Capture Credit Card Method

Some people want to capture their own credit card numbers to run through a terminal as a quick and easy way to get their online store going. For this we provide Capture Card, however please be aware that the fact that you are responsible for your customers credit card details makes this far from simple and we strongly advise using one of the online credit card processors unless you are fully aware of all security issues involved.

We strongly advise using ASPEncrypt for extra security. Check with your host if it is available. You will need a SSL certificate, either your own or shared from your host.

Please follow the capture card wizard below for set up instructions

Capture Card Wizard


To reduce security risks set the automatic deleting of credit card information to a workable minimum level - we would suggest that 2 days is more than ample time. This setting can be found on the main admin page. You can also manually delete the credit card information from your database by hitting the "delete" button. We strongly advise that you delete the credit card information as quickly as possible to reduce the security risks. It is also imperative to keep up to date with the latest updaters which are released at regular intervals. Contact ProConsultancy if you need to update your system.


Here is a list of possible error messages and the resolution:

This page contains both secure and non secure items. Do you want to display the nonsecure items?
Make sure all of the images used on the thanks.asp and cart.asp have been uploaded to the secure server

The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site
The certificate you reseive on the ASP Encrypt site is a personal certificate that only you will see or use. The SSL certificate that you want to install on your site is different and should be obtained from a certified issuing authority like or

How do I view the orders on separate computers using just the one personal certificate?
What you need to do is export the personal certificate from Internet Explorer and install the certificate in internet explorer on the other PC.
In Internet Explorer go to
Tools -> Internet Options -> Content -> Certificates Click on the certificate and choose "Export...".
Click "Next"
Click "Yes, export the private key"
Keep the defaults on the next page of the .PFX format with strong protection.
Type and confirm a password.
Choose a filename keeping the default .pfx file extension.
Click Next then "Finish".

To import the certificate in another browser go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Content -> Certificates Click "Import..."
Browse to the location of the file you saved then click "Next".
Type the password you used when you saved the certificate and check the box "Mark this key as exportable..." then click "Next".
The "Personal" certificate store should be selected, leave that and click "Next".
Click "Finish".

Object doesn't support this property or method: 'Msg.EncryptText'
This is probably due to the version of ASPEncrypt that is installed. Ask your host for the version number they are running as the capture card method requires a minimum of 2.0. The upgrade to the latest version should be free.

Error ! Cannot invoke Persits ASPEncrypt - Sorry, there seemed to be an error !"
This would suggest that the component ASPEncrypt is not installed on your server. Check with your host and if it's not available then follow the wizard for using the capture card method without ASPEncrypt.

Troubleshooting checklist

I can get a card to process on the secure server I've established. When I try to read the number by accessing the control panel, I get an error message that says "You appear not to be on a https server..."
There seems to be some hosts which use some kind of proxy system for shared SSL space, and that confuses the checks for server SSL. If you are absolutely sure that you are on a secure server, then set
nochecksslserver=true your vsadmin/includes.asp file.

I don't receive the credit card details in my confirmation email but can view them through the control panel
Credit card numbers are not sent via email for security reasons - they can only be viewed over a secure connection in your admin orders page.

I can't see the credit card details in the orders admin page
Make sure you are viewing the orders page over a secure https connection.

I don't get to see the credit card details when I download the orders csv file
This is not possible if you are using ASPEncrypt as the information is encrypted and cannot be downloaded.

Why does the credit card information disappear when it was working before and I have a personal certificate correctly installed?
The certificate may have expired:
Open internet explorer and then go to . . .
Tools -> Internet Options -> Content -> Certificates -> Personal
. . . and look in the "Expiration" column.

Please do read our guide here on credit card fraud.