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. . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Terminated Transactions . . . 1–4 1. . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . .2 Optional . . . . . . 1–2 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–8 1. . . . 1–3 1.3 Terminology . . . .2 Card . . . . . . . . . . . 1–6 1. . . . . . . . . .6. . . . . . 1–3 1. . . . . . . . .6. . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Terminal . . . .6 Impact Summary . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Mandatory . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–6 1. 1–7 1. . . .6. . . . . . .2 Optional . .2 Card/Integrated Circuit . . . . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3 1. . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . .2 Chapter Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Document Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Mandatory . .6. . . . 1–3 . . . . . . . . . . .6. . . . .3. . . . . .1 Volume Overview 1. . . 1–7 1. . . . . . . . . . . . .6. . . . . . . . .3. . . . 1–4 1.2 VIS Update . . . . . . .1 Audience . . . . . . . 1–7 1. . 1–2 1. 1–8 Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public i . . . . . .5 Revisions to This Specification . . . 1–8 1. . . . . .Contents Chapter 1 • About This Specification 1. . . . .1. . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–4 . . . . . . . .1 Mandatory/Required/Recommended/Optional 1. . . . . . .3 Subheading Overview . . . . . . . . 1–7 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1.7 Reference Materials

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1.7.1 International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Documents . . . . 1–10 1.7.2 EMV Documents 1.7.3 Visa Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–11

Chapter 2 • Processing Overview
2.1 Functional Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1

2.1.1 Application Selection (mandatory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1 2.1.2 Initiate Application Processing/Read Application Data (mandatory) . . . . 2–2 2.1.3 Offline Data Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2

2.1.4 Processing Restrictions (mandatory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3 2.1.5 Cardholder Verification (mandatory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3 2.1.6 Terminal Risk Management (mandatory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3 2.1.7 Terminal Action Analysis (mandatory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–4

2.1.8 Card Action Analysis (mandatory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–4 2.1.9 Online Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–4 2.1.10 Issuer-to-Card Script Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–5 2.1.11 Completion (mandatory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–5 2.2 Mandatory and Optional Functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–7

2.2.1 Card Functional Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–7 2.2.2 Terminal Functional Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–9

2.2.3 Command Support Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–11 2.3 Visa Low-Value Payment (VLP) Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–12 2.3.1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–12

Chapter 3 • Application Selection
3.1 Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–2

3.2 Terminal Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–3 3.3 Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–3

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3.4 Building the Candidate List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4 3.5 Identifying and Selecting the Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4 3.5.1 Terminal Makes Application Decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4 3.5.2 Cardholder Makes Account Decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–5 3.5.2.1 Terminal Supports Cardholder Confirmation . . . . . . . . . . 3–5 3.5.2.2 Terminal Supports Cardholder Selection . . . . . . . . . . . 3–5 3.6 Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6 3.7 Subsequent Related Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–7

Chapter 4 • Initiate Application Processing
4.1 Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–2 4.2 Terminal Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–3

4.3 GET PROCESSING OPTIONS Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–3 4.4 Terminal Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–3 4.5 Card Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–4 4.6 Terminal Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–4 4.7 Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5 4.8 Prior Related Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–6 4.9 Subsequent Related Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–6

Chapter 5 • Read Application Data
5.1 Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–2 5.2 Terminal Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–3

5.3 READ RECORD Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–3 5.4 Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–3

5.5 Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–4 5.6 Prior Related Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–5 5.7 Subsequent Related Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–5

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Chapter 6 • Offline Data Authentication
6.1 Keys and Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–3 6.1.1 Visa Certificate Authority (CA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–3 6.1.2 RSA Key Pairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–3

6.1.2.1 Visa Public/Private Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–3 6.1.2.2 Issuer Public/Private Keys 6.1.2.3 ICC Public/Private Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–4 . . . . . . . . . . 6–4 . . . . . . . . . . 6–5

6.1.3 SDA Key, Certificate, and Signature Relationships 6.1.4 DDA Key, Certificate, and Signature Relationships 6.2 Determining Whether to Perform SDA or DDA 6.3 Static Data Authentication (SDA)

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6.3.1 SDA Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–9 6.4 Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–11 6.4.1 Data Elements for DDA Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–11 6.4.2 Standard DDA Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–13 6.4.3 Combined DDA/AC Generation Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–14 6.5 Prior Related Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–16

6.6 Subsequent Related Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–16

Chapter 7 • Processing Restrictions
7.1 Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–2

7.2 Terminal Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–3 7.3 Application Version Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–4

7.4 Application Usage Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–4 7.5 Application Effective Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–4

7.6 Application Expiration Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–5 7.7 Prior Related Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–7

7.8 Subsequent Related Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–7

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4. . . . . . 8–11 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Signature . . . . . 8–6 . . . . . . . . . . .6 Subsequent Related Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.4. .7 Random Transaction Selection . . .2 Offline Enciphered PIN . .2 Terminal Data 8. . . . . . 9–4 9. . .0 Contents Chapter 8 • Cardholder Verification 8. . .5 No CVM Required .4. . . . . . . . . .1 CVM List Processing . . 8–11 8. . . . 8–14 8. . . . .3 GET DATA Command . . . . . . . . 8–10 8. . . . . . . .Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. . . . . .1 Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Subsequent Related Processing Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public v . . 8–8 8. . . . . . 9–5 9.4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Terminal Exception File . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–8 . . . .2 CVM Processing . . . . . . . .2 Terminal Data . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–3 8. . . . . .9 New Card Checking . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Merchant Forced Transaction Online 9. . . . . . . . . . . 8–10 8. . . . 8–11 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Floor Limit Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–4 9. .5 Prior Related Processing . . . . . . 8–10 8. . 8–14 Chapter 9 • Terminal Risk Management 9. 9–4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–4 9. . . . . . . . . 8–8 8. . . . . . 9–8 9. . . . .3 Online PIN . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–4 9. . . . . . . . . . 8–7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Offline Plaintext PIN . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–3 9. .4. . . . . . . . . 9–5 9. . . . . . . . . . . . .2. Version 1. . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . .4 Processing . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . .6 Fail CVM . . . . . . . . . .8 Terminal Velocity Checking . . . .10 Prior Related Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.2. . . . . . . 8–11 8. .3 Commands 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–2 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . .Contents Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.4 Processing . . . . . . . . .0 Chapter 10 • Terminal Action Analysis 10.1 Card Risk Management . . 11–4 11. . . . . . . . .2 Request Application Cryptogram . . . . 11–2 11. . . . . . 11–7 11. . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . 10–5 10. 12–3 12. . . . . . . .1 Card Data . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. .4. . . . . . . . . . . . 10–4 10. . .3 Processing Flow . . . .3 GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) Command . . . .5 Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Version 1. 11–6 11. . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Standard Response to GENERATE AC . . . . . . . . . . 11–5 11. . . . . . . . . . 10–6 10. . .6 Prior Related Processing . 10–7 10. . .4 Processing . .1 Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–3 Draft 12/18/00 vi Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–4 10. . . . 11–2 11. . .2 Card Response Decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Prior Related Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Terminal Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Card Data . . . . . .2 Response to GENERATE AC for Combined DDA/AC Generation . . . . .3 Online Request and Response Data . . . .3 GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) Command . . . . . .2. . . . . .1 Review Offline Processing Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Terminal Data . . . .4. . . . . . 12–2 12. . .6 Subsequent Related Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–4 10. . . . 11–3 11. . . . . . . . . . 11–3 11. . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–3 10. .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11–2 11. . . 11–4 11. 10–2 10. . .2 Terminal Data . 11–7 Chapter 12 • Online Processing 12. . . . . . . . . 10–7 Chapter 11 • Card Action Analysis 11. . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . .7 Subsequent Related Processing .

4. . 13–7 13. . . . . . . . .6 Prior Related Processing .1. . . . 12–5 12. . . .2 Online Authorization Unable to Complete .4 Commands .1. . . .1 Terminal Determines Transaction Disposition . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Transaction Authorized Offline . . . .4. . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Contents 12. . . . . . . . . . . 13–5 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13–4 13. . . . . . .4. . . . . 13–3 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–5 . . . . 13–11 13. . . . . . . .5. .4 Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–5 12. .3 Issuer Authentication . . . . . . . .4. . 12–4 12. . . . . . 12–5 12. . .3 Online Authorization Unable to Complete . .2. . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . 12–7 . .5. . .5 Flow . 13–9 13. . .2 Standard Online Processing . . . .2. . . . . 13–4 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13–5 13. . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Processing Flow 12. . . . . . . . .5. . . .1 Combined DDA/AC Generation Processing 12. . . . . .3 GENERATE Application Cryptogram (AC) Command . 13–8 13. . . .1 Online Request . 13–6 13. . . . 12–8 12. . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . .1. 13–7 13. . Version 1. . .5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . .7 Subsequent Related Processing Chapter 13 • Completion 13. . . . .2 Card Responds to Final GENERATE AC Command . . . . . .6 Prior Related Processing Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public vii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–5 12. . . . . .1.3 Terminal Completes Transaction . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . . 12–8 . . .2 Online Response . .1. . 12–6 12. . . . . . . . . . . 13–6 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . 13–10 . .2 Terminal Data . . . . . . . . . . . .Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. . . . . . . . . .1 Online Authorization Completed . .2 Online Authorization Completed Successfully . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13–5 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . 14–3 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. .6.3 Secure Messaging . . . . . . . . 14–5 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Prior Related Processing . . . . . . .2 Command Processing . . . . . . . . 14–6 . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Terminal Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Message Authentication Code Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Online Response Data . . . . . . .6. . . Version 1. . . . . . 14–10 14. . . . . . . . . . . . 14–8 14. . . . . . . .2 Card Data . . . . 14–4 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . .6. . . . . . . 14–11 Appendix A • Acronyms Glossary Index Draft 12/18/00 viii Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . . . .1 Issuer Scripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–8 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Chapter 14 • Issuer-to-Card Script Processing 14. . . . .9 Subsequent Related Processing . 14–3 14. .1 Script-Related Keys .2 Data Encipherment Keys .1. . . . . .Contents Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Commands 14. . . . . . . . . 14–3 14. 14–8 14. . 14–5 14. . . . .7 Processing Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–9 14. . . . 14–11 14. .

. . . . . . . . . . 13–1: Completion . . . . . 3–6 . . . 5–4 . . . . . Processing Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–7 10–6 11–6 12–7 Initiate Application Processing Flow . . . 13–10 . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–9 8–12 8–13 . . . . . . .Figures 2–1: 3–1: 4–1: 5–1: 6–1: 6–2: 6–3: 6–4: 7–1: 8–1: 8–2: 8–3: 9–1: 9–2: Sample Transaction Flow Application Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5 . . . . . . . . DDA Data—Key Relationships . . 11–1: Card Action Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . 6–5 . . . . . . . . 10–1: Terminal Action Analysis Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CVM List Processing Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PIN Processing Flow (1 of 2) PIN Processing Flow (2 of 2) Terminal Risk Management Processing Flow (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Processing Flow for SDA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–1: Online Processing Flow . Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public ix . . . . . . . . Terminal Risk Management Processing Flow (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–6 . . SDA Key Relationships . . . . . . . . 6–6 6–10 6–15 . . . . . . . . . . Processing Flow for DDA. . . Read Application Data Processing Flow . 2–6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–10 14–1: Issuer-to-Card Script Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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. . . . . . . . . . . 10–3 . . . . .0 10–3: Review Offline Processing Results—Terminal Data 10–4: Request Cryptogram Processing—Terminal Data . . . . . . . . . . . 12–3: Online Processing—Terminal Data . . 14–4 . . . .Tables Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–5 11–2: Card Response to GENERATE AC Command . . . . . . . . . . 13–2: Completion—Card Data (Partial List) . . . 12–2 . . . . . . . . . . 11–1: Card Action Analysis—Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13–4 . . 12–2: Online Processing Issuer Authentication—Card Data . 12–3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–4: Online Processing—Online Response Data . . 13–4: Authorization Response Code for Offline Action Taken 14–1: Issuer-to-Card Script Processing—Card Data . 13–4 . . . 14–5 . . . . . . . . 13–1: GENERATE AC Response . 10–3 . . 11–4 . . . . . . 12–2 . . 14–2: Issuer-to-Card Script Processing—Terminal Data . 14–3: Issuer-to-Card Script Processing—Online Response Data Draft 12/18/00 xii Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . 11–2 . . . . . . . . . . . 13–7 . . 13–3: Completion—Terminal Data . . . . . . . .4. . . . 12–3 . . . . . . Version 1. . . . . . . . 13–3 . . . . . . . . . 12–1: Online Processing—Card Data . . . . . .

It focuses on the functions performed by the chip card and terminal as well as the interaction between the chip card and terminal at the point of transaction. However. Processing Overview. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 1–1 . especially in terms of the processing taking place between the chip card and terminal at the point of transaction Provide Visa’s minimum requirements for chip-based credit and debit programs Identify options that members and vendors can implement to meet market needs Support Visa’s payment service rules and International Operating Regulations for Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit (VSDC) Define Visa’s implementation of optional EMV features q q q q q Because VIS is based on EMV. please refer to Chapter 2. VIS builds on the EMV requirements in order to support the Visa payment service rules. To facilitate understanding of the differences between these two specifications. the two specifications should be used together for reference and development purposes. and Visa (EMV) specifications to ease vendor development efforts Aid members and vendors in understanding the changes that chip brings to the credit and debit payment services. The objective of the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification is to: q Communicate the implementation details of Europay. MasterCard.About This Specification 1 The Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification (VIS) provides the technical details of chip card and terminal functionality related to Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit (VSDC) transactions (Visa’s chip-based credit and debit programs).

is provided later in this chapter.3. VIS 1. and corrections and clarifications to VIS 1.About This Specification Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.3.0. Version 4. vendors. Version 1.3.4. The update includes changes reflecting EMV 2000 Integrated Circuit Card Specification for Payment Systems.1 Audience This document is intended for members. Draft 12/18/00 1–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .2. 1. An impact summary highlighting the differences between VIS 1. enhancements to VSDC functionality.2.4.0.2 VIS Update This document serves as an update to VIS 1.0 1.2 and the current version. and readers seeking a technical understanding of the functionality of chip cards and terminals supporting Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit programs.

3 Terminology 1. 1.3 Terminated Transactions When the term “terminal terminates transaction” is used.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. When it is necessary to distinguish between the chip itself and another card feature such as the magnetic stripe. and “shall. 1. Version 1. 1. All other functionality is optional and not required. the term “card” is used to describe functions performed by the VSDC application on the card. must not interfere with global interoperability. Proprietary processing.1 Mandatory/Required/Recommended/Optional Visa’s philosophy is to facilitate market requirements while ensuring global interoperability. it includes the processing to end the transaction and the display of the message to the cardholder and merchant indicating why the transaction cannot be completed.” Recommended functionality is designated in the document using the term “should.4.0 1. the term “integrated circuit” may be used. Visa’s minimum requirements reflect the EMV mandatory items in addition to specific requirements outlined in the Visa payment service rules or International Operating Regulations. Visa’s minimum requirements are designated using the terms “mandatory”.3.” Elective data elements and functions are designated using the terms “optional” or “may.” Markets can customize their programs beyond the minimum requirements through adoption of the optional functions and through proprietary processing.3 Terminology This section provides clarification on several terms used throughout the specification. however.3. “required”. To this end.2 Card/Integrated Circuit In general.3. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 1–3 .

Version 1. and an index. a summary of revisions for this version of the VIS documents. 1. 1.4 Document Structure This section provides an overview of the structure of the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. Processing Overview—This chapter provides an overview of the each function and highlights whether the function is mandatory or optional. Vendors involved in the creation of the VSDC terminal application should focus on this document for their development efforts.1 Volume Overview The document is organized into three volumes.2 Chapter Overview This guide is organized according to the functions that occur during VSDC transaction flow and is divided into the following sections: Chapter 1. supported by both the card and terminal. Terminal Volume—This volume specifies the technical details of EMV related to the data and processing performed by the terminal. q Application Volume—This volume provides a technical overview of the processing between the card and terminal.0 1. Chapter 2. Card Volume—This volume specifies the technical details of EMV related to the data and processing performed by the card. Application Selection—This function determines which of the applications. will be used to conduct the transaction. and a list of reference materials. a glossary. information is replicated in the three volumes to provide comprehensive information. is followed by an overview of each chapter. This volume may be used as an overview to understand the processing and sequence of events involved in a VSDC transaction flow.About This Specification Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. and concludes with the subheading structure of each chapter. About This Specification—This chapter provides an overview of the VIS specification. It begins with an overview of the three volumes. requirements from EMV may be restated in the various volumes and. Draft 12/18/00 1–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .4.4. q q To provide clarity. Vendors involved in the creation of the VSDC card application should focus on this document for their development efforts. VIS terminology. Chapter 3.4. It also includes additional Visa specific requirements for terminal functionality. It also includes additional Visa specific requirements for card functionality. where necessary. Each volume includes a list of acronyms.

is performed. the terminal authenticates data from the card using RSA public key technology. velocity checking and other risk management.4 Document Structure Chapter 4. Chapter 12. the terminal ensures that higher-value transactions are sent online and that chip read transactions go online periodically. effective and expiration dates checks. Processing Restrictions—During this function. declined offline. Issuer-to-Card Script Processing—During this function. Online Processing—During this function. Chapter 7. the card receives any terminal data which was requested by the card during Application Selection. Chapter 11. Chapter 6. Card Action Analysis—During this function.0 1.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Initiate Application Processing—During this function. Offline Data Authentication—During this function. the card and the terminal conclude transaction processing. Chapter 14. the terminal applies rules set by the issuer in the card and by the acquirer in the terminal to the results of offline processing. Read Application Data—During this function. and other checks are performed by the terminal at the point of transaction. the terminal determines the cardholder verification method (CVM) to be used and performs the selected CVM. Chapter 5. or sent online for an authorization. This risk management check protects against threats that might be undetectable in an offline environment. internal to the card.4. Chapter 9. the terminal reads the data records necessary for the transaction from the card. Terminal Risk Management—During this function. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 1–5 . Chapter 8. application version checks. Terminal Action Analysis—During this function. the issuer’s host computer reviews and authorizes or rejects transactions using the issuer’s host-based risk parameters. Completion—During this function. the card applies post-issuance changes sent from the issuer. Cardholder Verification—During this function. Chapter 10. Version 1. This analysis determines whether the transaction should be approved offline. Chapter 13.

3 Subheading Overview For ease of use. If there are several functions within a process. they may be listed separately.0 1. Visa payment service rules. Subsequent Related Processing—Outlines subsequent processing to aid in understanding future activities related to this function. Commands—Provides the requirements for the commands used to support the function. Processing—Provides the technical details of the function.4. q 1. NOTE: Flowcharts are representative of processing and may not include all steps that may be performed.5 Revisions to This Specification Revisions to this specification may be required to accommodate future EMV changes. Terminal Data—Provides the mandatory and optional data elements needed in the terminal to support the function. Data element tags are listed when multiple tags are associated with a single data element name. the main chapters are structured in the same manner: q Card Data—Provides the mandatory and optional data elements required on the card to support the function.About This Specification Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Data element tags are listed when multiple tags are associated with a single data element name. q q q q Prior Related Processing—Outlines prior processing to aid in understanding previous activities related to this function. Draft 12/18/00 1–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .4. The impacts of these changes will be communicated in the VIS changes list or in an update to this document. or market needs. Version 1.

6 Impact Summary 1.0 (April 2001). the terminal shall validate that the only tag it contains is the tag for the AIP. The public key encipherment used in the Offline Enciphered PIN processing may occur either in the PIN pad or in the card reader.6. 1.1.1 Mandatory q If the Directory method of Application Selection fails. The testing of terminals to support mandatory changes shall be aligned with the EMV 2000. Version 4.0 1. the terminal shall switch to the List of AIDs method. Version 1.4. If the SDA Tag List is one of the data elements read from the card.1 Terminal This section includes mandatory and optional changes.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. 1.4. ATMs supporting Offline PIN shall support CVM List processing. q q q Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 1–7 . The EMV Combined DDA/Generate AC option is included as a terminal option. migration requirements. q q q q 1. the terminal shall save the Data Authentication Code (if present) and ICC Dynamic Number after recovery.0.2 Optional q Visa Operating Regulations may permit the terminal to eliminate certain common applications from consideration during Application Selection.6. Terminal support for Visa Low-value Payment feature of VSDC. The terminal shall not allow Partial Selection during Application Selection if the terminal indicators show it is not supported for the AID. Refer to the EMVCo website for information on testing schedules.1.6.6 Impact Summary The following is an outline of changes and additional functionality from both a card and terminal perspective for VIS 1. During SDA and DDA. Secure transfer of the PIN from the PIN pad to the card reader is required.

Version 1. NOTE: Cryptogram Version 14 is not currently supported in VisaNet systems and Issuer’s wishing to implement this option must be aware that they will not be eligible for VisaNet Authentication Services.0 1. Prior to adding this requirement to EMV a survey was conducted to determine if the SDA tag list was being utilized. Changes are backward compatible and cards tested under versions 1.4.0 terminals.2. The EMV Combined DDA/Generate AC option is included as a VSDC card option. 1. Contact the CAA for information on testing schedules. is referenced as a VIS option. Cumulative amounts are no longer incremented for offline declines. the only tag in the list must be “82”. q q q 1. A new cryptogram generation method.3. The EMV optional session key generation method is referenced as a VIS option.6. Cryptogram Version 14.3. The ICC Public Key length may equal that of the corresponding Issuer Public Key. q q q q q Draft 12/18/00 1–8 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .About This Specification Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. An Application Default Action bit has been added to allow issuers to decline the transaction and block the application if the PIN Try Limit was exceeded on a previous transaction.2 will continue to work in the new devices. The results indicated that it was not in use and that the requirement could be added to EMV.1 and 1.6.1 Mandatory q If a card is personalized with an SDA Tag List. An SDA tag list that does not comply will result in Offline Data Authentication failure in EMV 4. Support of Cardholder Verification must be indicated in the Application Interchange Profile and a CVM List is required.2. The Online Authorization Indicator is no longer reset after offline approval.2 Card This section includes mandatory and optional changes.6. the tag for the Application Interchange Profile. To ensure interoperability and backward compatibility cards should begin compliance immediately.2 Optional q The Issuer Public Key length may equal that of the corresponding Visa CA Public Key.

Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.4.0 1.6 Impact Summary q The Online Authorization Indicator is optional in the card unless Issuer Authentication or Issuer Script processing is supported. A “Cumulative Total Transaction Amount Upper Limit” has been added. q q q Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 1–9 . The Visa Low-value Payment feature of VSDC has been added. Version 1. An Application Default Action bit has been added to allow issuers to send transactions online if issuer script processing failed on a previous transaction.

7. Codes for the Representation of Names of Countries. ISO/IEC 7816-5:1994. 1.ch q ISO 639:1988. ISO 8859:1987. ISO/IEC 7813:1995.4. Identification Cards—Integrated Circuit Cards with Contacts—Part 5: Numbering System and Registration Procedure for Application Identifiers. ISO 8583:1987.0 1. ISO 3166:1997. contact your Visa member representative. Identification Cards—Identification of Issuers. Identification Cards—Physical Characteristics. q q q q q q q q q q q q Draft 12/18/00 1–10 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .About This Specification Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Financial Transaction Card Originated Messages—Interchange Message Specifications. ISO 4217:1995. Identification Cards—Recording Technique. ISO/IEC 7812:1994.iso.7 Reference Materials The following documents contain additional information on Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit. ISO/IEC 7810:1995. Identification Cards—Integrated Circuit Cards with Contacts—Part 4: Interindustry Commands for Interchange. Bank Card Originated Messages—Interchange Message Specifications—Content for Financial Transactions. Information Processing—8-bit Single-Byte Coded Graphic Character Sets. ISO 8583:1993.1 International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Documents Information on ordering these documents is available on http://www. Codes for the Representation of Currencies and Funds. For additional information. Banking—Personal Identification Number Management and Security. Version 1. Identification Cards—Financial Transaction Cards ISO/IEC 7816-4:1995. ISO/IEC 7811:1995. ISO 9564:1991. The websites for obtaining these documents or information on obtaining them are listed below. Codes for the Representation of Names and Languages.

