This chapter walks you and your developers through step-by-step details on how to start integrating Alipay+ payment products on the Alipay+ Developer Center. It also lists the resources provided by Alipay+, which might speed your integration up.
Before logging in and using the platform, ensure that all preparations are ready. Check if you have completed the following items:
- Sign the NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) with Alipay+.
- Get an account for the Alipay+ Developer Center.
- Find integration guides on the Alipay+ Docs Center.
- Make an integration plan with the Alipay+ Solution Architect Team.
For more information, see Prepare for integration.
An application is a solution provided by Alipay+ to integrate its payment products. By creating an application, you can integrate more than one payment product at a time, test and debug all required APIs, and simulate end-to-end payments.
Note: The "application" here is not referred to as a local application, for example, mobile software.
Refer to Create an application for more details.
The Alipay+ Developer Center offers you a stable sandbox for development. After creating an application, you need to finish the sandbox configuration to prepare for acceptance testing.
Refer to Develop in the sandbox for more details.
In developing your application, you can conduct integration testing to simulate API requests and responses.
Refer to Conduct sandbox integration testing for more details.
For each payment product, Alipay+ designs a test suite that contains various test cases and offers them to developers. Once all required test cases are executed and passed in the sandbox, your application gets ready for going live.
Refer to Conduct sandbox acceptance testing for more details.
Once you are ready to promote your application from the sandbox to the production environment, you can initiate the process to go live. Before that, ensure that your local codes are also launched.
Refer to Launch into production for more details.
Tools and resources
The Alipay+ Developer Center provides a set of tools and resources so you can integrate in a more flexible and simpler way.
Alipay+ provides a tool called Alipay+ Linker Merchant to speed up your integration. Refer to Alipay+ Linker Merchant User Guide to learn about how to use it, so your application can go live with minimal effort.
Access resources such as Alipay+ MPP SDKs and APIs to simplify your integration.