Storing Credit Card Numbers

Discussion in 'Pre-Sales Questions' started by forefront, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. forefront

    forefront New Member

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    How and where are credit card numbers stored? Does storing them in your software on our server comply with all PCI and CISP requirements?

    Thanks
  2. Sergei

    Sergei aMember Pro Customer

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    It doesnt store numbers AFAIK
  3. forefront

    forefront New Member

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    When you import data there is an option for CC#s. Why? Where is it stored? Is it compliant with CISP/PCI regulations?
  4. alex

    alex Administrator Staff Member

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    I've checked PCI standarts and aMember complies with almost all of them but several about logging (which we will implement). However, there are many
    network/administrative rules that small merchants never follow.
    For example - database server must be separate and behind the firewall. Firewall must be correctly configured and so on.

    In any case - storing credit cards is FOR BIG COMPANIES with professional staff.

    Small companies with one rented server, or specially on a shared hosting - PLEASE use PayPal or 2Checkout.com or something like that for recurring billing.

    I will write special note to the next version of aMember.
  5. alex

    alex Administrator Staff Member

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    It is stored in encrypted form. It is needed only for recurring billing, and only for several payment processors.
  6. diamondblast

    diamondblast New Member

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    Hi , thnx a lot I had a simillar problem and question about the
    storage of the credit card numbers.... and you saved me a lot of trouble
    with the informaition about the small companies better use paypal. I want to recommended this two sites that i like a lot tone+zone, star+polyps

    so thnx again - keep up the good work!

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