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PCI / PA-DSS Compliance

Thread began 9/16/2011 5:09 am by CraigR | Last modified 9/16/2011 2:04 pm by Jason Byrnes | 331 views | 5 replies |

CraigRBeta Tester

PCI / PA-DSS Compliance

The above subject isn't something I have thought about much, as I expect ecart 5 (and powerstore for that matter) to be fit for purpose.

I have a new client who has an existing site based on x-cart, who is concerned that it is not PA compliant.
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I also noticed a couple of software vendors eg pinnaclecart are using their compliance as a selling point.

I have found nothing on the WA site regarding this, is this something I need to be concerned about, or is it something that WA should be actively promoting ?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

PCI Compliance is a tricky subject. It has as much to do with how you configure the server as the software used to create the site. How you use that software will also play a role.

One thing eCart offers is flexibility, that flexibility can be twisted around to create a site that is not PCI Compliant, you _could_ set it up to store the credit card data into the order table, or even send the CC number in the receipt email (any body reading this should note that this is a very bad practice, Do not try this at home!!).

even after creating the store, it is possible to deploy it on the server in a way that is not PCI compliant. For example: If you select to use a local cehckout method, and do not install an SSL certificate on the server.

With both Power Store and eCart, it is not difficult to deliver a PCI Compliant store, the keys are:

-Never store credit card information to your database or send it through email (Power store wont do this)

-always Use an SSL certificate if you are using a Local Checkout option, local checkout is when the site visitor enters the credit card number on the checkout page on your site

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CraigRBeta Tester

thanks for the reply Jason.

I'm still not 100% clear on the difference between PCI and PA compliant.

Would it be true to say if ecart 5 was utilised properly, in that c/c transactions to a payment gateway were carried out via an ssl, and no card information was stored or otherwise distributed, that the site would be, by definition, PA compliant ?

(I see that the WA site carries the pci logo)

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

PCI Stands for Payment Card Industry

PA stands For Patriot Act

I'm not familiar enough with the requirements of PA Compliance (This is the first I've heard of it).

It looks to me like they are trying to accomplish the same thing (Protect against identity theft and stolen credit card info)

it sounds to me that if the site is pci compliant it would also be PA compliant, but I cant say that with 100% certainty.

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CraigRBeta Tester

PA-DSS is Payment Application Data Security Standard.

I found a wikipedia description (hope its accurate !)

:-)

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

OK, Guess i was on the wrong track on that one....

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