Learn more about Adyen, including checking on the service status, setting up your Adyen account, updating your web service user, configuring API response settings, enabling refunds, going live in Adyen, setting up Adyen in Checkfront, entering your merchant account, entering your API key, entering your Origin key, enabling sandbox mode, enabling refunds in Checkfront, requiring email addresses, and understanding supported payment methods.
Which plans include this feature?
Legacy: Soho, Pro, Plus, Enterprise
New: Available with the Growth (Subscription) or Managed plans only.
This payment provider is unavailable to accounts on the Starter or Growth (Per Booking) plan.
→ Learn more about our new plans or how to change your plan.
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Manage > Ecommerce Setup > Payment
What more do I need to use this feature?
- Admin permissions are required to manage Payment Providers.
- Online account and merchant account with Adyen.
About AdyenBack to top
Adyen is a technology company that provides businesses with a single solution for accepting payments anywhere in the world - online, in-app, and at point of sale with in-depth data insights.
Checkfront has added Adyen to the growing list of Payment Providers with which we are integrated!
PSD2 and SCA compliant
This integration is Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) compliant, including Strong Customer Authentication (SCA).
Checkfront is prepared to handle any transactions that the Payment Provider deems applicable.
These measures help reduce fraud and make online payments more secure!
Learn more about PSD2 and SCA here...
Checking on the Service StatusBack to top
Check the status of Adyen's services at any time here:
Setting up your Adyen accountBack to top
First, you need an Adyen online account with an associated merchant account! Learn more about Getting Started with Adyen.
Updating your web service userBack to top
Once you have your Adyen account, you need to obtain some information on your account's Web Service User, which takes payments through the Adyen API.
Log into your Adyen account and select Users from the Accounts option in the top-right menu.
A Web Service User is created for your account by default. You must know your API Key and Origin Key to complete the setup in Checkfront.
Click on the Name of the Web Service User to access the Edit Web Service User page where this information resides.
First, Generate a New API Key and then secondly, Generate an Origin Key, saving both for entry into the Checkfront setup form in the next step.
When generating an Origin Key, please ensure the domain name entered does not contain 'www.'
Your website domain (https://your.domain) must be formatted like this:
If the domain name is entered incorrectly, this will only become apparent when you test your payment page in Checkfront, so double-check your entry now!
Configuring API Response settingsBack to top
Within API URLS (Account > Configure > API URLS > Additional data settings), you need to include the following data within the response:
- Authorized Amount Value (Payment amount processed)
- Card/Card Summary (Last 4 digits of the card number)
- Recurring Details (allows for rebilling)
- Variant (Payment Method)
Enabling refunds in AdyenBack to top
Refunds processed through Checkfront are sent as requests to Adyen, which posts a response back at a later date and time.
To handle these communications, we need to configure where responses from Adyen post. This is done in Adyen within Server communication settings (Account > Configure > Server communication).
Simply add a Standard Notification, specifying the Transport URL and selecting the Active checkbox, leaving the other settings with their defaults. There is no need to set the Username and Password.
The Transport URL should be formatted as follows:
If you do not configure these settings, refunds remain pending within Checkfront.
Going live in AdyenBack to top
There is one final step to complete in Adyen when you are ready to go live!
Log in to your live Customer Area.
Go to Account > API URLs.
You can see the configured endpoints for your company account on the API URLs and Response page.
Scroll down until you see an endpoint called Live.
Copy the live URL prefix and paste it into your Ayden modal
(This is not needed if you’re in sandbox (test) mode)
Setting up Adyen in CheckfrontBack to top
To enable Adyen, log in to your Checkfront account and navigate to Manage > Ecommerce Setup, ensuring the Payment tab is selected.
Here you see a list of available payment modules. Locate the Adyen tile from the list.
You find it by clicking on the links in the left side menu labelled Available to [your country] or All. You can also search for the Adyen tile directly in the provided search box.
Hover over the tile, which turns grey, and click.
An Add-on Setup modal displays. Enter the required information in the fields provided. Let's look at this information and where to locate it in Adyen.
Entering your merchant accountBack to top
Enter your Merchant Account code here. This can be found within your Adyen account (Account > Merchant Account > Account Code).
Entering your API KeyBack to top
Enter the API Key you were issued when you created the Adyen Web Service User, in the steps outlined above under Setup in Adyen.
Entering your Origin KeyBack to top
Enter the Origin Key you were issued when you created the Adyen Web Service User in the steps outlined above under Setup in Adyen.
Enabling test mode (sandbox)
Select the Sandbox checkbox to enable Test Mode for testing transactions before going live with the Adyen.
Enabling refunds in CheckfrontBack to top
To process refunds through Checkfront and Adyen, you must first select Enable Refunds within the Add-on Setup modal.
See Enabling Refunds under Setup in Adyin above for information on configuring refund notifications within Adyen.
Requiring email AddressesBack to top
To continue to process payments for Cardholders (e.g. take a deposit and then accept final payment at a later date), you need to require Email Address within your booking forms. A payment token is associated with the Email Address, facilitating future payments.
Supported Payment Methods through AdyenBack to top
Adyen only supports credit card payments. The following Payment Methods are not supported...
- Google Pay
- Android Pay
Learn more here.