Web Payments Working Group - Publications
Merchant validation is the process by which a payment handler validates the identity of a merchant against some value (usually some cryptographic challenge response). Validated merchants are allowed to interface with a payment handler. Details of how actual validation is performed is outside the scope of this specification.
This document outlines the W3C Web Payments ecosystem by introducing readers to the goals of the ecosystem, messages, roles, and information flow in the system.
The Payment Request API requires that merchants supply a list of identifiers for supported payment methods. This document defines those identifier strings and how they are created.
- Web API
The Payment Request API provides a standard way to initiate payment requests from Web pages and applications. User agents implementing that API prompt the user to select a way to handle the payment request, after which the user agent returns a payment response to the originating site. This specification defines capabilities that enable Web applications to handle payment requests.
This specification defines the machine-readable manifest file, known as a payment method manifest, describing how a payment method participates in the Web Payments ecosystem, and how such files are to be used.
- Web API
Secure Payment Confirmation (SPC) is a Web API to support streamlined authentication during a payment transaction. It is designed to scale authentication across merchants, to be used within a wide range of authentication protocols, and to produce cryptographic evidence that the user has confirmed transaction details.