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PayPal Notice

Forums: Questions and Answers About Building Your Site
Created on: 05/19/15 08:16 AM Views: 1034 Replies: 3
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:16 AM

Hi Brad and Team,

I just received the note below from PayPal. Will this affect our ability to accept e-Payments?


ACTION MAY BE REQUIRED: PayPal service upgrades for merchants.

David Shellenbarger,

We’re contacting our merchants with some important information in response to an industry-wide security upgrade which is not unique to PayPal. This change involves upgrading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates over the course of 2015 and 2016.

Because these changes are technical in nature, we advise that you consult with your partner, website vendor, or individuals responsible for your PayPal integration. They will be able to identify what, if any, changes are needed. If you do not have a technology team, we recommend you find one, and we can work with them to ensure you continue to process payments through your current integration with PayPal.

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.

Questions can be directed to our Merchant Technical Services team on our Technical Support website. Click here for more information.

Thanks for your patience as we continue to improve our services.

Was this email helpful? Please click here to let us know how we're doing at keeping you informed.



Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:25 AM - Response #1

Thank you for posting this. We were just about to set up our PayPal account. Now I think we will wait until we found out how this might affect us. It sounds like this is going to get complicated and we are into KISS. Would a standard merchant account be a better way to go?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 12:02 PM - Response #2

I think CC is actually the "merchant" this is directed to, not us. IOW CC is the one that has the SSL code implemented, not us individually.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 3:24 PM - Response #3

Hi All,

This relates to a change in the way they want SSL transactions sent to them. We have already implemented the changes and since your sites use our API integration with PayPal everyone should be all set. We receive developer notices and will monitor to make sure everything is in order on this end.

Class Creator Support

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