Each card starts its journey in the platform in the same way: by being imported and stored in the database. After import, cards must be activated so that stations recognize them as valid charging tokens.
The diagram below illustrates the general lifecycle of a charge card.
|Description||Who can change the status after activation?|
|Active||The card is activated in an account and ready to use. See Activating stations and cards.|
|Blocked||The card was blocked, meaning the card holder can't use it to charge. This option works well for cards that have been misplaced. See Blocking and unblocking cards.|
The card was deactivated. Its subscription is cancelled and the card holder can't use it.
It's possible to reactivate cards:
Similar to Blocked, except that customers can't change the status back to Active.
|Inactive||The card is ready to be activated. See Activating stations and cards.||N/A|
|Pending||The activation process was started by a Tenant admin, Customer Support, or Support agent system user. The customer must agree to subscription terms to complete activation. See Activating stations and cards.||N/A|