An issuer is someone or a company that creates transaction credentials. Some common examples of Issuers today are:
Theses are just a few types of companies that offer transaction credentials.
A SimplyTapp "issuer" can:
Because on day one each credential brand is intended to represent the plastic cards we have today they will require four specific elements:
In addition, each card instance can be personalized and managed using Global Platform management utilities.
An issuing entity can distribute their credentials to any mobile application that has been approved and has been developed using the SimplyTapp Mobile SDK.
SimplyTapp authentication is driven by OAuth 1.0a, and in this case the issuer is a consumer of user information that relates to a mobile application. So, in the case a card credential instance is created through the OAuth process, the issuer will ultimately receive an access token and token secret for each card credential instance that is issued to a user.
This access token and token secret can be used to manage the issued card credential throughout its lifecycle. Utilities like STBridge are great tools for this credential management because they use Global Platform functionality.
To get started as a card issuer follow the steps below.
Step 1 - Add the Issuer Functionality to your Developer Profile. To add the issuer functionality to your developer account click here:https://www.simplytapp.com/accounts/SignUpIssuer. Adding the issuer functionality to your account will requires you create an issuing entity.
(Creating the issuing entity will be the first thing you will do.)
(The name and logo are important for identifying your application to the user during the OAuth authorization process.)
Step 4 - Save Application Changes - Click the Save Application Button.