When new data material formats and software versions are taken into use, we recommend that they be tested prior to the launch.
OP provides a dedicated customer test environment, the use of which is free of charge. The test environment can be used if the software provider’s or customer’s bank connection software supports the tested data contents and related feedback messages.
The use of the customer test environment requires that the customer has valid agreements with the bank concerning the services to be tested, for example, C2B payments, C2B agreement or e-invoice transfer agreement. The party transferring data contents to the bank through an online bank connection must have a valid Web Services agreement.
A separate testing certificate for the WS channel is necessary for the purpose of using the customer test environment. The production certificate does not work in the customer test environment. To retrieve the testing certificate, a specific transfer key is needed, which is delivered to the customer once the relevant agreement is made. The certificate is retrieved by using the transfer key, as described in the WS channel implementation guidelines. The uploading of data contents to the test environment can start 24 hours after the retrieval of the certificate. Those customer identifiers, payment codes and payment accounts that are specified in the agreement shall be used in any data content uploaded to the test environment.