Glossary of terms
This section defines commonly used terms in GOV.UK Pay.
|Service admin site
||the site where your staff users can sign in to view transaction history and settings for your integration with GOV.UK Pay
||the pages on GOV.UK Pay which users follow to make a payment
||a user who is paying through GOV.UK Pay
||a user from a team delivering a government service which uses GOV.UK Pay to process payments; if you’re reading this, someone like you
||this is a member of the GOV.UK Pay team responsible for controlling access to the platform, ensuring effective support is provided to partner services, and improving the platform on the basis of user feedback
||a member of the GOV.UK dev team
||an account for a staff user that grants appropriate access rights and permissions to administer payments for their service through GOV.UK Pay. Initially, all staff accounts will have the same permissions. But in future they will be distinguished by different permissions relating to the different user groups outlined: Service Admin, Accountant, Refund Manager, Developer
||an account for a partner service with GOV.UK Pay. It is this account that staff users will be accessing. The Service Account will associate all relevant information and preferences with a particular service (e.g. transaction history, selected providers, accepted payment methods, etc).
||an account that a partner service has with a payment provider for payment processing. Each service may have separate provider accounts with multiple providers