Update: HBCI testing for non-Germans
stimming at tuhh.de
Sat Jan 15 11:00:00 EST 2005
a few days ago I described an available testserver account, so that others can
try out the HBCI features even without an actual HBCI bank.
The provider of this testserver now notified me that its server address has
changed. So if you tried the setup with the IP address from 2005-01-11, then
you will have to try again with a new address of
"www.hora-obscura.de/pintan/PinTanServlet". Since this might be interesting
for other hackers in the future as well, I just added this into src/
import-export/hbci/HACKING-HBCITEST.txt. The file is intended solely to
developers, not at all to end users, so it should never be distributed with
any tarball. Below is a copy of this text.
Hi all developers,
as you know, Gnucash includes support for the German online banking
protocol HBCI, and I usually emphasize that anyone outside Germany will
be unable to use all these cool features. But it recently came to my
mind that there is a test server, simulating a HBCI bank, which is run
by a friend of us (Stefan Palme), and he is able to give the Gnucash
developers something like a test account for, well, testing purposes.
One authentification method of the HBCI protocol requires only a PIN for
login, and a TAN (transaction number) for each issued online order. We
can use this as a shared test account, because anyone who knows the PIN
(and some TANs) can use it. So I invite all you fellow developers to
install the HBCI features of gnucash, start the HBCI setup druid, setup
a Pin/Tan-based HBCI account, and just try out all the possible
features. Naturally, this test account won't move any real money around )
(The Pin/Tan authentification method was added in 1.8.10 when changing
the HBCI library to Aqbanking. This method is rather insecure, but since
it is very simple to use there is quite some demand for it. So we
eventually implemented it in gnucash. I wouldn't recommend this for real
online banking if there is any of the other HBCI authentification
methods like chip cards or RSA keys available.)
Here's what you need to enter in the HBCI setup druid:
* "Use Pin/Tan mode"
* Bank Code: 80007777
(the URL changed on 2005-01-15)
User-Name: (something arbitrary; only for yourself)
Customer-Id: gnucash [or as a second customer: gnucash2]
* Then press next all the time
* For this user the PIN is: 12345
* The setup druid should automatically recognize that this account
offers access to the account numbers "2501111538" and "2501111539"
* That finishes the setup.
If you want to send money between these two account numbers back and
forth, you can do so by using any of the following TANs:
Enjoy! Don't hesitate to notify me if anything is broke.
Christian stimming at tuhh.de
There's an administrator web frontend reachable under
https://www.hora-obscura.de/hbci wheren the used TANs can be
resetted. The password for this can be asked from Christian Stimming.
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