Visa Account Updater - Does there exist an API for Acquirers/Merchants?

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meawallet
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Visa Account Updater - Does there exist an API for Acquirers/Merchants?

Hi, we are currently looking into VAU for merchant/PSP/acquirer with a card-on-file repository. They are interested in using VAU to check for card updates on their stored cards. I was told back in 2019 that Visa planned on providing an API for this side of the payment ecosystem, but I could not find anything on Visa Developer Center. Only the Issuer reporting API.

Is there any news about VAU API for merchants and when this will be available?

 

Thanks for any help on this.

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SLi
Visa Developer Support Specialist
Visa Developer Support Specialist

Re: Visa Account Updater - Does there exist an API for Acquirers/Merchants?

Hi @meawallet,

 

Thank you for checking back on the availability of VAU API for merchants. Unfortunately we still do not have this API on Visa Developer Center yet.

 

Merchants and acquirers who want to obtain updated card information for recurring and credential-on-file payments must utilize either:

  • Standard VAU—data is transmitted in batch files via a secure, direct connection between Visa and an endpoint, or
  • Real Time VAU—integrates VAU into the VisaNet authorization process; requires an endpoint that can originate Visa transactions.

Please note that availability varies by region. For more information on Visa Account Updater and Real Time Visa Account Updater, please contact your Visa account representative.

 

Hope this helps, please let me know if you have any further questions.


Best,
Stacey

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meawallet
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Re: Visa Account Updater - Does there exist an API for Acquirers/Merchants?

Hi again, we are starting to engage with acquirers/PSPs about this topic. I believe there was a VAU API for Merchants doc published in 2021 but we cannot find/access it

There are error messages when trying to obtain reference material : https://developer.visa.com/capabilities/vau/overview 
https://developer.visa.com/capabilities/vau/docs


{"Error":"Page not found"}

Also, clicking on https://developer.visa.com/capabilities/vau/reference results in "User does not have access to resource" message.

Thanks
Kam
API_Managers
Visa Developer Support Specialist

Re: Visa Account Updater - Does there exist an API for Acquirers/Merchants?

Hi @meawallet,

 

Visa Account Updater has been sunset, hence, it's no longer available on the Visa Developer Portal. 




Thanks,

Diana



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meawallet
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Re: Visa Account Updater - Does there exist an API for Acquirers/Merchants?

Thanks Diana - what has it been replaced with? We were looking at the VAU service to keep PCI tokens up to date for our clients.

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Kam
API_Managers
Visa Developer Support Specialist

Re: Visa Account Updater - Does there exist an API for Acquirers/Merchants?

Hi @meawallet,

 

Please refer to our API Browser page here: https://developer.visa.com/apibrowser 

You can filter your search by checking the checkbox for Acquirer Banks and Merchants.

Since you're interested in an API product related to tokens, please take a look at our Visa Token Service APIs. 

 

From there, you can go through those API products and decide which one will be the best fit for your use case.




Thanks,

Diana



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