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How do I integrate PayFast with Jamroom?

In order to use PayFast with Jamroom v4.3.0, you will need to install the PayFast payment module for Jamroom v4.3.0 which is provided by PayFast.

Installation requirements

Installation and Testing

To install the PayFast payment module, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the payment module from our site.
  2. Unzip the module to a temporary location on your computer.
  3. Copy the ‘include’ folder in the archive to your base ‘Jamroom’ installation.
    • This should NOT overwrite any existing files or folders and merely supplement them with the PayFast files.
    • This is however, dependent on the FTP program you use.
    • If you are concerned about this, rather copy the individual files across as per instructions below.
  4. Log into the Jamroom v4.3.0 Admin console.
  5. Navigate to Admin Options > System Config > Payment Settings
  6. Select PayFast as ‘Vault Processor’.
  7. Select the configure button next to PayFast under ‘Payment Processor Modules’.
  8. Click ‘Update Settings’.
  9. The module is now ready to be tested with the PayFast Sandbox. To test with the sandbox, use the following login credentials when redirected to the PayFast site:
    • Username:
    • Password: clientpass

Copying the individual files across

If you are concerned that copying the entire folder from the downloaded module may overwrite files in your installation, rather copy the files from the extracted module individually into your installation.

Be sure to copy the files from the downloaded module to their corresponding locations within your installation:

The list of files needed in your online installation are as follows:


Testing that it is working correctly 

If you followed the installation instructions above, the module is in ‘test’ mode and you can test it by purchasing from your site as a buyer normally would. You will be redirected to PayFast for payment and can log in with the user account detailed above and make payment using the balance in their wallet.

You will not be able to directly ‘test’ a credit card or Instant EFT payment in the sandbox, but you don't really need to. The inputs to and outputs from PayFast are exactly the same, no matter which payment method is used, so using the wallet of the test user will give you exactly the same results as if you had used another payment method.

Going live

In order to make the module ‘LIVE’, follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into the Jamroom v4.3.0 Admin.
  2. Navigate to Admin Options > System Config > Payment Settings
  3. Select the configure button next to PayFast under ‘Payment Processor Modules’.
  4. In the PayFast Settings block, use the following settings:  
    • PayFast Sandbox/Live = ‘Live’
    • PayFast Merchant ID = Integration Page>
    • PayFast Merchant Key = <Integration Page>
    • PayFast ITN Debug = Off
  5. Click 'Update Settings'.
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