Choosing between Test and Production mode

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

  • The TEST mode allows to make test payments.

    It is always available, even after the generation of the production certificate.

    If you create a new merchant website (or have a proprietary solution), you can perform your tests without affecting the website that is in production at the time.

    TEST transactions can be viewed in the Back Office via the Management > Test Transactions menu.

    Figure 1. Viewing test transactions
  • 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.

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

    Figure 2. Viewing production transactions