Cardholder. EMV 2000 Integrated Circuit Card Specifications for Payment Systems. Version 4. Version 1.0. Visa supports and recognizes approvals by EMVCo. Application Independent ICC to Terminal Interface Requirements.7 Reference Materials 1.0 1. Version 4. EMV 2000 Integrated Circuit Card Specifications for Payment Systems. Book 3.2 and 1. and pricing. LLC for EMV level 1 (Interface Module) and EMV level 2 (device application). Attendant and Acquirer Interface Requirements.html q Visa Integrated Card Specification (Application Overview.7. EMVCo specifications. q q q 1.0. and Terminal Specification) (VIS .com/specifications. Application Specification.com/nt/chip/visdownload. Card Specification. Version 4.emvco. 2000. December.3 Visa Documents Available on the Visa website: http://wwws2.com/nt/suppliers/vendor q Chip Card Products: Submission Requirements—Describes Visa International requirements for approval of new and upgraded chip card products.7.emvco. EMV 2000 Integrated Circuit Card Specification for Payment Systems. 2000. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 1–11 . test requirements and test cases for EMV levels 1 and 2 may be obtained through the EMVCo website www. Book 4. q Chip Card Products: Testing and Approval Requirements—Describes Visa International requirements for approval of new and upgraded chip card products. December.0) VIS Corrections and Updates q Available on the Visa website: http://visa. 2000.4.visa. 2000. December.0.versions 1. It summarized Visa’s present testing services. December.3.4. Version 4.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.cfm q EMV 2000 Integrated Circuit Card Specification for Payment Systems. policies.com. Security and Key Management. Book 2.0. type approval administrative documentation. Book 1. EMVCo is the owner of the EMV Integrated Circuit Card Specifications for Payment Systems.2 EMV Documents Available on the EMVCo Website: http://www.

Visa Smart Debit/Visa Smart Credit Service Description—A document focusing on the features and benefits of the service. considerations. It describes the components and decisions necessary for program implementation and focuses on what is new and different about implementing a Visa Smart Debit or Visa Smart Credit program. suggestions. q q Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit Certification Authority Key Revocation Visa Policies and Procedures—The Visa-specific policies and procedures related to key revocation.About This Specification Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.0 q Common Personalization—A guide to a common approach to personalization of all applications. Visa Cash—Information and procedures related to the Visa Certificate Authority including Visa Certificate Authority Public Keys and Issuer Public Key Certificates. VSDC Service Activation Guide (SAG)—Describes planning considerations. Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit Planning Guide—A reference guide and roadmap for Acquirers and Issuers implementing Visa Smart Debit or Visa Smart Credit programs. and step-by-step activities to assist with implementation for VSDC Acquirers. Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit Member Implementation Guide for Acquirers—Describes best practices. suggestions. Common Personalization for Visa Smart Debit and Credit (VSDC)—A guide to personalization of VSDC Applications using the Common Personalization Approach. Version 1. considerations. business aspects. Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit Member Implementation Guide for Issuers—Describes best practices. NOTE: This guide is the final authority for non-application specific requirements. technical aspects and other regional tasks associated with completing a member implementation of VSCD. Available on Visa InSite Global Products eLibrary: (http://insite/global/Consumer Platform Search/content) or through a regional representative: q Certificate Authority User’s Guide—Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit. and step-by-step activities to assist with implementation for VSDC Acquirers. q q q q q Draft 12/18/00 1–12 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . NOTE: The Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit Personalization Templates have been added to this document.4.

q q q Available on Visa InSite or through a Visa regional representative: http://insite/dept/buspubs1/library/vsmart/techlet. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 1–13 .0 1. PIN-related security.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. q Available by request to the VSDC Hotline: q Visa Smart Debit/Visa Smart Credit Early & Full Data Options for Host Systems—Provide Member center managers with an overview of the Early and Full options for their host systems. and the management of cryptographic keys as well as the guidelines for encoding account and cardholder data on Track 1 and Track 2 of the magnetic stripe of a Visa card.7 Reference Materials Available on Visa InSite or through a Visa regional representative: http://insite/ref/docs q Card Acceptance Device Reference Guide: Requirements and Best Practices Version 5. Member Version—A guide for the VIP System component of the VisaNet Certification Management System.0—Provides vendors with insight towards designing their card acceptance devices to meet current and future industry and Visa scheme specific requirements and best practices. Version 1. Visa Certification Management Service (VCMS) Testing and Certification Guide-VIP System. Visa Certification Management Service (VCMS) User’s Manual-BASE II System—A guide for the BASE II System component of the VisaNet Certification Management System. Available on Visa InSite or through a Visa regional representative: http://insite/dynaweb/opregs q Visa International Operating Regulations—Specifies standards all Members must meet to operate and participate in Visa Payment Services (Volumes I-IV).pdf q Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit System Technical Manual—A document that describes the changes to VisaNet to support VSDC. Visa Smart Payment Operating Principles Guide—Board-approved payment service principles for Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit. VisaNet Card Technology Standards Manual—The standards applied to PINs.4. Available through Visa regional representative: q Visa Smart Debit/Credit Certificate Authority Internal Procedures—Describes guidelines for enrolling the Visa Certificate Authority and is intended for use by Regional staff supporting VSDC.

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1 Application Selection (mandatory) When a VSDC card is presented to a terminal. 2. 2. This is followed by a transaction flow showing the order in which these functions may be performed and the commands sent by the terminal to the card for communications. Functions marked as mandatory are performed for all transactions. or both.Processing Overview 2 This chapter provides an overview of a Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit (VSDC) transaction. though some steps within the mandatory functions may be optional. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 2–1 .1. the terminal selects the highest priority application as designated by the issuer during card personalization. If these applications cannot be displayed. and the cardholder selects the application to be used for payment. the terminal determines which applications are supported by both the card and terminal. Functions not marked mandatory are optional and are performed based upon parameters in the card or terminal. Regions may have additional restrictions and requirements.1 Functional Overview The following functions are used in VSDC transaction processing. The terminal displays all mutually supported applications to the cardholder. Charts at the end of the chapter show functional and command support requirements for cards and terminals.

The terminal validates static (unchanging) data from the card using the card’s Issuer Public Key. like SDA. Offline Static Data Authentication (SDA) validates that important application data has not been fraudulently altered since card personalization.1.3 Offline Data Authentication The terminal determines whether it should authenticate the card offline using either offline static or dynamic data authentication based upon the card and terminal support for these methods. Draft 12/18/00 2–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . which contains a hash of important application data encrypted with the Issuer Private Key. 2.Processing Overview Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. validates that the card data has not been fraudulently altered and additionally validates that the card is genuine.2 Initiate Application Processing/Read Application Data (mandatory) When a VSDC application is selected. The card may indicate different data or different support functions based upon characteristics of the transaction such as domestic or international.1. The terminal decrypts this dynamic signature using the ICC Public Key recovered from card data. With Standard DDA. Version 1.4. Offline Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA). The terminal reads the data indicated by the card and uses the supported function list to determine the processing to perform. the generation of the dynamic signature is combined with the generation of the card’s Application Cryptogram during Card Action Analysis to assure that the Application Cryptogram came from the valid card. the terminal requests that the card generate a cryptogram using dynamic (transaction unique) data from the card and terminal and an ICC Private Key. A match of the recovered data to the original data verifies that the card is not a counterfeit card created with data skimmed (copied) from a legitimate card. which is stored on the card inside a public key certificate and a digital signature. DDA has two forms: Standard DDA and Combined DDA/Generate AC. the terminal requests that the card indicate the data and functions supported for that application and the functions supported. A match of the recovered hash with a generated hash of the actual application data proves that the data has not been altered.0 2. With Combined DDA/AC Generation.

The terminal uses a Card Verification Method (CVM) List from the card to determine the type of verification to be performed. which consider the capabilities of the terminal and characteristics of the transaction to prompt the cardholder for a specific method of cardholder verification. services. the card is a new card. Terminal velocity checking results are considered during Terminal Action Analysis. and whether any Application Usage Control restrictions are in effect. The card data elements used are those defined by Europay. 2.4. the account number is on an optional terminal exception file.0 2.1. 2. goods. Card velocity checking results are considered during Card Action Analysis Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 2–3 . cash. Terminal Risk Management also includes optional velocity checking by the terminal using data elements from the card. or no cardholder verification required. and Visa (EMV) specifications. Version 1. signature. the terminal prompts the cardholder for a PIN and transmits the cardholder-entered PIN to the card.1. The CVM List establishes a priority of cardholder verification methods.1. the limit for consecutive offline transactions has been exceeded. which compares it to a Reference PIN stored secretly in the card. An issuer may use Application Usage Controls to restrict a card’s use for domestic or international.6 Terminal Risk Management (mandatory) Terminal Risk Management checks whether the transaction is over the merchant floor limit.1 Functional Overview 2. Visa recommends support for velocity checking by the card and the data elements used card velocity checks are defined by Visa. or the merchant has forced the transaction online. The CVM List may also specify other methods of cardholder verification. Some transactions are randomly selected for online processing. whether the card has expired.4 Processing Restrictions (mandatory) The terminal performs Processing Restrictions to see whether the transaction should be allowed. whether the application versions of the card and terminal match.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. The terminal checks whether the effective date for the card has been reached. Under certain conditions.5 Cardholder Verification (mandatory) Cardholder verification is used to ensure that the cardholder is legitimate and the card is not lost or stolen. If the CVM is offline PIN. MasterCard. such as online PIN. or cashback. the terminal may use a default CVM as defined by Visa International Operating Regulations.

the terminal requests an application cryptogram from the card. or declined offline. The card cannot override a terminal decision to decline a transaction. an Authorization Request Cryptogram (ARQC) for an online request. and count or amount velocity checking limits having been reached. For offline declined transactions. the TC and the data used to generate it are transmitted in the clearing message for future cardholder disputes or chargeback purposes. The card rules are set in fields called Issuer Action Codes (IACs) sent to the terminal by the card and the terminal rules are set in Terminal Action Codes (TACs). 2. During online processing. 2. and Cardholder Verification and rules set in the card and terminal to determine whether the transaction should be approved offline. the card performs Card Action Analysis where Card Risk Management checks may be performed to determine whether to change the transaction disposition set by the terminal.Processing Overview Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.4. The issuer may consider these CAM results and the offline processing results in its authorization decision.1.1. failure of Issuer Authentication or offline data authentication failure on a previous transaction. the data used to generate the ARQC. Terminal Risk Management. The card may convert a terminal request for an offline approval to an online transaction or an offline decline. The type of application cryptogram is based upon the transaction disposition with a Transaction Certificate (TC) for an approval. sent online for authorization.9 Online Processing If the card and terminal determine that the transaction requires an online authorization. the card generates the application cryptogram using application data and a secret DES key stored on the card.0 2. For offline approved transactions. This message includes the ARQC cryptogram. It returns this cryptogram to the terminal. Processing Restrictions. and indicators showing offline processing results. Version 1. and an Application Authentication Cryptogram (AAC) for a decline. the terminal transmits an online authorization message to the issuer if the terminal has online capability. Draft 12/18/00 2–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . After completion of the checks.8 Card Action Analysis (mandatory) Upon receiving the application cryptogram request from the terminal.7 Terminal Action Analysis (mandatory) Terminal Action Analysis uses the results of Offline Data Authentication. These may include checks for prior incomplete online transactions.1. or both. and the card may convert an online request to an offline decline. the cryptogram type is an AAC. the issuer validates the ARQC to authenticate the card in a process called Online Card Authentication (CAM). After determining the transaction disposition. The TC may be used as a ‘proof ’ of transaction when a cardholder disputes a transaction and to verify that the transaction data has not been changed by the merchant or acquirer.

Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. 2.4. Version 1.10 Issuer-to-Card Script Processing If the issuer includes script updates in the authorization response message. 2. subsequent transactions for the card will be sent online for authorization until Issuer Authentication is successful. and issuer-encoded rules to determine whether to reset card-based counters and indicators. The card generates a TC for approved transactions and an AAC for declined transactions.1.11 Completion (mandatory) The card and terminal perform final processing to complete the transaction. the card performs Issuer Authentication by validating the ARPC to verify that the response came from the genuine issuer (or its agent). Successful Issuer Authentication may be required for resetting certain security-related parameters in the card. blocking the card. the terminal must generate a reversal for issuer-approved transactions which are subsequently declined by the card. and changing the Offline PIN value. The card uses the transaction disposition. the TC is transmitted in the clearing message. resetting the Offline PIN Try Counter. The response may also include post-issuance updates to the card called Issuer Scripts. An issuer-approved transaction may be converted to a decline based upon Issuer Authentication results and issuer-encoded parameters in the card. This prevents criminals from circumventing the card’s security features by simulating online processing and fraudulently approving a transaction to reset card counters and indicators. If the terminal transmits a clearing message subsequent to an authorization message. Issuer Authentication results. The Issuer has the option to set up the card to decline the transaction if Issuer Authentication fails. and the card’s secret DES key).1. With single message systems or systems involving acquirer host data capture of approved transactions. the Authorization Response Code. If Issuer Authentication fails. If the authorization response contains an ARPC and the card supports Issuer Authentication. the terminal passes the script commands to the card. the card performs security checking to assure that the script came from the valid issuer and was not altered in transit. Prior to applying the updates.0 2.1 Functional Overview The authorization response message transmitted back to the terminal may include an issuer-generated Authorization Response Cryptogram (ARPC) (generated from the ARQC. blocking and unblocking the application. Supported script commands allow updating offline processing parameters. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 2–5 .

If Offline Enciphered PIN 3 .If DDA 2 . Version 1. Number PIN Try Counter Validate PIN Last Online Application Transaction Counter (ATC) Register GET CHALLENGE Command/Response2 GET DATA Command/Response 3 Cardholder Verification VERIFY Command/Response4 GET DATA Command/Response Terminal Risk Management GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM Command Perform Card Action Analysis & Generate Application Cryptogram Terminal Action Analysis GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM Response Online Transaction? Y Online Processing N Validate ARPC Cryptogram EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATE Command/Response Issuer Authentication Perform Final Check & Generate Final Cryptogram GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM Command/Response Completion Apply Script Issuer-to-Card Script Commands/Responses Issuer-to-Card Script Processing Draft 12/18/00 2–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .Processing Overview Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.Optional for Offline PIN 4 .0 Figure 2–1: Sample Transaction Flow KEY Card Mandatory process List of Supported Applications Mandatory process w/ optional steps SELECT Command/Response READ RECORD Command/Response GET PROCESSING OPTIONS Command/Response Initiate Application Processing Terminal Application Selection Supported Functions & Pointers to Application Data Optional process Provide Application Records READ RECORD Commands/Responses Read Application Data 1 .4.If Offline PIN Generate Dynamic Cryptogram INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE Command/Response 1 Offline Data Authentication SDA or DDA Processing Restrictions Generate Unpred.

2 Mandatory and Optional Functionality 2. or Visa rules. Version 1. regional. Table 2–1: Card Functional Requirements (1 of 2) Function Application Selection q Card Support Mandatory Optional (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Optional (EMV) Optional (EMV) Conditional—If DDA supported (VIS) Optional (EMV) Conditional—If Combined DDA/AC Generation supported (VIS) Optional (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Optional (EMV) Optional (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Optional (EMV) Required (VIS) Optional (EMV) Required (VIS) Directory Method Explicit Selection Method q Initiate Application Processing Read Application Data Offline Data Authentication q SDA Standard DDA Combined DDA/AC Generation q q Processing Restrictions q Application Version Number Application Usage Control Effective Date Check Expiration Date Check q q q Cardholder Verification q Individual CVMs Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 2–7 . Optional functions may be supported at the issuer’s discretion or may be required by market.0 2.1 Card Functional Requirements VSDC cards must support the mandatory functions shown in Table 2–1.2.2 Mandatory and Optional Functionality 2.4.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Support for conditional functions is required if the associated condition is true.

0 Table 2–1: Card Functional Requirements (2 of 2) Function Terminal Risk Management q Card Support Optional (EMV) Mandatory (VIS) n/a (Card plays no role) n/a (Card plays no role) n/a (Card plays no role) n/a (Card plays no role) n/a (Card plays no role) Optional (EMV) Not supported but not precluded (VIS) Optional (VIS) IACs optional (EMV). Version 1. Chapter 11.4.Processing Overview Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. IACs required (VIS) Mandatory (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Optional (EMV). Not supported (VIS) Optional (EMV) Mandatory (VIS) Some Card Risk Management steps are optional in VIS (refer to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. Card Action Analysis) Optional (EMV) Algorithm option provided (EMV) Multiple algorithm options provided (VIS) Terminal Exception File Merchant Force Online Floor Limits Transaction Log Random Selection Velocity Checking New Card q q q q q q Terminal Action Analysis Card Action Analysis q Online/offline decision Offline referrals Card Risk Management q q q Advice Messages Application Cryptogram q Online Processing q Online Capability Issuer Authentication Mandatory (EMV) Optional (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Optional (EMV) Some form is mandatory if scripts supported (EMV) Recommended form (VIS) q Completion Issuer-to-Card Script Processing q Secure Messaging Draft 12/18/00 2–8 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .

etc. Table 2–2: Terminal Functional Requirements (1 of 2) Function Application Selection q Terminal Support Mandatory Optional (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Not used for financial interchange (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Conditional—If offline capable (EMV) Conditional—If offline capable terminal (EMV) or if DDA supported (EMV) Optional (EMV) Conditional—If DDA/AC Generation supported (VIS) (VIS recommends for offline capable terminals) Optional (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) with Operating Regulation exceptions (VIS) Mandatory (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Optional (EMV) with Operating Regulation exceptions (VIS) Directory Method Explicit Selection Method Implicit Selection Method q q Initiate Application Processing Read Application Data Offline Data Authentication q SDA Standard DDA Combined DDA/AC Generation q q Processing Restrictions q Application Version Number Application Usage Control Effective Date Checking Expiration Date Checking q q q Cardholder Verification q No CVM Required Fail CVM Processing Other CVMs (Offline PIN. Optional functions may be supported at the merchant or acquirer’s discretion or may be required by market. regional.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.4.) q q Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 2–9 .2. Support for conditional functions is required if the associated condition is true. or Visa operating regulations. signature.2 Mandatory and Optional Functionality 2. Online PIN.0 2. Version 1.2 Terminal Functional Requirements VSDC terminals are required to support the mandatory functions shown in Table 2–2.

Processing Overview Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.4. Version 1.0 Table 2–2: Terminal Functional Requirements (2 of 2) Function Terminal Risk Management q Terminal Support Conditional—If merchant controlled terminal (EMV) Some functions do not apply for online-only or offline-only terminals (EMV) Optional (EMV) Optional (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Optional (EMV) Conditional—If both online & offline capable (EMV) Conditional—If offline capable Mandatory Mandatory (EMV) n/a (card function) Terminal Exception File Merchant Force Online Floor Limits Transaction Log Random Selection Velocity Checking New Card q q q q q q Terminal Action Analysis Card Action Analysis Online Processing q Online Capability Advice Messages Issuer Authentication Optional (EMV and VIS) Optional (EMV and VIS) Conditional—If online capable Mandatory Conditional—If online capable q q Completion Issuer-to-Card Script Processing Miscellaneous Functions q Cardholder amount validation Voice Referrals Card initiated referrals Merchant forced acceptance Prompt for chip read Recommended (EMV) Recommended Not supported (VIS) Optional (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) q q q q Draft 12/18/00 2–10 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .

If supported. must be in issuer controlled environment (VIS) Mandatory (EMV) Conditional—If DDA supported (EMV) Performed at special issuer-controlled devices PIN CHANGE/UNBLOCK Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 2–11 . using APPLICATION UNBLOCK is recommended (VIS) Card blocking capability is recommended.0 2. CARD BLOCK command is one method (VIS) Conditional—If Issuer Authentication supported (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Terminal Support Pass through from Issuer mandatory (VIS) APPLICATION UNBLOCK Pass through from Issuer mandatory (VIS) CARD BLOCK Pass through from Issuer mandatory (VIS) EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATE Conditional—If online-capable (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) GET CHALLENGE Conditional—If Offline Enciphered PIN supported (EMV) Optional (EMV) Mandatory (VIS) Conditional—If Offline Enciphered PIN supported (EMV) Conditional—If ATM or merchant controlled device (EMV) GET DATA GET PROCESSING OPTIONS INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE Mandatory (EMV) Conditional—If DDA supported (EMV) Unblocking PIN—Conditional if Offline PIN supported. Method used may be PIN CHANGE/UNBLOCK (VIS) PIN Change—Optional.4. If supported. Version 1.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Table 2–3: Command Support Requirements (1 of 2) Command APPLICATION BLOCK Card Support Application blocking capability is optional.2. using APPLICATION BLOCK is recommended (VIS) Application unblocking capability is optional.3 Command Support Requirements Card and terminal support for the VSDC commands is shown in Table 2–3.2 Mandatory and Optional Functionality 2.

Version 1. standard VSDC velocity checking counters are not incremented by VLP transactions.4.3. A reset without a financial transaction can also take place at a dedicated online unattended device. The amount of spending power is reset to the spending limit at any online capable VSDC terminal if an online authorization or status check transaction is approved by the issuer and the card.0 Table 2–3: Command Support Requirements (2 of 2) Command PUT DATA Card Support Optional (VIS) Terminal Support Pass through from Issuer mandatory (VIS) Mandatory (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Pass through from Issuer mandatory (VIS) Conditional—If Offline PIN supported (EMV) READ RECORD SELECT UPDATE RECORD Mandatory (EMV) Mandatory (EMV) Optional (VIS) VERIFY Conditional—If Offline PIN supported (EMV) 2. For details on VLP.Processing Overview Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.3 Visa Low-Value Payment (VLP) Feature The Visa Low-value Payment (VLP) feature of VSDC offers an optional source of pre-authorized spending power that is reserved for rapid processing of offline low-value payments. 2. which performs an online status check. refer to Appendix G of the Card Volume and Appendix D of the Terminal Volume of this specification. Draft 12/18/00 2–12 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . VLP supports a cumulative amount limit and a per transaction amount limit. adding these transactions to standard VSDC velocity checking counters could cause VSDC transactions to be processed online more frequently than intended by issuers. Since VLP consists of many low-value transactions. Therefore.1 Overview Risk management features may differ from those supported for non-VLP VSDC and are selected by the issuer.

4 Building the Candidate List 3. This process takes place in two steps: 1.Application Selection 3 Application Selection is the process of determining which of the applications that are supported by both the card and terminal will be used to conduct the transaction.1 Card Data 3.2 Terminal Data 3.6 Flow 3.5 Identifying and Selecting the Application 3. A single application from this list is identified and selected to process the transaction.3 Commands 3.7 Subsequent Related Processing Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 3–1 . The terminal builds a candidate list of mutually supported applications. This chapter is organized into the following sections: 3. 2.

SYS. A DDF is a file that designates the structure of files beneath it. and Visa (EMV) specifications. It is obtained from the card by the terminal using the SELECT command.0 3. A directory file is a file listing files contained within the directory. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table. The AID identifying the Visa Debit Credit application is “A0000000031010”. AEF contains data elements used by the application in processing. For a detailed description of these elements and their usage. MasterCard. which contain data elements for the application. The terminal provides the data requested in the list to the card in the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command. The PDOL is a list of tags and lengths for terminal data needed by the card.Application Selection Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.DDF01”. Version 1. The FCI is information from the card about the application that is provided in response to the SELECT command issued by the terminal. refer to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. Table 3–1: Application Selection—Card Data Data Element Application Definition File (ADF) Description The ADF is a file. The terminal uses a READ RECORD command to access directory files.1 Card Data The card data elements used in Application Selection are listed and briefly described in Table 3–1. The SFI is a pointer to Elementary Files (EF) Directory Definition File (DDF) Directory File File Control Information (FCI) Payment Systems Directory Payment Systems Environment (PSE) Processing Options Data Object List (PDOL) Short File Identifier (SFI) Draft 12/18/00 3–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . The directory file designating the structure of the files beneath the PSE is known as the Payment Systems Directory. The ADF contains information about the application such as the name of the application. Appendix A. The PSE is a DDF named “1PAY. which is the entry point to application elementary files (AEF).4. The Payment Systems Directory is a directory file containing entries for applications that conform to Europay. Application Elementary Files (AEF) Application Identifier (AID) The AID is composed of the Registered Application Provider Identifier (RID) and the Proprietary Application Identifier Extension (PIX). language preferred and the priority of the application relative to other applications on the card.

