Paypal New Ipn Issues September 30th 2016

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Sean Crane
Sun Mar 20, 16
7:08 PM
Just got this is email. A few months ago my ipn was acting funny and somewhere along the line paypal changed a setting on my account which disabled it. Finally got that part fixed it, I had to re-enable it on paypal's side.

Now I just got this is my email that IPN will only work with https as of Sept 30th 2016. So besides getting the security certificate added to my hosting account what do I have to do on the photocart side to change it over from http to https?

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.

To avoid any disruption of service, you must verify that your systems
are ready for this change by September 30, 2016

Tim -
Mon Mar 21, 16
6:54 AM
I haven't gotten that email yet. But after you have a SSL installed, in Sytist go to Settings -> Checkout & Payment and check the option for "Check this box if you have a SSL installed.".
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Sean Crane
Mon Mar 21, 16
8:30 AM
I do not have sytist yet, I do plan on upgrading but I am running the latest version of photocart.
Tim -
Mon Mar 21, 16
10:32 AM
Sorry about that, didn't pay attention to the Forum name.

In the setup.php file inside your Photo Cart folder, you would just need to make the changes in bold below (add s after http)

if(!empty($setup['photo_cart_folder'])) {
$setup['url'] = "https://".$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']."/".$setup['photo_cart_folder']."";
$setup['secure_url'] = "https://".$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']."/".$setup['photo_cart_folder']."";
} else {
$setup['url'] = "https://".$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']."";
$setup['secure_url'] = "https://".$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']."";
Tim Grissett, DIA - || My Email Address:
Sean Crane
Mon Mar 21, 16
10:38 AM
Thanks Tim. I am hoping to have upgrade to sytist by the time September rolls around so both answers were helpful.
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