Automated Recurring Billing (ARB) enables you to automatically process installment-based credit card or eCheck.Net payments without having to store sensitive payment data, which is passed directly to Authorize.net’s secure server. For Recurring Billing API reference information, see the API Reference Guide
A subscription is a set of multiple transactions, or payments, created for the purchase of an installment-based payment plan. The payment gateway then generates payments for the subscription later, based on a specified payment schedule and subscription period.
Authorize.net provides a service called Account Updater, which automatically checks credit card information in subscriptions and updates it. This feature increases authorization approvals, helping drive more sales and retain customers by reducing risk of service cancellation.
The Account Reporter service runs once per month. You can obtain reports about a given month's Account Updater job using the following API calls: