Auth Only - emvchipauthonly

This section describes the message parameters for EMV Chip Authorization Only transaction processing, which you can submit using the XML API integration method. Refer to the Integration Methods section for more information.

The emvchipauthonly transaction obtains real-time authorization only for a chip credit card. This transaction will guarantee that the funds are available on the card and reduce the cardholder‘s limit to buy for only a predetermined amount of time.

To place the transaction in the Open batch, use cccomplete to convert to a Sale transaction or use ccdelete to reverse and restore the funds on the card.



  • An emvchipupdatetxn transaction must be sent once an emvchipauthonly has been completed and the Chip card has returned additional data.
  • POS system will need to update the chip/device with the Issuer Script received from the authorization. received from the Chip.

In this section:


Field name Description Required Length Data type
ssl_merchant_id Merchant ID
Elavon-assigned Converge account ID.
Required 15 numeric
ssl_user_id Converge User ID
The user ID with Hosted Payment API User status that can send transaction requests through the terminal.
Required 15 alphanumeric
ssl_pin Terminal ID
Unique identifier of the terminal that will process the transaction request and submit to the Converge gateway.


The ssl_user_id sending the transaction request must be associated with the terminal that will process the request.

Required 64 alphanumeric
ssl_transaction_type Transaction Type
Valid value: emvchipauthonly
Required 20 alphanumeric
[Card Data]
ssl_tlv_enc Encrypted Tag Length Value
Data defining the EMV record. The data includes the following:
Total Authorization Amount
Tip Amount (if available)
Required 4 hex
ssl_pos_mode POS Device Data Entry Capability
Indicates how the POS device captures card data.
Valid values:
04 - EMV chip-capable (ICC) - Contact only with magnetic stripe
05 - EMV chip-capable (ICC) - Dual interface with magnetic stripe
Required 2 numeric
ssl_entry_mode Transaction Entry Indicator
Indicates how the track data was captured.
Valid values:
05 - EMV (ICC) with CVV or iCVV
06 - EMV (ICC) Proximity Read
* 07 - EMV (ICC) without CVV or iCVV
Required 2 numeric
ssl_enc_track_data_format Encrypted Raw Track I and/or II Data Format
Format of the track data captured from the card's magnetic stripe.


Required if card is read from a ROAM device.

Conditional - -
ssl_vm_mobile_source Mobile Source
Valid values:
BBERRY - BlackBerry Mobile Device
ADROID - Android Mobile Device
ITUNES - Apple Mobile Device
WIN8 - Windows WIN8-based Device
NOMOB - Non-mobile Device


Required for encrypting devices.

Optional - alphanumeric
ssl_mobile_id Mobile ID
Unique assigned mobile identification number of each mobile device in use as determined by the merchant.
Optional 50 alphanumeric
ssl_vendor_id Vendor ID
Unique vendor identifier assigned by Elavon.


Required for encrypting devices.

Optional 8 alphanumeric
ssl_decline_offline Decline Transaction Indicator
Indicates the action for the EMV card or reader to take when terminals are offline.
Valid values:
Y - Chip card or reader declines transaction
N - Chip card or reader approves transaction
Optional 1 alphanumeric
[Invoice Number] Use only on terminals that are set up with the Invoice Number credit card payment option
ssl_invoice_number Invoice/Ticket Number
Unique identifier of the invoice or ticket.
Optional 25 alphanumeric
[Doing Business As] Use only on terminals that are set up with the DBA Name terminal option.
ssl_dynamic_dba Doing Business As Name
Merchant-defined descriptors that replace the merchant's business name on credit card statements.
Format: Prefix*Descriptor
Length: Prefix = 3, 7, or 12, Asterisk = 1,  Descriptor = 21 - (Prefix + Asterisk)
Optional 21 alphanumeric
[Tokenization] Use only on terminals that are set up with the Tokenization terminal option.
ssl_get_token Generate Token Indicator
Indicates whether to generate a token when submitting the card data.
Valid values:
*Y- Authorize transaction and generate token
N - Do not generate token (Default)
Optional 1 alphanumeric
[Tip Processing] Use only on terminals that are set up with the Market Segment set to Service
ssl_tip_amount Tip or Gratuity Amount
Amount to add or update to the transaction amount.
Format: Number with 2 decimals places
Optional 11 numeric
ssl_server Server ID
Unique identifier of the clerk, waiter, waitress or cashier.
Optional 8 alphanumeric
ssl_shift Shift ID
Unique identifier of the time period, course or service type.
Optional 4 alphanumeric
[Purchasing Cards] Use only on terminals that are set up with the Purchasing Card 2 credit card payment option
ssl_customer_code Customer Code or Purchase Order Number
Customer ID or PO number specified in the billing statement of the cardholder.
Optional 17 alphanumeric
ssl_salestax Sales Tax
Tax amount to add to the purchase or sales amount. For a tax exempt transaction, enter 0.00.
Format: Amount with 2 decimal places.
Optional 8 alphanumeric
[Travel Data] Use only on terminals that are set up with the Travel Data credit card payment option.
ssl_departure_Date Travel Departure Date
Date sent to the Merchant Airline Risk Monitoring System (MARMS) to monitor risks associated with advanced booking.
Format: MM/DD/YYYY
Optional 10 alphanumeric
ssl_completion_Date Travel Completion Date
Date sent to the Merchant Airline Risk Monitoring System (MARMS) to monitor risks associated with advanced booking.
Format: MM/DD/YYYY
Optional 10 alphanumeric


