Configuration and Setup

The API Key is a system-generated value that is unique to a particular transaction originator, and is the primary item that must be configured before you can begin using the API.

To speak to a member of the Clearent team and request an API Key, please contact gatewaysales@clearent.com.

When requesting an API Key, you can turn on or off the originator’s ability to perform the following types of transaction requests:

  • Sale
  • Forced Sale
  • Authorization
  • Capture
  • Refund
  • Void

In many cases, the originator is managing user-level permissions by its own mechanism, so there is no need to limit the permissions associated with an API Key; but the capability exists to manage these at the Clearent Gateway if you so choose.