3 Commands SELECT The terminal sends the SELECT command to the card to obtain information from the card about an application supported by the card. Application Selection Indicator List of supported applications 3. the card provides the requested record to the terminal. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 3–3 . Appendix A. refer to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Terminal Specification. The command includes the Short File Identifier (SFI) of the file to be read and the record number of the record within the file.2 Terminal Data The terminal data elements used in Application Selection are listed and described in Table 3–2. The terminal shall maintain a list of application AIDs supported by the terminal. Indicates whether the associated AID in the terminal must exactly match the AID in the card including the length of the AID. and the language in which information is displayed to the cardholder. In the card response to the SELECT command. There is only one Application Selection Indicator per AID in the terminal and its format is at the discretion of the terminal vendor. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table. or only up to the length of the AID in the terminal. the name of the application.0 3. This information may be issuer preferences as to the priority in which the application is selected. The card’s response contains the Processing Options Data Object List (PDOL). if present on the card. In response to the READ RECORD command. Table 3–2: Application Selection—Terminal Data Data Element Application Identifier (AID) Description The AID is composed of the Registered Application Provider Identifier (RID) and the Proprietary Application Identifier Extension (PIX). Version 1. For a detailed description of these elements and their usage. The PDOL is used during Initiate Application Processing. response codes are used to indicate processing results.4.2 Terminal Data 3. READ RECORD The terminal sends the READ RECORD command to the card to read the records in the PSE (if Directory Selection is supported) or other DDFs in the List of AIDs Selection Method.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. The AID identifying the Visa Debit Credit application is “A0000000031010”.

0 3. the terminal adds the application to the candidate list. The terminal includes any applications listed on both the card list and the terminal list on the candidate list. the terminal may issue a SELECT command for either application. q NOTE: Terminals may eliminate applications from the final candidate list under conditions specified in Visa Operating Principles and Regulations.5 Identifying and Selecting the Application If there are no mutually supported applications. but if supported by the terminal. q Directory Selection Method is optional for cards and terminals. the terminal issues a SELECT command for each terminal-supported application in a list contained in the terminal. If the Directory Selection Method was used to build the list of applications.1 Terminal Makes Application Decision A terminal that does not support cardholder selection or confirmation shall issue a SELECT command to the highest priority application that does not require confirmation. If there is at least one mutually supported application. the terminal reads a file from the card. the processing is as described in the following sections. the card’s response to the SELECT command may indicate that the application is blocked.4 Building the Candidate List There are two approaches used by the terminal to build a list of mutually supported applications. the terminal should issue a SELECT command for the application with the next highest priority. If the card response indicates that the card also supports the application. the transaction is terminated. 3. Draft 12/18/00 3–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . In the List of AIDs Selection Method. If more than one application has the highest priority. 3. List of AIDs Selection Method is mandatory for cards and terminals. If this occurs. This file is a list of the applications supported by the card. Version 1. the terminal uses the List of AIDs Method. If the Directory Selection Method is attempted and fails.5. and there are more available applications on the list of available applications.Application Selection Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.4. it is attempted first. In the Directory Selection Method.

5. the terminal may display them to the cardholder in the order encountered or decide the priority.4. If more than one application has the same priority. the card’s response to the SELECT command may indicate that the application is blocked. the terminal may process in the order encountered or choose one of the applications. the terminal should remove the rejected application from the list of available applications and request confirmation of the next available application. Version 1. the terminal uses the SELECT command to select the application. 3. the card’s response to the SELECT command may indicate that the application is blocked. If this occurs.0 3.5 Identifying and Selecting the Application 3. If more than one application is given the same priority. If the Directory Selection Method was used to build the list of applications.2 Terminal Supports Cardholder Selection A terminal that supports cardholder selection shall present a list of applications in priority order to the cardholder for selection. the terminal should display “Try Again” and display the list of available applications excluding the rejected applications.2. but supports cardholder confirmation of an application shall first request cardholder confirmation for the highest priority application. the terminal offers the next highest priority application until the cardholder confirms or there are no more available applications. and there are more available applications on the list.1 Terminal Supports Cardholder Confirmation A terminal that does not support cardholder selection from a list of displayed applications.5. If the Directory Selection Method was used to build the list of applications.5. The cardholder selects the application from the list and the terminal uses the SELECT command to select the application. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 3–5 . If the cardholder confirms the choice. If this occurs. and there are more available applications on the list.2. If the cardholder does not select an application. the terminal terminates the transaction.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.2 Cardholder Makes Account Decision 3. If the cardholder does not confirm.

6 Flow Figure 3–1: Application Selection Card Terminal checks for card applications supported and builds candidate list Terminal T B Any mutually supported applications? N Terminal terminates the transation N Y Terminal supports selection by cardholder? Terminal displays applications by priority and asks cardholder to select Cardholder selected application? Y N Terminal displays highest priority application on list for confirmation Terminal supports confirmation by cardholder? N Applications available without confirmation? Y Cardholder confirms? Y Y Terminal identifies highest priority application not requiring confirmation Y N N T Card responds with FCI for requested AID and “9000” (selection successful) or “6283” (application blocked) or other SW1SW2 SELECT command Terminal issues SELECT command with the identified application SELECT response Successful SELECT “9000”? Y Terminal proceeds to Initiate Application Processing N Terminal removes application from list B Draft 12/18/00 3–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .0 3.Application Selection Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Version 1.4.

If supported. Version 1.7 Subsequent Related Processing Initiate Application Processing The GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command sent to the card by the terminal includes any terminal data elements specified in the PDOL.0 3.4.7 Subsequent Related Processing 3. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 3–7 . If geographic restrictions do not permit the selected application to be initiated.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. the terminal terminates the transaction and returns to Application Selection for selection of another application. the PDOL was included in the SELECT response during Application Selection.

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Initiate Application Processing 4 During Initiate Application Processing. The PDOL is a list of tags and lengths of data elements.3 GET PROCESSING OPTIONS Command 4. a list of files and records that the terminal needs to read from the card.5 Card Processing 4. the terminal supplies the card with any recognized data elements requested by the card in a Processing Options Data Objects List (PDOL).6 Terminal Processing 4.2 Terminal Data 4.8 Prior Related Processing 4. When issuing this command.9 Subsequent Related Processing Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 4–1 . optionally provided by the card to the terminal during Application Selection. the terminal issues the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command to the card to signal that transaction processing is beginning. The card responds to the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command with the Application File Locator (AFL). The card also provides the Application Interchange Profile (AIP). This chapter is organized into the following sections: 4. a list of functions to be performed in processing the transaction.4 Terminal Processing 4.1 Card Data 4.7 Flow 4.

0 4. The PDOL is an optional list of tags and lengths for terminal data requested by the card. Appendix A. Visa proprietary data element indicating whether a card supports domestic transactions. A list that indicates the capability of the card to support specific functions in the application (Static Data Authentication (SDA). The terminal provides the data requested in the list to the card in the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command. international transactions or both. It is part of the FCI obtained from the card by the terminal using the SELECT command. refer to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. and Combined DDA/AC Generation.4. Visa proprietary data element indicating the issuer’s country code. Version 1.1 Card Data The card data elements used in Initiate Application Processing are listed and described in Table 4–1. Application Interchange Profile (AIP) File Control Information (FCI) Geographic Indicator Issuer Country Code Processing Options Data Object List (PDOL) Draft 12/18/00 4–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . The FCI is information from the card about the application that is provided in response to the SELECT command issued by the terminal. Cardholder Verification. For a detailed description of these elements and their usage. Issuer Authentication. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table. Dynamic Data Authentication (Standard DDA). Table 4–1: Initiate Application Processing—Card Data Data Element Application File Locator (AFL) Description Indicates the file location and range of records that contain card data to be read by the terminal for use in transaction processing.Initiate Application Processing Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Used in the Geographic Restrictions check if this check is supported by the card. It may also be used to determine which records from the card should be read by the terminal based on whether a transaction is domestic or international.

refer to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Terminal Specification. which was provided by the card during Application Selection.3 GET PROCESSING OPTIONS Command The GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command from the terminal signals the card that transaction processing is beginning. 4.4. Sends the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command to the card. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table. Appendix A. It is provided to the card in the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command if requested by the card. 4.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.2 Terminal Data The terminal data elements used in Initiate Application Processing are listed and described in Table 4–2. The terminal also uses a list (if present). For a detailed description of these data elements and their usage. called the Processing Options Data Objects List or PDOL. 2.0 4. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 4–3 . Version 1. The terminal includes the data specified in the PDOL in the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command.2 Terminal Data 4. the terminal: 1.4 Terminal Processing To Initiate Application Processing. Any data elements requested in the PDOL and recognized by the terminal are passed to the card in this command. Table 4–2: Initiate Application Processing—Terminal Data Data Element Terminal Country Code Description Terminal data indicating the country of the terminal. Extracts the Processing Options Data Objects List (if present) from the File Control Information (FCI) provided by the card in response to the SELECT command.

or are checked and do not apply. The terminal may return a different AIP in the response to GET PROCESSING OPTIONS. 4. Version 1. 3. If the card responds with the AFL and the AIP. 2. Returns to Application Selection 3.6 Terminal Processing The terminal processes the response to the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command from the card as follows: 1. Removes the application from the list of available applications b. 4. the card performs the following actions: 1. 2.0 4. Determines the files and records that are to be read (they may differ for domestic/international) and locates or builds the AFL. Compares Terminal Country Code (if requested in the PDOL and returned by the terminal) to Issuer Country Code to determine if the transaction is domestic or international. the terminal: a. If geographic restrictions are not checked.Initiate Application Processing Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. if supported. Proceeds to Read Application Data Draft 12/18/00 4–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . to determine if restrictions apply. If Geographic Restrictions are checked and apply.4. Performs Geographic Restrictions Check.5 Card Processing Upon receiving the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command. Receives the card response to the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command If the card responds with “Conditions of use not satisfied”. the terminal: a. the card increments the Application Transaction Counter (ATC) by 1 and responds to the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command with the AIP and AFL. the card responds to the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command with an error code “Conditions of use not satisfied”.

7 Flow Figure 4–1: Initiate Application Processing Flow Card Terminal Terminal reads PDOL for terminal data to be provided to the card Card Supports Geographical Restrictions Check? GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command Terminal issues GET PROCESSING OPTIONS (includes data requested by card in PDOL) Y Terminal Country Code = Issuer Country Code? N International Transactions Allowed? Card responds to GET PROCESSING OPTIONS with “Conditions of use not satisfied”? GET PROCESSING OPTIONS response N Y N Card responds to GET PROCESSING OPTIONS with “Conditions of use not satisfied” Y N Domestic Transactions Allowed N Terminal receives AFL and AIP Y Y Card determines which records and files are to be read by the terminal Card returns AFL and AIP Terminal proceeds to Read Application Data (Chapter 5) Terminal eliminates this application from the list of available applications and returns to Application Selection (Chapter 3) Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 4–5 .4.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.0 4. Version 1.7 Flow 4.

Initiate Application Processing Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.9 Subsequent Related Processing Read Application Data The AFL provided by the card in response to the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command is used by the terminal to determine what application data to read from the card and what data is to be used in Offline Data Authentication. 4. Offline Data Authentication The AIP provided by the card in response to the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command is used by the terminal to determine if the card supports Offline Data Authentication. Draft 12/18/00 4–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .4. Cardholder Verification The AIP provided by the card in response to the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command is used by the terminal to determine if the card supports Cardholder Verification. Version 1. Online Processing The AIP provided by the card in response to the GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command is used by the terminal to determine if the card supports Issuer Authentication.8 Prior Related Processing Application Selection The card supplies the PDOL (if present) to the terminal as part of the FCI provided in response to the SELECT command.0 4.

the terminal reads the card data necessary to process the transaction and determines the data to be authenticated during Static Data Authentication (SDA) or Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA).6 Prior Related Processing 5.7 Subsequent Related Processing Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 5–1 .3 READ RECORD Command 5.5 Flow 5.1 Card Data 5. This chapter is organized into the following sections: 5.4 Processing 5.Read Application Data 5 During Read Application Data.2 Terminal Data 5.

The READ RECORD command contains a designation of the SFI and record number to be read.1 Card Data A detailed description of these card data elements and their usage is found in the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. An AEF consists of a sequence of records that are addressed by record number. Appendix A. Short File Identifier (SFI) Draft 12/18/00 5–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Card and Issuer Data Elements Table.0 5. The SFI is a number used to uniquely identify application data files.4. Table 5–1: Read Application Data—Previously Sent Card Data Data Element Application File Locator (AFL) Description Indicates the file location and range of records containing card data to be read by the terminal for use in transaction processing. The data element described in Table 5–1 was previously sent from the card to the terminal in the response to GET PROCESSING OPTIONS and is used during Read Application Data. It is listed in the AFL and used by the terminal to identify the files to be read.Read Application Data Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Each entry designates the first record and last record numbers to read from the file and which records are to be used for authentication during Offline Data Authentication. which the terminal obtains from the AFL. The terminal reads these records using the READ RECORD command. Table 5–2: Read Application Data—Card Data Data Element Application Elementary Files (AEF) Description Card data files containing data used for application processing. The terminal uses the card data structures described in Table 5–2 during Read Application Data. Version 1.

5. the terminal puts the record data into the static data authentication input list.3 READ RECORD Command The terminal sends the card a READ RECORD command for each record to be read. the terminal uses the READ RECORD command to request the first record designated to be read.0 5.4 Processing The terminal uses the Application File Locator (AFL) from the card to determine which records to read from the card. If the AFL entry has specified that the record is needed in authentication of static data during Offline Data Authentication. Version 1. When the requested record is received from the card. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 5–3 . For each AFL entry.4.2 Terminal Data No terminal data is used in the Read Application Data function. At this point. The terminal continues reading records from the file until it reads the last record designated to be read. the terminal proceeds to Offline Data Authentication. The card’s response to the READ RECORD command contains the requested record. 5.2 Terminal Data 5. the terminal saves the data objects from the record for subsequent processing.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. The command includes a Short File Identifier (SFI) that identifies the file and a record number to identify the record within the file. The terminal processes subsequent AFL entries in the same manner until all AFL entries have been processed.

4.0 5.5 Flow Figure 5–1 shows how Read Application Data might be performed. Version 1.Read Application Data Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. READ RECORD command Terminal requests record using READ RECORD command Requested record in READ RECORD response Record to be used for offline data authentication? Y Terminal concatenates data into SDA input list N Record read = last record number in AFL entry? Y N More AFL entries? Y Terminal selects next AFL entry N Terminal proceeds to Offline Data Authentication (see Chapter 6) Draft 12/18/00 5–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Figure 5–1: Read Application Data Processing Flow Card Terminal Terminal completes Initiate Application Processing Terminal selects first entry from AFL Card passes record to terminal.

4. Version 1. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 5–5 .0 5.6 Prior Related Processing Initiate Application Processing The terminal receives the AFL from the card for use in Read Application Data. Other Functions Other functions use the data read during Read Application Data for processing.7 Subsequent Related Processing Offline Data Authentication SDA and DDA use the static data authentication list built during Read Application Data to validate the signed static data.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.6 Prior Related Processing 5. 5.

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SDA ensures that issuer-selected card data elements have not been altered since the card was personalized. DDA also confirms that the card is genuine and has not been created by copying data from a valid card to a counterfeit card (skimming). Offline Data Authentication results are considered in the card and terminal’s decision of whether to approve offline. Support for SDA is mandatory for all offline capable terminals and support for DDA is recommended for all offline capable terminals. Offline Data Authentication support is optional for cards. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 6–1 . go online for authorization. Offline Data Authentication has two forms: q Static Data Authentication (SDA) Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) q During SDA processing. the terminal authenticates the static card data and also authenticates a signature. DDA ensures that issuer-selected card data elements have not been altered since the card was personalized. which the card generates using transactionunique data. Online authorization systems may use the results of Offline Data Authentication in their authorization response decision. DDA can be performed using either Standard DDA or Combined DDA/Application Cryptogram (AC) Generation. During DDA processing. or decline offline. the terminal authenticates static (unchanging) data from the card.Offline Data Authentication 6 Offline Data Authentication is the process by which the terminal authenticates data from the card using RSA public key technology.

6 Subsequent Related Processing Draft 12/18/00 6–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .0 This chapter is organized into the following sections: 6.4.Offline Data Authentication Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.4 Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) 6.2 Determining Whether to Perform SDA or DDA 6.3 Static Data Authentication (SDA) 6. Version 1.1 Keys and Certificates 6.5 Prior Related Processing 6.

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6.1 Keys and Certificates
The terminal performs Offline Data Authentication using RSA public key technology to validate digital certificates and signatures from the card. RSA public key technology uses private keys to generate enciphered values (certificates or signatures) of data elements, which are later deciphered (unlocked) for validation and data recovery.

6.1.1 Visa Certificate Authority (CA)
Offline Data Authentication requires a Certificate Authority (CA), which is a highly secure cryptographic facility that signs the issuer’s Public Keys with the Visa CA Private Keys to create an Issuer Public Key (PK) Certificate. Terminals contain the CA’s public keys for every application supported by the terminal. Visa is the CA for Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit (VSDC) applications.

6.1.2 RSA Key Pairs
6.1.2.1 Visa Public/Private Keys
Visa, as a Certificate Authority (CA), generates up to six RSA public/private key pairs. Visa assigns a unique Public Key Index (PKI) to each key pair. The Visa CA Public Keys and their indexes are loaded into terminals by acquirers. The Visa CA Private Keys are kept secret and used to sign Issuer Public Key Certificates. Terminals supporting SDA, DDA, or Offline Enciphered PIN contain the Visa CA Public Keys with their corresponding Registered Application Identifier (RID) and Certificate Authority Public Key Indexes (PKI) assigned by Visa.

6.1.2.2 Issuer Public/Private Keys
Both SDA and DDA require that the issuer generate an RSA public/private key pair and obtain Issuer Public Key (PK) Certificates from the Visa CA. To do this, the issuer sends its RSA public key to Visa CA, which generates and returns one or more Issuer PK Certificates to the issuer. The Visa CA returns an Issuer PK Certificate for each Visa CA Public Key that is longer than the Issuer Public Key and expires after the expiration date of the Issuer PK Certificate. The Issuer PK Certificate contains the Issuer Public Key enciphered with the Visa Private Key. All cards that support SDA or DDA must contain an Issuer PK Certificate and related data including the index to identify the Visa Public Key the terminal should use to decipher the certificate. The Issuer Private Key is kept in a secure device by the issuer and used to sign cards’ static data (for SDA) and ICC certificates (for DDA) prior to card personalization.

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6.1.2.3 ICC Public/Private Keys
DDA requires that the issuer generate a unique public/private key pair for each card. The ICC Private Key is stored in a secure card location. The ICC Public Key is enciphered with the Issuer Private Key to form an ICC Public Key Certificate that is stored on the card. The ICC public/private keys may also be used during Offline Enciphered PIN processing. See Chapter 8, Cardholder Verification, for details.

6.1.3 SDA Key, Certificate, and Signature Relationships
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Figure 6–1: SDA Key Relationships

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6.1.4 DDA Key, Certificate, and Signature Relationships
The same issuer public/private key pair and Issuer PK Certificate are used for DDA and SDA. For DDA, a unique ICC public/private key pair is required for each card. The ICC Public Key and a hash of static data is signed with the Issuer Private Key to form an ICC Public Key (PK) Certificate, which is personalized on the card. The ICC Private Key is also personalized in a secure card location.

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Offline Data Authentication Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.PK I Certificate Authority (Visa) Visa CA Private Key SKCA Visa CA Public Key PKCA Acquirer Visa CA Public Key PKCA Terminal Issuer PK Certificate (PKI signed w/ SKCA ) Personalized on each card ICC Private Key .Validates static data hash in ICC PK Cert. Figure 6–2: DDA Data—Key Relationships Issuer Initial Setup Issuer Private Key .SK I Issuer Public Key .4.Validates Dynamic Signature using PK ICC Draft 12/18/00 6–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .PK ICC Issuer PK Certificate ICC Public Key Cert (PKICC signed w/ SKI) Card Transaction Card READ RECORD response with CA PK Index.Uses PKI to get PKICC from ICC PK Cert.Calculates Dynamic Signature using SK ICC . & ICC PK Certtificate Terminal Card INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE* or first GENERATE AC** command . Issuer PK Certificate. Version 1. INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE* or GENERATE AC** response with Dynamic Signature * INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE fcommand for Standard DDA ** GENERATE AC command for Combined DDA/AC Generation Terminal . .Uses PKCA to get PKI from Issr PK Cert.SK ICC ICC Public Key . .0 The relationship between the data and the cryptographic keys for DDA is shown in Figure 6–2.

Standard DDA. Standard DDA next. Version 1. Table 6–1 indicates the method of offline data authentication to be performed based on card and terminal support. and Combined DDA/AC Generation SDA Standard DDA SDA Standard DDA Combined DDA/AC Generation Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 6–7 . and SDA next.2 Determining Whether to Perform SDA or DDA Only one method of Offline Data Authentication is performed during any transaction with Combined DDA/AC Generation given highest priority.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.0 6.2 Determining Whether to Perform SDA or DDA 6. Table 6–1: Offline Data Authentication Processing Priority Card Application Interchange Profile indicates card support for: SDA SDA Standard DDA SDA Standard DDA Combined DDA/AC Generation Terminal Supports SDA SDA SDA Terminal Supports SDA and Standard DDA SDA Standard DDA Terminal Supports SDA.4.

the terminal validates important card data described in Table 6–2 and Table 6–3 to assure that this card data has not been altered.0 6. Version 1. Table 6–2: Terminal Data Used in SDA Description The Payment System public keys stored in the terminal and used to recover the Issuer PK Certificate from the card.3 Static Data Authentication (SDA) When SDA is performed. A portion of the Application Identifier that identifies the Payment System. which contains a hash of important card data. with the Certificate Authority Private Key.Offline Data Authentication Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Data Element Certificate Authority Public Key Index (PKI) Issuer Public Key Certificate Issuer Public Key Exponent Issuer Public Key Remainder SDA Failure Indicator Signed Static Application Data (SAD) Draft 12/18/00 6–8 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . The SAD is a signature enciphered with the Issuer Private Key. An internal indicator set and saved by the card if SDA fails and the transaction is declined offline. which does not fit into the Issuer Public Key Certificate. The exponent used in the RSA algorithm to recover the PK Certificate. Data Element Certificate Authority (CA) Public Keys Certificate Authority (CA) Public Key Index (PKI) Registered Application Identifier (RID) Terminal Verification Results (TVR) Status of processing functions as seen from the terminal perspective. the Issuer Public Key Remainder contains the portion of the Issuer Public Key. Used with the RID to designate which Visa CA Public Key to use for offline data authentication. The Issuer Public Key Certificate contains the Issuer Public Key signed with the Visa CA Private Key. which has been signed. If required. Table 6–3: Card Data Used in SDA Description Each Visa Public Key used for offline data authentication in SDA is identified by the Certificate Authority Public Key Index (PKI) in conjunction with the RID portion of the AID.4.

Retrieval of the Issuer Public Key The terminal uses the Visa CA Public Key to recover the Issuer Public Key from the Issuer PK Certificate. SDA Results If all of steps above are executed successfully. Verification of the Signed Static Application Data The terminal uses the Issuer Public Key to recover the Signed Static Application Data that contains the hash of card data calculated at personalization. the data may have been altered and SDA has failed.1 SDA Processing The card performs no processing during SDA.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. 2.4.0 6. The following summarizes the processing by the terminal. the terminal sets indicators in the TVR to show SDA results and to use in later processing to determine the disposition of the transaction. If the hashes are not equal. Version 1. This hash is compared to the hash in the recovered data. Retrieval of the Certification Authority Public Key The terminal uses the Certification Authority Public Key Index (PKI) and the RID from the card to retrieve the terminal-stored Visa CA Public Key and related information. 1.3 Static Data Authentication (SDA) 6. If SDA fails. The format of the Issuer PK Certificate is validated. 3.3. SDA passes. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 6–9 . The terminal calculates a hash of the actual data elements. 4.