Field name Description
ssl_result Transaction Outcome
An ssl_result = 0 indicates an approved transaction.
An ssl_result not equal to 0 indicates a declined and unauthorized transaction.
ssl_result_message Transaction Result Message
Refer to the Debit Card Response Codes section for an extensive list of possible returned messages.


When the Chip sends a decline by card, submit an emvreverse transaction to reverse an approved authorization.

ssl_response_code Authorization Result Code
Refer to the EMV Card Response Codes section for an extensive list of possible returned response codes.
ssl_update_emv_keys Update EMV Keys Indicator
Indicates whether an EMV key exchange is needed because the Issuer keys have changed.
Valid values:
Y - Perform EMV key exchange
N - Do not perform EMV key exchange


If set to Y, perform an emvkeyexchange transaction.

ssl_issuer_response Issuer Response
ssl_approval_code Transaction Approval Code
Unique code returned by the credit card processor that indicates the approval status of the transaction.
ssl_txn_id Transaction ID
Unique identifier of the transaction.
ssl_txn_time Processing Date and Time
Indicates when Converge processed the transaction.
Format: MM/DD/YYYY hh:mm:ss AM/PM
Example: 03/18/2010 10:34:10 AM
ssl_account_type Account Type on File
Valid values:
* Default
ssl_card_number Masked Card Number
Converge only returns the first 2 or last 4 digits of the regular PAN.
ssl_amount Transaction Amount
The total transaction amount that may include the Surcharge or Cashback amount.
[Invoice Number] Returned only if Invoice Number parameters are sent in the request.
ssl_invoice_number Invoice Number
The invoice number or ticket number sent in the original request.
[Tokenization] Returned only if Tokenization parameters are sent in the request.
ssl_token Token
Generated from the credit card number.
ssl_token_response Token Generation Outcome
A value of SUCCESS indicates Converge generated the token. Other values returned are FAILURE, Action Not Permitted, Invalid Token, Not Permitted, and Acct Verification Failed
[Tip Processing] Returned only if Tip parameters are sent in the request.
ssl_base_amount Base Amount
Original transaction amount sent in the request. Returned based on the terminal setup.
ssl_tip_amount Tip Amount
Added or updated tip or gratuity amount. Returned based on the terminal setup.
ssl_server Server ID
Server identifier sent in the request. Returned based on the terminal setup.
ssl_shift Shift
Shift information sent in the request. Returned based on the terminal setup.
[Integrated Circuit Card]
ssl_icc_issuerscript Issuer Script
Returns the Issuer to the POS.
ssl_icc_csn Card Sequence Number
Differentiates the chip cards that use the same Primary Account Number (PAN).
ssl_icc_atc Application Transaction Counter
Incrementing counter value managed by the application in the chip card.
ssl_icc_arpc Issuer Authentication Data
Contains the data sent to the chip card for online issuer authentication.
ssl_icc_cardtype Transaction Card Type
Valid values: Credit
ssl_icc_cvmr Card Verification Method Result
ssl_icc_aid Application ID
ssl_icc_app_name Application Name
ssl_icc_tvr Terminal Verification Result
ssl_icc_tsi Transaction Status Information
ssl_icc_arc Authorization Response Code
ssl_card_scheme Association Long Name
As defined in the Converge Bank Identification Number (BIN) file.
ssl_debit_response_code Debit Authorization Result Code
Returned by the debit gateway for Canadian debit authorization attempt.
[Error] Returned only if an error occurs. Refer to the Error Codes section for more information.
errorCode Error Code
Typically, when the transaction failed validation or the request is incorrect. This will prevent the transaction from going to authorization. This is a numeric field.
errorMessage Error Message
Detailed explanation of the error. This field may be changed based on merchant configuration in the user interface.
errorName Error Name
Error name or reason for the error.