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How to connect PayWhirl to for recurring payments

You can connect as a payment gateway in your PayWhirl account to process recurring payments and store customer credit cards.

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Written by Ryan P.
Updated over a week ago

To process LIVE payments with PayWhirl you must connect a gateway to your account. PayWhirl supports a few different payment gateways, and is available on any of our PAID plans (pro, plus, or ultimate).

To connect your account to PayWhirl, you will need to gather FOUR pieces of information from your account (the other fields are optional):

  1. API Login ID

  2. Transaction Key 

  3. Signature Key 

  4. Client Key Instructions

PayWhirl Instructions 

Once you have obtained the four pieces if info listed above from your authorize account, open PayWhirl in a browser tab and navigate to: 

Click "Setup Gateway" (or edit if you have already linked your account) and fill out the fields with information from your Authorize account.

IMPORTANT NOTES: The "Secret Key" field can usually be left blank and is not needed for most installations. Also, make sure to set test mode to "No" before you save.

CVV requirements vary depending on the merchant's settings with us. At a minimum, we require the card number, amount, and expiration date for a transaction - CVV being sent is determined by whether or not the merchant is requiring it as part of their security settings within the gateway, or whether the third party software/shopping cart is requiring an entry to submit it to us.

For the card on file, the initial charge may be authorized, and CVV checked, but for future transactions via a token and our CIM service, CVV is not part of the transaction process. So, double-check your merchant settings on whether or not they require it with every transaction. You can also reach out to for specific integration questions.

Finally, when you're ready to go live, just make sure that any WIDGETS in your PayWhirl account are set to use your LIVE AUTHORIZE GATEWAY (they will typically be set on the PayWhirl Test Gateway by default and need to be changed to your LIVE gateway once you're ready to launch).

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Please let us know if you have any questions. 

The PayWhirl Team

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