Get started with Alipay+ integration
This guide provides general steps for you to go through the whole integration process. Read this topic to get started with Alipay+ integration.
The integration process consists of the following phases (see Figure 1):
- Phase 1: In this phase, you can integrate with Alipay+ payment products within 4 steps. See Step 1 ~ Step 4.
- Phase 2: In this phase, you can invite merchants for integration testing with an application provided by Alipay+. This phase is optional but recommended. See Step 5.
Figure 1. The whole integration process
To get prepared for implementing the integration, perform the following actions.
1. Sign the NDAMark the card Unmark the card
Before you take further actions for integration, contact our BD team to get and sign the NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) so that you can acquire more Alipay+ support and resources.
2. Set up an accountMark the card Unmark the card
Contact our solution architect team and provide an email address. Our solution architect team will use this email address to help you set up an account to log in to the Alipay+ Docs Center and Alipay+ Developer Center.
3. Get the integration guidesMark the card Unmark the card
Once the account for you is set up, you can log in to Alipay+ Docs Center and find the corresponding integration guides for the Alipay+ products that you want to integrate. These guides will help you to go through various Alipay+ products and understand integration workflows.
4. Plan for your integrationMark the card Unmark the card
After reading the integration guides, work with our solution architect team to make an integration plan. Our solution architect team will help you figure out the integration scope, for example, which capabilities are required to be integrated and which are optional.
Develop and integrate5 steps
Alipay+ provides Alipay+ Developer Center and other tools to help you facilitate application development and integration. Follow the instructions described in the Alipay+ Developer Center User Guide to perform the self-integration process, which includes the main steps below.
Moreover, a video tutorial is provided for you. For more information, see Videos: Get started with Alipay+ integration.
1. Log in to the Alipay+ Developer CenterMark the card Unmark the card
a. Log in
b. Become a developer (first-time users only)
2. Create an applicationMark the card Unmark the card
Create an application and specify the product to be integrated based on your business requirements.
a. Fill in application information
b. Select integration products
c. Check Client ID
3. Develop in sandboxMark the card Unmark the card
Simulate and test open APIs in the sandbox environment, so that the application can go live more efficiently and smoothly.
a. Acquire sandbox resources
b. Configure for sandbox environment
c. Test with development tools
4. Conduct sandbox acceptance testingMark the card Unmark the card
Only when all required test cases are passed in the sandbox environment, you can launch the application into production.
a. Check configurations in sandbox
b. Perform testing with test cases provided by Alipay+
5. Launch into productionMark the card Unmark the card
Launch your application into the production environment.
Note: We highly recommend releasing your local codes before this step, so that the production acceptance testing can start earlier.
a. Configure for production environment
b. Launch the application on Alipay+ Developer Center
Conduct production acceptance testing
Once you launch the application, the Alipay+ Solution Architect Team checks whether all the required preconditions are met, and contacts you for production acceptance testing.
To ensure your production acceptance testing runs smoothly, refer to UAT checklist to learn about the tasks that need to be completed before, during, and after the production acceptance testing.
Start your business
Once your application has been activated for business, notify Alipay+ so that we can monitor your system's behavior and check for any unpredictable errors that might affect your business.
If you need to launch a new merchant or launch a new wallet, repeat Step 3.
1. Check integration settingsMark the card Unmark the card
Log in to Alipay+ Developer Center and check your integration settings in the production environment. For details, see Launch into production.
2. Send invitationsMark the card Unmark the card
After completing the integration settings, you can either/both invite a merchant one by one, or/and invite merchants in bulk. Alipay+ will then send emails to the merchants invited, guiding them to use Alipay+ Linker.
3. Guide merchants to use Alipay+ LinkerMark the card Unmark the card
After sending invitations, your merchants may contact you to confirm configurations or ask for guidance on using Alipay+ Linker Wallet. You can send them the link to the Alipay+ Linker User Guide to help.
4. View test resultsMark the card Unmark the card
When your merchants use Alipay+ Linker to perform integration testing, you can view the results of each test case on Alipay+ Developer Center.