Customer Information Manager (CIM) API

Use Customer Information Manager (CIM) to enable merchants to tokenize and store their customers' sensitive payment information on our secure servers, simplifying their PCI DSS compliance as well as the payments process for returning customers and recurring transactions. By providing quick access to stored customer information, CIM is ideal for businesses that:

  • Process recurring transactions where the date and/or amount is different each month (e.g. utility companies).
  • Process usage charges - where you only bill when the service is used. (e.g. pay-as-you-go cell phones).
  • Are concerned with PCI compliance.
  • Want to provide returning customers with the convenience of not having to re-enter personal data.

The CIM API supports integration with a Web site payment form or a proprietary business application. The profiles, which include payment and shipping information, can then be referenced in future transactions, eliminating steps in the transaction process for repeat customers and potentially increasing customer loyalty.


Learn how to create and manage tokenized customer profile information for submitting transactions to the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway directly from a Web site or other application.