APIs make the same capabilities that are available interactively through the DC Gateway user interface accessible programmatically to software applications and hardware devices. Systems and devices communicate with DC Gateway by exchanging messages. An application – the client – formulates and sends a request to DC Gateway – the server – which prepares and returns a response.
- Client Application formulates a message and transmits as request to DC Gateway
- DC Gateway translates request and relays to Payment Processing Network
- Payment Processing Network processes request and returns response to DC Gateway
- DC Gateway translates response and relays to Client Application