Offline Data Authentication Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Issuer Public Key Certificate.4. and SAD Terminal READ RECORD response Retrieve Visa CA Public Key using RID and Public Key Index Recover Issuer Public Key from Issuer PK Certificate using Visa CA Public Key Use Issuer Public Key to recover a hash of static application data from the SAD Calculate hash from Static data used for signing and compare to recovered hash Set SDA failed in the TVR if any of the above steps are not successful Draft 12/18/00 6–10 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Version 1.0 Figure 6–3: Processing Flow for SDA Card Response to Read Record contains Visa CA Public Key Index.

Table 6–4: Terminal Data Used in DDA Data Element Default Dynamic Data Authentication Data Object List (default DDOL) Unpredictable Number Description If the card does not provide a DDOL. With Combined DDA/AC Generation.4. Successful DDA means that card data has not been altered and that the card is not counterfeit. which has been recovered from the ICC PK Certificate.0 6. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 6–11 . the signed data includes the Application Cryptogram. After validating the static data.1 Data Elements for DDA Processing The terminal uses the SDA terminal data and the additional data for DDA described in Table 6–4. Version 1. 6.4. The terminal deciphers the signature from the card using the ICC Public Key.4 Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) 6. An unpredictable. the terminal validates static data from the card using the Issuer’s Public Key and the Visa CA Public Key in a process similar to SDA. the terminal uses a default DDOL containing the tag for the terminal unpredictable number. The card signs the terminal challenge data and dynamic data from the card with the ICC Private Key to generate a digital signature called the Signed Dynamic Application Data. This request uses the INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE command for Standard DDA and the first GENERATE AC command for Combined DDA/AC Generation.4 Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) If offline DDA is to be performed. Recovered data is compared to actual data to determine whether DDA passes.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. transaction-unique number generated by the terminal and sent to the card in the INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE command. the terminal requests a dynamic signature from the card. The card sends this dynamic signature to the terminal.

the ICC Public Key Remainder contains the portion of the ICC Public Key that does not fit into the ICC Public Key Certificate. In addition.0 All of the SDA data except for the Signed Static Application Data is also used for DDA. Table 6–6: Card Data Used in Combined DDA/AC Generation Data Element Application Cryptogram Description A 3DES cryptogram returned by the card in the GENERATE AC response. Used by the card to generate a dynamic signature. Information on the type of cryptogram provided by the card and validated by terminal in Combined DDA/AC Generation. Dynamic Data Authentication Data Object List (DDOL) ICC Dynamic Number A unique number generated by the card and validated by the terminal as part of the dynamic signature in Combined DDA/AC Generation. the data described in Table 6–5 is used for DDA.4. List of tags for terminal data objects to be passed to the card in DDA processing. In addition. The exponent used in the RSA algorithm to recover the ICC PK Certificate.Offline Data Authentication Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Version 1. With Combined DDA/AC Generation if an ARQC or TC is returned. Cryptogram Information Data Draft 12/18/00 6–12 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . it is validated as part of the dynamic signature. ICC Private Key ICC Public Key Certificate ICC Public Key Exponent ICC Public Key Remainder All of the data elements used in Standard DDA data except for the DDOL are also used for Combined DDA/AC Generation. The ICC Public Key Certificate contains the ICC Public Key signed with the Issuer Private Key. the data described in Table 6–6 is used. Table 6–5: Card Data Used in DDA Data Element DDA Failure Indicator Description An internal indicator set and saved by the card if Standard DDA fails and the transaction is declined offline. If required.

Retrieval of the Certification Authority Public Key The terminal uses the Certification Authority Public Key Index (PKI) and the RID from the card to retrieve the terminal-stored Visa CA Public Key and related information. which is listed as optional in Europay. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 6–13 . Version 1. and Visa (EMV) specifications. If a terminal-generated hash of the actual dynamic data does not match the recovered hash. MasterCard. 2.2 Standard DDA Processing This processing is performed by the terminal except for the card generation of the dynamic signature.4. 4. Dynamic Signature Generation (Standard DDA only) The terminal passes the card an INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE command that includes dynamic challenge data. If the hashes are not equal. The card passes the dynamic signature to the terminal. 3. 5. Retrieval of the Issuer Public Key The terminal uses the Visa CA Public Key to recover the Issuer Public Key from the Issuer PK Certificate.4 Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) 6. is not supported in this version of the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. Retrieval of the ICC Public Key The terminal uses the Issuer Public Key to decrypt the ICC PK Certificate that contains the ICC Public Key and a hash of static application data. DDA fails. The terminal validates the hash by comparing it to a hash of the actual data. DDA fails.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Upon receiving the INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE command. The following summarizes this processing.0 6.4. 1. the card generates a dynamic signature by encrypting a hash of the terminal and card dynamic data with the ICC Private Key. Validation of the Certificate Serial Number. The format of the Issuer PK Certificate is validated. Dynamic Signature Verification (Standard DDA only) The terminal decrypts the dynamic signature using the ICC Public Key. which was recovered from the ICC PK Certificate.

If the signature is successfully recovered. the terminal deciphers the dynamic signature using the ICC Public Key recovered in Step 3. Dynamic Signature Generation (Combined DDA/AC Generation only) If the terminal is requesting an online cryptogram (ARQC) or offline approval cryptogram (TC) during Terminal Action Analysis. The terminal requests the dynamic cryptogram using the first GENERATE AC command. the card signs the Application Cryptogram and related data with the ICC Private Key and returns this dynamic signature in the GENERATE AC response. the terminal performs Standard DDA Steps 1 through 3.3 Combined DDA/AC Generation Processing For Combined DDA/AC Generation. The INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE command is not used.0 6.4. The requesting and validation of this cryptogram involves the following steps: 1. If the card decides that the Application Cryptogram is a TC or ARQC. Dynamic Signature Verification (Combined DDA/AC Generation only) During Card Action Analysis if the first GENERATE AC response contains a TC or ARQC. If the signature recovery fails. processing continues based upon the type of cryptogram received. the transaction is declined offline.Offline Data Authentication Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. the first GENERATE AC command indicates that Combined DDA/AC Generation is to be performed. 2. Draft 12/18/00 6–14 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Version 1.4.

0 Figure 6–4: Processing Flow for DDA 6.4. Version 1.4 Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) Card Terminal Retrieve Visa CA Public Key using RID and CA Public Key Index Recover Issuer Public Key from Issuer PK Certificate using Visa CA Public Key Recover hash and ICC Public Key from ICC PK Certificate using Issuer Public Key Calculate hash from Static data used for signing and compare to recovered hash Standard DDA Only Calculate dynamic signature using ICC Private Key INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE command INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE response with dynamic signature Send INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE and dynamic data to card Validate dynamic signature using ICC Public Key Set DDA results in the TVR if DDA fails Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 6–15 .Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.

6 Subsequent Related Processing Terminal Action Analysis The terminal uses the Offline Data Authentication results and card and terminal parameters to determine whether the transaction should be declined offline.0 6. the SDA Failure Indicator or DDA Failure Indicator is set. Version 1. Draft 12/18/00 6–16 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .Offline Data Authentication Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Card Action Analysis SDA and Standard DDA The card sets an indicator in the CVR if SDA failed on a previous transaction and the transaction was declined offline.5 Prior Related Processing Read Application Data The terminal reads application data from the card. Online Processing Combined DDA/AC Generation When the returned Application Cryptogram is in a dynamic signature. the transaction is declined offline. the terminal continues processing based upon the Application Cryptogram. the terminal deciphers the signature using the ICC Private Key.4. or approved offline. If the decipherment is successful. The AFL and the Static Data Authentication Tag List designate the data to be used to validate the static data hash in the Signed Static Application Data during SDA and in the ICC PK Certificate during DDA. the terminal sets the Combined DDA/AC Generation indicator in the GENERATE AC command. If SDA or DDA failed and the transaction is to be declined offline. This data includes the data required for the supported Offline Data Authentication methods. Combined DDA/AC Generation If the GENERATE AC command received from the terminal indicates that Combined DDA/AC Generation is to be performed. sent online for authorization. A similar CVR indicator is set if DDA failed on a previous transaction and the transaction was declined offline. the card returns ARQC and TC Application Cryptograms in a dynamic signature signed with the ICC Private Key. When Combined DDA/AC Generation is to be performed and the transaction is to be sent online or approved offline. If the decipherment fails. 6.

the card may reset the SDA Failure Indicator and DDA Failure Indicator based upon Issuer Authentication options and results. If Combined DDA/AC Generation failed and the Application Cryptogram returned was a TC. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 6–17 . a second GENERATE AC command requesting an AAC is sent to the card. Version 1.4.6 Subsequent Related Processing Completion After an online authorization. the SDA Failure Indicator or DDA Failure Indicator is set. the transaction is declined offline with no second GENERATE AC requested. Combined DDA/AC Generation If Combined DDA/AC Generation failed and the Application Cryptogram returned was an ARQC.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. If SDA or DDA failed and the transaction is to be declined offline because an online authorization could not be completed.0 6.

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5 Application Effective Date 7. and conditions at the point of transaction.7 Prior Related Processing 7.3 Application Version Number 7. effective and expiration dates.6 Application Expiration Date 7.Processing Restrictions 7 The Processing Restrictions function is performed by the terminal using data elements from the terminal and the card.2 Terminal Data 7. This chapter contains the following sections: 7.4 Application Usage Control 7.1 Card Data 7.8 Subsequent Related Processing Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 7–1 . The terminal shall support checks on application versions.

Processing Restrictions Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. The Application Expiration Date is the date after which use of the application is no longer permitted. Appendix A. The Application Effective Date is the date when the application becomes activated for use. This data element indicates any restrictions set forth by the issuer on the geographic usage and services permitted for the card application. It is used in Application Usage Control checking by the terminal. Cards complying with this specification should use the value of 140 AUC is an optional data element. For a detailed description of these elements and their usage. and Visa (EMV) specification data element indicating the country of the card issuance. Table 7–1: Processing Restrictions—Card Data Data Element Application Version Number Description This data element (tag “9F08”) indicates the version of the application on the card. It is used in Application Usage Control checking by the terminal. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table. Application Usage Control (AUC) Issuer Country Code Application Effective Date Application Expiration Date Draft 12/18/00 7–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . The Issuer Country Code is a Europay.1 Card Data The card data elements used in Processing Restrictions are listed and described in Table 7–1. It is used in application version number checking by the terminal. refer to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. Version 1.4. MasterCard.0 7.

It is used in application effective and expiration date checks by the terminal.4. For a detailed description of these elements and their usage. verification of the cardholder. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table. Appendix A. Indicates the capabilities of the terminal in regard to card data input. It is used in Application Usage Control checking by the terminal.2 Terminal Data The card data elements used in Processing Restrictions are listed and described in Table 7–2. Terminal Capabilities Terminal Country Code Transaction Date Transaction Type Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 7–3 . This data element indicates the type of financial transaction. and security. This data element indicates the country in which the terminal is located. refer to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Terminal Specification.2 Terminal Data 7. It is used in Application Usage Control checking by the terminal.0 7.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Version 1. Terminals complying with this specification should use the value of 140. It is used in Application Usage Control checking by the terminal. Table 7–2: Processing Restrictions—Terminal Data Data Element Application Version Number Description This data element (terminal tag ‘9F09’) indicates the version of the application In the terminal. This is the local date (in the terminal) on which the transaction processing is taking place.

3 Application Version Number The terminal compares the Application Version Number in the card to the Application Version Number in the terminal to see if they are the same. These checks are similar to service code checks performed for magnetic stripe transactions and include checks for restrictions on the following transactions: q Domestic – – – – Cash Goods Services Cashback q International – – – – Cash Goods Services Cashback q ATM Other than ATM q 7. Application Effective Data checking is mandatory for the terminal if the data element is present in the card. If they are not the same. the terminal indicates in the TVR that the application is not yet effective.Processing Restrictions Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Presence of the Application Effective Data is optional for the card. 7. If the effective date is greater than the Transaction Date.0 7. the terminal indicates in the Terminal Verification Results (TVR) that the application versions differ.4. Version 1.5 Application Effective Date Application Effective Date checking ensures that the application is active by validating that the card’s Application Effective Date if present is less than or equal to the terminal’s local Transaction Date.4 Application Usage Control Application Usage Control checking is a process in which the terminal checks various conditions at the point of transaction to determine if processing should continue. Draft 12/18/00 7–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .

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Version 1.Processing Restrictions Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.4.0 Figure 7–1: Processing Restrictions Card Application Version Number for card and terminal present? Terminal Y N Application Version Numbers Identical? Y N Terminal sets ICC and terminal have different application versions bit to “1” in TVR Application Usage Control and Issuer Country Code present? Y Do any restrictions apply? Y Terminal sets requested service not allowed for card product bit to “1” in TVR N N Application Effective Date < Current Date? N Terminal sets application not yet effective bit to “1” in TVR Y Application Expiration Date > Current Date? N Terminal sets expired aplication bit to “1” in TVR Y Terminal proceeds to cardholder verification Draft 12/18/00 7–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .

and Application Effective Date are also read from the card.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. and Application Expiration Date from the card. the terminal checks the Issuer Action Codes and Terminal Action Codes to see what action should be taken if application versions differ. Issuer Country Code.7 Prior Related Processing 7. or the requested service is not allowed for the card product. cards are not yet effective or expired. 7.0 7. Version 1. if present.4.7 Prior Related Processing Read Application Data The terminal uses the READ RECORD command to obtain the Application Version Number. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 7–7 . The AUC.8 Subsequent Related Processing Terminal Action Analysis During Terminal Action Analysis.

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CVM processing is designed to support additional CVMs. CVMs supported are: q Offline Plaintext PIN Offline Enciphered PIN Online PIN Signature q q q Signature may be combined with the Offline PIN validation methods. The CVM List also specifies the terminal action if the CVM fails. such as biometric methods. With the Offline PIN methods. Offline PIN results are included in the online authorization message and should be considered in the issuer’s authorization decision. the transaction amount. the terminal determines the cardholder verification method (CVM) to be used and performs the selected CVM. the validation of the PIN is done within the card. The selection criteria in the CVM List may include the type of transaction (cash or purchase). as they are adopted.Cardholder Verification 8 Cardholder Verification is used to ensure that the cardholder is legitimate and the card is not lost or stolen. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 8–1 . The terminal uses rules in the card’s CVM List to select the CVM to be used. and the capabilities of the terminal. The results of CVM processing play a role in later processing. In Cardholder Verification.

3 Commands 8.4.2 Terminal Data 8.5 Prior Related Processing 8.Cardholder Verification Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.0 This chapter is separated into the following sections: 8. Version 1.1 Card Data 8.6 Subsequent Related Processing Draft 12/18/00 8–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .4 Processing 8.

Conditions when this CVM entry should be used.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Table 8–1: CVM List Processing—Card Data Data Element Application Interchange Profile (AIP) Cardholder Verification Method (CVM) List Description Contains an indicator showing whether the card supports cardholder verification.4. offline PIN.0 8. Cardholder Verification. for example. A prioritized list of methods of cardholder verification for the card application. A CVM List contains the following: q Amount X—An amount that may be used in CVM usage conditions Amount Y—A second amount that may be used in CVM usage conditions CVM entries—The CVM List may contain more than one entry.1 Card Data The terminal uses the card data described in Table 8–1 and Table 8–2 for CVM List processing. for example. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 8–3 . Version 1. The type of CVM to perform. Chapter 8. This indicator must be set to “1”. q q Subfield CVM Code CVM Type CVM Conditions Refer to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. with each entry containing the following subfields: Description Designates the action to take if the CVM fails. Appendix A. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table.1 Card Data 8. Choices are to process the next CVM entry or to fail CVM processing. for an example showing how issuers might define a CVM List. A detailed description of these card data elements and their usage is in the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. A card may contain multiple CVM Lists for use in different circumstances such as international and domestic transactions. if the terminal supports the CVM Type (offline PIN).

The card decrements the PIN Try Counter each time a cardholder-entered offline PIN fails verification. which the card sets for the following conditions: q Offline PIN verification performed Offline PIN verification failed PIN Try Limit exceeded Application blocked because PIN Try Limit exceeded q q q PIN Try Counter Number of offline PIN tries remaining. Issuer-specified maximum number of consecutive incorrect PIN tries allowed for a single application. which is stored in a secure location on the card. Contains indicators. The terminal may request the PIN Try Counter from the card prior to PIN entry so the terminal may determine whether the PIN tries have already been exceeded and notify the cardholder if only one PIN try remains. The card resets the PIN Try Counter to the PIN Try Limit when the cardholder-entered PIN matches the Reference PIN stored in the card or when a script command to reset the counter is successfully processed. The cardholder PIN.0 Table 8–2: Offline PIN Processing—Card Data Data Element Application Default Action (ADA) Card Verification Results (CVR) Description A data element used by the card to determine what action. Version 1.4. to take if offline PIN tries are exceeded.Cardholder Verification Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. PIN Try Limit Reference PIN Draft 12/18/00 8–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . if any.

Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Contains the portion. Stored in a secret location on the card. if necessary. The card shall contain the data elements described in Table 8–3 for whichever key pair is used. Used to decipher the ICC PIN Encipherment or ICC PK Certificate. This is the same certificate and other Issuer Public Key data used for DDA and SDA (see Chapter 6.1 Card Data Support for Offline Enciphered PIN requires card-level RSA public/private key data. Version 1. use the same ICC public/private key pair used for DDA. The issuer may either generate an ICC PIN Encipherment public/private key pair to use solely for PIN encipherment or. designates the Visa CA Public Key to use to recover the Issuer PK Certificate. Encrypted with the Issuer Private Key. Contains the card’s public key to be used in PIN encipherment. Used by the terminal with the Certificate Authority Public Key Index to identify the Visa CA Public Key to be used to recover the Issuer PK Certificate. if the card supports DDA. Used in the algorithm that deciphers the enciphered PIN. Used to decipher the enciphered PIN after it is received at the card. of the public key that does not fit into the public key certificate. Table 8–3: Offline Enciphered PIN—Card Data Data Element Certificate Authority Public Key Index (PKI) ICC PIN Encipherment or ICC Private Key ICC PIN Encipherment or ICC Public Key (PK) Certificate ICC PIN Encipherment or ICC Public Key Exponent ICC PIN Encipherment or ICC Public Key Remainder Issuer Public Key Data Description With the RID.0 8. Registered Application Provider Identifier (RID) Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 8–5 . Offline Data Authentication).4.

Appendix A. Table 8–4: CVM Processing—Terminal Data Data Element Enciphered Personal Identification Number (PIN) Data Personal Identification Number (PIN) Pad Secret Key Description Transaction PIN enciphered at the PIN pad for online verification or for offline verification. Secret key used by the PIN pad to encipher the entered offline PIN and by the card reader to decipher the enciphered PIN. but PIN was not entered Online PIN entered q q q q q Transaction Personal Identification Number (PIN) Visa CA Public Keys Contains data entered by the cardholder for PIN verification. Version 1.Cardholder Verification Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Draft 12/18/00 8–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . This key is different from the key used for Offline Enciphered PIN. Must be present if the terminal supports Offline Enciphered PIN. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table.0 8. Indicators are set in the TVR for the following conditions: q Terminal Capabilities Terminal Verification Results (TVR) Cardholder verification was not successful Unrecognized CVM PIN Try Limit exceeded PIN entry required and PIN pad not present or not working PIN entry required. Indicates the CVMs supported by the terminal.2 Terminal Data The terminal data described in Table 8–4 is used during CVM processing. This key is required when the PIN pad and card reader are not integrated into a single tamper-evident device.4. PIN pad present. A detailed description of these data elements and their usage is in the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Terminal Specification.

If the PIN Try Counter is in a proprietary data file.0 8. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 8–7 . Version 1.4. VERIFY Used for Offline Enciphered PIN and Offline Plaintext PIN. The GET DATA command contains the tag of the PIN Try Counter. The GET CHALLENGE response contains a card-generated unpredictable number. The card and terminal support the GET CHALLENGE command if they support Offline Enciphered PIN. GET CHALLENGE Used by the terminal to obtain an unpredictable number from the card for use in Offline Enciphered PIN. the card returns an error response to GET DATA and the terminal bypasses the checking of the PIN Try Counter and continues with Offline PIN processing. The card response indicates one of the following conditions: q The PINs match The PINs do not match and the number of PIN tries remaining is “n”. If “n” is equal to “0”.3 Commands The following commands are used for offline PIN processing: GET DATA Used by the terminal to obtain the PIN Try Counter from the card in order to determine whether the PIN Try Limit was exceeded on a previous transaction or is close to being exceeded. The GET DATA response contains the PIN Try Counter.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. The VERIFY command contains the cardholder-entered PIN and initiates the card comparison of this PIN with the Reference PIN stored on the card.3 Commands 8. PIN tries have been exceeded on the current transaction The PIN tries were exceeded on a previous transaction q q The card and terminal support the VERIFY command if they support Offline PIN processing.

If it is “fail CVM.1 CVM List Processing The card has no role in CVM List processing beyond providing the CVM List and other required data to the terminal. the terminal proceeds to the next CVM List entry. The CVM is considered not successful. 3. Version 1. The terminal performs the following steps: 1.4. Offline PIN verification failure). CVM processing fails—The terminal sets the Cardholder Verification Not Successful flag in the TVR to “1” and proceeds to Terminal Risk Management. If none is specified. Determines whether to perform Cardholder Verification—If the card supports Cardholder Verification (as indicated in the AIP and if the card provided a CVM List during Read Application Data. c. If not. the terminal continues with Cardholder Verification. If the condition is not satisfied. If the CVM is not successful (for example. If the terminal reaches the end of the CVM List without a successful CVM. the terminal performs the following actions: a. If CVM Code is “proceed to next CVM. 2. the terminal shall perform the Visa-specified method of cardholder verification for the terminal. the terminal proceeds to Terminal Risk Management.Cardholder Verification Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.0 8. Processes the CVM List entries—Starting with the first entry in the CVM List. Draft 12/18/00 8–8 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .4. If the CVM is successful.4 Processing Cardholder Verification processing is divided into two parts: the processing of the card’s CVM List and the execution of the CVMs specified in the CVM List. the terminal proceeds with the action specified in the CVM Code in the CVM entry. Performs the CVM specified. Checks whether the CVM Condition is satisfied. 8. the terminal sets Unrecognized CVM to “1” in the TVR. d. e. b.” the terminal processes the next CVM List entry. If the CVM is not recognized or is not supported. the terminal proceeds to Terminal Risk Management.” the terminal sets the Cardholder Verification Not Successful flag to “1” in the TVR and proceeds to Terminal Risk Management.

4 Processing Card Card supports cardholder verification? Terminal Terminal uses default CVM according to Visa Operating Regulations C N Y CVM = No CVM Required? Y Card provided CVM List? Terminal sets chip data missing in TVR N D N Y A Terminal selects first CVM in CVM List CVM Code = go to next CVM? N N CVM List condition satisfied? Y Any more CVM entries? Terminal recognizes & supports CVM? N Terminal sets unrecognized CVM code in TVR Y N Y CVM is signature.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Terminal prints receipt w/ signature line Y CVM = Fail CVM? B N Terminal selects next CVM in CVM List Y B Terminal sets “cardholder verification not successful” in TVR A CVM = PIN? Y Perform PIN Processing (Figure 8-2) D N Terminal proceeds to Terminal Risk Management C Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 8–9 . Version 1.0 Figure 8–1: CVM List Processing Flow 8.4.

