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Last active Jun 16, 2016
PayPal Security Update on June 17th 2016

So, here's the thing: PayPal is rolling out a security update on June 17th 2016. A friday, for the joy of all developers and agencies I think. Those who are not prepared and did not check the requirements first will have websites/shops with a non-working PayPal integration after June 17th.

The main 2 points are:

Support SHA-256

PayPal is upgrading SSL certificates on all Live and Sandbox endpoints from SHA-1 to the stronger and more robust SHA-256 algorithm. You will need to update your integration to support certificates using SHA-256.

Discontinue use of the VeriSign G2 Root Certificate