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Basic Setup of IPN module?? Instructions are vague


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I'm not even sure if I'm set up right, to begin with. People keep saying this is "easy" and a "simple implementation." I'm not so sure! :rolleyes:


There is no explanation as to what these are and whether they can/should be left blank or not.


Your Private Key

The location and filename of your private key to use for signing the order data.


Your Public Certificate

The location and filename of your public certificate to use for signing the order data.


PayPal's Public Certificate

The location and filename of the PayPal public key to use for encrypting the order data.


Your PayPal Public Certificate ID

The public certificate ID that PayPal should use to decrypt the encrypted order data.


Working Directory

The working directory to create temporary files. (All created files are automatically deleted when no longer needed)


OpenSSL Location

The location and filename of the OpenSSL "openssl" program file. (Is this the same as a shared SSL?)



I have done the following:


1) Set up two Sandbox accounts, one for the "Business" and one for the "Customer"

2) Have the business e-mail in the module's e-mail address

3) Continually pulled out my hair trying to get this working. Everyone says it's easy. Apparently not for me.

4) Gotten to the PAY screen, but once I hit PAY in the Sandbox I get an error from Paypal.


Isn't there a clean, clear set of instructions for this otherwise lovely module anywhere?

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