4. With Offline Plaintext PIN. Unlike Online PIN. the PIN is enciphered with the PIN Pad Secret Key and deciphered by the card reader. Draft 12/18/00 8–10 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .2 CVM Processing 8.4. the card decrements the PIN Try Counter and returns an indicator of the number of PIN tries remaining. the Offline PIN is not included in the online authorization message.1 Offline Plaintext PIN In Offline PIN processing. the terminal may issue a GET DATA command to the card requesting the PIN Try Counter. the terminal requests that the cardholder enter the PIN again and repeats the verification process. q If they match.2. Offline PIN processing fails. which the terminal uses in an RSA algorithm to encipher the PIN. The card recovers the plaintext PIN from the enciphered PIN using a secret RSA key stored on the card. To encipher the PIN. the card returns an indicator that the Offline PIN has been verified.4. If the PIN Try Counter returned is zero (no more PIN tries left).2 Offline Enciphered PIN Offline Enciphered PIN processing works the same as Offline Plaintext PIN processing except that the cardholder-entered Transaction PIN is enciphered at the PIN pad or terminal and remains enciphered until the card receives it. q 8. if the transaction is processed online. The card compares the Transaction PIN to the Reference PIN stored on the card. If the PIN pad and card reader are not integrated into a single tamper-evident device. the terminal requests the cardholder to enter a PIN at the PIN pad. Version 1.4. The card returns an unpredictable number. – – If no PIN tries remain. the terminal proceeds to PIN entry. If the card does not support transmitting the PIN Try Counter. If there are PIN tries remaining. The Offline PIN results are included in the online authorization message. and cardholder verification is complete.0 8.2. Offline PIN fails. the terminal issues a GET CHALLENGE command to the card.Cardholder Verification Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. If the PIN Try Counter returned is one. Verification of the deciphered PIN is the same as with Offline Plaintext PIN processing. The enciphered PIN is included in the VERIFY command to the card. If PIN tries remain. The cardholder-entered Transaction PIN is passed in the clear from the card reader to the card using the VERIFY command. If they do not match. the terminal displays “Last PIN Try”. the card checks a Transaction PIN entered by the cardholder against a Reference PIN stored in the card.

5 No CVM Required When the CVM is “No CVM Required”.0 8. Online PIN processing follows current procedures.4.4 Signature When signature is the CVM.4.6 Fail CVM When the CVM is “Fail CVM”. Version 1.4. the issuer may either generate a card-unique ICC PIN Encipherment key pair or may use the same ICC key pair used for DDA.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. the terminal prints a receipt with a line for the cardholder to sign. the PIN is enciphered after entry and is included in the online authorization message for verification by the issuer’s online system. 8. CVM processing is considered to have failed. 8.4. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 8–11 . CVM processing is considered to be successful. 8. 8.2.2.2.4 Processing In support of this process.2.4. which are outside the scope of this document.3 Online PIN With Online PIN processing.

0 The following flow gives an overview of the steps in PIN processing.4. Version 1. Figure 8–2: PIN Processing Flow (1 of 2) Card Perform PIN Processing Terminal CVM is online or offline PIN Is PIN PAD operable? N Perform CVM Code action (see A in Figure 8-1) Y Type of PIN? Offline or Online PIN? Offline PIN Online PIN Offline PIN Card allows GET DATA of PIN Try Counter? GET DATA command Issue GET DATA command requesting PIN Try Counter (optional step) return from A on next page) Y Offline PIN Processing Online PIN N Response to GET DATA is “Not Supported” Get Data response Response to GET DATA is PIN Try Counter Y PIN Try Counter returned and = 0? N Prompt for PIN Entry Encipher PIN and include in authorization request PIN entered? Terminal proceeds to Terminal Risk Management (Chapter 9) Y Perform CVM Code action (see A in Figure 8-1) N Perform CVM Code action (see A in Figure 8-1) Draft 12/18/00 8–12 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .Cardholder Verification Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.

block applic” = 1? N Set VERIFY return code to Successful Completion Y N Set VERIFY return code to Fail with retries remaining Return VERIFY command response to terminal Card blocks application Terminal proceeds to Terminal Risk Management (Chapter 9) B Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 8–13 .4 Processing Card Terminal Offline PIN Processing Card generates unpredictable number GET CHALLENGE command Y Offline Enciphered PIN? GET CHALLENGE response w/ unpred. N Entered PIN = Reference PIN? Y N PIN Try Limit Exeeded? Y PIN Try Limit Exceeded? N Reset PIN Try Counter to PIN Try Limit Set VERIFY return code to Fail with no retries remaining Perform CVM Code action VERIFY response Y Return to PIN Prompt Figure 8-2 Y A Y ADA “If PIN Try Limit exceeded. Version 1.0 Figure 8–3: PIN Processing Flow (2 of 2) 8.4.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. number Encipher PIN using unpred. number & ICC PIN Encipherment (or ICC) Public Key N (Plaintext PIN) Enciphered PIN? N PIN Try Limit Already Exceeded? VERIFY command w/ PIN Issue VERIFY command with PIN Y Decipher PIN using ICC PIN Encipherment (or ICC) Private Key N VERIFY successful? B Decrement PIN Try Counter by 1.

5 Prior Related Processing Initiate Application Processing The Application Interchange Profile (AIP). Read Application Data The terminal reads the CVM List and other data used in CVM processing from the card. The Offline PIN is not included in the online authorization message.Cardholder Verification Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Card Action Analysis The card uses cardholder verification results and parameters in Application Default Action to determine whether to decline the transaction or go online for authorization when the PIN Try Limit is exceeded.4. 8. the card uses cardholder verification results and parameters in Application Default Action to determine whether to decline the transaction. Draft 12/18/00 8–14 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Issuer-to-Card Script Processing The PIN CHANGE/UNBLOCK command can be used to reset the PIN Try Counter to equal the PIN Try Limit and to change the Reference PIN. Online Processing CVM results including Offline PIN verification results are included in the authorization request and should be considered in the Issuer’s authorization decision.0 8. Completion After a failed attempt to go online for an authorization. The APPLICATION UNBLOCK command can be used to unblock an application that was blocked during CVM processing. sent online. Version 1. or approved offline. which indicates whether the card supports cardholder verification. is retrieved from the card.6 Subsequent Related Processing Terminal Action Analysis The terminal uses cardholder verification results and card and terminal parameters called IACs and TACs to determine whether the transaction should be declined offline.

1 Card Data 9.6 Floor Limit Checking 9.11 Subsequent Related Processing Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 9–1 .8 Terminal Velocity Checking 9.5 Merchant Forced Transaction Online 9.2 Terminal Data 9.7 Random Transaction Selection 9. terminals shall perform Terminal Risk Management regardless of the card settings.10 Prior Related Processing 9.3 GET DATA Command 9.Terminal Risk Management 9 Terminal Risk Management provides issuer authorization for higher-value transactions and ensures that chip-read transactions go online periodically to protect against threats that might be undetectable in an offline environment. Although issuers are mandated to set the Terminal Risk Management is to be Performed bit to “1” in the Application Interchange Profile (AIP) to trigger Terminal Risk Management. This chapter is organized into the following sections: 9.9 New Card Checking 9.4 Terminal Exception File 9.

A count of the number of transactions processed by the card since personalization. This data element (tag “9F23”) is the Issuer-specified preference for the maximum number of consecutive offline transactions allowed before transactions must be declined offline.4. It is used in terminal velocity checking. For a detailed description of these elements and their usage. Appendix A.Terminal Risk Management Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. This data element (tag “9F14”) is the Issuer-specified preference for the maximum number of consecutive offline transactions allowed before a transaction must be sent online if the terminal is online capable. this data element and both of the data elements listed below must be present. It is used in terminal velocity checking. refer to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. It is used in terminal velocity checking. Lower Consecutive Offline Limit Upper Consecutive Offline Limit Draft 12/18/00 9–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Card and Issuer Data Elements Table. Table 9–1: Terminal Risk Management—Card Data Data Element Application Primary Account Number (PAN) Application Transaction Counter (ATC) Last Online ATC Register Description Valid cardholder account number used in terminal exception file checking.1 Card Data The card data elements used in Terminal Risk Management are listed and described in Table 9–1.0 9. If terminal velocity checking or new card checking by the terminal is required by the card. The ATC value of the last transaction that went online. Version 1.

This log minimally contains the Application PAN and transaction amount and optionally contains the Application PAN Sequence Number and Transaction Date. may be used in terminal floor limit checking.2 Terminal Data The terminal data elements used in Terminal Risk Management are listed and described in Table 9–2. It is used in floor limit checking and random selection of transactions for online processing.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. refer to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Terminal Specification. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table. This log. It is used in floor limit checking. Indicates the functions performed by the terminal. This data element is not provided in the online authorization and clearing messages but is used by the terminal to indicate that terminal risk management was performed.2 Terminal Data 9. if present. Authorized Description This numeric data element stores the amount (excluding adjustments) for the current transaction.0 9. A series of indicators in which the results of offline processing from a terminal perspective are recorded. Appendix A. It is used to record the results of all terminal risk management checks. Version 1. Transaction Status Information (TSI) Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 9–3 . Maximum Target Percentage to be used for Biased Random Selection Target Percentage to be used for Random Selection Terminal Floor Limit Value used for random selection of transactions for online processing. Terminal Verification Results (TVR) Threshold Value for Biased Random selection Transaction Log To prevent split sales. Value used for random selection of transactions for online processing. Value used for random selection of transactions for online processing. For a detailed description of these elements and their usage.4. the terminal may have a transaction log of approved transactions. The number of transactions to be stored and maintenance of the log is outside the scope of this specification. This data element (tag ‘9F1B’) indicates the floor limit in the terminal associated with the Application Identifier for the application. Table 9–2: Terminal Risk Management—Terminal Data Data Element Amount.

3 GET DATA Command The GET DATA command is used by the terminal to read the Last Online ATC Register and the Application Transaction Counter (ATC). the terminal checks whether the amounts from a previous transaction from the same card combined with the current amount put the transaction over the floor limit. The terminal indicates in the TVR if a transaction is randomly selected. Even when the floor limit is zero. from the card. Chapter 9. Draft 12/18/00 9–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . The terminal compares the Amount. If the terminal contains a transaction log.4. the terminal sets the Card Appears on Terminal Exception File bit to “1” in the Terminal Verification Results (TVR). If the merchant forces the transaction online. 9. the terminal performs this check and sets the Transaction Exceeds Floor Limit bit to “1” in the TVR. Examples of this processing are provided in the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Terminal Specification.7 Random Transaction Selection Terminals capable of supporting both offline and online transactions shall randomly select transactions for online processing. the terminal sets the Merchant Forced Transaction Online bit to “1” in the TVR. the terminal checks whether the Primary Account Number (PAN) on the card is listed on the exception file.5 Merchant Forced Transaction Online At online-capable terminals. 9. If the card is listed on the exception file. If the transaction amount is greater than or equal to the floor limit. the merchant may indicate to the terminal that the transaction should be processed online.0 9. the terminal sets the Transaction Exceeds Floor Limit bit to “1” in the TVR. 9. if not previously read by the terminal. Version 1.6 Floor Limit Checking Floor limit checking is performed so that transactions of amounts above the terminal floor limit are sent online for authorization. Authorized to the Terminal Floor Limit.Terminal Risk Management Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Terminal Risk Management. 9.4 Terminal Exception File If a terminal exception file is present.

The terminal sends the GET DATA command to the card requesting the Last Online ATC Register (if this data element is not already present in the terminal).9 New Card Checking In new card checking by the terminal. the terminal checks the Last Online ATC Register if provided by the card.8 Terminal Velocity Checking 9. Velocity checking by the card does not result in the setting of the TVR bits.4. q NOTE: The card may also perform similar velocity checks during Card Action Analysis. Version 1. The terminal sends a GET DATA command to the card requesting the Last Online ATC Register and the ATC. the terminal sets the Lower Consecutive Offline Limit Exceeded bit to “1” in the TVR. The terminal compares the ATC and the Last Online ATC Register: q If the ATC minus the Last Online ATC Register is greater than the Lower Consecutive Offline Limit. The card responds to the GET DATA command with the Last Online ATC Register. if the Upper and Lower Consecutive Offline Limits are present.0 9. Offline-capable terminals shall support Terminal Velocity Checking. the terminal sets the New Card bit to “1” in the TVR. If either of these data objects is not present in the card. This register is reset during Completion after an online approval based on Issuer Authentication results and card parameters. the terminal sets the Upper Consecutive Offline Limit Exceeded bit to “1” in the TVR.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. The card returns these data elements in the command response. Issuers may elect not to support velocity checking by the terminal. If the register is zero. the terminal shall bypass this processing. If the ATC minus the Last Online ATC Register is greater than the Upper Consecutive Offline Limit. NOTE: The card may also perform a similar new card check during Card Action Analysis Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 9–5 . The terminal checks the Last Online ATC Register. The terminal shall perform Terminal Velocity Checking if both the Lower Consecutive Offline Limit (tag “9F14”) and Upper Consecutive Offline Limit (tag “9F23”) are provided by the card in Read Application Data processing. 9.8 Terminal Velocity Checking Velocity checking permits issuers to request online processing after a prespecified number of consecutive offline transactions.

0 Figure 9–1: Terminal Risk Management Processing Flow (1 of 2) Card Terminal A Terminal exception file present? Transaction log present in terminal? Y Y Card appears on exception file? N N Log Entry Present that matches current transaction? Y Amount.4.Terminal Risk Management Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Version 1. authorized + amount in log > terminal floor limit? Y N N Y Terminal sets card appears on terminal exception file bit to “1” in TVR Transaction amount > terminal floor limit? Y Terminal sets transaction exceeds floor limit bit to “1” in TVR N N Merchant elected to force transaction online? Terminal randomly selects transaction for online processing? Y Terminal sets transaction selected randomly for online processsing bit to “1” in TVR Y N Terminal sets merchant forced transaction online bit to “1” in TVR N B A Draft 12/18/00 9–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .

0 Figure 9–2: Terminal Risk Management Processing Flow (2 of 2) 9.9 New Card Checking Card B Terminal Lower and Upper Consecutive Offline Limits read by terminal? Y Card responds to GET DATA command with ATC and Last Online ATC Register GET DATA command GET DATA response Terminal issues GET DATA to obtain ATC and Last Online ATC Register N Both ATC and Last Online ATC Register returned? N Terminal sets ICC Data Missing bit to “1” in TVR Y ATC minus Last Online ATC Register > Lower Consecutive Offline Limit? Terminal sets both Lower Consecutive Offline Limit Exceeded and Upper Consecutive Offline Limit Exceeded bits to “1” in TVR Y Terminal sets Lower Consecutive Offline Limit Exceeded bit to “1” in TVR N ATC minus Last Online ATC Register > Upper Consecutive Offline Limit N Y Terminal sets Upper Consecutive Offline Limit Exceeded bit to “1” in TVR Last Online ATC Register =0 Y Terminal sets New Card bit in TVR N Terminal proceeds to Terminal Action Analysis (Chapter 10) Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 9–7 .4. Version 1.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.

the terminal determines what action to take if: q The card was on terminal exception file The merchant forced the transaction online The floor limit is exceeded The transaction is randomly selected for online processing Velocity checking amounts or counters are exceeded New card q q q q q Draft 12/18/00 9–8 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .10 Prior Related Processing Read Application Data The following data is read from the card: q Primary Account Number is used in checking the terminal exception file.11 Subsequent Related Processing Terminal Action Analysis Based on card and terminal settings.Terminal Risk Management Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.4. are used in Terminal Velocity Checking.0 9. Upper and Lower Consecutive Limits. q 9. Version 1. if present on the card.

the card may override the terminal’s decision.2 Terminal Data 10. Card Action Analysis). Review Offline Processing Results—The terminal reviews the results of offline processing. 2.1 Card Data 10. recorded by the terminal in the Terminal Verification Results.3 GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) Command 10. the terminal applies rules set by the issuer in the card and by the acquirer in the terminal to the results of offline processing to determine whether the transaction should be approved offline. Terminal Action Analysis involves two steps: 1. or sent online for an authorization. to determine whether the transaction should go online. Request Cryptogram Processing—The terminal requests a cryptogram from the card.4 Processing 10.6 Subsequent Related Processing Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 10–1 . This chapter is organized into the following sections: 10. As a result of Card Action Analysis (see Chapter 11.Terminal Action Analysis 10 In Terminal Action Analysis.5 Prior Related Processing 10. be approved offline. Decisions to decline offline may not be overridden. declined offline. A decision for an offline approval or request for online processing made during Terminal Action Analysis is not final. This process considers issuer-defined criteria from the card called Issuer Action Codes (IACs) and Visa-defined criteria in the terminal called Terminal Action Codes (TACs). or be declined offline.

4. Each IAC consists of a series of bits.Terminal Action Analysis Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. and IAC Default. contains detailed descriptions of these elements and their usage.0 10. IAC Online. Table 10–1: Review Offline Processing Results—Card Data Data Element Issuer Action Codes (IACs) Description The IACs are three data elements called IAC Denial. Draft 12/18/00 10–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Table 10–2: Request Cryptogram Processing—Card Data Data Element Card Risk Management Data Object List 1 (CDOL1) Description The CDOL1 contains the tags and lengths of the terminal data objects that are needed by the card to generate the first application cryptogram and for other processing. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table. The card data element shown in Table 10–2 is used in cryptogram processing. which correspond to the bits in the Terminal Verification Results (TVR). q IAC Denial bits set to “1” reflect the TVR conditions for which the transaction is to be declined offline IAC Online bits set to “1” represent online authorization conditions IAC Default bits set to “1” are the conditions for an offline decline if online processing is not available q q Similar codes called Terminal Action Codes (TACs) are defined in the terminal. Appendix A.1 Card Data The card data elements described in Table 10–1 were previously received from the card and are used during Terminal Action Analysis. Version 1. The Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification.

Version 1.0. The terminal data elements described in Table 10–3 are used to review offline processing results. Table 10–4: Request Cryptogram Processing—Terminal Data Data Element Terminal Data Elements Description The terminal data elements specified in the CDOL1 from the card are included in the GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) command. Like the IACs.2 Terminal Data 10. Table 10–3: Review Offline Processing Results—Terminal Data Data Element Terminal Action Codes (TACs) Description The TACs are three data elements called TAC Denial. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table. contains detailed descriptions of these elements and their usage. and TAC Default. q TAC Denial bits set to “1” reflect the TVR conditions for which the transaction is to be declined offline TAC Online “1”bits represent online authorization conditions TAC Default “1” bits are the conditions for an offline decline if online processing is not available q q The required TAC settings are defined by Visa in the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Terminal Specification.0 10.4. Version 1. TAC Online. Appendix A. which are set during transaction processing to represent offline processing results.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. The terminal data elements described in Table 10–4 are used in cryptogram processing. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 10–3 .4. Chapter 10. which correspond to the bits in the Terminal Verification Results (TVR). Terminal Verification Results (TVR) The TVR is a series of bits.2 Terminal Data The Visa Integrated Circuit Card Terminal Specification. each TAC consists of a series of bits.

1 Review Offline Processing Results The terminal reviews the results of offline processing to determine whether the transaction should go online.Terminal Action Analysis Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. be approved offline. The command designates one of the following types of application cryptograms: q Transaction Certificate (TC)—For an approval Application Authentication Cryptogram (AAC)—For a decline Authorization Request Cryptogram (ARQC)—To go online q q The command also includes the terminal data objects requested by the card in the CDOL1.3 GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) Command The terminal sends a GENERATE AC command to the card to request an application cryptogram.0 10. Terminal Action Analysis. The terminal also indicates in this command if Combined DDA/AC Generation is to be performed. When the card receives the GENERATE AC command.4 Processing Terminal Action Analysis processing has two steps: q The review of offline processing results The request for an Application Cryptogram q 10. The Visa Integrated Circuit Card Terminal Specification. contains an example of how IACs and TACs are used with the Terminal Verification Results (TVR) to determine transaction disposition. This process uses issuer-defined criteria from the card called IACs and Visa-defined criteria in the terminal called TACs.4. or be declined offline. 10. it proceeds to Card Action Analysis. Version 1. Chapter 10. Draft 12/18/00 10–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .4. The command response is not returned during Terminal Action Analysis.

Version 1.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.4 Processing 10.4.4. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 10–5 .2 Request Application Cryptogram The second phase of Terminal Action Analysis involves requesting an Application Cryptogram from the card.0 10. The outcome from the Review Offline Processing step determines the type of cryptogram to request: q Approve offline—TC (Transaction Certificate) Go online for authorization—ARQC (Authorization Request Cryptogram) Decline offline—AAC (Application Authentication Cryptogram) q q The terminal also indicates in this command if Combined DDA/AC Generation is to be performed.

4. Figure 10–1: Terminal Action Analysis Flow Card Any transaction conditions which card or terminal have set to Decline? Terminal N Any transaction conditions that the card or terminal have set to Decline if no online? Y Y Online capable terminal? N Y Any transaction conditions which card or terminal have set for Online Auth? N N Y Cryptogram type = ARQC (Send Online) Cryptogram type = TC (Approve) Cryptogram type = AAC (Decline) Proceed to Card Action Analysis (See Chapter 11) GENERATE AC command with CDOL1 data Request cryptogram from card Draft 12/18/00 10–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Version 1.0 10.4.3 Processing Flow Figure 10–1 shows how Terminal Action Analysis might be performed.Terminal Action Analysis Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.

5 Prior Related Processing Read Application Data The terminal reads application data from the card. Version 1.4. 10. Cardholder Verification. Offline Data Authentication.0 10. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 10–7 . the card performs additional risk management to determine whether to override the terminal’s Terminal Action Analysis decision to approve offline or send online. This data includes the CDOL1 and the IACs.6 Subsequent Related Processing Card Action Analysis During Card Action Analysis.5 Prior Related Processing 10.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. and Terminal Risk Management These offline functions set bits in the TVR based upon the results of processing. These bit settings are used with the IACs and TACs during Terminal Action Analysis to determine transaction disposition. Processing Restrictions.

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6 Prior Related Processing 11. Visa proprietary card risk management features described in this section include checking: q Activity on previous transactions New card Velocity counters q q This chapter is organized into the following sections: 11.5 Flow 11.2 Terminal Data 11.3 GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) Command 11.4 Processing 11.7 Subsequent Related Processing Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 11–1 .Card Action Analysis 11 Card Action Analysis allows issuers to perform velocity checking and other risk management that is internal to the card.1 Card Data 11.

refer to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. Table 11–1: Card Action Analysis—Card Data Data Element Application Cryptogram Description A cryptogram returned by the card in the response to the GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) command. Draft 12/18/00 11–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . q An Application Authentication Cryptogram returned for declines is known as an AAC A Transaction Certificate returned for approvals is known as a TC An Authorization Request Cryptogram returned when online processing is requested is known as an ARQC q q Data Requested in Card Risk Management Data Object List (CDOL1) The terminal provides the data requested by the card in the CDOL1. 11. Version 1. Appendix A. Refer to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. Appendix E. 11.1 Card Data The card data elements used in Card Action Analysis are listed and described in Table 11–1. for a list of data required. The terminal also indicates in this command whether Combined DDA/AC Generation is to be performed.Card Action Analysis Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Cryptogram Versions Supported. For a detailed description of these elements and their usage.0 11.2 Terminal Data No terminal data is used during Card Action Analysis.4.3 GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) Command The GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) command is used by the terminal to request that the card provide a cryptogram indicating the card’s authorization response. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table.

4 Processing At the end of Terminal Action Analysis. send online). which the terminal is requesting. Terminal Action Analysis. the terminal issues the GENERATE AC command to the card to request an application cryptogram and to provide data requested by the card in the CDOL1.4 Processing 11.1 Card Risk Management The card performs the following Card Risk Management checks if supported by the card and the required data is available: q Activity on previous transactions: – – – – – – Online authorization not completed Issuer Authentication failure on last online transaction SDA failure on last transaction DDA failure on last transaction Issuer script processed on last transaction PIN Try Limit exceeded on previous transaction q New card check Velocity checks to see whether offline processing limits have been exceeded for: – – – – – Total consecutive offline transactions Total consecutive offline international transactions based on currency Total consecutive offline international transactions based on country Total cumulative offline transaction amount in designated currency Total offline transaction amount in the designated currency and a designated secondary currency q Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 11–3 . which the card receives from the terminal. This Cryptogram Type indicates the terminal’s transaction decision (approve offline.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. decline offline. 11. This processing is described in Chapter 10. Version 1.4.4. The GENERATE AC command received from the terminal also indicates if Combined DDA/AC Generation is to be performed. contains the Cryptogram Type.0 11. The GENERATE AC command.

