October 25, 2018
UPDATED: October 31, 2019
Stripe Connect offers a more secure and enhanced experience for your customers. Stripe Connect also includes 3D Secure and Capture on Shipment functionality. Sign up is simple and can be completed right from your LimeLight platform.
Configuring Stripe Connect
To configure the Stripe Connect Gateway into your LimeLight platform, you will go to Settings > Providers and click on the Actions drop-down arrow and select "Add New Provider Profile". Click on "Payment" as the provider type and then select Stripe Connect from the Provider drop-down list. You will then need to fill out the required parameters.
These parameters are briefly described here for your reference:
Gateway Alias: Name that you will assign to the gateway. This is for internal purposes only; it helps you identify a specific gateway account among several of them in your CRM.
Account ID: There is no need to populate this field, it will automatically be populated once you’ve granted access to your Stripe Connect account.
3D Secure: Select Yes to enable 3D Secure on this Gateway
Post Descriptor: Select Yes to send the descriptor to the gateway
Currency: The Stripe Connect Gateway currently supports USD, AUD, CHF, MXN, CAD, EUR, NGN, PEN, and GBP currencies.
Test Mode: Set to YES if you would like to use this gateway in Test Mode.
There are 2 Required Fields on the Merchant Account Details tab.
* Descriptor - This will be the MID Descriptor
* Customer Service Number - The customer service number assigned to the MID
There is 1 Required Field on the Limits and Fees tab
* Global Monthly Cap - This will be the sales amount allowed monthly on this MID
To maximize the efficiency of LimeLight Reporting Analytics we suggest you take a moment and fill out the rest of the fields. These will all be used in LimeLights profitability reports.
For field definitions on all of the fields on the Merchant Account Details Tab and the Limits & Fees Tab - click here
Once your gateway profile has been created, then you will go through your campaigns and assign the gateway to the corresponding campaign(s).
Create Your Stripe Connect Account
If you do not already have an account with Stripe, you will need to fill out the account activation form. You will need to provide your full business details and your personal information, including the last four of your SSN and your date of birth.
Note: An individual or sole proprietor must activate their own account. If you’re trying to activate this account on behalf of someone else, please invite them to become the account owner and complete the activation themselves.
The final step is to authorize LimeLight access to your Stripe Connect account.
Authorize LimeLight on Your Stripe Connect Account
If you already have a Stripe account, then you just need to login and grant access to LimeLight.
Enabling Apple Pay / Google Pay
The stripe integration also support the use of mobile payment types such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. Referring to the Stripe website: "You can start accepting Apple / Google Pay payments on the web using Checkout or Elements. No additional configuration is required to use Apple Pay in Checkout. For Elements, refer to the Payment Request Button documentation provided by Stripe to learn how to add Apple Pay to your site." You can also find Apple Pay best practices for the integration here. Based on the web browser being used by the customer, the respective Apple Pay / Google Pay button will be shown (depicted below):