Deprecated feature

OfflineCard Cassette Cashier profiles

TheWebSphere Commerce Payments Cashier can be invoked by client applications, such as merchant software, to simplify the process of creating WebSphere Commerce Payments orders and payments. The Cashier uses XML documents called profiles that describe how orders should be created for a given cassette. This allows the client code developer to concentrate on integrating with WebSphere Commerce Payments in a generic way rather than having to write code that deals with cassette-specific information.

It is still possible to create WebSphere Commerce Payments orders without using the Cashier; programs can use the client access library or the HTTP/XML interface to use the AcceptPayment API, for example. However, the use of the Cashier is preferred since it allows the potential for new cassettes to be introduced to the system without the need for rewriting any code.

A Cashier profile represents a description of how WebSphere Commerce Payments orders should be created for a particular payment method. Profiles are XML documents that contain all the information needed by the Cashier to create WebSphere Commerce Payments API requests to create orders for a cassette supporting that payment method. All profiles must include the following data:

  • An indication of whether a wallet is used (this flag will be used to determine whether the Cashier should use the AcceptPayment or ReceivePayment command)
  • Required WebSphere Commerce Payments parameters
  • Required cassette parameters
  • Specifications for how the Cashier should supply values for each of the preceding parameters

In addition, profiles may also contain the following optional data:

  • An indication of which WebSphere Commerce Payments instance to use for each profile
  • Optional WebSphere Commerce Payments parameters
  • Optional cassette parameters
  • Buy page information that specifies how client code should build buy pages to collect buyer information. For example, the buy page information might contain an HTML form that collects credit card information required by a specific cassette
  • An indication of whether diagnostic information is to be enabled for the profile

Cashier profiles allow parameter values to be specified in four different ways:

  1. Hard-coded as constants in the profile
  2. Passed as an environment variable on the CollectPayment() call
  3. Specified as originating from a relational database field
  4. Specified as being calculated by Cashier extension code

The following are the OfflineCard Cassette Cashier profiles:

OfflineCard Cassette Cashier profiles
Cashier profile file name Function
WC51_OfflineCard.profile Contains the selected payment method information.
SampleCheckoutOfflineCard.profile Contains the ROBO sample credit card brand, and collects a PAN and expiry for the Sample Checkout.

The OfflineCard Cassette Cashier profile is in the following directory:


Initially, the OfflineCard Cassette Sample Checkout Cashier profile is in the following directory:


When the cassette is added to an instance, the file is copied to the following directory:


If you want to change the profile for an instance, you must change the profile located in:



Do not change the profile in the


directory for a given instance. Changes made to the profile in this location will affect


Payments instances.