The Cryptogram Type in this response indicates the card’s decision for transaction disposition (approve offline. The card returns this cryptogram to the terminal in the GENERATE AC response.4. The DES key requirements and the algorithms used in the cryptogram generation process are detailed in the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification.2 Card Response Decision Based on the results of this card risk management. Appendix E.4. the card determines a transaction response. The card may override the terminal’s decision to go online by deciding to decline offline. Table 11–2: Card Response to GENERATE AC Command Card Responds AAC Decline ARQC — TC — Terminal Requests AAC ARQC Decline Go Online — TC Decline Go Online Approve 11.Card Action Analysis Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. q These decision rules are shown in Table 11–2.4. Authentication Keys and Algorithms. Data requirements are detailed in the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. Cryptogram Versions Supported. decline offline. Appendix D. send online).0 11.2. The card’s response may override the terminal’s decision indicated by the Cryptogram Type: q The card may override the terminal’s decision to approve offline by deciding to either send online or decline offline. Draft 12/18/00 11–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .1 Standard Response to GENERATE AC The card generates a DES-based cryptogram utilizing the data provided by the terminal and data from the card. Version 1.

2 Response to GENERATE AC for Combined DDA/AC Generation If the terminal has indicated in the GENERATE AC command that Combined DDA/AC Generation is to be performed and the card is returning a TC or an ARQC in the response to GENERATE AC. Version 1.0 11.4. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 11–5 .4 Processing 11. the card encrypts the Application Cryptogram.4.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.2. Cryptogram Information Data and other data with the ICC Private Key. The card returns the signed data to the terminal in the response to GENERATE AC.

Issuer Authen. Amount (Dual Currency) Uses above results to determine card response (approve.5 Flow Figure 11–1: Card Action Analysis Checks previous transaction processing: . Offline Transactions .Issuer Script processed Card First GENERATE AC command Terminal Terminal during Terminal Action Analysis requests a cryptogram (AAC. ARQC or TC) for the first time Sets indicators based upon results Checks new card & velocity . Offline Txn.Cons. or go online) D Y Y Terminal Requested Decline (AAC)? N Card Response = Decline (AAC) Terminal requested Go Online (ARQC)? N Terminal requested approval (TC) Y D Y Card Response = Decline (AAC)? N GEN AC response = Go Online (ARQC) Y Card Response = Go Online (ARQC)? N Combined DDA/AC Generation? GEN AC response = Approve (TC) N Y Create Dynamic Signature of ARQC or TC D Respond to GENERATE AC First GENERATE AC response Terminal proceeds to Online Processing Draft 12/18/00 11–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Version 1.Online Auth not completed .0 11.Cum. Offline Txns (Int'l) .Cons. failed . Offline Txn.4. Offline Txns (Int'l—Country) .SDA or DDA failed .Cons. decline. Amount .Cum.Card Action Analysis Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.

Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.0 11. The card also performs the following card risk management checks to determine final transaction disposition: q Velocity checking for total consecutive offline transactions (Upper Limit) New card Offline PIN verification not performed q q Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 11–7 . but the terminal was unable to send the transaction online.6 Prior Related Processing Read Application Data The terminal reads the Card Risk Management Data Object List 1 (CDOL1) from the card. 11. additional card and terminal processing is performed. Version 1. The terminal performs additional analysis (similar to Terminal Action Analysis) using the Issuer Action Code (IAC) Denial and Terminal Action Code (TAC) Denial to determine which cryptogram (AAC or TC) to request in the final GENERATE AC command.6 Prior Related Processing 11.4.7 Subsequent Related Processing Completion If online processing was requested.

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Online Processing allows the issuer’s host computer to review and authorize or decline transactions using the issuer’s host-based risk management parameters. In addition to performing traditional online fraud and credit checks, host authorization systems may perform Online Card Authentication using a card-generated dynamic cryptogram and should consider offline processing results in the authorization decision. The response from the issuer may include post-issuance updates to the card and an issuer-generated cryptogram, which the card can validate to assure that the response came from the valid issuer. This validation is called Issuer Authentication. This chapter describes the card and terminal online processing functions, which are new with Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit (VSDC). Online processing functions, which are also performed with magnetic stripe-read and key-entered transactions, are outside the scope of this document and not described. This chapter is organized in the following manner: 12.1 Card Data 12.2 Terminal Data 12.3 Online Request and Response Data 12.4 Commands 12.5 Processing 12.6 Prior Related Processing 12.7 Subsequent Related Processing

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The terminal uses the card data described in Table 12–1 during Online Processing. The Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification, Appendix A, Card and Issuer Data Elements Table, contains a detailed description of card data elements and their usage.
Table 12–1: Online Processing—Card Data

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GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) response data

Description
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Cryptogram Type (an Authorization Request Cryptogram (ARQC) if transaction is to be authorized online) Application Cryptogram Application Transaction Counter (ATC) Issuer Application Data

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Application Interchange Profile (AIP)

The AIP received during Initiate Application Processing contains a bit that indicates whether the card supports Issuer Authentication.

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Table 12–2: Online Processing Issuer Authentication—Card Data

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Authorization Request Cryptogram (ARQC)

Description
The cryptogram generated by the card earlier in the transaction. The ARQC and the Authorization Response Code are the input to the Authorization Response Cryptogram (ARPC) validation process. The DES keys used for ARPC validation. These are the same keys used to generate the ARQC. Contains a bit that is set if Issuer Authentication fails. A bit that is set if Issuer Authentication fails.

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Chapter 12. Version 1. contains a detailed description of these data elements and their usage. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table. which is the response value to be used in the validation of the ARPC q Issuer Script Contains issuer updates to the card. Contains a bit that is set when Issuer Authentication is performed.0 12. Table 12–3: Online Processing—Terminal Data Data Element Terminal Verification Results (TVR) Transaction Status Information (TSI) Description Contains a bit that is set when Issuer Authentication is unsuccessful.4. Online Processing. Table 12–4: Online Processing—Online Response Data Data Element Issuer Authentication Data Description Issuer Authentication Data has two components: q Authorization Response Cryptogram (ARPC). 12. which is an Issuer-generated cryptogram to be validated by the card Authorization Response Code. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 12–3 .Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.3 Online Request and Response Data The online authorization request includes the data required for magnetic stripe transactions as well as additional VSDC data. The Visa Integrated Circuit Card Terminal Specification. which is used to validate the Authorization Request Cryptogram (ARQC) generated by the card.2 Terminal Data The terminal data described in Table 12–3 is updated with the Issuer Authentication status. The online response may contain the data described in Table 12–4. Appendix A.2 Terminal Data 12. The VSDC data elements to be transmitted from the terminal are listed in the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Terminal Specification.

0 12. The response from the card indicates whether Issuer Authentication passed or failed. the response is a dynamic signature. which contains the Application Cryptogram. EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATE Command If Issuer Authentication is to be performed. The response is received by the terminal at the beginning of Online Processing. The GENERATE AC command is sent to the card during Terminal Action Analysis. the terminal issues the EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATE command with the Issuer Authentication Data requesting that the card validate the Authorization Response Cryptogram (ARPC). The response includes the first Application Cryptogram and the Cryptogram Type.Online Processing Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. If the response is an ARQC or a TC and Combined DDA/AC Generation is performed. Version 1. Draft 12/18/00 12–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . The card returns the GENERATE AC response at the end of Card Action Analysis. The GENERATE AC command may indicate that Combined DDA/AC Generation be performed.4 Commands The following commands are used during Online Processing: GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) Command Response The terminal receives the card’s response to the GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) command. which is included in the command.4.

which may include an issuer script containing updates to the card parameters or a cryptogram. the terminal proceeds to the Completion function.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.1 Online Request Online request processing differs depending on whether Combined DDA/AC Generation has been requested. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 12–5 . Version 1.5. the terminal receives the online response message.1.1 Combined DDA/AC Generation Processing If Combined DDA/AC Generation indicated in the GENERATE AC command and the cryptogram returned is an ARQC or a TC. 12. If the card does not respond with an ARQC or the terminal is unable to send the transaction online.5.0 12.5 Processing 12.1.5 Processing Standard Online Processing includes processing the online request.2 Standard Online Processing If the card returns an ARQC to the terminal in the GENERATE AC response and the terminal has the capability to go online. Otherwise. If the hash matches.5. and optionally performing Issuer Authentication. processing the online response. to be validated using Issuer Authentication to prove that the response came from the valid issuer. the terminal performs Issuer Authentication. the terminal transmits an online authorization request message. If the online response contains the Issuer Authentication Data and the card supports Issuer Authentication.4. the terminal performs the following processing: q The terminal deciphers the dynamic cryptogram using the recovered ICC Public Key to recover the Application Cryptogram. standard online processing is performed. If Combined DDA/AC Generation is to be performed. If the hash does not match the terminal indicates in the TVR that Combined DDA/AC Generation failed and proceeds to Completion. 12. processing includes validation of the dynamic signature. q q 12.5. or both. 12.2 Online Response After the online request message is successfully transmitted to the issuer. the terminal proceeds to the Completion function.

4. The terminal sets Issuer Authentication results in the Terminal Verification Results (TVR) and the Transaction Status Information (TSI) before proceeding to the Completion function.Online Processing Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. The card validates the ARPC using the ARQC generated previously by the card.0 12.5. and the Unique DEA Keys (UDK) stored in a secret location on the card. Both the card and terminal record Issuer Authentication results: q The card sets Issuer Authentication results in the Card Verification Results (CVR) and the Issuer Authentication Failure Indicator and returns the results to the terminal in the EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATE response. the Authorization Response Code from the issuer. q Draft 12/18/00 12–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Version 1.3 Issuer Authentication The terminal transmits an EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATE command to the card instructing the card to perform Issuer Authentication.

results indicators N Terminal proceeds to Completion (see chapter 13) Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 12–7 . or decline offline Terminal GENERATE AC command response Y Online Authorization Systems A AAC (decline cryptogram) returned? N Combined DDA/Gen. sets IA results indicators. approve offline. and returns results EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATE command Y Issuer Authentication to be performed? EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATE command response Terminal sets Issuer Auth.4. Version 1. and the issuer’s host system for Online Processing.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. AC requested? Terminal proceeds to Completion (see chapter 13) Y Valid Dynamic Signature? N Terminal indicates in TVR DDA/AC Generation failed Online Response Online Response Perform online authorization processing and return response A N N Y ARQC returned? Y Send transaction online for authorization Card performs Issuer Authentication.0 12.5.5 Processing 12. the terminal.4 Processing Flow Figure 12–1 shows the interaction between the card. Figure 12–1: Online Processing Flow Card Card Action Analysis (see Chapter 11) Card sets cryptogram to send online.

Draft 12/18/00 12–8 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Issuer-to-Card Script Processing If the online response contains an Issuer Script. these post-issuance updates are applied. If an ARQC was requested by the card and Combined DDA/AC Generation was performed and failed.4. Version 1.Online Processing Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. an AAC (decline cryptogram) is requested by the terminal in the final GENERATE AC.7 Subsequent Related Processing Completion During Completion.6 Prior Related Processing Card Action Analysis The card sets the Cryptogram Type to an ARQC if an online authorization is to be done.0 12. If a TC was requested by the card and Combined DDA/AC Generation was performed and failed the terminal declines the transaction. 12. the card uses Issuer Authentication results and card parameters to help determine the disposition of the transaction and whether to reset certain counters and indicators.

such as allowing the cardholder signature to be verified. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 13–1 . q q The terminal may perform additional functions subsequent to Completion. the terminal requests an AAC (decline cryptogram) in the second GENERATE AC.Completion 13 The terminal and the card perform Completion to conclude transaction processing. indicators and counters may be reset based upon Issuer Authentication results and card options. q q An issuer’s online approval may be changed to a decline based upon Issuer Authentication results and card options. If a TC was requested by the card and Combined DDA/AC Generation was performed and failed the terminal declines the transaction with a Z1 Response Code. After an online authorization. and capturing data for clearing. If Combined DDA/AC Generation was performed and failed the terminal processes as follows: – – If an ARQC was requested by the card. Completion includes the following actions: q If online processing was requested and the terminal did not support online processing or the online authorization was unable to complete. The terminal may perform additional Completion functions if they do not interfere with the Completion functions defined in the VIS card and terminal volumes. Indicators and counters are set to reflect what has occurred during transaction processing. printing a receipt. the terminal and card perform additional analysis to determine whether the transaction should be approved or declined offline.

2 Terminal Data 13.4 Processing 13.0 This chapter is organized as follows: 13. Version 1.5 Flow 13.1 Card Data 13.6 Prior Related Processing Draft 12/18/00 13–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .3 GENERATE Application Cryptogram (AC) Command 13.Completion Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.4.

1 Card Data 13. Table 13–1: GENERATE AC Response Data Element Application Cryptogram (AC) Application Transaction Counter (ATC) Cryptogram Information Data Description The cryptogram generated by the card. Contains indicators for q The type of cryptogram: – An Application Authentication Cryptogram (AAC) for a decline – A Transaction Certificate (TC) for an approval – An Authorization Request Cryptogram (ARQC) when online processing is requested (first GENERATE AC only) q Other status information including Service Not Allowed Issuer Application Data Includes Visa discretionary data and issuer discretionary data for transmission to the Issuer. The CVR is included in the clearing transaction as “proof” of card processing.4. which the card returns to the terminal. Card Verification Results (CVR) Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 13–3 . A count of card transactions.0 13. contains a detailed description of card data elements and their usage. The Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. includes the card data elements described in Table 13–1.1 Card Data The second GENERATE AC command response. which are set based upon the results of offline processing for current and previous transactions. Appendix A.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. including the CVR. Version 1. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table. A Visa proprietary data element containing indicators.

0 The card uses the internal card data elements described in Table 13–2 during Completion. such as SDA failure or floor limit exceeded. It may indicate that Combined DDA/AC Generation is to be performed. Other data elements used are listed in the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. Table 13–2: Completion—Card Data (Partial List) Data Element Application Default Action (ADA) CDOL2 Description A Visa proprietary data element indicating the action a card should take when exception conditions occur. Contains indicators that are set to record offline processing results. A list of data objects (tags and lengths) for the terminal to pass to the card with the second GENERATE AC command. contains a detailed description of these data elements and their usage. from a terminal perspective. Draft 12/18/00 13–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Terminal Verification Results (TVR) 13. The GENERATE AC command contains the terminal data elements specified by the card in the CDOL2.4. 13. Table 13–3: Completion—Terminal Data Data Element Authorization Response Code Description Provided to the card to indicate if the transaction is approved or declined and if the authorization was performed offline or online. Completion. which was received by the terminal during Read Application Data.Completion Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. The Visa Integrated Circuit Card Terminal Specification. Appendix A.3 GENERATE Application Cryptogram (AC) Command The GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) command is used by the terminal to request a final Application Cryptogram from the card. Version 1. Chapter 12. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table.2 Terminal Data The terminal data elements described in Table 13–3 are used during Completion.

The card determines the final transaction response and resets card indicators based card parameters and Issuer Authentication status. the terminal declines the transaction. The terminal completes the transaction. and the CVR indicating processing results. Version 1. or service not allowed. 13.1. If the terminal requested in the GENERATE AC command that Combined DDA/AC Generation be performed and an AAC is returned by the card.4 Processing The GENERATE AC response includes the card transaction counter. Issuer discretionary data may also be provided. the cryptogram type indicating the card’s authorization decision. 13. If a TC was requested by the card and Combined DDA/AC Generation was performed and failed.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. the card may have: – – Requested an offline approval or decline Requested an online authorization q During Online Processing. the terminal indicates in the TVR that Combined DDA/AC Generation has failed. the application cryptogram. the terminal completes the transaction offline. declined.1 Terminal Determines Transaction Disposition The terminal processing during Completion varies based upon what has occurred during previous processing of the transaction: q At the end of Card Action Analysis. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 13–5 .4 Processing Completion involves three steps: q The terminal determines the transaction disposition and issues a second GENERATE AC command to the card if an online authorization was completed.1 Transaction Authorized Offline When the card responds to the first GENERATE AC command in Card Action Analysis with a Transaction Certificate (TC) or an Application Authentication Cryptogram (AAC).4. the online authorization request may have: – – Completed successfully Not completed because the terminal did not support online processing or because an online response was not received. q q 13.4. The terminal displays a message indicating the action taken: approved.0 13.4.

If any TVR bits and the corresponding bit in the IAC or TAC are both “1”.P. the terminal declines with a Z1 response code.4. Version 1. The terminal uses the Authorization Response Code received from the issuer in the online authorization response to determine the type of cryptogram to request from the card: q If the issuer has approved the transaction.2 Online Authorization Completed Successfully If the online authorization was successfully completed.4. and referrals. it is recommended that the terminal request a decline (AAC). If the issuer has requested a referral. However. the terminal processes as follows: q If a TC was returned. the terminal requests a decline. refer to the V.Completion Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Terminal Action Analysis. Draft 12/18/00 13–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . the terminal requests an AAC. q q For valid Authorization Response Codes (field 39) for approvals. the terminal requests an AAC in the second GENERATE AC command. This IAC and TAC processing is similar to the processing in Terminal Action Analysis described in Chapter 10. System Technical Reference Volume 2. If the Authorization Response Code does not indicate approve or refer. Field and Code Descriptions. declines.0 If Combined DDA/AC Generation was performed and failed. the terminal requests an approval (TC). q 13.I.3 Online Authorization Unable to Complete If the card requested online processing and the terminal does not support online processing or the online authorization did not complete.1. the terminal uses the Issuer Action Code (IAC)—Default and the Terminal Action Code (TAC)—Default to determine the transaction disposition. 13. If an ARQC is returned.1. the terminal issues a final GENERATE AC command to the card to request additional card analysis and a final Application Cryptogram.4. the terminal may request an approval (TC) if the issuer has requested a referral.

Chapter 13.4 Processing Based on the results of this processing. the card always returns an AAC in the response.0 13.4.4.1 Online Authorization Completed When the online authorization completed. the card updates indicators and counters as indicated in the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. The Cryptogram Type requested in the final GENERATE AC command indicates whether the transaction is to be declined (AAC) or approved (TC). If the Authorization Response Code is not one of the offline codes. Completion. Version 1.4. which indicates that an online authorization was not completed. the online authorization was unable to complete or the terminal did not support online processing.2 Card Responds to Final GENERATE AC Command The card uses the Authorization Response Code received from the terminal in the final GENERATE AC command to determine whether an online authorization was completed. shown in Table 13–4. Prior to responding to the terminal with an AAC.2.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. the online authorization was completed. Table 13–4: Authorization Response Code for Offline Action Taken Terminal Requests TC AAC Authorization Response Code Y3 Z3 Transaction Disposition Unable to go online (offline approved) Unable to go online (offline declined) 13. the terminal issues the final GENERATE AC command to the terminal. the card uses the final GENERATE AC Cryptogram Type and results from Issuer Authentication to determine the final transaction disposition: q AAC (Decline) Requested If the terminal requests a decline (AAC) in the final GENERATE AC command. q 13. This command also includes an Authorization Response Code. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 13–7 . q If the Authorization Response Code is one of the offline codes listed in Table 13–4.

The card converts the approval to a decline if either of the following conditions is true: q Issuer Authentication failed and the ADA indicates that the transaction should be declined if Issuer Authentication fails Issuer Authentication is mandatory.2 Online Authorization Unable to Complete When the Authorization Response Code in the final GENERATE AC indicates that online processing was requested but not completed.4.4. Version 1. Refer to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. q Card Risk Management The card performs the following optional card risk management checks if they are supported and the required data elements are present in the card: – Velocity Checking for Total Consecutive Transactions (Upper Limit) This optional check causes the card to respond with a decline (AAC) if the upper limit for consecutive offline transactions has been exceeded. was not performed. the card responds with an approval. and the ADA indicates that the transaction should be declined if Issuer Authentication is mandatory and not performed q If neither of the above conditions is true. the card responds with a decline (AAC). – New Card If the card is a new card and the card’s Application Default Action (ADA) indicates that a new card transaction should be declined if it cannot be online authorized. Draft 12/18/00 13–8 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . These steps are performed whether the terminal has requested an approval or decline. Completion. the card responds with either an approval or a decline response based on the status of Issuer Authentication processing and card’s Issuer Authentication options.2. Chapter 13. 13. for details on how indicators and counters are set and reset for these conditions. the card performs additional card risk management steps prior to responding to the terminal.0 q TC (Approval) Requested If the terminal requests an approval (TC) in the final GENERATE AC command. – PIN Try Limit Exceeded on Previous Transaction If the PIN Try Counter is zero and the card’s ADA indicates that a transaction should be declined if the PIN Try Limit was exceeded on a previous transaction. the card responds with a decline (AAC).Completion Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.

4. if present (see Chapter 14.0 13. s Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 13–9 . – Card Approved Transaction If the terminal requested a TC and the results of card risk management indicate that the transaction should be approved. the terminal completes the transaction and displays a message indicating that the transaction was approved. If a balance inquiry transaction is declined for the same reason. the ATM shall not display the balance. Chapter 13. and responds with an AAC. Completion. the ATM shall transmit a reversal. a reversal is required if the acquirer’s authorization system is single message or host-data-capture. and responds with a TC. If the card responds with an AAC. if an online-approved cash disbursement or account transfer transaction is declined by the card because of an Issuer Authentication failure. Completion. s At an ATM. the card updates internal counters and indicators according to the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. q Terminal requested an approval (TC) in the final GENERATE AC – – If the card responds with a TC. the card updates internal indicators and counters as described in the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. if an online-approved purchase transaction is declined by the card because of an Issuer Authentication failure.4.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. At a POS device.3 Terminal Completes Transaction Upon receipt of the card’s response to the GENERATE AC command. the terminal completes the transaction and displays a message indicating that the transaction was declined. Issuer-toCard Script Processing). the terminal processes the Issuer Script.4 Processing q Card Response to Terminal The card responds to the final GENERATE AC command issued by the terminal as follows: – Card Declined Transaction If the terminal requested an AAC or the card risk management steps have determined that the card should decline the transaction. Version 1. Chapter 13. Final terminal action is determined by the type of cryptogram the terminal requested and the response from the card in the final GENERATE AC: q Terminal requested a decline (AAC) in the final GENERATE AC The terminal completes the transaction and displays a message indicating that the transaction was declined. 13.

Version 1. Code = Y3 or Z3 (Unable to go online)? N Card may convert online approval to a decline based on Issuer Authentication results Terminal requests AAC or TC in Final GENERATE AC Y Card performs card risk management checks for the upper offline limit.4.5 Flow Figure 13–1: Completion Card Terminal Terminal analyzes first GENERATE AC response Set Authorization Response Code to Y1 (approve) or Z1 (decline) based on card response and results of Combined DDA/AC Generation if performed Card returned ARQC? N Y A Transaction completed online? N Perform Terminal Action Analysis using IAC & TAC . new card.0 13.Completion Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. and PIN Try Limit exceeded previously Terminal receives Final GENERATE AC response Card may decline based upon card risk management results Card may reset counters and indicators based upon Issuer Auth results Terminal processes Issues Script if in auth. response Final GENERATE AC Response Terminal completes transaction A Card responds to Final GENERATE AC with TC (approve) or AAC (decline) Draft 12/18/00 13–10 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .Default Y Set Authorization Response Code to Y3 (approval) or Z3 (decline) Card receives Final Generate AC Final GENERATE AC Command Set Application Cryptogram to TC (approval) or AAC (decline) Auth Resp.

These indicators are used during Completion by the card in the response decision and in determining which card counters and indicators should be reset. Version 1.6 Prior Related Processing 13. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 13–11 .4. the card performs Issuer Authentication processing and sets indicators for Issuer Authentication performed and successful or failed.0 13.6 Prior Related Processing Online Processing If the card receives an EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATE command from the terminal.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.

