URL for downloading my recent transactions in XML or CSV
iGolder provides you an easy way to automatically download your recent
transactions in the XML or CSV format. Each sub-account includes a secret URL for viewing and/or
downloading its recent transactions. Since your secret URL does not
require any login, you may add it to your favorites / bookmarks and use it
when you wish to view your recent transactions.
Likewise, you may integrate your secret URL with your accounting
software. Many merchants already have their own databases (or
accounting software) to store customer transactions. With your secret
URL, you can easily download your recent transactions and import them to
your database. iGolder offers two data formats: XML and CSV. The
XML format is more convenient if you wish to automate your transactions via
web services, and the CSV is more
convenient if you wish to import into a spreadsheet software.
To find out your secret URL,
select which sub-account you wish to automate, and click on the button
Create Secret URL. iGolder will generate a secure unique URL for
the sub-account. If you feel this URL has been compromised, then click
on the button Remove Secret URL, and click again on Create
Secret URL to generate a new one.
How Safe is my Secret URL?
First, your secret URL should remain secret. If you disclose your
secret URL, then it is no longer safer than disclosing your login password.
Your secret URL is protected by a random unique number, called
GUID is a unique 128-bit number equivalent of a random PIN number containing 38 digits
(your ATM debit card PIN has 4 to 6 digits).
Compared to your
iGolder password which is probably around 6 characters in length, your
128-bit random number is far longer (38 digits), thereby much more difficult to guess, thus
far more secure. It would take about 10 trillion years to discover your
random GUID, assuming hardware capable to guess one trillion GUIDs per
second. To further protect your secret URL, iGolder monitors all user
activity, including login failures and failed attempts to guess any GUID.
iGolder will lock out the IP address of any computer trying to
tamper our website security. If you feel your GUID may have
been compromised, just generate a new one. There are plenty of GUIDs
available - they are abundant.
Please bear in mind that your secret URL is for viewing (or downloading) your recent
transactions only. No transfers can be done
using your secret URL, so even if someone has access
to your secret URL, he will be unable to steal any gold from you. The GUID associated with your
secret URL cannot be used for any other purpose than
viewing transactions, which is no worse than someone
reading your bank statement from your mail.
Any data you may view (or download) using your
secret URL is encrypted with the same encryption
strength as when you access your iGolder account with
web browser. There is no danger for a third
party (such as your ISP) listening (spying) on your
internet activity to discover your secret URL and/or
any content of your recent transactions.
Example of a "Secret" URL
||Identifier of the sub-account you want to download the
recent transactions. This identifier cannot be an email
address; it must be a GUID. The good news is iGolder creates
this URL for you, so you don't have to worry about
generating the GUID.
||The key is your secret GUID acting as your password.
If you generate a new URL, then this Key will have a different value.
||History range, specified by the number of days you want to download
your recent transactions.
If you want to download all transactions for the past 30 days,
then enter Days=30. The larger the value, the longer it
takes to download your transactions. If you balance your
transactions daily, then you are welcome to specify a value such as Days=1.
||Currently, there are two types of data formats supported:
XML and CSV. If this parameter is not specified, then
iGolder will return the recent transactions in the XML format.
The XML format is more flexible and ideal for transferring data
between websites via web services. The CSV format is
more convenient to import data into a spreadsheet software.
Make your pick.