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Paypal TLS encryption protocols transition to 1.2

Posted: June 27, 2018 at 5:07 pm


June 27, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Hello EEspresso team,

Will the PayPal transition to 1.2 Encryption protocols affect the plugin?

I am on Version 4.9.64.p

Thank you,


  • Support Staff

June 28, 2018 at 2:59 am

Hi there,

EE uses the highest protocol version that your server supports, so its your server that needs to support TLS1.2 rather than EE.

If you install this plugin:

Then to go Tools -> TLS 1.2 Test

What does the report show there?


June 28, 2018 at 10:16 am


Thank you for responding.
Here is the result.


I will look up how to upgrade cURL

Thank you,


  • Support Staff

June 28, 2018 at 11:08 am

As it stands you seem to be ok, TLS1.2 appears to be working although I would still check into upgrading cURL either way.

PayPal sandbox current forces TLS1.2 on all connections so if you want to set your site, create and account on Paypal sandbox:

Switch the credentials on the payment method you are using to use those and enable Debug mode, then test a payment.

If it works TLS1.2 is working as expected and will do so when PayPal live switch over.

Then switch back to your live credentials and disable debug mode on the payment method again.

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