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Commands are supported for: q Updating card parameters Blocking or unblocking the application Blocking the card Unblocking the PIN Try Counter Changing the Offline PIN q q q q Issuer-to-Card Script Processing limits credit and fraud exposure by allowing blocking of overspent and stolen cards. With this function. The terminal passes these commands to the card where they are executed if security requirements are satisfied. the issuer transmits commands in issuer scripts contained in the authorization response message.Issuer-to-Card Script Processing 14 Issuer-to-Card Script Processing permits issuers to change personalized data on cards without card reissuance. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 14–1 . Card parameters can be modified to correspond to changing cardholder circumstances.

8 Prior Related Processing 14.7 Processing Flow 14. Version 1.1 Script-Related Keys 14.Issuer-to-Card Script Processing Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.9 Subsequent Related Processing Draft 12/18/00 14–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .3 Terminal Data 14.5 Commands 14.6 Processing 14.0 This chapter is organized in the following manner: 14.2 Card Data 14.4.4 Online Response Data 14.

q q These MAC keys are required if the Visa recommended method of secure messaging is supported. The MACing process uses three keys: q Master Message Authentication Code Key (MAC MDK) is an issuer-unique double-length DES key. Version 1.1. This encipherment process uses three keys: q Master Data Encipherment DEA Key (ENC MDK) is an issuer-unique double-length DES key.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. The MAC Session Key is a transaction-unique double-length DES key used to generate and validate the script command’s MAC at the time of transaction. Unique Message Authentication Code Key (MAC UDK) is a double-length DES key personalized on the card. The MAC UDK is used to generate a MAC Session Key during the transaction.1 Script-Related Keys The recommended secure messaging methods for Issuer-to-Card Script Processing mentioned in Section 14. q q Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 14–3 .1.6. 14.1 Message Authentication Code Keys The Message Authentication Code (MAC) keys are used in the generation and validation of the script command’s MAC.3 use the following card and issuer-based keys. The MAC MDK is used to generate the card’s Unique Message Authentication Code Key (MAC UDK) and the transaction’s MAC Session Key. The ENC MDK is used to generate the card’s Unique Data Encipherment DEA Key (ENC UDK) and the transaction’s Data Encipherment Session Key.1 Script-Related Keys 14.4. The MAC is a cryptogram included in script commands that ensures that the command has not been altered (message integrity) and that the command came from the valid issuer (issuer authentication). Unique Data Encipherment DEA Key (ENC UDK) is a double-length DES key personalized on the card and used to generate the Data Encipherment Session Key. It is derived from the issuer’s MAC MDK. Data Encipherment Session Key is a transaction-unique double-length DES key derived from the ENC MDK and used by the issuer host computer to encipher confidential data in the issuer script. 14. The ENC UDK is derived from the ENC MDK.2 Data Encipherment Keys The Data Encipherment Keys are used to encipher confidential issuer script data such as Offline PIN values during the transmission of the script from the issuer host computer to the card.0 14.

Issuer Script Command Counter Issuer Script Failure Indicator Draft 12/18/00 14–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Version 1. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table.2 Card Data The indicators and counters in the card described in Table 14–1 are used in processing script commands. Appendix A. The CVR contains flags related to script processing.Issuer-to-Card Script Processing Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. which are updated with the script results.0 These data encipherment keys are required if the Visa recommended method of secure messaging is supported and the issuer script commands may include confidential data such as Offline PIN values. The Issuer Script Failure Indicator is set when Issuer Script processing fails and remains set until it is reset after a subsequent online transaction. Table 14–1: Issuer-to-Card Script Processing—Card Data Data Element Application Transaction Counter (ATC) Card Verification Results (CVR) Description The ATC is used in the generation of the Message Authentication Code (MAC) and Data Encipherment session keys.4. 14. The Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. The Issuer Script Command Counter is used to count the Script Update commands received during a transaction. contains a detailed description of card data elements and their usage.

Version 1. contains a detailed description of terminal data elements and their usage. Table 14–3: Issuer-to-Card Script Processing—Online Response Data Data Element Issuer Script Command Description The Issuer Script command contains the command transmitted from the issuer.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. 14. Issuer Script Identifier Issuer Script Template 2 Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 14–5 . Appendix A. Table 14–2: Issuer-to-Card Script Processing—Terminal Data Data Element Issuer Script Results Description The Issuer Script Results contains the results of Issuer Script processing and is sent to the issuer in a clearing message or other online message.4 Online Response Data The data elements described in Table 14–3 are included in the issuer script received in the online response from the issuer. Card and Issuer Data Elements Table. The TVR contains indicators that are set if Issuer Script processing fails. The Issuer Script Identifier is a number used to uniquely identify an issuer script. The Issuer Script Template 2 contains proprietary issuer data for transmission to the card after the final GENERATE AC command. The Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. which is sent to the card.3 Terminal Data 14.3 Terminal Data The terminal data elements described in Table 14–2 are used during Issuer Script processing.4.0 14. Terminal Verification Results (TVR) Transaction Status Information (TSI) The TSI contains an indicator that is set if an issuer script is processed.

CARD BLOCK The CARD BLOCK command permanently disables all applications on the card. the card and terminal continue to process the transaction through Completion. However.0 14. if this occurs. Version 1. the card does not allow the blocked application to be available for application selection to perform a financial transaction. PIN CHANGE/UNBLOCK The PIN CHANGE/UNBLOCK command provides the issuer with the capability either to unblock the Reference PIN (reset the PIN Try Counter) or to simultaneously change and unblock the Reference PIN. APPLICATION UNBLOCK This command reverses the status of an application that is blocked. Unblocking of an application occurs only at a special device designated by the issuer. PIN changes using PIN CHANGE/UNBLOCK or other methods should only be performed within a secure environment controlled by the issuer. During any subsequent application selection. The terminal may select an application that was blocked in order to unblock the application. Draft 12/18/00 14–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .5 Commands The following script commands for Issuer Script processing are supported: APPLICATION BLOCK This command blocks the use of the selected application.Issuer-to-Card Script Processing Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. the card is required to return an Application Authentication Cryptogram (AAC) in response to a GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM (AC) command.4. If the application is blocked during the processing of a transaction.

the Lower Consecutive Offline Limit and the Upper Consecutive Offline Limit are stored in records and accessible to the terminal using the READ RECORD command. Issuer script commands cannot be used to update the data on the physical magnetic stripe. If terminal velocity checking is supported.5 Commands PUT DATA The PUT DATA command allows specific primitive data objects in the card to be updated. Version 1. all of these card data elements. are stored in proprietary internal files.4.0 14. only the following data elements should be allowed to be updated using Issuer Script processing: q Lower Consecutive Offline Upper Consecutive Offline Limit Consecutive Transaction Limit (International) Consecutive Transaction Limit (International—Country) Cumulative Total Transaction Amount Limit Cumulative Total Transaction Amount Upper Limit Cumulative Total Transaction Amount Limit (Dual Currency) Currency Conversion Factor VLP Single Transaction Limit VLP Funds Limit q q q q q q q q q If terminal velocity checking is not supported.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. The UPDATE RECORD command is required to update the PIN Verification Value (PVV) in the track data on the chip to support a PIN change. UPDATE RECORD The UPDATE RECORD command is used to update a record in a file with the data provided in the command’s data field. It is also required for updates to the Upper and Lower Consecutive Offline Limits if Terminal Velocity Checking is supported by the card. if present. In this version of the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 14–7 .

6 Processing Issuer-to-Card Script Processing is comprised of issuer scripts. Draft 12/18/00 14–8 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . or alter the data contained on the card only if 1) that command supports secure messaging and 2) secure messaging was performed successfully. the same requirements apply. indicating that Issuer Script processing is to be performed after the final GENERATE AC command.0 14. In a subsequent version. change.Issuer-to-Card Script Processing Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. The card performs the requested command to update. and secure messaging.4. reset. The originator of an Issuer Script Command is assumed to be the card issuer. This requirement may be satisfied by successfully performing secure messaging for that command since secure messaging is a form of issuer authentication.6. 14. In this version of the Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification.1 Issuer Scripts The Issuer Script is transmitted to the acquirer by the issuer in the response message. Issuer Scripts transmitted in the response message always have tag “72”. Visa requires that some form of issuer authentication be successfully performed prior to processing an Issuer Script Command. If an entity other than the issuer originates the commands.2 Command Processing The recommended Issuer Script commands are used to perform the functions described earlier in this chapter. Version 1. The issuer uses secure messaging in Issuer Script processing for each command that instructs the card to modify any information contained in the card. at most only one Issuer Script shall be transmitted in the response message. multiple Issuer Scripts may be allowed in a response message.6. command processing. 14.

Message integrity ensures that commands and command data are not altered during transmission. Data confidentiality is achieved using encipherment of the plaintext command data (if present). Version 1. Message integrity and issuer authentication are achieved using a MAC.6. message integrity. and issuer authentication. These session keys are unique for each transaction and generated as described in Section 14.0 14.4.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Issuer authentication ensures that the command came from the valid issuer.6 Processing 14. Validation of the MAC and decryption of enciphered data requires the use of session keys.3 Secure Messaging The principle objectives of secure messaging are to ensure data confidentiality. Data confidentiality ensures that secret data remains secret during transmission from the issuer to the card. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 14–9 .1 Script-Related Keys. of this chapter.

Version 1.7 Processing Flow Figure 14–1 illustrates how Issuer-to-Card Script Processing might be performed.4.Issuer-to-Card Script Processing Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Figure 14–1: Issuer-to-Card Script Processing Card Terminal completes Online Processing and Completion Terminal Issuer Script present in response? N Y Terminal parses out Issuer Script command in sequential order Card processes command including performing secure messaging Y Script Command Terminal sends command to card Command processing successful? Y Card sets response code for success Response code shows error? N Another command present? Y Y N Card sets response code to show error Terminal sets Script Processing Failed in TVR bit N Card returns command response with response code Script Command Response Another script present? N Terminal sets Issuer Script Processing Performed in TSI bit Terminal completes transaction processing Draft 12/18/00 14–10 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .0 14.

4. the CVR subfields are set to indicate script results from the previous transaction based upon the Issuer Script Failure Indicator and Issuer Script Command Counter stored in the card. The issuer receives this Card Verification Results (CVR) data in the next clearing record and next online authorization. Version 1.9 Subsequent Related Processing Card Action Analysis (subsequent transactions) During Card Action Analysis for the card’s next transactions.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Completion (subsequent transactions) The card resets the Issuer Script Failure Indicator and Issuer Script Command Counter to “0” after online transactions if any of the following conditions exist: q Issuer Authentication was successful Issuer Authentication was optional and not performed Issuer Authentication was not supported q q The Issuer Script Failure Indicator and Issuer Script Command Counter are not reset if an online authorization is not completed or if the card’s Issuer Authentication requirements are not satisfied.8 Prior Related Processing Online Processing The online response received from the acquirer may contain an issuer script to be processed during Issuer-to-Card Script Processing. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public 14–11 . 14.8 Prior Related Processing 14.0 14.

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Acronyms A Acronym a AAC AAR AC ADA ADF AEF AFL AID AIP AMD an ans Meaning alpha Application Authentication Cryptogram Application Authentication Referral Application Cryptogram Application Default Action Application Definition File Application Elementary File Application File Locator Application Identifier Application Interchange Profile Application Management Data alphanumeric alphanumeric special Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public A–1 .

CPLC Cum. CID CLA cn Cons.Acronyms Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Version 1.4. CVM Meaning Application Protocol Data Unit Authorization Response Cryptogram Authorization Request Cryptogram Application Transaction Counter Automated Teller Machine Application Usage Control authentication binary BASE Identification Number conditional Certificate Authority Card Authentication Method Card Risk Management Data Object List certificate Cryptogram Information Data Class Byte of the Command Message compressed numeric consecutive Card Production Life Cycle Data cumulative Cardholder Verification Method Draft 12/18/00 A–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 .0 Acronym APDU ARPC ARQC ATC ATM AUC Auth. b BIN C CA CAM CDOL Cert.

seconds host security module Issuer Authentication Issuer Action Code Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public A–3 . Version 1.4.0 Acronyms Acronym CVR CVV DDA DDF DDOL DEA DES DF EEPROM EMV ENC MDK ENC UDK FCI FCP FMD GPO hex. Visa Master Data Encipherment DEA Key Unique Data Encipherment DEA Key File Control Information File Control Parameters File Management Data GET PROCESSING OPTIONS hexadecimal hours. MasterCard.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. minutes. HHMMSS HSM IA IAC Meaning Card Verification Results Card Verification Value Dynamic Data Authentication Directory Definition File Dynamic Data Authentication Data Object List Data Encryption Algorithm Data Encryption Standard dedicated file Electronically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory Europay.

0 Acronym IC ICC IEC IFD INS Int’l ISO Lc Le LD LRC M MAC MAC MDK MAC UDK MCC MDK n N/A NCA NI Meaning integrated circuit integrated circuit card International Electrotechnical Commission interface device Instruction Byte of the Command Message international International Organization for Standardisation Length of the Command Data Field Expected Length of the Response Data Field Length of the plaintext data in the Command Data Field Longitudinal Redundancy Check mandatory Message Authentication Code Master Message Authentication Code DEA Key Unique Message Authentication Code DEA Key Merchant Category Code Master DEA Key numeric not applicable Length of the Certification Authority Public Key Modulus Length of the Issuer Public Key Modulus Draft 12/18/00 A–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . Version 1.4.Acronyms Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.

O P1 P2 PAN PDOL PIN PIX PK PKI POS PSE PVV R RFU RID ROM RSA SAD SAM Meaning Length of the ICC Public Key Modulus number optional Parameter 1 Parameter 2 Primary Account Number Processing Options Data Object List Personal Identification Number Proprietary Application Identifier Extension public key Certificate Authority Public Key Index point of service payment system environment PIN Verification Value required Reserved for Future Use Registered Application Provider Identifier Read-Only Memory Rivest.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Adleman Signed Static Application Data Secure Access Module Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public A–5 . Version 1.4. Shamir.0 Acronyms Acronym NIC No.

P. Version 1.4. SW2 TC TDOL TLV Txn.0 Acronym SDA SFI SW1. month where YY = year (00–99) and MM = month (01–12) year. month. day where Y = right-most digit of the year (0–9) and DDD = Julian day of the year (001–366) year. TSI TVR UDK var. VLP YDDD Meaning Static Data Authentication Short File Identifier Status Words Transaction Certificate Transaction Certificate Data Object List tag-length-value transaction Transaction Status Information Terminal Verification Results Unique DEA Key variable VisaNet Integrated Payment Visa Low-value Payment year.Acronyms Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. day where DD = day (01–31) YYMM YYMMDD Draft 12/18/00 A–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . V.I.

For descriptions of specific card and issuer data elements.Glossary This is a glossary of terms used in this specification. refer to Appendix A of the Card and Terminal volumes of this specification. and disburses currency or checks. and directly or indirectly enters the resulting transaction into interchange. to shut down the selected application on a card to prevent further use of that application. standards accreditation organization. application block Instructions sent to the card by the issuer. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public Glossary–1 .S. ANSI American National Standards Institute. This process does not preclude the use of other applications on the card. ATM An unattended terminal that has electronic capability. it is not intended as a data dictionary. application A computer program and associated data that reside on an integrated circuit chip and satisfy a business function. Examples of applications include payment. and loyalty. A U. accepts PINs. stored value. acquirer A Visa member that signs a merchant or disburses currency to a cardholder in a cash disbursement. Application Authentication Cryptogram (AAC) A cryptogram generated by the card for offline and online declined transactions.

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ATM cash disbursement

A cash disbursement obtained at an ATM displaying the Visa, PLUS, or Visa Electron acceptance mark, for which the cardholder’s PIN is accepted.
authentication

A cryptographic process that validates the identity and integrity of data.
authorization

A process where an issuer or a representative of the issuer approves a transaction.
authorization controls

Information in the chip application enabling the card to act on the issuer’s behalf at the point of transaction. The controls help issuers manage their below-floor-limit exposure to fraud and credit losses. Also known as offline authorization controls.
authorization request

A merchant’s or acquirer’s request for an authorization.
Authorization Request Cryptogram (ARQC)

The cryptogram generated by the card for transactions requiring online authorization and sent to the issuer in the authorization request. The issuer validates the ARQC during the Online Card Authentication (CAM) process to ensure that the card is authentic and was not created using skimmed data.
authorization response

The issuer’s reply to an authorization request. Types of authorization responses are:
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Authorization Response Cryptogram (ARPC)

A cryptogram generated by the issuer and sent to the card in the authorization response. This cryptogram is the result of the Authorization Request Cryptogram (ARQC) and the Issuer’s authorization response encrypted with the Unique Derivation Key (UDK). It is validated by the card during Issuer Authentication to ensure that the response came from a valid issuer.
Bank Identification Number (BIN)

A 6-digit number assigned by Visa and used to identify a member or processor for authorization, clearing, or settlement processing.

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BASE I Authorization System

The V.I.P. System component that performs message routing, cardholder and card verification, and related functions such as reporting and file maintenance.
BASE II

The VisaNet system that provides deferred clearing and settlement services to members.
byte

8 bits of data.
card acceptance device

A device capable of reading and/or processing a magnetic stripe or chip on a card for the purpose of performing a service such as obtaining an authorization or processing a payment.
card authentication

A means of validating whether a card used in a transaction is the genuine card issued by the issuer.
Card Authentication Method (CAM)

See Online Card Authentication.
card block

Instructions, sent to the card by the Issuer, which shut down all proprietary and non-proprietary applications that reside on a card to prevent further use of the card.
Card Verification Value (CVV)

A unique check value encoded on a card’s magnetic stripe and chip to validate card information during an online authorization.
cardholder

An individual to whom a card is issued or who is authorized to use that card.
cardholder verification

The process of determining that the presenter of the card is the valid cardholder.
Cardholder Verification Method (CVM)

A method used to confirm the identity of a cardholder.
cash disbursement

Currency, including travelers cheques, paid to a cardholder using a card.

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cashback

Cash obtained in conjunction with, and processed as, a purchase transaction.
CCPS

Chip Card Payment Service, the former name for Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit (VSDC).
Certificate Authority (CA)

A trusted central administration that issues and revokes certificates.
chargeback

A transaction that an issuer returns to an acquirer.
chip

An electronic component designed to perform processing or memory functions.
chip-capable

A card acceptance device that is designed and constructed to facilitate the addition of a chip reader/writer.
chip card

A card embedded with a chip that communicates information to a point-of-transaction terminal.
clearing

The collection and delivery to the issuer of a completed transaction record from an acquirer.
cleartext

See plaintext.
cryptogram

A numeric value that is the result of data elements entered into an algorithm and then encrypted. Commonly used to validate data integrity.
cryptographic key

The numeric value entered into a cryptographic algorithm that allows the algorithm to encrypt or decrypt a message.
cryptography

The art or science of keeping messages secret or secure, or both.

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See also Offline Data Authentication.4. digital signature A cryptogram generated by encrypting a message digest (or hash) with a private key that allows the message content and the sender of the message to be verified. Data Encryption Standard (DES) The public domain symmetric key cryptography algorithm of the National Institute for Standards and Technology. Data Encryption Algorithm (DEA) An encipherment operation and an inverse decipherment operation in a cryptographic system. data authentication Validation that data stored in the integrated circuit card has not been altered since card issuance. double-length DES Key Two secret 64-bit input parameters each of the Data Encryption Standard algorithm.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. and 8 error-detecting bits set to make the parity of each 8-bit byte of the key odd.0 CVM List CVM List An issuer-defined list contained within a chip application establishing the hierarchy of methods for verifying the authenticity of a cardholder. Easy Entry A replication of the magnetic stripe information on the chip to facilitate payment as part of multi-application programs. Easy Entry is not EMV-compliant and is being phased out. Version 1. DES key A secret parameter of the Data Encryption Standard algorithm. Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) A type of Offline Data Authentication where the card generates a cryptographic value using transaction-specific data elements for validation by the terminal to protect against skimming. decryption The process of transforming ciphertext into cleartext. consisting of 56 bits that must be independent and random. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public Glossary–5 .

which produces a unique value from a data stream.0 EMV specifications Technical specifications developed jointly by Europay International. above which online authorization is required. host data capture system An acquirer authorization system that retains authorized transactions for settlement without notification from the terminal that the transaction was completed. encoded. hash The result of a non-cryptographic operation. Integrated Circuit Card (ICC) See chip card. MasterCard International. floor limit A currency amount that Visa has established for single transactions at specific types of merchants. expired card A card on which the embossed. International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) The specialized international agency that establishes and publishes international technical standards.Glossary Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. Version 1. interoperability The ability of all card acceptance devices and terminals to accept and read all chip cards that are properly programmed. Draft 12/18/00 Glossary–6 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . and Visa International to create standards and ensure global interoperability for use of chip technology in the payment industry.4. interchange The exchange of clearing records between members. encryption The process of transforming cleartext into ciphertext. Hardware Security Module (HSM) A secure module used to store cryptographic keys and perform cryptographic functions. or printed expiration date has passed. Integrated Circuit Chip See chip.

or line of business in which a merchant is engaged. Issuer Action Codes (IACs) Card-based rules which the terminal uses to determine whether a transaction should be declined offline. entry and use. and to generate ARPCs.0 issuer issuer A Visa member that issues Visa or Electron cards. to validate ARQCs. distribution. including their generation. Issuer Authentication Validation of the issuer by the card to ensure the integrity of the authorization response. Version 1. key management The handling of cryptographic keys and other related security parameters during the entire life cycle of the keys. These keys are used to generate Unique Derivation Keys (UDKs) for personalization.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. or declined if online is not available. Master Derivation Keys (MDK) Master DES keys stored in the issuer host system.4. key generation The creation of a new key for subsequent use. and archiving. merchant category code (MCC) A code designating the principal trade. Magnetic Stripe Image The minimum chip payment service data replicating information in the magnetic stripe required to process a transaction that is compliant with EMV. sent online for an authorization. deletion or destruction. profession. See Authorization Response Cryptogram (ARPC). message authentication code (MAC) A digital code generated using a cryptographic algorithm which establishes that the contents of a message have not been changed and that the message was generated by an authorized entity. storage. or proprietary cards bearing the PLUS or Visa Electron Symbol. magnetic stripe The stripe on the back of the card that contains the magnetically coded account information necessary to complete a non-chip electronic transaction. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public Glossary–7 .

loyalty. offline-only terminal A card acceptance device that is not capable of sending transactions online for issuer authorization.0 multi-application The presence of multiple applications on a chip card (for example. VIS includes two forms: Static Data Authentication (SDA) and Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA). Offline Data Authentication A process whereby the card is validated at the point of transaction using RSA public key technology to protect against counterfeit or skimming. offline approval A transaction that is positively completed at the point of transaction between the card and terminal without an authorization request to the issuer. online authorization A method of requesting an authorization through a communications network other than voice to an issuer or issuer representative. Draft 12/18/00 Glossary–8 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . and identification).4. nibble The four most significant or least significant bits of a byte of data.Glossary Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. offline-capable A card acceptance device that is able to perform offline approvals. payment. offline PIN verification The process whereby a cardholder-entered PIN is passed to the card for comparison to a PIN value stored secretly on the card. offline decline A transaction that is negatively completed at the point of transaction between the card and terminal without an authorization request to the issuer. offline PIN A PIN value stored on the card that is validated at the point of transaction between the card and the terminal. offline authorization A method of processing a transaction without sending the transaction online to the issuer for authorization. Version 1.

point-of-transaction terminal A device used at the point of transaction that has a corresponding point-of-transaction capability. public key cryptographic algorithm A cryptographic algorithm that allows the secure exchange of information. post-issuance update A command sent by the issuer through the terminal via an authorization response to update the electronically stored contents of a chip card. See also Card Acceptance Device.0 online-capable terminal online-capable terminal A card acceptance device that is able to send transactions online to the issuer for authorization.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. plaintext Data in its original unencrypted form. Version 1. personalization The process of populating a card with the application data that makes it ready for use. private key As part of an asymmetric cryptographic system. the key that is kept secret and known only to the owner. See Authorization Request Cryptogram (ARQC). Online Card Authentication (CAM) Validation of the card by the issuer to protect against data manipulation and skimming. point of transaction (POT) The physical location where a merchant or acquirer (in a face-to-face environment) or an unattended terminal (in an unattended environment) completes a transaction. through the use of two related keys—a public key which may be distributed in the clear and a private key which is kept secret. the key known to all parties. Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public Glossary–9 . online PIN A method of PIN verification where the PIN entered by the cardholder into the terminal PIN pad is DES-encrypted and included in the online authorization request message sent to the issuer. public key As part of an asymmetric cryptographic system. but does not require a shared secret key.4.

