Registration Key


A registration key is required in all Scripts sent to the Elavon Host for processing and will be sent as a HTTP Header Field in the Post request.


POST /cgi-bin/encompass4.cgi HTTP/1.1<CR><LF>

Content-Length: xxx<CR><LF>

Host: {Host Destination}<CR><LF>

Registration-Key: {Registration Key Value}<CR><LF>

Connection: Keep-Alive<CR><LF>


{XML or Value-Pair format}




The Registration Key should be sent as an HTTP Header field.

The NOVA_PORTAL_FAKE_KEY is only used to send transactions to the Elavon development host and cannot be used to send traffic to production hosts. A production Registration Key will be assigned by the Certification Department after certification is complete and is 20 characters long.