Helcim Legacy API - Getting Started
The Helcim Gateway gives merchants a more integrated payment processing solution. It allows merchants to make a direct connection with our processing gateway to create a truly customized payment solution. The Helcim Gateway is for merchants who have, or will hire someone, with the knowledge of the development and security requirements involved with programming for a processing gateway.
PCI DSS Important Notice
When using the Helcim Gateway it is your responsibility to ensure that cardholder data is secure and that the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) guidelines are followed. It is recommended that you carefully read through all DSS requirements before developing for the Helcim Gateway. Special attention should be paid to what cardholder information you are allowed and not allowed to store, as well as, any storage requirements, such as encryption. Failure to abide by the PCI-DSS could result in the loss of access to the Helcim Gateway. For additional information, please refer to: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/
Production vs Development Environment
The production (live) URL to connect to the Helcim Gateway is: https://gateway.helcim.com/
Test Environment - Active Merchants
Generating a New Gateway Token
Login to your Helcim Virtual Terminal. Once inside, select
Settings. Your existing Gateway token will be displayed, with the option to generate a new one. If this screen is not displayed, the Gateway API settings may not be enabled on your account. Please contact us immediately to have them enabled.