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3DS Contracts

Last updated: 02-May-2024


In some countries or regions, the local legislation requires the implementation of an additional authentication step for any online transaction. In such cases, as a merchant, you are required to add an extra level of security for your shoppers by using the 3DS security protocol. To be able to activate 3DS for your shoppers, you need a 3DS contract, that will be set up for you by a Verifone representative, and a 3DS Contract ID, that will be automatically generated through Verifone Central.  

You can view all the 3DS agreements that you set up for your shoppers on the 3DS page in Verifone Central. Your 3DS contract enables you to set up a 3DS authentication for each of your transactions.. For additional information on 3-D Secure and its benefits, read 3-D Secure.


The 3DS Contracts feature is available to all users for viewing, except for those with the Merchant Partner role. Only a Verifone representative can create or edit a new 3-D Secure contract or delete an existing one. For more information, see the Users and merchants roles  documentation.


This feature provides the following benefits:  

  • Allows you to view the 3DS Contract ID set up for your 3-D Secure contract in a fast and accessible way.
  • Allows you to browse through several 3DS Contracts for each of your payment processes.

For additional information on the EMV® 3-D Secure and its benefits, read 3-D Secure

Viewing 3DS Contracts

To view this page, select Administration > 3DS Contracts from the top menu.

To enable 3-D Secure, a 3DS Contract needs to be created beforehand. The 3DS Contract ID is required  in the Checkout configuration or in the Server-to-Server integration. 

 If you are operating in a region that requires Secure Customer Authentication (SCA), Aa 3DS contract is required to accept customer-initiated transactions. For more information, read the Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and 3-D Secure documentation.

To set up a 3DS Contract for your organization, you need to get in touch with a Verifone representative. 


3DS Contracts

To search for a specific 3DS contract, use the search bar to look for a contract by name or to filter the list of contracts by organization. 

Click any row in the table to view additional details of a specific 3DS Contract.

3D Secure details

The 3DS Contract ID can be easily copied for use in online shopping cart integrations as well as in Checkout API or 3D Secure API integrations.

   When submitting 3DS authenticated payments, make sure the 3DS Contract ID and the Payment Provider Contract ID that you are using are associated with the same Organization ID.

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