BILLmanager Documentation

PayFast

Payment methods support
Bank cardsCashE-walletsMobile paymentsOnline banking

Mastercard,
Visa.

MasterPass.
Instant EFT.
Supported features
Payments return

Recurring payments

Subscriptions

Configuring BILLmanager


Navigate to Provider Payment method and complete the following fields:

  • Step 1  Select a payment method — choose "PayFast".
  • Step 2  Integration settings. Enter the integration details. 
  • Step 3  Payment method settings. Enter the payment method parameters. 

Integration

Client — select the existing account or register a new one. If you choose "Use existing", enter the following details: 

Merchant ID — merchant unique identifier in PayFast. 

Merchant key — merchant key in PayFast. 

Passphrase — secret word that will be used for creating a security signature.

Payment gateway URL — enter the gateway URL for payments. Use  https://sandbox.payfast.co.za/eng/process for tests.

       Payment method — select a payment method that will be available to clients.

Recurring payments — select the check box to enable recurring payments (it is used for Debit Card). 

Payment amount — payment amount for automatic payment activation. The system will charge a client only once when setting up recurring payments.  Funds will be added to the client's account as an advanced payment.

Test mode — select the check box to activate a test mode for this payment method. The system won't charge client, but will process the payments correctly. 

Selecting Add new will redirect you to the PayFast registration form. 

Note:

PayFast payment notifications are sent to server ports 80, 8080, 8081 и 443. Make sure BILLmanager runs on one of those ports.

Additional information


Refund

Refunds are not supported.

Logging

PayFast has the following log files:

  • '/usr/local/mgr5/var/pmpayfast.log' — configuration details of the payment method and auto-payments.
  • '/usr/local/mgr5/var/payfastpayment.log' — configuration details of the payment method.
  • '/usr/local/mgr5/var/payfastresult.log' — payment check  upon receiving an IPN message 
  • '/usr/local/mgr5/var/payfastrecurring.log' — auto-payment activation. 
  • '/usr/local/mgr5/var/payfastrecurringresult.log' — auto-payment activation.