Encryption

Encryption only applies if you're using direct card charge.

When using our direct card charge API to charge a card directly, you'll need to encrypt the payload containing the card details before making the request.

If you're using one of our backend SDKs, you don't need to worry about encryption. Pass your encryption key to the library, and it will automatically encrypt the payload before sending.

To encrypt the payload manually, you'll need your encryption key (from the Settings > API section of your dashboard). You'll use the 3DES algorithm to encrypt the payload.

Here's an example of an encryption function in different languages. In each case, the function takes the payload as a hash, converts it to JSON, encrypts it and encodes it in base64:

function encrypt(encryptionKey, payload) {
    const text = JSON.stringify(payload);
    const forge = require("node-forge");
    const cipher = forge.cipher.createCipher(
        "3DES-ECB",
        forge.util.createBuffer(encryptionKey)
    );
    cipher.start({iv: ""});
    cipher.update(forge.util.createBuffer(text, "utf-8"));
    cipher.finish();
    const encrypted = cipher.output;
    return forge.util.encode64(encrypted.getBytes());
}
function encrypt(string $encryptionKey, array $payload)
{
    $encrypted = openssl_encrypt(json_encode($payload), 'DES-EDE3', $encryptionKey, OPENSSL_RAW_DATA);
    return base64_encode($encrypted);
 }
def encrypt(encryption_key, payload)
      cipher = OpenSSL::Cipher.new "des-ede3"
      cipher.encrypt # Call this before setting key
      cipher.key = encryption_key
      text = payload.to_json
      cipher_text = cipher.update text
      cipher_text << cipher.final
      Base64.encode64 cipher_text
end
import json, requests
import base64
from Crypto.Cipher import DES3
import hashlib

def encryptData(self, key, plainText):
  blockSize = 8
  padDiff = blockSize - (len(plainText) % blockSize)
  cipher = DES3.new(key, DES3.MODE_ECB)
  plainText = "{}{}".format(plainText, "".join(chr(padDiff) * padDiff))
  encrypted = base64.b64encode(cipher.encrypt(plainText))
  return encrypted
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