How to save card details for future payments (tokens)

You can use the tokenization feature of Paystation to securely save credit card data. Tokenization is a useful payment solution for businesses that need to collect multiple payments from their customers. 

Search Tokens

You can edit and delete tokens using the Search Tokens page.

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Enter at least part of the name of the token to Search the token. Let’s Edit the token named “Amazing”.

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Once selected the token will display the token name, first six and last three digits of the credit card as well as the expiry date, as shown below. 

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You can perform token maintenance by changing the credit card number and/or expiry date and clicking Update.You will be able to use the token maintenance feature to update the card details of any token, for example when a customer’s credit card details is changing due to a new or expired credit card.

To delete a token simply click Delete

Create Token

Token requirements:

  • Can only contain characters within character set of (0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwyxzABCDE FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWYXZ .!#:$%&'*()+-/=?[]^_{|}~@).
  • A token must have a maximum length of 64 characters and a minimum of 1 character.
  • Each token must be unique to your Paystation account.

Note: If you’re using reseller tokens your tokens must be unique for every paystation account under your reseller account.

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Select Create Token to view the next screen.

Enter the card number, expiry date and (optional) the token name (if you do not give the token a name then Paystation will randomly generate one that adheres to the above token requirements) and Your reference which will allow you to find the transaction through its merchant reference.

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The Create button saves and creates the token.

Charge Token 

To make a payment using a token, select Charge Token.

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Select the gateway, enter the transaction amount, the card security code, the currency, the token’s name, the transaction mode and your reference (this will become the merchant reference with which you can search for the transaction details on the Transactions page). 

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Then click Pay Now.

Once the token is created the transaction details will display below the area where the tokens’ details are entered.

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