Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Payment Vaults

7: Re: Payment Vaults (response to 1)
Posted by Jim Lynch on
Hi, aren't the payment gateway packages in openacs meant to go with ecommerce? What other application in openacs can they go with?
8: Re: Payment Vaults (response to 7)
Posted by Benjamin Brink on
Hi Jim,

ecommerce package is an early OpenACS package designed to provide a commonly needed set of shopping-basket features.

payment gateway packages are set-up to be used with any ecommerce-like package.

payment-gateway package integrates an ecommerce-like package with a payment gateway package by creating an ACS service contract via the acs-service-contract package; Most of payment-gateway's documentation is in the payment-gateway-sc-create.sql file and the docs at

From what I understand, the system is designed to work with variants of ecommerce and gateway packages with different features to handle different commerce conditions.