I've noticed while setting up my Authorize.net payment method that it says that the recurring support is manual. What does this mean? Can someone please expound on this for me?
It means that you have to manually process next recurring payments (place a new order) when it's required. Go to admin area > sales > recurring payments, go to a required payment details page, then 'History' tab and click 'Process next payment (create a new order)' button
Actually it already uses ARB API. All recurring payments are automatically processed on Authorize.net side. But Authorize.net does not notify nopCommerce store when a new payment is processed. That's why you have to manually click 'Process next payment (create a new order)' button in order to create a new order (it just places a new order without any call to Authorize ARB API web service because it's already processed on Authorize.net side)
Hate to resurrect an old thread but is there any update on this? This ties to my other question about "should there be an order entered in when the payments recur"