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Many of us who get paid to Perl have at least dabbled with e-commerce. If you have a specific or even general question why not ask it here? You don't have enough time to set up a new portal and write a fully blown e-commerce app, even if you could get a useful number of users. The only thing particularly specific to e-commerce (as opposed to general CGI stuff) is handling secure credit card tansactions and the like. All the rest is just vanilla CGI and database stuff.

There are really only three parts to secure transactions:

  • Protecting the CC data in transit (use HTTPS with Apache and Open SSL) and securing your server to protect the back door.
  • storing CC details securely. My advice is don't store the CC details. You cant hack CC details off a server if they are simply not there. Make the user re-enter CC details for every transaction (they will feel more secure about this anyway) Of course by all means remember all the other account details.
  • Handing off to the 3rd party CC processor - they will supply the interface API spec and generally sample software in a variety of langs - and waiting on the response.

cheers

tachyon

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In reply to Re: E-Commerce Monks by tachyon
in thread E-Commerce Monks by Alexander

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