Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE)

Assistance and Resources

Blackbaud partners with Bluefin to provide a PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solution for organizations processing payments with Blackbaud Merchant Services. The solution encrypts cardholder data at the point of interaction in a PCI-approved ID Tech SREDKey P2PE device and decrypts data off-site in an approved hardware security module. This prevents clear-text cardholder data from entering your organization’s system or network and can significantly limit your organization’s annual PCI assessment.

Getting started


Point-to-point encryption is currently available for credit card processing in Blackbaud Altru and Blackbaud CRM. For Raiser's Edge NXT, the solution is currently available for a limited number of users. If all goes well based on feedback and usage, expect its wider release in a future update.

Follow these steps to get started!

Step 1

  • Sign up for the Bluefin P2PE solution

Step 2

Note: If you previously used the device in another solution, contact your Bluefin relationship manager to have the device configured to work with your Blackbaud solution.

Step 3

Enable P2PE in your Blackbaud solution: 

Note: For Blackbaud CRM, there are no additional steps to enable P2PE after you connect your Bluefin device to a workstation. For more information, see the Blackbaud CRM User Guide.