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Confused re: PayPal Upgrade

Posted: October 1, 2015 at 9:31 am


October 1, 2015 at 9:31 am

We received a message regarding our PayPal IPN and am completely confused.

PayPal is upgrading the certificate for to SHA-256. This endpoint is also used by merchants using the Instant Payment Notification (IPN) product.

This upgrade is scheduled for 9/30/2015; however, we may need to change this date on short notice to you to align to the industry security standard.

You’re receiving this notification because you’ve been identified as a merchant who has used IPN endpoints within the past year. If you have not made the necessary changes, we urge you to do so right away to avoid a disruption of your service!
Because these changes are technical in nature, we advise that you consult with your individuals responsible for your PayPal integration. They will be able to identify what, if any, changes are needed. Please share this email and the hyperlinks below with your technical contact for evaluation.
Testing in the Sandbox is one of the best ways to make sure your integration works. Sandbox endpoints have been upgraded to accept secure connections by the SHA-256 Certificates.
Full technical details can be found in our Merchant Security System Upgrade Guide. In addition, our 2015-2016 SSL Certificate Change microsite contains a schedule of our service upgrade plan.

Its been a while since we set this up and don’t remember setting up an api and when I check out PayPal account I don’t see an api code for the site.

Do you know anything about this?

Morag Reid

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

  • Support Staff

October 1, 2015 at 11:05 am

Hi there Morag,

You should not need to make any changes to your site at this time and Event Espresso is compatible with this changes.

However, you may want to follow up with your web host to ensure that they are using the new certificates:


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