HTTPS and Paypal

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Tue Sep 22 17:39:01 EDT 2015

I got the note below from Paypal and I'm not sure how it would affect 
me. I have an old-style CGI running with (don't laugh) Rev 3.5. It is 
very basic and does what I need so I haven't changed it in years. The 
only thing it does is send an acknowledgement to their servers and 
receive purchase data in return.

"As we have previously communicated to you, 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!"

Does anyone know if the change in certificates will affect it? I'm not 
sure how these things work. All the CGI does is get info from Paypal and 
send "OK" back to an https URL.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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