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Network interface testing is a certification process that is demanded as mandatory from acquirers by payments schemes. This certification ensures that the subjected payment scheme and the acquirer is communicating with each other in pre-defined standards and integration between them is completely flawless. It tests ISO/IEC 8583 interface communication between the host system and payment network using EMV contact and PayPass M/Chip transactions which depends on customer profiles and requirements. NIV also includes test and validation activities for authorization and clearing processing.
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Requirements For MasterCard NIV
- NIV Test Tools: Depending on their implementation, the NIV test tools uses physical chip cards or a chip card simulator, and EMV card/terminal trace functionality. You need to use the latest version of these tools. The manual M/Chip Qualified Test Tools lists the relevant test tools (for EMV contact, for EMV Contact-PIN Management and for PayPass M/chip) together with contact information about the tool vendors. The manual is available on MasterCard Connect.
- Simulators: Install the latest version of the MasterCard MAS simulator for the dual message system or the MasterCard Debit Financial Simulator (MDFS) for the single message system and obtain the relevant valid MasterCard simulator license. The MasterCard simulators can be ordered on MasterCard Connect under Simulator Suite.
- Chip Terminal: NIV testing performs a number of chip transactions with the NIV test tool. A chip terminal or terminal simulator must be connected to the acquiring infrastructure to run these transactions.
- Test Specifications: The latest Customer Interface Testing Reference (CITR) is required