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What is a Token? How do I create a Token?

Overview

Tokenization is the process of replacing some piece of sensitive data with a value that is not considered sensitive.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, an industry-wide standard that must be met by any organization that stores, processes, or transmits cardholder data, mandates that credit card data must be protected when stored. Tokenization, as applied to payment card data, is often implemented to meet this mandate, replacing credit card numbers in some systems with a random value.

NOTE: Only one (1) token can be held against a guest at any one time.  The token created is specific to the property id, this is important to note for multi property databases.

How long does a Token last?

A token will last for 90 days.

Steps

A token is created through the ‘CC Token’ button that is now visible at the bottom of the Guest Details screen/column.  If a token has not been created the button will show red (see below).

CCTokenNotCreated.jpg

When you choose this button the below screen will appear.  Enter the credit card details requested, select 'Create Token'. 

If successful all fields will turn read only and the status field will turn green stating Token Exists.

CCTokenScreen.jpg

Descriptions of other buttons available on this screen are;  Delete Token:  This button will delete the token.

CCTokenCreated.jpg

If a token has been created the ‘CC Token’ button will show green (see above).

CCTokenScreenCreated.jpg

After a Token has been created the ‘CC Token’ button and the credit card number field will only show the last 4 digits of the Credit Card.

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09:15, 17 Oct 2013

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