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ActiveServer is GPayments' 3DS Server solution, intended for payment gateways, payment service providers, merchants, and acquiring banks who wish to support 3D Secure 2. ActiveServer is developed based on the EMV® 3-D Secure specifications published by EMVCo.
ActiveServer is EMVCo certified, and supports global major card schemes, with potential to add more in the future
Our ActiveServer hosted service provides a scalable, 24/7 service that helps the client save on both time and infrastructure resources. Hosted service also removes the need for the client to certify with each card scheme, which is needed if the client were to deploy in-house.
In-house deployment is also available, which offers full control over the software and deployment. ActiveServer has been designed to be easily deployed in a high availability cluster set up out-of-the-box in your environment. The software and documentation suite are all available from our website for download. Installation and management packages can also be discussed and tailored to fit your situation as required.
Integrating with ActiveServer is remarkably simple. It uses an industry standard RESTful API, and includes a sample 3DS Requestor and checkout payment page to demonstrate system integration. In addition to authentication APIs, ActiveServer also has a set of admin APIs to allow you to programmatically configure the software, or wrap ActiveServer's API with your own merchant facing interface.Access Integration Documentation
ActiveServer implements a "protocol router" for backwards compatibility with 3DS1. ActiveServer caches the BIN ranges of cards that are enrolled in 3DS2, and before each authentication, the protocol router API call can be made to determine whether the given card supports 3DS2. If not, the client may fall back to an existing 3DS1 MPI implementation. The protocol router is compatible with any 3DS1 MPI on the market, and is crucial for merchants to obtain liability shift using 3DS1 before liability shift for 3DS2 is activated or to adhere to regional mandates.
ActiveServer supports containerisation to integrate with load balancers; it is compatible with Docker, Docker Compose, Kubernetes, and AWS ECS (Elastic Container Service). ActiveServer also supports load balancing and high availability deployments via clustering setups. As long as the backend database is clustered, ActiveServer instances can be configured to be load balanced using most mainstream load balancing solutions.
GPayments offers an end-to-end testing platform, TestLabs. As specialists in 3D Secure, all components in TestLabs are fully developed, as opposed to being basic simulators. TestLabs can be used to test any 3DS component, or to perform product integration testing.
All reporting and settings for ActiveServer can be accessed via an intuitive graphical user interface. The UI also includes a dashboard that displays key statistics, such as the number of authentications, and breakdowns of those by card schemes, frictionless vs. challenge, browser vs. mobile, etc.
*The dates in this timeline are received directly from the card schemes. GPayments recognises that these dates are subject to change due to external circumstances.