Host certification validates proper network messaging including authorization, settlement, data collection and reporting messaging. Host certification activities include:
- Unattended testing: Confirm that sample messages can be sent and received without network connectivity
- Telecommunication connectivity validation: Validate that the issuer test host can communicate with the American Express test host
- Message and file validation: Validate that messages and files can be sent to the American Express Global Network
For all host certification efforts, American Express Global Network Specifications are required. For all host certification efforts, American Express Global Network Specifications are required. To view these Network Specifications, Login to Knowledge Base and use the search tool.