Magento Community Edition, 1.9.x

Authorize.Net

Authorize.Net gives merchants the ability to accept credit card and payments through the Authorize.Net payment gateway. It processes the credit card information entered during checkout, and creates a transaction either for the payment authorization or for the payment authorization and a capture of the funds, depending on the configuration.

Authorize.Net can be used to pay for purchases made from the storefront or for orders placed from the Admin. Orders that use the Authorize.Net payment method can be processed from your store's Admin and also from the Authorize.Net merchant account.Based on the response that Magento receives from Authorize.Net, an order is created in Magento with an assigned Authorize.Net transaction number.

To find an order:

1. On the Admin menu, select Sales > Orders.
2. In the list, click to open the order.
3. On the order detail page, click the Invoice button.

The order Amount field has the following payment actions:

  • Payment Actions

    Payment Action

    Description

    Capture Online

    When an invoice is submitted, the system captures the payment amount through the external payment gateway. In this case, an invoice and a transaction of the “Capture” type are added to the order detail page. If a payment is captured online, you can later create an online credit memo from the invoice, if required.

    A payment capture transaction can be voided only from your Authorize.Net merchant account.

    Capture Offline

    When an invoice is submitted using this option, the system does not capture the payment, and only an offline invoice is created in Magento. It is assumed that the payment will be captured directly through the payment gateway. You do not have the option to capture the payment online through Magento.

    If the invoice is captured offline, you cannot create an online refund from Magento.

    Not Capture

    When an invoice is submitted using this option, Magento does not capture the payment, and no corresponding transaction is created in the Authorize.Net merchant account. However, it is assumed that you will capture the payment online through Magento at a later date. Therefore, the Capture button is available in the completed invoice, which has a status temporarily set to “Pending.”

    The order can be canceled at any time before the payment is captured. After the payment has been captured, a credit memo must be generated to cancel the order.