Signing up at Argus
If you are interested in using Argus as a gateway processor please contact them directly or sign up on their website:
Setting up at Argus
When setting up at Argus, you will need to set up your postback urls to which Argus will post transactions:
You will need to replace <linkdomain> with the linkdomain of your site.
Please take note of the following information after you have created your merchant account at Argus:
- Gateway Login
- Gateway Password
Setting up in Nats
Go to the Billers Admin, select Argus. from the drop-down, and click Add. Enter your Gateway Login and Gateway Password that were provided by Argus. Note: Argus will need to be added to a cascade before it can be used.
When setting up Argus in your cascades, you can choose the processing type to be used in the cascade step by selecting it from the drop-down menu. Argus currently supports the following processing types:
- Credit Cards
Go to the Sites Admin and click the pencil icon to edit a site's details. In the "Billers Details" section will find the following fields provided by Argus:
- Site ID
- Merchant Account ID
- Client ID
Next, Edit (or create) the option(s) you want to use with Argus. You will see the following list of available option fields (all preceded by Argus id:#):
- Argus Currency - the currency that this join option should be billed in.
- Argus Product ID - The Product ID provided to you by Argus to identify this option.
- Argus Count (optional) - The number of items associated with this option.
- Argus Dynamic Descriptor (optional) - This is the description that appears on the bank statement of the customer.
- Argus CVV Check (optional) - Enabling this option requires a CVV check to be made for processing transactions.
- Argus AVS Check (optional) - Enabling this option requires a AVS check to be made for processing transactions.
- Argus Upgrade Product ID (optional) - The Upgrade Product ID for this option required if you would like this members to be able to upgrade with this option.
Go to the Cross Sells Admin, click incoming or outgoing cross sales from the navigation tabs (depending on whether you are sending or receiving the cross sale).
For Incoming Cross Sales, go to the Incoming Cross sales section. Add Argus from the biller drop down. Fill in Product Code, Count (optional), Currency, and Upgrade Product ID. Also, you will need to enter the following information:
- Initial Days
- Initial Dollar
- Recurring Days
- Recurring Dollar
- Currency Type
You will also need to select the site and program that you want to associate with this cross sale once you have entered in the "Data" fields.
For Outgoing Cross Sales, go to the Outgoing Cross Sales section. In the "Data" fields you will fill out the data for the receiving end (the person you are doing cross sales with will provide this information for you). Fill in the Gateway Login, Gateway Password, Merchant Account ID, Product ID and Count provided to you by Argus. These may be the same as what you have configured in the Billers Admin and Sites Admin. Also in this section you will fill in the following: Title, Description and Disclaimer for this cross sale.
If you are using upgradeplus with Argus, please ensure that they have enabled the "SUB_CANCEL" action for your account. Without this action enabled, the upgrades will fail to process in NATS.
You can configure NATS to allow for extra time for rebills to come in for Argus members by setting the configuration:
Set this configuration to the number of days with which you would like to pad the rebill membership.
For example, if the rebill days for a join option is 30 days and this configuration is set to 5, NATS will set the expire date for the member to 35 days from now.
To use this feature, you must set this configuration in your NATS configuration file, nats/includes/config.php. If you would like us to do this for you, please submit a support ticket.
If you have any further questions regarding the setup of in NATS v3, please put in a support ticket.