At Recurly, Christmas is arriving early this year and the winds of change are in the air. Specifically, we are pleased to announce the imminent launch of Recurly API version 3, a next-generation API built upon Open API 3, and featuring JSON as the first class transfer format.Continue Reading
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Much of our previous content, such as our most recent PSD2 blog and our SCA Integration Guide, has focused on Customer Initiated Transactions (CITs), which occur when the customer is “in-session” or otherwise present during the transaction flow. In the subscription commerce world, CIT comes into play when someone first signs up for a subscription and provides their payment information. Similarly, a subscriber may decide, at a later date, to modify the payment information associated with their existing subscription. In both of these cases, the subscriber is available to complete any authentication challenges that might be requested by their card issuer in conjunction with Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) requirements.Continue Reading
In this blog post, we’ll dive more deeply into the mechanics of 3-D Secure (3DS2) and Strong Customer Authorization (SCA), the two main—and related—requirements of the new PSD2 regulation. We’ll discuss the various parties and their interactions in order to provide higher-level context into where your subscription business fits into the overall scheme and how Recurly will help to facilitate the authentication process.Continue Reading
In March, we discussed how Recurly approaches the maintenance of our API, including changes, updates, performance improvements and other essentials that minimize friction and provide a top-notch development experience. API consumers who implement continuous API upgrades are afforded a variety of advantages, which our previous blog outlined and which we encourage you to review.Continue Reading
In today’s fast-moving world, software platforms are in a constant state of evolution, and their associated Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) must move along in lock step. Changes and updates often include the launch of new features, in addition to squashed bugs, performance improvements, and security enhancements. As such, it is essential for API providers and consumers to ensure they’re both following best practices related to API updates.Continue Reading