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3D Secure is a protocol used as an added layer of security for online credit and debit card transactions. This is achieved by adding another authentication step for online payments; a password.
It was developed by Visa and named “Verified by Visa”. MasterCard then developed a service based on the same protocol called “MasterCard® SecureCode™”. It was created to improve the security of Internet payments by offering an extra layer of security to customers before making a purchase online. This involves selecting a password. This ensures your credit card cannot be used fraudulently as only you will know the associated password.
The first time you make a purchase with a 3D Secure enabled card you will be redirected to your issuing credit card’s secure website. Before you proceed you must verify some personal details and select a password. This is integrated into our checkout page. You must never disclose this password to anyone – this is how you guarantee your card is secure. Do not write your password down anywhere.
The 3D Secure authentication process is smoothly integrated into our online checkout process and will usually only add a few seconds to the normal transaction time. We believe this is a small price to pay for increased protection for our customers.
If you haven’t purchased a product or service online using 3D Secure before on any website, you will be redirected to your issuing credit card’s secure website where you must verify some personal details and select a password. This is integrated into our checkout page. You must never disclose this password to anyone – this is how you guarantee your card is secure. Do not write your password down anywhere.
If you can’t remember your 3D Secure password you need to contact your bank or in the 3D Secure section there will be an option to select 'Forgotten Password' or 'Retrieve Password'. Follow the instructions provided. We don’t save your 3D Secure password on any Iarnród Éireann computer system; when you selected your password this was saved only on your bank’s computer system. Iarnród Éireann will never contact a customer to ask for your 3D Secure password and we cannot help you retrieve forgotten 3D Secure passwords.
3D Secure authentication is used by Banks to prevent online card fraud. Banks use the process to make online transactions more secure. In some instances, banks bypass the authentication process but the transaction will progress normally.