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  • Recent email sent from PayPal

    If you use PayPal as one of your payment service providers, you may have received an email similar to the one below:-

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    As we have previously communicated to you, PayPal is upgrading the certificate for www.paypal.com to SHA-256. This endpoint is also used by merchants using the Instant Payment Notification (IPN) product.
    This upgrade is scheduled for 30/9/2015; 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 integrations work. 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 (https://www.paypal-knowledge.com/res...English%29.pdf). In addition, our 2015-2016 SSL Certificate Change microsite (https://www.paypal-knowledge.com/inf...e&locale=en_US) contains a schedule of our service upgrade plan.

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    With regard to this SellerDeck do not feel that changes will be required but all merchants will need to ensure that their hosting companys' have a version of Crypt::SSLeay on the server that supports SHA-256.

    This is however currently under investigation and once this have been complete then this knowledgebase article will be updated with the results.
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