Finding your First Data Configuration Data

First Data requires 4 distinct pieces of info to accept transactions from your store: Gateway ID, Password, Key ID, and HMAC.

If you are testing out the plugin, the first step is to register for a demo account with First Data here

Once you are in, click Administration at the top right, then Terminals.  Select the Terminal with ECOMM in the name.


In the middle of this form, you will see Password.  You might have to click Generate to get one.  This is the password field for the plugin and the Gateway ID is here, too. It's important to note that the Password is separate from the username/password you used to log in.

Click on the API Access tab and generate a new HMAC Key.  The Key ID is on this page, also.  Click Update at the bottom to save the HMAC.

You'll have to do it again if you are using the Production version.  The demo info will only work in Sandbox mode and the Production info will only work if Sandbox is turned off.

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to use the contact form.

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2/16/2016 11:33 AM
HUGE thanks to Andy for helping us get this figured out.  A couple KEY things that are mentioned above, but I'd like to stress for anyone doing initial setup:
- Make SURE you are using the terminal password, NOT your accounts password
- Where it says "HMAC" in the Plugin setup, use the HMAC Key, NOT the HMAC you can generate