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Checking security settings on IPN module


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Would be very grateful for any help.


I have installed Paypal IPN v1.3 and added the file change in 1.4.

The settings in the paypal module are below. I spent most of yesterday getting errors, but discovered that was due to the fact I had only set up a test user account on the paypal sandbox, rather than a business and test user account!


These are the things I am desperate to check

1. Status in admin

It now seems to go through to the test ok, well, from a users point of view. From my websites point of view, I can check that the funds have gone through in paypal, but the order status in admin doesn't change from 'preparing IPN' for the paid for orders.


2. Security

Do I need to install encryption/SSL. I have purchased an SSL from my host, it is currently working on the admin and user account pages. Do I need to set up any certificates, etc? Are there any easy instructions anywhere? I need a step by step guide for the sandbox and then live!


3. Documentation

I have read through the installation file and searched but can't find the 'Paypal IPN for Dummies' or any basic installation instructions. If someone can point me in the right direction, that would be fantastic.



Here are my current PayPal IPN settings;


Enable PayPal IPN Module - True

Move tax to total amount - True

E-Mail Address - my email address

Transaction Currency - Selected Currency

Payment Zone --none--

Set Preparing Order Status - Preparing [PayPal IPN]

Set PayPal Acknowledged Order Status -Processing

Gateway Server - Testing

Transaction Type -Aggregate

Page Style

Debug E-Mail Address -my address entered here

Sort order of display. 0

Enable Encrypted Web Payments - False

Your Private Key

Your Public Certificate

PayPals Public Certificate

Your PayPal Public Certificate ID

Working Directory

OpenSSL Location - /usr/bin/openssl


Please help!

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