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  1. tru-cast

    Is SSL required?

    I think I posted my original question to the wrong forum. I reposted it to: http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/323748-virtual-merchant-elavon-viaklix-nova-payment-module-support-forum/page__st__100__gopid__1499536entry1499536 Also, I did find out (From Elevon tech support) that VM will continue to do the SSL by sending the customer to their credit card data entry form. This way the website does not have to have SSL since data entry is done on their secure site.
  2. Note: I accidentally posted this earlier to the wrong forum on this website. I have relocated it here. ------------ I have been running OS Commerce for 3.5 years. In that time I have had no problems and forgotten most of what I knew about installing it. My website (tru-cast.com) does not use SSL and currently sends the customer to viaklix.com https website for credit card data entry using the viaKLIX Payment Gateway. Because vialix will no longer be supported within a few months I am planning to move to the following new payment module: Virtual Merchant - Elavon, ViaKlix, Nova Payment Module v. 1.2 (Full Package) I just called Elavon Software Support and was told Virtual Merchant (VM) does work the same way as Nova/Viaklix. In other words, my website can continue to be an unencrypted http website (without SSL) under VM. This is implemented by having VM handle the input form instead of having my website do the input form. That way the new Virtual Merchant website handles the encryption of the credit card info as did the viaklix website before. Does anybody have experience implementing VM using the Elavon input forms? Did you have to do any customization or should it be pretty much install and go? I'm not worried about configuring normal stuff, but I am not a programmer and want to make sure I don't break my website with a new installation that might take weeks to get working. Can I install the new VM module above while keeping the existing viaKLIX Payment Gateway module? I do not have a test environment nor do I know how to set one up so I would like to be able to continue using the existing viaKLIX Payment Gateway module while I install and test the new VM module. Are there any advantages to installing OSCommerce v3 and setting up the VM module for that version? Or should I just stick with OSC v2.2? I am currently using osCommerce 2.2-MS2 and MySQL 5.0.67-log. BTW, Thanks to all the developers and supporters for such a great product! I get compliments on my website and it's you guys that deserve the credit!
  3. tru-cast

    Is SSL required?

    <<< Deleted >>> See http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/323748-virtual-merchant-elavon-viaklix-nova-payment-module-support-forum/page__st__100__gopid__1499536entry1499536 (page 6)
  4. tru-cast

    Is SSL required?

    Viaklix/Nova is a 3rd party processor with encryption. Even 4 years ago the credit card processor would not approve your account unless the CC info was encrypted. My customers are even better protected because I have never seen, stored, or known of their credit card account numbers. The highest risk to consumers is not unencrypted traffic, it's when someone breaks into an e-store's database and steals everybody's personal information, including credit card numbers, expiration, name, address, etc. Last time I checked, if I get an SSL certificate my monthly hosting costs go from zero to $40+ per month. I was hoping to have an easy solution with Virtual Merchant. Looks like I'll have to do more research.
  5. tru-cast

    Is SSL required?

    I have been running OS Commerce for 3.5 years. In that time I have had no problems and forgotten most of what I knew about installing it. My website (tru-cast.com) does not use SSL and currently sends the customer to viaklix.com https website for credit card data entry using the viaKLIX Payment Gateway. Because vialix will no longer be supported witin a few months I am planning to move to the following new payment module: Virtual Merchant - Elavon, ViaKlix, Nova Payment Module v. 1.2 (Full Package) Does the above module work the same way as Nova/Viaklix? In other words, can my website continue to be an unencrypted http website (without SSL) with the new module? If so I assume the new Virtual Merchant website handles the encryption of the credit card info as did the viaklix website before? Also, can I install the new VM module above while keeping the existing viaKLIX Payment Gateway module? I do not have a test environment nor do I know how to set one up so I would like to be able to continue using the existing viaKLIX Payment Gateway module while I install and test the new VM module? Will the new module require any customization or should it be pretty much install and go? I'm not worried about configuring normal stuff, but I am not a programmer and want to make sure I don't break my website with a new installation that might take weeks to get working. BTW, Thanks to all the developers and supporters for such a great product! I get compliments on my website and it's you guys that deserve the credit!
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