Testing in the Sandbox
The sandbox environment is completely separate from the live production environment and requires separate credentials. Using your production credentials in the sandbox or visa versa will always return Error 13. Sign up for a sandbox account at at http://developer.authorize.net/hello_world/sandbox/.
Our sandbox functions similar to the live payment gateway however sandbox transactions are not submitted to financial institutions for processing. Sandbox transactions will never actually process a payment.
Your sandbox should always be set to Live Mode. Transactions submitted in test mode are not stored and will return a transaction ID of zero.
Test Card Numbers
The following test credit card numbers will only work in the sandbox. Use any expiration date after today’s date. If the card code is required, please use any 3-digit combination for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Diners Club, EnRoute, and JCB; use a 4-digit combination for American Express.
Test Card Brand
Test Checking Account Numbers
Testing eCheck.Net® transactions requires using a valid routing number and any random number for checking account.
Routing Numbers can be found at the Federal Reserve Bank Account website.
Please Note: For testing purposes, eCheck.Net transactions under $100 will be accepted. To generate a decline, submit a transactions over $100. A monthly limit of $5000 is also configured in the sandbox. If you exceed this amount, your eCheck transactions will receive a response code 2. You can request an increase by using the contact us form .
Testing Solution ID
The following test Solution IDs should be used in Sandbox environment: AAA100302, AAA100303, AAA100304
IMPORTANT NOTE: Production Solution IDs cannot be used in the Sandbox. Refer to the Solution ID Integration Guide for more details.
Generating Card Responses
In all of the tables, the first column shows the value to use to trigger the response shown in the second column.
Use the following zip code to generate declined transactions.
In what circumstances would a card have a negative balance?
A prepaid card would have a negative balance if, for example, it was a reloadable card, which is typically linked to a bank account; such a card often has a monthly fee. If the consumer has used the complete balance and a fee is assessed, there would be a negative balance prior to the card being reloaded.
Generating eCheck.Net NOC and Return Codes
When testing eCheck.Net transactions, use the following amounts to generate specific NOC Codes.
Incorrect Account Number
Incorrect Routing Number
Incorrect Routing Number and Incorrect Account Number
Incorrect Individual Name
Incorrect Transaction Code
Incorrect Account Number and Incorrect Transaction Code
Incorrect Routing Number, Incorrect Account Number and Incorrect Transaction Code
When testing eCheck.Net transactions, use the following amounts to generate specific Return Codes.