How to recreate a new API user (Barclays ePDQ Direct Link)

API means Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. In our plugins, we use this technology so our plugin could connect and communicate with the bank’s back-office particularly making API payment calls to the ePDQ system. In this article, we’ll tackle how you can create a new API user for Barclays ePDQ payment gateway plugin.

This is actually done from the bank’s back office, you will need to go to the Configuration > Users tab, then click the “New user” button, like so:
After clicking the new user button, it would show the following fields:
From there, you will be able to set your desired UserID, user’s name, and email address. As you can see from the screenshot above, we marked the most important element with the red box, this will make the new user you created work with the API. You will need to enter your password, the one you signed in with. Once you do that, you will set this new API user’s password on another screen.

Note
It’s important that for the API user passwords, please do use numbers and letters and no special characters used by the ePDQ system like £ since the ePDQ system will not allow this. The ePDQ system will not accept special characters that are used in code (e.g. £) to prevent someone from injecting bad code and compromising accounts. Alternatively, you could use a symbol like the exclamation mark !. An example password would be something like November5!. We recommend using another and more secure password as this is just an example that you could follow.

Please let us know if you need clarification with the steps above, you can contact our support team from this link – https://weareag.co.uk/support/

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