Server Release Notes for July 27, 2010

These release notes apply to the ICS test and production servers.

New Features for Debit Cards and Prepaid Cards on GPN and FDMS South

CyberSource added support for the following features:

  • Partial authorizations: When the balance on a debit card or prepaid card is less than the requested authorization amount, the issuing bank can approve a partial amount. When this happens, you can accept multiple forms of payment for the order starting with some or all of the approved amount followed by one or more different payment methods.
  • Balance responses: If there is a balance remaining on a prepaid card after an authorization, the authorization reply can include the balance amount if your processor sends that data to CyberSource.

For an overview of these updates, see FAQs - Partial Approval, Authorization Reversal and Balance Response Compliance Requirements. For an introduction to the API updates, see Partial Authorizations. Depending on which API you are using, see Credit Card Services for the Simple Order API or Credit Card Services for the SCMP API.