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AMEX Enabled

A program to ensure that provider products or services are reviewed for use on the American Express Global Network.

The AMEX Enabled® Program*

Amex Enabled Logo Issuers, acquirers, and merchants who work with American Express often need third-party products and services to enable the payments process such as card manufacturing, personalization and embossing services, mobile handsets, and Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) devices. The AMEX Enabled badge signifies that a product or service meets American Express security and compliance requirements and is approved for use on the American Express Global Network.

The AMEX Enabled Program is designed to:

  • Facilitate the review of products and services for use on the American Express Global Network
  • Help issuers, acquirers, and merchants identify reliable products and services—all in one place—that comply with American Express standards for use on the American Express Global Network

Solution Providers Benefits

The AMEX Enabled Program offers:

  • A clearly defined approval process to facilitate the development and implementation of reliable and secure solutions that comply with American Express requirements
  • Clear contact points to engage American Express product owners, access American Express requirements, and learn best practices for implementation
  • Awareness and communication of AMEX Enabled products and services to issuers, acquirers, and merchants on the Global Network website

Registration Process

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  1. Register your company with the Amex Enabled program
    • Provide company details and main company contact information
    • Accept Non-Disclosure Agreement and Terms and Conditions
    • Receive an email notification your company was accepted
  2. Enroll one or more users with a GNSweb ID and password to access the AMEX Enabled Dashboard 
  3. Login to the AMEX Enabled Dashboard where you will find all the information you need develop and certify your solution 
  4. Complete testing and certification of your solution 
  5. Utilize the AMEX Enabled logo to market your solution and issue a press release with the copy provided in the Brand Guidelines. Your solution will also be added to our online list of approved solutions

AMEX Enabled Solutions

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Personalization

Personalization services load Card Member data on to the magnetic stripe and the EMV chip.

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Chip Supplier

The microprocessor chips that are produced for embedding into EMV Chip Cards.

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Card Manufacturing

Production of physical Card plastic for American Express Cards.

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Mobile Handsets

Mobile phones that are NFC-enabled for use as a payment device.

*** Note To Handset Manufacturers for all Handset and Device Certifications ***

Effective March 14th 2016, EMVCo will launch the initial activation of Mobile Product Level1 Type Approval Phase 2. The second phase expands the scope of level1 testing to include (i) HCE execution environment, (ii) Handset performance (UICC only), (iii) Handset interoperability testing and, (iv) Multiple execution environment testing. Therefore all handset certification requests should be directed to EMVCo from this date by contacting card-approval@emvco.com.

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Mobile Secure Elements

Secure, tamper-resistant elements that store Card Member information and payment software, enabling the mobile phone to function as a payment device.

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Mobile Trusted Service Managers (TSMs)

TSMs work with issuers to provision Card Member data and the American Express contactless payment applet onto the Secure Element.

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Mobile Host Card Emulation (HCE)

Solutions that allow for Card Member information and payment data to be stored outside of a Secure Element by using software to emulate a physical card when making secure NFC payments.

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Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS)

mPOS refers to hardware and software solutions that enable smart phones and tablets to function as a point of sale (POS) terminal.

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Contactless Terminals (Level 2 Expresspay)

Point of Sale (POS) terminals that are developed to support American Express’s contactless solution, Expresspay.

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3D Secure (SafeKey)

American Express SafeKey® leverages the industry standard technology making it fast and easy to implement by enrolling through a Merchant Plug-In (MPI). A seamless interaction between the MPI, the Access Control Server (ACS) and the customer prevents unauthorized online use before it happens by confirming the Card Member’s identity with an additional password.

Visit the following link to enroll as a SafeKey MPI or ACS Provider

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Acquiring Platforms

Payment processing platforms that can be used by acquirers.

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Issuing Platforms

Payment processing platforms that can be used by issuers.

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Labs: Card Contact Level 1

Laboratories conducting Level 1 contact certification services for Card products.

Before registering, laboratories should have the following accreditation / audit:

  • Valid EMVCo Accreditation for L1 Contact and Contactless Type Approval
  • Valid EMVCo Card Approval Working Group (CAWG) Audit

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Labs: Card Contactless Level 1

Laboratories conducting Level 1 contactless certification services for Card products.

