Deprecated feature


The ABOUT command is typically used in two ways:

  • As a ping mechanism to check to see if WebSphere Commerce Payments is running.
  • To return version information about WebSphere Commerce Payments and the installed cassettes, as well as the user name running the command.

For more information about the structured response returned by the ABOUT command, see Payment Server About and Cassette About.

A successful execution of an ABOUT command will return primary and secondary return codes of "0", "0".

The ABOUT command is the only command that can be run by a non-authenticated user. When this command is run by a non-authenticated user, the command returns only a primary and secondary return code.

Keywords Required Value
DTDPATH No Path to the locally-stored DTD. The value of this parameter used in the XML document to specify the location of the external DTD. If this parameter is not specified, the complete DTD is returned as an internal DTD. The length of the DTDPath must be from 1 to 254 bytes.
ETAPIVERSION Yes 3 (Indicates WebSphere Commerce Payments-or predecessor product-API version: Version 2.1.x, 2.2.x, 3.1.x, 5.5.x, 5.6.x)
OPERATION Yes ASCII character string About