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  1. zebedee451

    PAYPAL IPN DUMMIES GUIDE

    Hi eecstore, you have 3 choices here; the first and probably the best if you have your own server is to install OpenSSL and administer your own SSL requirements. Failing that there are a number of vendors who will issue a certificate for a fairly hefty sum of cash. The other solution, and one that I had to surmount is where your ISP insists that you buy the certificate from them. for a full discussion of this problem and solution go to http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=173196 hope this helps, Zebedee
  2. zebedee451

    SSL and Paypal IPN

    Hi Alex, once again, thanks for your help and advice. I asked the Site Host about the binary file, with the help of your messages, and they do indeed have binary files installed on the server. So that answers my question, thanks Zeb :-)
  3. zebedee451

    SSL and Paypal IPN

    Hi Alex, many thanks for your help and interest in the problem. Yes, my host does provide both SSL functionality and also SSL certificates. I can buy a certificate from them which is expensive, but I don't mind if it means I can accept encrypted payments. However, they don't seem to have the /usr/bin/openssl files. So my question is, will the paypal IPN work without this field being filled, if I buy a certificate, or is there some way that I can get around this? Again I would be grateful for any thoughts or guidance, thanks Zeb :-)
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    SSL and Paypal IPN

    thanks AlexStudio, that's a tremendous help - I do want to use data encryption ( I think that the Paypal account that lets you receive credit card payments requires it). The site host can provide a certificate/key, so I think that part is ok. The only thing that I'm not clear about (sorry to be so dim) is the binary file. Are you saying that I can just put this file on my website? How would I do this? Do I need to install OpenSSL on my own computer, generate a binary file and ftp this to where the site is hosted? This sounds great! What does this binary file do? Can I generate it without OpenSSL. Sorry to ask so many questions. Does anyone know any good sites or URLs that describe all of this. Anyhow, many thanks Alex, you have moved the whole question on for me, Zeb :-)
  5. zebedee451

    PAYPAL IPN DUMMIES GUIDE

    this is a really good question - I've posted this question at http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=173196 I can buy a certificate from my host, but they do not have OpenSSL so I don't know what to put into the final field - so far no success. zebedee
  6. zebedee451

    SSL and Paypal IPN

    Thanks gwflash, but the problem is that the host I'm using for the site doesn't use OpenSSL. If it was possible for me to set up OpenSSL on the server I would, but it isn't. The site host are only interested in issuing the SSL certificate themselves (captive client and all that) so I have to figure out if it will work without the OpenSSL bit, before I part with the cash for the certificate - If any one has any answers to this problem I'd be really grateful zebedee
  7. zebedee451

    SSL and Paypal IPN

    I've installed the Paypal IPN into my OSC site and i'm trying to set up the SSL for encrypted payments. The ISP I'm using will supply a certificate but I don't think it's Open SSL - what do I do abou this field? Does the whole Paypal IPN depend upon using Open SSL? The install notes state that Note: This feature requires a working OpenSSL installation on your server, with access rights to the "openssl" program file. If I can't use the Paypal IPN without OpenSSL, is there a module that can use the certificate supplied by the ISP to establish encrypted payments, I'd be grateful for any comments Zeb
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