Zero Authorization

Zero Authorization is a MultiSafepay solution that lets you verify credit cards without charging the cardholder. We charge an amount of 0 EUR (with or without 3D Secure) to the credit card, store the card details as a token, and then check if the card is legitimate.

You can then also use the token for recurring payments.

Zero Authorization supports Maestro, Mastercard, and Visa, and is available in all countries and currencies.

For how Zero Authorization can benefit your business, see 0-Authorization.


About order and transaction statuses

  • Order status: the progression of the customer’s order with you, independent of the payment
  • Transaction status: the progression towards settling the funds in your MultiSafepay balance

For more information, see About MultiSafepay statuses.

Action Description Order status Transaction status
Zero amount transaction A transaction for 0 EUR has been processed. Completed Completed


Email requests to activate Zero Authorization in your MultiSafepay account to your account manager at [email protected]


To integrate Zero Authorization using our API, see API reference – Zero Authorization.

Zero Authorization is not supported in our ecommerce integrations by default, but you can customize it via our API.

For any questions, email the Integration Team at [email protected]


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Other languages

For an explanation in another language, contact your account manager.