This is the C2B API
The eLipa Integration is simple and seamless. There are two types of intergrations:-
|Integration||Process Flow(English)||API Calls(Geeklish)|
|1.1 Web Based Integrations||
(for each field, there are some characters not accepted by eLipa. See Bottom of page)Y = Yes N = No O = Optional
|Parameter Name||Data Type(Data Length)||Description||Channel|
|live||numeric(1)||LIVE or DEMO mode (1 or 0). “1” By Default (live)||Y||Y|
|mtn||numeric(1)||Display MTN Mobile Money Channel (on or off). “on” by Default (i.e. mtn=1)||O||O|
|airtel||numeric(1)||Display Airtel Mobile Money Channel (on or off). “on” by Default (i.e. airtel=1)||O||O|
|oid||alphanumeric (34)||Order ID||Y||Y|
|inv||alphanumeric (15)||Invoice Number (Set to Order ID value above if NULL)||Y||Y|
|ttl||numeric (15)||Total amount (DO NOT PASS any commas as a thousands separator). e.g. ttl=1234.00 and NOT ttl=1,234.00||Y||Y|
|tel||alphanumeric (15)||Customer Telephone number||Y||Y|
|eml||alphanumeric (30)||Customer Email Address||Y||Y|
|vid||alphanumeric (12)||Vendor ID assigned by eLipa. SET IN LOWER CASE||Y||Y|
|curr||alphanumeric (3)||Currency Type (USD or UGX) * UGX By Default||Y||Y|
|p1||alphanumeric (15)||Required field but can be left empty. It is for allowing the sending & receiving your custom parameters if need be for your applications usecase.||Y||y|
|p2||alphanumeric (15)||Required field but can be left empty. It is for allowing the sending & receiving your custom parameters if need be for your applications usecase.||Y||y|
|p3||alphanumeric (15)||Required field but can be left empty. It is for allowing the sending & receiving your custom parameters if need be for your applications usecase.||Y||y|
|cbk||alphanumeric (100)||This parameter holds the value of the URL on your server to which eLipa
will send back payment processing data to.
Please note that the call back URL parameter is ONLY required if the cURL parameter (crl) is set to zero (0), meaning that you want a browser redirect back to your website.
|lbk||alphanumeric (100)||In the event that the client cannot check out successfully, eLipa will return the customer to our gateway. This parameter holds the value of the URL on your server to which the customer will be able to voluntarily use to link back to your website. If there is no value provided, then by default, (if this link is clicked) the customer will be redirected back to the previous page on your website.||O||O|
|cst||numeric (1)||The customer email notification flag of value 1 or 0. (Set to “1” By Default to allow customer to receive txn notifications from eLipa for online txns)||Y||Y|
|crl||numeric (1)||Name of the cURL flag input field (1 character).
|hsh||alphanumeric (64)||The computed eLipa Hash Code||Y||Y|
The following characters are NOT ALLOWED as part of your incoming parameters:
The variables p1, p2, p3 and p4 are used by you if you want to pass certain variables into the eLipa system and receive them back intact on your end for your own personal reasons. They are not processed in any way. The mc variable is used to notify you of the actual mobile money transferred by the user.
We need to generate the hash signature id that is to be sent to the eLipa system for authentication against the transaction values that are also to be received on the same URL call.
We are using the hash_hmac function in PHP to digitally sign the transaction data.
Depending on the programming language of your choice, please feel free to use it or the equivalent HMAC function in your programming language.
Here is a PHP example below: There are two important parameters that are required by this function.