Version 1.Glossary Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. and cannot be disclosed publicly without compromising the security of the system. Adleman) A public key cryptosystem developed by Rivest. that are directly convertible to cash. random selection An EMV online-capable terminal function that allows for the selection of transactions for online processing. and Adleman. reversal A BASE II or online financial transaction used to negate or cancel a transaction that has been sent through interchange. purchase transaction A retail purchase of goods or services. a point-of-sale transaction. Part of Terminal Risk Management. DES). when used with the appropriate public key cryptographic algorithm.0 public key pair The two mathematically related keys.4. referral response An authorization response where the merchant or acquirer is instructed to contact the issuer for further instructions before completing the transaction. without the secure exchange of a secret. such as gaming chips or money orders. used for data encryption and authentication. Shamir. can allow the secure exchange of information. Draft 12/18/00 Glossary–10 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . This is not the same as the private key in a public/private key pair. receipt A paper record of a transaction generated for the cardholder at the point of transaction. Shamir. quasi-cash transaction A transaction representing a merchant’s sale of items. It is used to store chip operating systems and permanent data. a public key and a private key which. ROM (Read-Only Memory) Permanent memory that cannot be changed once it is created. RSA (Rivest. secret key A key that is used in a symmetric cryptographic algorithm (that is. secure messaging A process that enables messages to be sent from one entity to another. and protects against unauthorized modification or viewing.

Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public Glossary–11 . settlement The reporting of settlement amounts owed by one member to another or to Visa. Visa Certificate Authority (CA) A Visa-approved organization certified to issue certificates to participants in a Visa payment service. System VisaNet Integrated Payment System. Single Message System A component of the V.P. Terminal Action Codes (TACs) Visa-defined rules in the terminal which the terminal uses to determine whether a transaction should be declined offline.4. as a result of clearing. V. Version 1. System that processes Online Financial and Deferred Clearing transactions.I. sent online for an authorization. the online processing component of VisaNet. smart card A commonly used term for a chip card.P. Static Data Authentication (SDA) A type of Offline Data Authentication where the terminal validates a cryptographic value placed on the card during personalization. Visa Low-value Payment (VLP) VLP is a feature of VSDC designed to provide an optional source of pre-authorized spending power that is reserved for rapid processing of offline low-value payments. but does not protect against skimming. or declined if online is not available. transaction An exchange of information between a cardholder and a merchant or an acquirer that results in the completion of a financial transaction.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview.I. Triple DES The data encryption algorithm used with a double-length DES key.0 session key session key A temporary cryptographic key computed in volatile memory and not valid after a session is ended. This validation protects against some types of counterfeit.

and BASE II systems. These services. clearing.I. including the V. Draft 12/18/00 Glossary–12 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . and settlement services to members. Version 1. authorization. are supported by VisaNet processing. through which Visa delivers online financial processing.Glossary Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. VisaNet The systems and services. as well as by Visa rules and regulations.4.0 Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit (VSDC) The Visa service offerings for chip-based debit and credit programs. based on EMV and VIS specifications.P.

7–2 Application Version Number (‘9F09’). 3–2 Application Effective Date. 9–2 Draft 12/18/00 31 Oct 2001 Visa Public Index–1 . 7–2. 9–3 to 9–4 Application Authentication Cryptogram. 2–10. 7–3 ARPC. 14–4 for Online Processing. 1–7. 3–1 identifying and selecting the application. 13–4 for Initiate Application Processing. 12–2 to 12–4. 14–6 AC. 7–5 Application File Locator. 13–5 to 13–9. 6–14. See Application Interchange Profile Amount X. 12–8 to 13–1. 7–2 for Read Application Data. 11–6 terminal data. 11–1 to 11–7. See Certificate Authority Public Key Index candidate list. See ARQC Authorization Response Code. 8–3 Amount. 14–4 ATM. 3–2. 12–4. 3–3 Application Transaction Counter. 4–1 to 4–2. 12–4 to 12–5. 3–2 to 3–3 AIP. Authorized. 13–6 Application Default Action. 10–4. 13–8 Application Definition File. 2–8. 1–7. 14–6 card data. 12–2. 1–7. See Application Elementary Files AFL. 4–4. 12–6 ARQC. 2–7. 12–6. 8–4. 13–4. See Application Definition File AEF. 2–1. 11–4. 8–1 C CA Public Key Index. 7–4 to 7–5 Application Version Number. 5–2 Application Expiration Date. 8–3 Amount Y. 10–4 to 10–5. 5–2 to 5–3 Application Identifier. 9–1. See AAC APPLICATION BLOCK command. See AID Application Interchange Profile. 3–3 Application Selection Indicator. 4–4. 13–9 AUC. 11–2. 10–4 to 10–5. 11–4. 13–3 to 13–4. 6–14. 8–14. 13–5 card data. 3–4 processing flow. 11–2 for Completion. 4–4. 3–6 terminal data. 4–2 to 4–3 for Issuer-to-Card Script processing. 11–2. 13–3 ATC. 2–9. 2–11. 6–11 to 6–12. 12–2 Application PAN. 12–8 to 13–1. 13–1. 3–2 functions. 9–2. 7–2. 11–7. 12–8. 5–2 for Terminal Action Analysis. 12–2 to 12–6. 12–2 to 12–3. 12–2. 7–4 Application Version Number (‘9F08’). 8–8. See PAN Application Primary Account Number. 13–3. 10–2 for Terminal Risk Management. 11–3 processing flow. See ATC APPLICATION UNBLOCK command. 14–6 Application Usage Control. See Application Usage Control Authorization Request Cryptogram. See PAN Application Selection. 14–8 B biometrics. 9–4 to 9–5. 11–2 CARD BLOCK command. 2–4. 8–14. 14–6 card data for Application Selection. 3–2 for Card Action Analysis. 8–3. 4–6. 11–5. 7–4 Application Elementary Files. See Application Default Action ADF. 13–3. 14–6 Application Cryptogram. See Application File Locator AID. 13–6 Authorization Response Cryptogram. See Application Cryptogram ADA. 4–4. 11–2. 2–11. 7–2. 4–1 to 4–2. building the. 12–2 for Processing Restrictions. 10–1. 2–11. 3–1 to 3–7. See ARPC authorization response message.Index A AAC. 3–4 Card Action Analysis. 13–4. 11–2 processing.

6–15 terminal data. 4–6. 11–3 to 11–4. 8–10 processing. 2–8. 10–4. 6–7. 13–4 Certificate Authority. 13–4 to 13–5 online processing. 14–7 Cumulative Total Transaction Amount Upper Limit. 14–7 Cumulative Total Transaction Amount Limit (Dual Currency). 13–4 processing flow. 8–8 CVM Processing. 9–4 GET PROCESSING OPTIONS. 3–5 cardholder selection. 2–9. 13–4 GET CHALLENGE. 12–5 Combined DDA/AC Generation failure. See CVR Card Verification Value. 8–7 D Data Authentication Code (DAC). 8–1 to 8–14. 10–2 to 10–4. 12–4. 11–7 CDOL2. 14–6 EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATE. 6–12. 6–11 DDA failed on last transaction. 6–13 CID. 6–3 Certificate Authority Public Key Index. 13–1 to 13–11 card data. 6–13 PIN CHANGE/UNBLOCK. 1–8 Cumulative Total Transaction Amount Limit. 2–2. 14–6 PUT DATA. 8–7. 6–17. 13–5 to 13–6 command support requirements. card Card Verification Results. 2–5. 13–11 GENERATE AC. 8–7 GET DATA. See CVV CDOL1. 8–3.D Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. 1–7 to 1–8. 6–6 DDF.4. 6–8 to 6–9. 14–6 CARD BLOCK. 14–7 credit. 11–3. 8–10 Card Risk Management. 11–3. 10–7 card data. 11–2 to 11–3. 14–3 DES keys. 6–12. See CVM List Cardholder Verification Method. 8–8 card data. 2–7. 6–1. 12–2. 14–7 VERIFY. Version 1. See DF Name default CVM. 12–4. 5–3 UPDATE RECORD. 6–12 Dedicated File Name. 13–10 Consecutive Transaction Limit (International). 8–8 CVM List processing. 8–8 CVM Conditions. 1–9. 6–12 processing flow. 6–4. 6–11 DES. 14–9 Data encipherment. 14–3 to 14–4 DDA. 8–3 CVM Entry. 12–4. 2–10. 14–7 READ RECORD. See CDOL1 card velocity checking. 11–7 Card Risk Management Data Object List 2. 2–11 commands APPLICATION BLOCK. 12–1 credit risk. 12–4 to 12–5. 8–8 Cardholder Verification Method List. See CDOL2 Card Risk Management Data Object List. 8–3 CVR. See Cryptogram Information Data Combined DDA/AC Generation. 2–3 Default DDOL. 12–2. 14–3 Data Encipherment Session Key. 8–1. 8–9 CVM Type. 6–11 to 6–17 card data. 11–4. 1–7 to 1–8. 2–7. See velocity checking. 12–5 to 12–6. See CVV cardholder confirmation. 13–4 transaction flow example. 8–4. 8–5 Certificate Serial Number. 6–16 DDA key relationships. 2–2. 6–13. 8–3. 4–3 INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE. 12–6. 8–3. 14–7 CVM Code. See CVM processing Cardholder Verification Value. 8–8 CVM List. 6–16. 14–1 Cryptogram Information Data. 12–8. 3–4 to 3–5 Cardholder Verification. 13–8 Card Risk Management checks. 11–4. 11–5. 5–1. 13–3. 13–5 terminal data. 6–14. 14–7 Currency Conversion Factor. 11–3 DDA Failure Indicator. 8–3 CVM List Processing. 8–3 processing flow. See Directory Definition File DDOL. 12–8 to 13–1. 1–7 data confidentiality. 2–3.0 Completion. 14–7 Consecutive Transaction Limit (International—Country). 14–3 Draft 12/18/00 Index–2 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . 6–11. 11–5. 14–6 APPLICATION UNBLOCK. 2–3. 11–2. 13–3 cryptogram type. 2–9. 13–7 cryptogram version 14. 14–4 card reader.

13–1. 8–1 Completion. 12–5 ICC Public Key Certificate. See IACs Issuer Application Data. 2–11. 8–5 ICC PK Certificate. 14–3 ENC UDK. 12–5. 8–6 Europay. 6–9. 14–1 Offline Data Authentication. 12–5 E EMV. 2–2. 1–11 ENC MDK. 12–7 Issuer PK Certificate. 3–2 Directory Selection Method. 2–7 miscellaneous terminal. 6–14. 6–13 Issuer Private Key. 3–2. 2–10 terminal. 6–13 to 6–14. 2–11. 6–12 to 6–13 ICC Private Key. 11–5 ICC Public Key. 2–1 functional requirements card. 6–4 to 6–5. 4–2 to 4–3 card processing. 8–11 ICC PIN Encipherment key data. 11–2 to 11–5. 13–3 to 13–9. 4–2 Issuer Country Code “5F28”. 8–14. 11–3 Issuer Country Code. 2–2. 9–4 fraud risk. 6–1 Online Processing. 4–1 processing flow. 8–10. 12–1. 12–5 to 12–6. 14–8 to 14–9 Issuer Authentication Data. 13–5. 4–4 functions. See DDA dynamic signature. 13–3 Issuer Authentication. 6–16. 6–8 to 6–9. 6–3. 4–3 to 4–5 E H hash. 4–2 Draft 12/18/00 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 Index–3 .4. 6–3 to 6–5. 1–8. 8–5 Issuer Public Key Exponent. 1–7. 6–13 ISO documentation. 12–2. 7–1 Read Application Data. 8–10 GET DATA command. 8–7. See Issuer PK Certificate Issuer Public Key Component. 8–7. Visa. 10–1 Terminal Risk Management. mandatory and optional. 8–11 FCI. 6–4. 12–1 Processing Restrictions. 2–11. 8–11 ICC PIN Encipherment Private Key. 12–5 Issuer Authentication Failure Indicator. 6–3. Version 1. 6–4 Issuer Public Key data. 2–11. 14–3 Enciphered PIN Data. 6–13 Issuer Public Key Certificate. 6–13. 12–2. 11–5. 6–12 ICC key data. 6–4 to 6–5. 6–11. 5–1 Terminal Action Analysis. See GENERATE AC command Geographic Indicator. 2–7 G GENERATE AC command. 2–7. 13–7 to 13–8. See ICC PK Certificate ICC Public Key Exponent. 6–12 Initiate Application Processing. 2–11. 6–11. 1–6 to 1–7 EMV documentation. 7–2 issuer host. 3–4 to 3–5 Dynamic Data Authentication Failure Indicator. 6–9. 2–11. 4–1. 13–1 Issuer-to-Card Script Processing. 2–2. 3–7. See also Application Expiration Date EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATE command. 1–10 Issuer Action Codes. 3–2 Directory File. 10–1 to 10–7. See File Control Information File Control Information. 4–2 to 4–3 floor limits. 12–3. 4–1. 12–4 to 12–5. 12–2. 6–14. 12–4. 12–6 I IACs. 13–6 ICC Dynamic Number. 11–1 Cardholder Verification. 2–9 functions Card Action Analysis. 14–1 functional overview. 1–3. 6–4 to 6–5. See DDA Failure Indicator Dynamic Data Authentication. 4–5 terminal processing. 6–8 Issuer Public Key Remainder.0 Directory Definition File. 2–9. 12–1. 12–4 to 12–5 Geographic Restrictions. 1–7. 9–4 to 9–5 GET PROCESSING OPTIONS command. 10–3 to 10–4. 6–8 issuer script. 8–14 card data. 4–3 to 4–4 INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE command. 12–3. 12–6 Issuer Authentication Failure on Last Transaction. 6–8 Issuer Public Key.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. 2–5. 14–6. 9–1 functions. 14–8 Terminal Action Analysis. 4–4 GET CHALLENGE command. 11–7 GENERATE APPLICATION CRYPTOGRAM. 1–8. See EMV Expiration Date. MasterCard. 6–12 ICC Public Key Remainder. 6–11 to 6–14. 13–9 F Fail CVM.

13–8. 10–7 Offline Enciphered PIN card data. 9–2. 1–7. 12–5 optional. 4–6. 8–10 optional terminal changes. 12–3 Processing. 6–4 to 6–5 L Last Online Application Transaction Register. 14–9 MAC MDK. 14–6 PIN Pad Secret Key. See MAC keys Message Authentication Code. 14–5 Issuer Script Failure Indicator. 11–4. 9–2. 11–3. 14–5 N new card. 8–10. See PIN PIN CHANGE/UNBLOCK command. 2–8. 4–1 to 4–3. 8–1. 2–4. 3–2 Payment Systems Environment. 14–4 Issuer Script Identifier. 11–7. 9–5. 8–4 Offline PIN Verification not Performed (PIN Try Limit Exceeded). 8–1. 8–7. 14–5 Issuer Script Processed on Last Online Transaction. 11–3. 14–9 P PAN. 14–4 issuer script commands. 14–5 Issuer Script Template. 14–11 card data. 11–3 Issuer Script Results. 14–6 PIN Try Limit. 8–4. 6–1 to 6–17. 8–4.4. 12–2 commands. 4–6. 1–3 Master Data Encipherment DEA Key. 14–3. 8–10. Offline Data Authentication. 8–10 online authorization. 10–1 Online Authorization Indicator. 14–7 M MAC. 14–4 online response data. 12–5 online response. 13–8 No CVM Required. 14–5 issuer scripts. 9–5 Lower Consecutive Offline Limit “9F58”. 13–5. 14–8 processing flow. 8–7 supported CVMs. 12–3 online request. 9–4 to 9–5 List of AIDs Method. 1–8 to 1–9 Online Authorization Not Completed (on previous transaction). 8–10 PIN processing flow. 9–4 Message Authentication Code Keys. 14–3 magnetic stripe. 8–7.0 Issuer Script Command Counter. 8–6. 14–1 to 14–11 card data. 8–5 CVM processing. 11–3 Online Card Authentication. 9–3 merchant floor limit. 8–7. 1–7 processing commands. 8–11 O Offline Data Authentication. 14–5 processing. See ENC MDK Master Message Authentication Code Key. See PVV Draft 12/18/00 Index–4 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 . 14–3 to 14–4 MAC UDK. 2–8. 2–10.K Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. 3–4 Lower Consecutive Offline Limit “9F14”. card data for. 1–3 K keys. 12–5 terminal data. 2–9. See MAC message integrity. See Last Online ATC Register Last Online ATC Register. 14–7 mandatory. See Issuer-to-Card Script processing Issuer-to-Card Script Processing. 13–11. 3–2 PDOL. 14–3 Keys and Certificates. 2–7. 12–7 online response data. 8–1 Offline PIN processing. 3–2 to 3–3. 4–6 Personal Identification Number. 2–10. 5–2 to 5–3. 12–1 to 12–8. 2–11. See CAM online PIN. See MAC MDK Master Message Authentication Code Session Key. 9–4 Payment Systems Directory. See MAC Session Key Maximum Target Percentage to be used for Biased Random Selection. 14–10 terminal data. 2–5. 8–14. 13–8 PIN Verification Value. See floor limit checking Merchant Forced Transaction Online. 8–12 PIN Try Counter. 2–2. Version 1. 14–3 MAC Session Key. 11–7 Offline Plaintext PIN. 9–2. 2–4 Online Card Authentication. 8–11 Online Processing. 12–4 flow.

12–5 Static Data Authentication Failure Indicator. 6–16. 5–2 to 5–3 signature and offline PIN. 4–4. 13–5 to 13–9 Terminal Action Analysis. Version 1. See PDOL processing overview. 10–3 Terminal Action Codes. 8–5 Rivest. 8–6 Terminal Country Code. 12–8 to 13–1. 14–3 to 14–11 SELECT command. 6–4. 1–3 Reference PIN. 9–3 TC. 10–1 to 10–7 card data. 5–1. 10–2 processing. 8–14. 6–16. 11–3 SDA Failure Indicator. 2–7. See Signed Static Application Data Script Processing. 2–12. 13–1 recommended. 2–9. 7–6 terminal data. 14–7 R R Random Transaction Selection. 10–7. 2–9. 2–7. 11–2. 8–4. 11–7 card data. 14–1 Subsequent Related Processing Card Action Analysis. determining which to perform Offline Data Authentication. 11–7. 3–2 to 3–3 PKI. 8–11 signature. 2–2. See Certificate Authority Public Key Index Point of Sale Entry Mode. See Payment Systems Environment Public Key Index. 9–3 Terminal Exception File. 11–4. cryptographic. 2–9. cardholder. 6–11 Signed Static Application Data. 2–3. See POS Entry Mode POS device. 3–3 receipt. 6–5 SDA or DDA. 7–7. 6–3 Session Key Generation. 6–1. 2–7. 2–10. 6–9 processing flow. 7–3 Proprietary Application Identifier Extension. 1–7 to 1–8 secure messaging. 7–2 processing. 8–1. See SDA stolen cards. Shamir. Adleman. See PIX PSE. 6–14. 9–3 to 9–4 Terminal Floor Limit. 6–4. See Short File Identifier Short File Identifier. 1–3 RID. 13–4 for Issuer-to-Card Script Processing. See also floor limit checking S SAD. 6–14. 11–7. 8–14. 6–8 to 6–17 processing. 8–10. See SDA Failure Indicator Static Data Authentication. 6–8 to 6–9 Standard DDA. 7–7. 10–3 for Terminal Risk Management. 6–10 SDA failed on last transaction. 2–2. 10–7 card data. 8–6 for Completion. 2–2. 14–6 Registered Application Provider Identifier.Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. 9–8. 6–5 signature. 6–16 SDA key relationships. 10–7.0 PIX. 7–1. 6–8 to 6–9. 8–14. 10–1 to 10–7. 6–13. See RID required. 5–4 terminal data. 9–8 T TACs. 6–16. 9–4 terminal floor limit. See RSA RSA. 5–3 READ RECORD command. 6–16. 10–4 to 10–5. 8–10 Target Percentage to be used for Random Selection. 13–9 post-issuance updates. 7–3 for Terminal Action Analysis. 12–8. 3–3 to 3–5 Draft 12/18/00 Visa Public 31 Oct 2001 Index–5 . 2–9. 3–3 for Cardholder Verification. 2–7. 2–8. 5–3 processing flow. 6–4 Signed Dynamic Application Data. 14–5 for Online Processing. 10–4 processing flow. 8–14. See Issuer-to-Card Script processing SDA. 6–13 to 6–14 Standard Online Processing. cryptographic. 9–4 Read Application Data. 7–3 terminal data for Application Selection. 8–14. 8–1. See Certificate Authority Public Key Index PUT DATA command. 14–11 Issuer-to-Card Script Processing. 12–8 Online Processing. 5–2 processing. 7–3. 13–6 tamper-evident device. 12–3 for Processing Restrictions. See TACs Terminal Capabilities. 2–1 Processing Restrictions. 13–3. 6–7 SDA Tag List. 3–2.4. 2–12. 2–12. 6–8. 4–6 to 5–1. 13–1 Signature. 2–4. 14–11 Completion. 6–17. 14–7 PVV. 8–14. 4–3. 1–8 SFI. 12–4 to 12–5. See also Issuer-to-Card Script Processing Processing Options Data Object List. 3–2 to 3–3. 8–14 Terminal Action Analysis. 10–6 terminal data.

See velocity checking. See MAC UDK Unpredictable Number. 8–6. 7–3 to 7–5 transaction flow. 6–8 to 6–9. 8–8. 9–3. 1–2 Visa Low-value Payment. 13–1. 12–6. See Visa Private Key Visa CA Public Key. See Transaction Status Information TVR. Version 1. 2–10. 2–3. 9–3 Transaction Certificate. 6–3. See UDKs Unique Message Authentication Code Key. 10–7 card data. 8–10 Transaction Status Information (TSI). 14–7 Draft 12/18/00 Visa Public Index–6 31 Oct 2001 . See TVR terminated transactions. 9–5 Upper Consecutive Offline Limit “9F59”. 8–6. 2–12 Visa Private Key. 6–13. 11–7 Upper Consecutive Offline Limit “9F23”. See TC Transaction Date. 14–5 Y Y3 Authorization Response Code. 1–7 revisions. 14–5 Transaction Type. 1–6 update. 9–3 to 9–5. 11–3. 1–7. 2–8. 14–7 V velocity checking.U Visa Integrated Circuit Card Application Overview. 7–4 to 7–5. 8–6 VLP Funds Limit. 9–1 to 9–8. 8–10 Visa CA Private Key. 10–3 to 10–4. See Unique DEA Keys Unique Data Encipherment DEA Key. 6–8 Visa Public Key. 9–5 VERIFY command. 14–7 terminal velocity checking. 13–4 to 13–6. 1–9. 12–3. 13–6 Z3 Authorization Response Code. 1–3 Threshold Value for Biased Random Selection. terminal Terminal Verification Results. 12–3. 8–7. 9–6 terminal data. terminal. 7–3 TSI. 9–3 terminal velocity checking. 14–7 Terminal Risk Management. 11–1. 9–5. 12–6 UDKs. See Visa Public Key Visa documentation. sample. 9–2 processing flow. 11–7. 2–12. 13–8 velocity checking. 1–11 Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification. 12–5 to 12–6. 8–8. 6–11. 13–7 Z Z1 Authorization Response Code. 9–2. 14–7 Upper Consecutive Offline Limit. 2–6 Transaction Log. 6–3 to 6–4. 12–2. 13–7 U UDKs. 2–12.0 VLP Single Transaction Limit.4. See ENC UDK Unique DEA Keys A and B. 1–1 impact summary. 9–3 to 9–4 Transaction PIN. 6–11 UPDATE RECORD command. card. 6–8 to 6–9.

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