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Offline luher11

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Paypal HTTP or HTTPS
« on: January 03, 2018, 10:57:13 PM »
I've been running paid subscriptions for my forum since 2013 without any problems. However, recently I received an email from Paypal that read:


Merchants and partners use Instant Payment Notification (IPN) to receive notifications of events related to PayPal transactions. The IPN message service requires that you acknowledge receipt of these messages and validate them. This process includes posting the messages back to PayPal for verification. In the past, PayPal has allowed the use of HTTP for these postbacks. For increased security going forward, only HTTPS will be allowed for postbacks to PayPal. At this time, there is no requirement for HTTPS on the outbound IPN call from PayPal to the merchant’s IPN listener.

My question is, where do I go to learn if I have HTTP or HTTPS?

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Re: Paypal HTTP or HTTPS
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 11:30:33 PM »
Which version of SMF are you using?
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Re: Paypal HTTP or HTTPS
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 10:27:28 PM »
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Re: Paypal HTTP or HTTPS
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 10:45:37 PM »
Then it should be https, as far as I know we've updated the paid subscriptions to use https.
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Re: Paypal HTTP or HTTPS
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 11:14:51 PM »
Has PayPal put this change into effect?

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Re: Paypal HTTP or HTTPS
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 01:47:51 AM »
Has PayPal put this change into effect?


Not yet. They will later this year.
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Re: Paypal HTTP or HTTPS
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2018, 06:25:47 PM »
Thank you very much! I appreciate the help with this

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Re: Paypal HTTP or HTTPS
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2018, 01:02:52 PM »
I'm guessing this is solved then? :)
If I'm wrong, feel free to mark the topic not solved again.
 
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