VAR Info Needed for Card Defender - Article for Processors

Modified on Thu, 9 Mar, 2023 at 1:55 PM


Heartland Portico VARs Require 5 items:

  1. License ID
  2. Site ID
  3. Device ID
  4. User Name
  5. Password


Generic TSYS VAR:

  • Need a unique V Number (called a TID, or Terminal ID number by other processors)
  • Need a unique terminal number for each terminal per location (usually 0001,  0002, 0003 etc) 
  • Merchant ID number

First Data 

To build the file:

  • First Data Nashville gateway using Rapid Connect

  • Equipment type must be PAXBROADPOSPAY1.0SMSDWRC

  • The merchant file needs to be ported directly for Rapid Connect

  • Merchant detail overflow needs to be enabled for EMV

  • The Datawire file needs to be set for Datawire SRS: Self-Registration

VARs need:

  • MID (merchant ID)  and alternate MID if they are different 

  • Unique TID For each terminal

  • groupID if other than 10001


We need:

  • the info in the highlighted boxes in the screenshot below

  • a unique terminal number per terminal

  • unique mac address per  terminal

Special Note:

Changing processors/merchant services can be expensive! Did you know that we offer multiple ways to reduce or eliminate both up front and on-going fees for changing processors/merchant services companies? You may qualify for some or all of the following:
  • No change fee (normally $390)
  • Waiving of ongoing monthly fees (normally $15 a month per terminal)
  • Free payment terminals with lifetime warranties (normally $490/terminal)
  • 4 free hours of premium support services every 90 days (normally $672)
  • 95% reduction in the fees that your are currently paying for credit card processing/merchant services (Look at your last statement - if you paid $2000 in credit card processing/merchant services fees last month, then your next statement could only be $100)

Contact our team at or 888-267-7483 to see if you qualify or visit to learn more and self schedule time to chat with us

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