Before registering, laboratories should have the following accreditation / audit:

  • Valid EMVCo Accreditation for L1 Contact and Contactless Type Approval
  • Valid EMVCo Card Approval Working Group (CAWG) Audit

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Labs: Card Functional

Laboratories conducting functional evaluations of American Express Card products.

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Labs: Card Security

Laboratories conducting security evaluations of American Express Card products.

Before registering, laboratories should have the following accreditation / audit:

  • Valid EMVCo Accreditation for Security Evaluation for Card and Mobile.
  • Valid EMVCo Security Evaluation Approval Working Group (SEWG) Audit.

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Labs: Physical Card

Laboratories conducting physical testing services for American Express Card products.

Before registering, laboratories should have the following accreditation / audit:

  • The laboratory must be able to demonstrate the ability to perform ISO 7810 and 7816 testing.

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Labs: Mobile Functional

Laboratories conducting functional evaluations of mobile products.

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Labs: Mobile Security

Laboratories conducting security evaluations of mobile products.

Before registering, laboratories should have the following accreditation / audit:

  • Valid EMVCo Accreditation for Security Evaluation for Card and Mobile.
  • Valid EMVCo Security Evaluation Approval Working Group (SEWG) Audit.

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Labs: Mobile Contactless and HCE Level 1

Laboratories conducting Level 1 contactless certification services for mobile products including UICCs and HCE.

Before registering, laboratories should have the following accreditation / audit:

  • Valid EMVCo Accreditation for L1 Contact and Contactless Type Approval.
  • Valid EMVCo Card Approval Working Group (CAWG) Audit.

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Labs: HCE Functional

Laboratories conducting functional evaluations of HCE products.

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Labs: HCE Security

Laboratories conducting security evaluations of HCE products.

Before registering, laboratories should have the following accreditation / audit:

  • Valid EMVCo Accreditation for Security Evaluation for Card and Mobile.
  • Valid EMVCo Security Evaluation Approval Working Group (SEWG) Audit.

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Labs: Expresspay Terminal Level 2 (contactless)

Laboratories conducting certification services for Level 2 Contactless approval.

Before registering, laboratories should have the following accreditation / audit:

  • Valid EMVCo Accreditation for Contactless Type Approval.
  • Valid EMVCo Terminal Approval Working Group (TAWG) Audit.

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Issuing Test Tools (Functional) for Card

Qualified Card functional tools to support testing of American Express Card products.

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Issuing Test Tools (Functional) for Mobile

Qualified mobile functional tools to support testing of American Express mobile products.

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Issuing Test Tools (Functional) for HCE

Qualified HCE functional tools to support testing of American Express HCE products.

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Issuing Test Tools (PVT) for Card

Qualified Personalization Verification Tools for Issuers issuing American Express Card Products.

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Issuing Test Tools (PVT) for Mobile

Qualified Personalization Verification Tools for Issuers issuing American Express Mobile Products.

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Issuing Test Tools (PVT) for HCE

Qualified Personalization Verification Tools for Issuers issuing American Express HCE Products.

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Card Simulators

Card simulator tools to support point of sale testing.

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Host Simulators

Host simulator tools to support simulation of the American Express network during point of sale testing.

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Physical Test Cards

Physical test card providers to support point of sale testing.

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Test Plan Evaluation

Test plan evaluation tools to support validation of AEIPS and Expresspay testing.

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Transaction Log Capture

Tools to capture the interaction between the Card and point of sale.

*The AMEX Enabled designation identifies third-party products or services that meet American Express requirements. Any listing, designation, approval or certification by American Express does not constitute a guarantee, endorsement, or warranty of a third-party's product, service or performance. Products or services will require certification to be allowed for use by an issuer, acquirer or provider on the American Express Global Network.

Register Now

(1) Company Registration

New providers need to register their company first to begin the AMEX Enabled process.

Register Company

(2) User Enrollment

If your company is already registered click the link below to enroll users.

Enroll Users

(3) User Login

If you're already enrolled and need to access the AMEX Enabled Dashboard, click on the link below.

User Login

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