First Data Global Gateway e4

Setting up First Data Global Gateway e4

Two pieces of information must be provided when you submit a transaction via the Global Gateway e4℠ web service API, they are:

  • Exact ID – also known as the Gateway ID, this value identifies the Merchant and Terminal under which the transaction is to be processed
  • Password – authenticates the Global Gateway e4℠ web service API request, this value should not be exposed to the public

In the Payments page on your WP e-Commerce store set Transaction type to: Purchase. That means the customers credit card is charged immediately after the purchase is initiated.


The Gateway ID can be found under the Administration tab under Terminals and then Details. Also from that screen you can set up your password by clicking on “Generate” or change the existing password.  Password must be a minimum of 8 characters with at least one letter and number and should contain only letters, numbers, dashes (-), and underscores (_). You must then click on “Update” at the bottom of that screen.