Great news forProtx (SagePay) payment users!
Along with new brand name and design Protx introduced new version of their API (2.23).
For the end users everything stays the same except for design – it looks much better now 😉 Developers will be surprized with extended functionality of VSP Server for instance.
The very first thing I would like to mention is so called Low Profile payment pages which are run inside an IFRAME and can be customized to look like they are a part of your site. The only exception is payments that run 3D Secure checking – clients will be redirected to the card issuing bank’s 3D Secure pages (full screen HTML).
To start using Low Profile pages all you need is to pass an optional parameter in the transaction registration request:
Profile = “LOW”
Omitting this field or sending “NORMAL” renders the normal card selection screen.
Great new feature in terms of statistics is that new API provides an opportunity to access information on card type and last 4 digits of the card number used. List of fields for computing MD5 signature has also been changed.
The only drawbacks I could find are:
- Testing of the previous versions of VSP Server with Simulator is no longer possible. Testing environment still supports 2.22 version but unfortunately doesn’t give the same detailed picture.
- In new release fields like billing and delivery address are compulsory. This makes no sense at all for businesses that deliver services by email, for instance.
Protx (SagePay) made a really great job. The only questions I have as a customer are:
- Why do I need to collect all this completely irrelevant to the business nature information?
- If they need this information why don’t they collect it on their end?
To be continued with testing experience.