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From "Tim Deboer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (VALIDATOR-392) Mastercard Series 2 bin ranges - active as of October 2016
Date Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:14:12 GMT

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Tim Deboer commented on VALIDATOR-392:
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Hi Sebb,

Your suggestion sounds good. The same methodology is use with diners and discover cards. 

In regards to the timing of the new ranges there are many options. Here are a couple:
1) provide an override mechanism where the reg expression can be passed in manually. This
way those who need this functionality on the required date can override the default. In a
future release you can add the new range into the default settings.
2) move the bin range config into a properties file in the jar file. Do it in such a way as
to make all cards configurable. Therefore you can add/remove schemes or change ranges at will
by putting any custom config in the classpath.
3) Release a jar closer to the October date and don't provide an override mechanism. Might
be hard for applications using this library to update their application to use this new jar
if you leave it for too long. I know in my case it takes months for a release to be made and
then for it to hit production.

In my use case i'd rather the change be made early and a release cut asap. We only use it
as a first level check prior to sending the card to a back end system. This would not apply
to everybody though.

> Mastercard Series 2 bin ranges - active as of October 2016
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: VALIDATOR-392
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VALIDATOR-392
>             Project: Commons Validator
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Routines
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.0
>            Reporter: Tim Deboer
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Mastercard is releasing new series 2 bin ranges. Quote from their information sheet is:
> "To help ensure that MasterCard and its customers are best positioned to
> enable the next generations of payments, MasterCard is expanding the
> Bank Identification Number (BIN) range by introducing a new range of 2
> series BINs (222100–272099) that will be processed in the same manner as the MasterCard
51–55 series BINs are processed today."



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