sending account info directly into paybill

Discussion in 'HTML' started by cwsullivan@ucdavis.edu, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Hi gang,

    I've been subcontracted out to help a client with their website. The
    client is a utility service and wants their customers to be able to
    click a link from their account info page in our website, and go
    directly to the paybill website.

    Currently, we simply link them to
    https://www.paybill.com/Common/PaymentMain.asp when they click on the
    "pay your bill" link. The client has requested that we make this
    process easier, they don't want the customers to have to re-enter their
    account information.

    I'm curious if there is a simple URL that I could link them to instead,
    something along the lines of:

    https://www.paybill.com/Common/PaymentMain.asp?ID=enterIDhere

    that would prompt the paybill website to load up their account
    directly. I can't quit figure out a way to do this myself. I was
    curious if you have any suggestions. Thanks.

    -Chris
    , Feb 3, 2006
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  2. David Wright Guest

    > I'm curious if there is a simple URL that I could link them to instead,
    > something along the lines of:
    >
    > https://www.paybill.com/Common/PaymentMain.asp?ID=enterIDhere
    >
    > that would prompt the paybill website to load up their account
    > directly.



    Just one caveat of caution - beware that a URL like that could easily allow
    other users to spoof it with ID's that are not their own if they
    knew/guessed the ID format - unless you protect it with some other form of
    authentication.

    Pick it up in the subsequent asp page using the string Request.QueryString.

    D.
    David Wright, Feb 3, 2006
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  3. Gazing into my crystal ball I observed writing in
    news::

    > I'm curious if there is a simple URL that I could link them to instead,
    > something along the lines of:
    >
    > https://www.paybill.com/Common/PaymentMain.asp?ID=enterIDhere
    >
    > that would prompt the paybill website to load up their account
    > directly. I can't quit figure out a way to do this myself. I was
    > curious if you have any suggestions. Thanks.
    >


    As others have said, beware of sending data through a querystring, even
    to a secure server.

    You could contact Paybill and see if they have an SDK available. You
    might be able to post the entire bit to them, eg.
    <form method="post" action="https://www.paybill.com/script.asp"> where
    script is the name of the script that would process the information.


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    Adrienne Boswell
    http://www.cavalcade-of-coding.info
    Please respond to the group so others can share
    Adrienne Boswell, Feb 4, 2006
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