Once again Authorize.net is sending out emails to their clients regarding technical updates. I’ve checked numerous sites and the only changes I’ve had to make are regarding the Akamai SureRoute Reminder. According to Authorize.net:
We strongly recommend that you proactively update your website or payment solution during Phase One rather than waiting to be automatically updated during Phase Two. This will allow you to sooner take advantage of the uptime benefits Akamai offers and provide better platform reliability.
I’ve been charging $30 to make this change and check for the other issues listed here. Email me if you need this service.
RC4 Cipher Disablement:
This is really a server issue. If you are on a private or super-budget shared server, I’d check with your server administrator to see if they are up to speed on on this. But I would venture to say all the reputable hosting companies are prepared for this one and odds are good you have nothing to worry about. If you want to check however, you can wait until May and use a sandbox account/url (which will have omitted the RC4 as an available cipher). If your transaction goes through, your live account will not notice the change on May 31. If you need me to do it, just shoot me an email and I’ll add you to my May calendar.
Transaction and Batch ID Reminder:
If you’re running old shopping cart software no one has ever heard of and which hasn’t been maintained, you should probably have someone check this out. For more reasons than this one. But again, it would be the rare case and not the rule. And it won’t stop your transaction from going through to Authorize.net (so you will get paid). But it might affect how your system handles the transaction id when it is returned.
I hope this answers your questions regarding the Authorize.net Technical Updates email. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like to discuss your needs.