I received a notice from authorize.net telling of changes to the interface. I did not see any comments so I thought I would ask the question. Does the connections to civicrm require any updates because of:

  • Akamai SureRoute
  • Transaction and Batch ID
  • RC4 Cipher Disablement
  • Thanks for asking... I have the exact same questions... I'm hoping these changes won't break anything? Commented Mar 24, 2016 at 13:31

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This isn't a full answer, but ... I just had to research this same thing for a client.

  1. Check that your processor config is using the correct URLs: http://www.authorize.net/support/akamaifaqs/#newurls


  1. Even in our client's old version of CiviCRM, the transaction ID field is 255 characters.

  2. The cipher suite is a question for your host. A good host should be using modern cipher suites and disallowing insecure ones.

  3. Not sure about requiring sequential transaction ID ... have not done a CiviCRM code audit to make sure (yet). Don't see why it would, but who knows.

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    You can use ssllabs.com to check the cipher suites.
    – G H
    Commented Apr 22, 2016 at 17:04

See CRM-16928, a pull request on CiviCRM 4.6 to update core/xml/templates/civicrm_data.tpl. It is marked as fixed/completed as of 4.7.

  • Thanks for the post. It would be helpful for others if you could provide a direct link to this. Commented May 26, 2016 at 17:20

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