Installing DataVault (self-hosted)

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Providing a secure method for processing payments ensures confidence when your customers visit your website. The PCI Security Standards Council has established security standards called PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) or PCI Compliance. PCI Compliance increases customer confidence when entering credit card or bank account information on your website and has quickly become the industry standard for merchants. If you do not meet PCI Compliance standards and your customers’ payment data is compromised, the payment card brands can fine or penalize you or even revoke your right to accept their payment card.

Customers can choose to self-host the DataVault, or if ASI already hosts their iMIS application server, ASI can also host the DataVault.

The iMIS DataVault provides an effective solution for securing payment information. The DataVault is a tokenization engine that supports processing of credit card and bank account payments while maintaining PCI compliance. Since the payment information is not stored in iMIS, PCI Compliance responsibilities are mitigated, but not released. You are still responsible for ensuring your organization meets PCI Compliance requirements.

The DataVault is also used for iMIS installations licensed for AutoPay. After configuring iMIS for automatic payments, a member or donor can automatically renew their membership fees or setup recurring donations using a credit card or bank account that is securely stored in the DataVault.

Note: The DataVault is backward compatible. You can upgrade the DataVault when a new version becomes available.
However, when upgrading iMIS (including for Service Packs), the DataVault must be upgraded to the correct version of DataVault that corresponds to the new version of iMIS. Because the DataVault is backward compatible, upgrade the DataVault before upgrading iMIS.