Authorization request

An authorization request is a message sent sent by the payment gateway to the card issuer to obtain the issuer's approval for the transaction.

Usually, the debit is effective only after the transaction capture.

Certain issuers of prepaid cards or issuers from Spain or Canada debit the authorization amount in real time and refund it when the authorization expires (see table below).

Authorization validity period

Here is a list of payment methods whose authorization validity period is greater than 0 days.
Payment method Card types (vads_payment_cards) Network Authorization validity period (in days)
American Express AMEX AMEX 7
Aurore Card AURORE-MULTI AURORE 29
Carte Cora CORA_BLANCHE AURORE 29
Cora Premium Card CORA_PREM AURORE 29
Cora Visa Card CORA_VISA AURORE 29
CB CB CB 7
Visa VISA CB 7
MasterCard MASTERCARD CB 7
Maestro MAESTRO CB 30
Bancontact Mistercash BANCONTACT CB 30
Visa Electron VISA_ELECTRON CB 7
E-carte bleue (French virtual card) E-CARTEBLEUE CB 7
Privilege Card CDGP CDGP 30
Truffaut Gift Card TRUFFAUT_CDX CERIDIAN 7
3xCB Cofinoga COF3XCB COF3XCB 21
Be Smart Card COFINOGA COFINOGA 7
Soficarte Card SOFICARTE COFINOGA 30
Sygma Card SYGMA COFINOGA 30
Diners Club Card DINERS GATECONEX 3
Bancontact Mistercash BANCONTACT GATECONEX 30
JCB Card JCB JCB 7
Bancontact Mistercash BANCONTACT GICC 30
Paylib PAYLIB PAYLIB 7
PayPal PAYPAL PAYPAL 3
POSTFINANCE POSTFINANCE POSTFINANCE 1
SEPA Credit Transfer SCT SEPA 13
SEPA Direct Debit SDD SEPA 13