<?php $datastring = $live.$order_id.$invoice.$total.$phone.$email.$vid.$curr.$p1.$p2.$p3.$p4.$cbk.$cst.$crl; /**********************************************************************************************************/ $hashkey = "yoursecuritykey"; //Supply to us during eLipa account registration; $datastring; //This is a string generated from the data to be posted (see above) $hashid = hash_hmac("sha1", $datastring, $hashkey); //Set hashing algorithm to SHA1; /**********************************************************************************************************/ ?>
<php? <form method="post" action="https://payments.elipa.co.ug/v3/ug"> live:<input name="live" type="text" value="<?php echo $live;?>" > oid:<input name="oid" type="text" value="<?php echo $order_id;?>" > inv:<input name="inv" type="text" value="<?php echo $invoice;?>" > ttl:<input name="ttl" type="text" value="<?php echo $total;?>" > tel:<input name="tel" type="text" value="<?php echo $phone1;?>" > eml:<input name="eml" type="text" value="<?php echo $email;?>" > vid:<input name="vid" type="text" value="<?php echo $vid;?>" > curr:<input name="curr" type="text" value="<?php echo $curr;?>" > p1: <input name="p1" type="text" value="<?php echo $p1;?>" > p2: <input name="p2" type="text" value="<?php echo $p2;?>" > p3: <input name="p3" type="text" value="<?php echo $p3;?>" > p4: <input name="p4" type="text" value="<?php echo $p4;?>" > cbk: <input name="cbk" type="text" value="<?php echo $cbk;?>" > cbk: <input name="lbk" type="text" value="<?php echo $lbk;?>" > cst:<input name="cst" type="text" value="<?php echo $cst;?>" > crl:<input name="crl" type="text" value="<?php echo $crl;?>" > lbk:<input name="lbk" type="text" value="<?php echo $cbk;?>" > <input name="hsh" type="text" value="<?php echo $hashid;?>" > <button type="submit"> Lipa </button> </form>
If your programming language does not have an easy-to-use implementation of the HMAC function, as PHP does, then you can POST your Data string, Secret Key and Merchant Vendor ID to the following URL, using the cURL library or its equivalent:
POST parameter names and data examples Please note that the data string MUST be in the same order as shown in Section 2.1 above.
vendor = demo data = 11111Demo [email protected] key = yoursecuritykey
The HTTP Stream returned is the hashid that you should pick and use. If the HTTP Stream returns the string “invalid”, then one or more of your parameters is not correct. This hashid is then supplied as one of the parameters to be sent to the eLipa payment system for verification as shown on section 1.1.
If your Vendor ID ($vendor_ref) is not yet registered with eLipa, then you will get an error stating this and showing you how to go about how to remedy this.
To do this set the crl parameter in your eLipa gateway call to 0 (crl = 0)
We at eLipa would need you to provide the Call Back or Return URL. This is the URL/page to which eLipa will send the
parameters mentioned in Section 1.1. Refer to the “cbk” parameter on Section 1.1
These variables will be sent back to your website via your return URL, using the GET method.
An example of your website URL would be www.mystore.co.ke.
Thus, you may have set your Call Back or Return URL as www.mystore.co.ke/elipa.php.Therefore the eLipa return URL from a transaction then would look like this:
www.mystore.co.ke/returnpage.php? id=23&txncd=we243ty234&status=aei7p7yrx4ae34&ivm=23234&qwh=34565&afd=23545&poi=345654&uyt=4567 8&ifd=123456&agt=324566&mc=350&p1=customevalue1&p2= customevalue1 &p3= customevalue1 &p4= custome value1 &msisdn_id=firstname+lastname&msisdn_idnum=254710000000
We would recommend that you set up this call back URL in such a way that once eLipa calls back to your website, this Call back URL page then redirects to another page, as a security measure, once it has finished processing based on the return URL parameters mentioned in Section 1.1 of this manual.
You can verify the payment status of each transaction on callback. This code (or similar) Demonstrates how.
