want to provide returning customers with the convenience of not re-entering personal data

How CIM Works

Your Web site integrates to CIM via an Application Programming

Interface (API). Through the API, you can create, view, update and

delete customer profiles that include billing, payment and shipping

information. When a transaction is processed, a customer profile is

created and stored on our secure servers. You receive a Customer

Reference ID for that particular customer profile. From then on, you

need only submit the Customer Reference ID in place of all customer

information, including billing, payment and shipping information.

Note: Integrating the CIM API to your Web site requires the expertise of a Web developer.

The CIM API Guide can be downloaded from our Integration Center.

Your Web developer will be able to assist you with integrating the

API to any proprietary systems you may be using, setting up customer

accounts with user names and passwords, or designing other means for

matching a returning customer to their stored profile. Please consult

your Web developer for more information.

Best Answer

WHMCS has contained an Authorize.net CIM module since 2010: http://docs.whmcs.com/Authorize.net_CIM

Comments (2)


Using Authorize.net CIM will require a monthly subscription to the same. Are you proposing an integration that circumvents this fee?


WHMCS has contained an Authorize.net CIM module since 2010: http://docs.whmcs.com/Authorize.net_CIM