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Does ecart use RC4 Cipher to transmit to Authorize.net? Does it use another protocol?

Thread began 2/12/2016 9:44 am by tom313187 | Last modified 2/12/2016 2:00 pm by Ray Borduin | 463 views | 3 replies |

tom313187

Does ecart use RC4 Cipher to transmit to Authorize.net? Does it use another protocol?

With all the changes taking place with authorize.net, I need to better understand if ecart uses any protocols to send data to authorize.net. Can you help?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It should automatically use the strongest form of cipher that is installed on the hosting server. Most major hosting providers will use RC4 with Authorize.net.

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tom313187

Ok so then the issue would be with the server that hosts a site. Would then ecart use whatever cipher is on the server. I ask because of this:
RC4 Cipher Disablement
In an effort to ensure that all of your server-to-server communications with the Authorize.Net platform (both transactional and otherwise) maintain the highest levels of security, we will be disabling the RC4 cipher suite during the first half of 2016. A follow-up notification will be sent out once specific dates for the disablement are ready for the sandbox and production environments.

So I will focus on the server and assume that ecart will use whatever cipher is installed on the hosting server. Doe sthat sound like a sound plan?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The way that it works is that your hosting provider will have a number of ciphers installed and available. When you connect to a remote server like authorize.net it will list supported ciphers and the server will use one of the supported ones provided it is installed. Authorize.net is going to stop including RC4 in the list of supported ciphers and your server will automatically just use another one that is supported.

This is nothing for you to worry about. Everything will continue to work after the transition without the need to update any code.

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