Setting up Global Iris

The Global Iris payment option lets customers pay you using a credit card or debit card.

Setting up Global Iris in your shop

You can set up Global Iris payment by clicking Configuration in the shop management panel menu, clicking Global Iris, and changing the following settings:

Availability

Status
Whether Global Iris is available as a payment method.
Mode
Whether to perform test payments or live payments.
Region
Where the payment method is available — either one of the delivery regions set up in your shop or the special value Everywhere.

Configuration

Merchant ID
Your Global Iris merchant ID.
Sub-account
Your Global Iris sub-account, which may be left blank if you do not have multiple sub-accounts on your Global Iris account. If you have an existing Global Iris account that is used on another site then you will need to ask Global Iris for an additional sub-account — otherwise your other site will stop receiving payment notifications when you set up the account for this site.
Secret
This is a secret value used to ensure the security of communications with Global Iris. This secret value will be supplied by Global Iris.
Settlement
Set to Automatic to take the funds from the customer as soon as possible. Set to Manual to take the funds only once you have logged in to Global Iris and requetsed settlement of the transaction.

Configuring your Global Iris account

After signing up for Global Iris, your account must be configured to connect to your site. You will need to contact Global Iris to ask for your account details for test purchases (your merchant ID, sub-account name, and shared secret), which should then be entered into the fields on the Global Iris page in the shop management panel. You will also need to provide Global Iris with your referring URL and response URL, which are shown at the top of that page.

Testing and going live

To perform the test purchase, first ensure that Global Iris is set to test mode on the Global Iris page in the shop management panel. Go through the process of making a purchase from your shop, exactly as if you were a normal customer, choosing Global Iris as the payment method. You will be taken to the Global Iris test server to make a payment. The test server only accepts the following card numbers:

Card type Card number
Mastercard 5425 2300 0000 4415
Visa 4263 9700 0000 5262

If the test transaction is successful, you will be taken back to your shop and receive an e-mail confirming the transaction. After a successful test transaction, you can go live by contacting Global Iris and asking for your details for live purchases (your merchant ID, sub-account name, and shared secret), which should then be entered into the fields on the Global Iris page in the shop management panel. If your site itself is not yet live, you will also need to provide Global Iris with your live referring URL and response URL. These will be the same as the URLs displayed on that page, but with the temporary address of your site (for example, http://s1.itseeze.co.uk/sites/example/) replaced with the address your site will use when live (for example, http://example.com/).

You can then switch to live mode on the Global Iris page in the shop management panel. Once your site itself is live you may wish to make a real purchase from your shop and then void the transaction, in order to be completely certain that your account has gone live correctly.