If you would like to try Chargent quickly and easily, and don’t have a test payment account, you can sign up for an Authorize.net sandbox account. It takes only a few minutes, and is free. The confirmation page will give you the API Login (Merchant ID) and Transaction Key (Security Key) that you need to configure your gateway. Be sure to choose Test when setting up your gateway via the Gateway Wizard.
You will be able to test both credit cards and ACH (electronic check / direct debit) transactions. ACH (electronic check / direct debit) are available on most gateways however check your specific gateway to be sure.
For submitting test transactions, most payment gateways provide separate test accounts with separate test environments. Installed in a Salesforce Sandbox, Chargent always sends to your test gateway account. If you want to test live payments from the Sandbox account you can use the Endpoint Override field with the URL for your live gateway (see the documentation on your specific gateway for details).
When running test transactions, please consider the following:
- Always use the test credit card and account numbers provided by your payment gateway.
- Many gateways have specific approved / declined responses in their test environments, based on the following:
- Amount Sent
- Type of amount sent (cents vs. no cents)
- Card Number
- CVC (Card Verification Code)
- Expiration Date
If you are consistently getting approved or declined messages, check your gateway testing documentation to see if the above values may be controlling the response.
For test credit cards specific to your Payment Gateway see our documentation for your gateway or see testing with your specific gateway.
Note: Some gateways provide test documentation only after login.