Choosing between Test and Production mode

The choice between TEST or PRODUCTION mode can be made in the vads_ctx_mode field (see chapter Generating a payment form).

  • The TEST mode allows to make test payments.

    It is available at all times, even after a production certificate has been generated.

    If you create a new merchant website (or have access to the acceptance testing environment), you can make tests without affecting the website that is currently in production.

    The TEST transactions can be viewed in the Back Office accessible via Management > TEST Transactions.

    Figure 1. Viewing test transactions
  • The PRODUCTION mode is only available once the production certificate has been generated (see chapter Activating the shop in PRODUCTION mode).

    It allows to make real payments.

    The PRODUCTION transactions can be viewed in the Back Office accessible via Management > Transactions.

    Figure 2. Viewing production transactions