<?php $val = ""; //assigned eLipa Vendor ID... hard code it here. /* these values below are picked from the incoming URL and assigned to variables that we will use in our security check URL */ $val1 = $_GET["id"]; $val2 = $_GET["ivm"]; $val3 = $_GET["qwh"]; $val4 = $_GET["afd"]; $val5 = $_GET["poi"]; $val6 = $_GET["uyt"]; $val7 = $_GET["ifd"]; $ipnurl = "https://payments.elipa.co.ug/v3/ug/ipn?vendor=".$val1."&ivm=". $val2."&qwh=".$val3."&afd=".$val4."&poi=".$val5."&uyt=".$val6."&ifd=".$val7; $fp = fopen($ipnurl, "rb"); $status = stream_get_contents($fp, -1, -1); fclose($fp); //the value of the parameter “vendor”, in the url being opened above, is your eLipa assigned Vendor ID. //this is the correct eLipa status code corresponding to this transaction. //Use it to validate your incoming transaction(not the one supplied in the incoming url) //continue your shopping cart update routine code here below.... //then redirect to to the customer notification page here... ?>
This IPN solution can be implemented in other web application development languages as well
The variables described above are returned by eLipa on callback to the Callback url(cbk) supplied,
they are described in Section 2.3 The variables that eLipa returns
(a) The status variable has the following possible values:-
fe2707etr5s4wq = Failed transaction. Not all parameters fulfilled. A notification of this transaction sent to the merchant.
aei7p7yrx4ae34 = Success: The transaction is valid. Therefore you can update this transaction.
bdi6p2yy76etrs = Pending: Incoming Mobile Money Transaction Not found. Please try again in 5 minutes.
cr5i3pgy9867e1 = Used: This code has been used already. A notification of this transaction sent to the merchant.
dtfi4p7yty45wq = Less: The amount that you have sent via mobile money is LESS than what was required to validatethis transaction.
eq3i7p5yt7645e = More: The amount that you have sent via mobile money is MORE than what was required to validate this transaction. (Up to the merchant to decide what to do with this transaction; whether to pass it or not)
(b) id for you to authenticate the order id again and map it to the order transaction again.
(c) ivm the invoice number is returned as an MD5 hash for you to process if you need to.
(d) qwh, afd, poi, uyt, ifd, agt special, unique browser-specific identifier variables returned from the eLipa system.
(e) mc this is the amount of money that was sent via the mobile money transfer by the user. This comes as an integer and without the thousands (,) separator. You can use to authenticate against the amount that the user has checked out.
(f) p1, p2, p3, p4: these are four CUSTOM parameters that allow you to simply pass your own parameters into our system and catch them once again on your end. They are (alphanumeric) in nature; thus you can pass text, numbers or a combination of these.
(g) txncd: This refers to the transaction code that the user entered (in the case of mobile money), or that was system generated (in the case of Kenswitch and VISA/Mastercard transactions).
(h) msisdn_id: This refers to the names of the payer as registered by their mobile money / banking system.
(i) msisdn_idnum: This refers to the telephone number of the payer as registered by their mobile money / banking system. They are returned for your convenience.
(i) msisdn_custnum: This refers to the client telephone number you posted into our system together with the order details in page 3 above. They are returned for your convenience. ** Please note that the most important variables are (a) – (c), (e) and (g)
When the eLipa interface loads correctly, the following dummy codes below can be used on the different channels: The dummy data below will work ONLY IF you have set the live parameter to “0”.see Section 1.1.1.
Once your testing is complete, then set the the live parameter to “1” and you are ready to go. see Section 1.1.1
|There are no Test Values for this just ensure that the Live parameter is "0" for Demo as indicated above|
Once successfully intergrated to the eLipa Gateway you should see an interface like so :
The Above example represents when a user has clicked on the MTN tab
We expect you to develop a website for your merchant with a shopping cart that allows the merchant to quickly get real time reports on sales and orders that have occurred on their website once eLipa communicates back to your website.
However, we have also developed an easy-to-use administrative interface that allows the merchant to quickly track their own transactions for purposes of reconciliation.
This interface is available from the following URL: https://dashboard.elipa.co.ug/ You can do the following: