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Use-cases for authorization versus paymentAccount (triPOS Direct)

Question asked by smoore4moma on May 24, 2018
Latest reply on May 24, 2018 by smoore4moma



I am trying to understand the differences between api use-cases for authorization versus paymentAccount (triPOS Direct).  The documentation mentions authorization as "...hold funds when the total amount of the purchase is unknown."


Creates a new card authorization based on the passed in parameters


Creates a card account token based on the given data

Basically I am looking to make an api call that gets the paymentAccountId for processing by our ticketing vendor.  In other words, I would like to pass the paymentAccountId to their api and they finish the payment processing as they have the account with Vantiv.


The ticketing partner thinks I should pass the paymentAccountId from authorization.  I am kind of thinking paymentAccount.


Can you please advise regarding the differences?  Also, is this a common workflow?  Thanks!