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    node-postfinance

    0.14.0 • Public • Published

    Main usage

    The purpose of this project is to provide a simple and intiutive API to handle the postfinance gateway. This API mainly focus on the DirectLink and Alias modules. It has bean designed to work on server side.

    Node postfinance API is based on the original idea from Daimyo.

    Installation

    From github,

    git clone https://github.com/evaletolab/node-postfinance
    cd node-postfinance
    

    Easiest way to install node-postfinance is by using npm (not yet ready):

    npm install --save node-postfinance
    

    Since node-postfinance is currently still very beta, if you wish to get a newer version with more features (please don't do this in production, though), you can add it as a dependency to your packages.json like this:

    npm install --save https://github.com/evaletolab/node-postfinance/tarball/master
    

    Running unit tests

    To run unit tests you need Mocha, and should.js. You also need to create a file called config-pf.js, and add your keys there:

    exports.pspid = 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx';
    exports.apiUser = 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx';
    exports.apiPassword = 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx';
    exports.shaSecret = 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx';
    

    The tests are run simply by simply typing:

    NODE_ENV=test ./node_modules/.bin/mocha /test/file-to-test.js 
    NODE_ENV=test ./node_modules/.bin/mocha
    

    Do not run tests with your live processor. Make sure you are running in a sandbox.

    Overview

    When using the node-postfinance api, you basically deal with two separate concepts: payment methods (cards) and transactions (making/loosing money). node-postfinance's API provides two main constructors that you will use most of the time: Card and Transaction.

    Once created the card objects have the following methods:

    • card.publish() : publish a payment methods
    var cardData = {..card detail..}, 
        opts={alias:'testalias'};
         
    var card = new postfinance.Card(cardData);
     
    //Instructs Postfinance to retain (save permanently) the payment method
    //opts describe the name of the alias 
    card.publish(opts,function(err) {
      if (err) {
         console.log(err);
         return;
      }
      console.log('Payment alias: ' + card.alias);
    });
    • card.redact() : instructs postfinance to redact (delete) the payment method Note that Postfinance don't allow you to delete an alias with DirectLink (server-to-server). You can only do this operation by using E-commerce pages. We solve the problem by updating an alias with a test visa card that expire a the end of current month.
    var card = new postfinance.Card({alias:'testalias'}); // alias name of the saved card
     
    card.redact(function(err,res) {
      if(err){...}
    });

    The transaction object is constructed using the Transaction constructor. The transaction object only has one method:

    • transaction.process()
    • transaction.cancel()
    • transaction.refund()

    This method takes a card object as its argument, and runs a transaction against the payment method associated with the card.

    Basic usage

        var postfinance = require('postfinance');
     
        // Configure node-postfinance
        postfinance.configure({
          pspid: 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
          apiUser: 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
          apiPassword: 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
          withAlias:true, // default
          currency: 'CHF',// default
          debug: false, // default, should stay off in production at all costs
          enabled: true,// default
        });
     
        // Using transparent redirect with Express
        app.get('/order/card', function(req, res, next) {
            var alias = req.body.alias, usage = req.body.aliasUsage ;
            var card = new postfinance.Card({alias: alias, aliasUsage:usage});
     
            // Create a new transaction
            var transactionData = {
              operation: 'purchase', // available actions: purchase, authorize, capture, cancel, refund
              amount:134.00,  
              email:'test@hoho.ch', 
            }
     
            // Process the transaction using the card object
            transaction.process(card, function(err) {
     
               if (err) {
                 // Handle error and return error page
                 res.render('sorry', {error:err});
                 return;
               }
     
     
               // Ah, finally! All ur moneys are belong to us!
               res.render('thks', {});
     
               // Don't forget to Email receipt!
               emailReceipt({});
            });
        });

    Configuration Back-End (PostFinance)

    You must use your account details, which you have received from PostFinance in order to log into http://e-payment.postfinance.ch

    Global transaction parameter

    • create an API user
    • cehck SHA256
    • check UTF-8
    • update the ECI value for your usage
    • use same password for all the SHA-SIGN

    Data and origin verification

    • ...

    Transaction feedback

    • ...

    Direct HTTP-server-to-server request

    • ...

    Using the check as AMD module in browsers

    The `lib/check.js`` module contains generic functions for performing various checks on credit cards. It performs Luhn Mod-10 check to ensure that the card number is valid (although the card itself may not be valid), get the name of the issuer, or make sure that the CSC (also called CVV, CVC, or CCV) has the right number of digits, etc. It is always a good idea to perform this check browser-side to ensure that obviously invalid cards do not make it to the system, or that any typing errors are caught early on.

    This module can be used in browsers with minimal modifications. For convenience, the checkamd target is provided in the makefile, which builds an AMD module compatible with loaders like RequireJS.

    To build the AMD version of check, simply type:

    make checkamd
    

    This will result in creation of a new file called check.js in the project directory. The file is not minified. If you want to minify it, you can use tools such as UglifyJS.

    To use it, simply require it from your module as usual:

    // mymodule.js
    define(['jquery', 'check'], function($, check) {
        var cardNumber = $('input[name=card]).val();
        var csc = $('input[name=csc]').val();
        
        var isVaild = check.mod10check(cardNumber) ? true : false;
        var isValid = isValid && check.cscCheck(cardNumber, csc) ? true : false
        
        var issuer = check.getIssuer(cardNumber);
        alert('Your card was issued by ' + issuer);
    });
    

    Known issues and solutions

    RangeError: Maximum call stack size exceeded

    In some cases, you may see this error when trying to process a transaction. This is a known issue when any of the options passed to the postfinance.Transaction constructor is a Mongoose document key (or similar complex type). Mongoose document keys are not simple types (String, Number, etc) and they have to be converted first. Simple way to do it is to call valueOf() or toString() on the key first:

    var transaction == new postfinance.Transaction({
      type: 'purchase',
      billingReference: myMongooseDocument.someKey.valueOf(),
      customerReference: myMongooseDocument.id.toString()
    });
    

    This also applies to situations where you are passing values that are not simple types (String, Number), Object, or Array instances.

    License

    The API is available under AGPL V3 to protect the long term interests of the community – you are free to use it with no restrictions but if you change the server code, then those code changes must be contributed back.

    Copyright (c) 2014 Olivier Evalet (http://evaletolab.ch/)
    Copyright (c) 2011, by Branko Vukelic branko@herdhound.com

    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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    npm i node-postfinance

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    0.14.0

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