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    Credit Card Processing Help


    I'd like to have users on my site have to enter credit card information only once, and be able to come back and buy things on that card without having to re-enter the info. I have a linkpoint accessable merchant account.

    Does anyone know the best solution to this?

    Rhett
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    Are you using a server-side scripting language on your site? Such as PHP, JSP, ASP, etc.?

    The best method to employ here would be to create a password protected, session-based login system, with the user's information stored in a SQL database. Correct username/password combination would log the user in and allow access to their stored information.
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    The question is whether its advisable to store credit card information in the database on the internet. Most would think its to risky to do so.
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    Best thing to do would be to store the credit card info on a different server behind a firewall (that only the web server can access), and encrypt the credit cards for sure.

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    sounds interesting, how would that work in detail, digitalpoint?
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    Not sure how else to explain it to be honest... web server collects the data, but stores it on a different server (that is not publicly accessible). When the web server wants to process a credit card, it tells the other server which card to process, that server responds to the web server with the results (approved, declined, etc.) Bottom line, is you make the machine with the credit card info only accessible by the web server (no other external machines or people) with your firewall.

    As far as a "specifically how to", there is development involved there, so you are going to want to have your developers do it...

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    basically I understood.. just wanted to know which software is involved. Because, well I'm a developer
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    Software you write custom. Maybe there is something out of the box that does it, but I'm not sure... never looked for one.

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    Sorry...perhaps I am missing something...
    Are we talking abt storing cc info?
    Hmnn....
    Too risky!!!
    Perhaps MD5 will be a simple method. Any suggestions?

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