When attempting to process credit card transactions, customer is returned an error of "SECURITY VIOLATION" when using a SAGE merchant account.
This error presents when the Gateway ID and Password are invalid in the merchant account settings. Please verify that your Gateway ID and password are correct by calling SAGE at 1-800-261-0240.
Please be advised that when SAGE issues username and password information, they always issue in pairs. The "Username and Password" that SAGE issues refers to the credentials required to access the SAGE Virtual Terminal. When inputting credentials into the Merchant Account area of Blackbaud NetCommunity, you will need to use what SAGE calls "M_ID" and "M_key".
If for some reason you need to have your credentials reset, when contacting SAGE, advise them that you need to know what the M_ID and M_Key are for your account.
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