How to enroll in-
ePayment Gateway/ how to be an ePayment Gateway merchant?
• Merchant qualifies
for ITA’s e-Payment Gateway membership.
•Merchant signs up for
ITA’s Membership Agreement and Merchant Internet Acquiring Service
Agreement with Acquiring arranged by ITA.
•ITA provides a
Merchant ID and URL of the test environment to the Gateway
• ITA provides Virtual
payment client (VPC) sample script with VPC integration guide to the technical
team of the merchant.
• ITA creates merchant
ID on the production system.
• ITA provides
Merchant Administration manual.
• ITA arranges for
training to merchants on how to use the Payment Gateway.
How could merchant be qualified
for ITA’s e-Payment Gateway membership?
• All Merchants who
request to connect to the ePG and use the ePayment services provided to
Merchant must enroll for Membership as an authorized Merchant. The high level
enrollment requirements include the following:
• Merchant must be
under the direct or indirect control of the Government such as Government
ministries, agencies and authorities, as well as charities and Non-Governmental Organizations
• Merchant must be within
the private sector who are legally permitted to sell goods or services to third party
customers in Oman, BUT details for enrollment requirements will be given to
Merchants separately once they request for enrollment.
What is SSL
• Most online
transactions are protected by the security protocol SSL - Secure Sockets Layer.
• SSL provides
merchants with a privacy protection by encrypting the channel of communication
between the merchant and the consumer. Using a mathematical formula, SSL puts
the information you exchange into a complex code. Think of it as a kind of
armor over the information. Even if intercepted, your data would be extremely
difficult to be read.
How SSL works?
• SSL helps the
consumer’s browser automatically scramble their information—such as a credit
card number—before it gets sent to the merchant. After that, SSL allows only
the merchant’s software to unscramble this data. Through SSL, you and your
customers can complete transactions with the assurance that no one else can
read or change their payment information as it travels over the Internet.
• Today SSL is
considered as an adequate security, for consumers to do business with merchants
they know and trust.
How to identify
• To find out if your
transaction is guarded by SSL, look for the picture of the unbroken key or
closed lock in your browser window (Netscape as well as Microsoft browsers all
use SSL). Either indicator means SSL is activated. If you don’t see either
sign, or if you see a broken key or an open lock, the SSL is not working to
protect your transaction.
•Another quick way to
see if SSL is guarding your transaction is to check the URL of the site you are
visiting. It should change from “http” to “https” when processing secure