After an authorization is approved and is captured, the
status on the authorization is set to
closed and a Transaction object is created. This normally happens within 24 hours; however hotels, airlines, and car rental companies are able to capture up to 30 days after authorization.
When an authorization is captured, two things happen.
statuson the authorization is set to
closed, releasing the purchase amount held by that authorization. A balance transaction of type
issuing_authorization_releaseis created to represent this.
- A new transaction object of type
captureis created. The purchase amount is deducted from the balance you’re using for Issuing.
Spending controls, real time authorization controls, and card status (whether a card is active or not) don’t apply for capture. They can be used to determine whether authorizations are approved, but captures for approved authorizations always succeed.
Handling other transactions
In addition to regular transactions, there are a few other cases that you should be ready to handle.