To prepare for the Payment Card Industry (PCI) mandated security upgrade deadline of June 30, 2018, PayPal plans a series of tests to verify that our API endpoints meet the latest security standards. If you have already upgraded your integration to the highest security protocols, you should not experience impacts from our testing. However, if you have not upgraded your PayPal integrations to comply with these standards, service interruptions will occur during our testing windows. To avoid service impacts, it is VITAL that you upgrade your systems, as outlined in this site, before the June 30, 2018 deadline.
To avoid any disruption of service, you must verify that your systems are ready for this change by June 2018.
PayPal is committed to providing the highest level of security to protect customer and transactional data, and we work closely with our merchant community to do the same. In response to feedback from several merchants, PayPal did not strictly enforce some of these vital security upgrades before the June 2017 deadline. However, in order to provide the most secure experience for all of our customers, PayPal must proceed with implementing these upgrades in the first half of 2018. To help merchants understand the areas of their integration that still require work, in March we will conduct brief rounds of testing to demonstrate the upgraded security experience.
Round 1 of our Merchant Security Upgrade Testing
Starting March 12, 2018*, PayPal will begin executing a series of Merchant Security Upgrade Tests to the endpoints listed below. If you are impacted during these testing windows, you must upgrade your system integrations IMMEDIATELY to avoid interruptions when we permanently upgrade in June, 2018 to meet the PCI-mandated standards.
Note: The testing windows listed below are subject to change, so please bookmark and visit this page often to stay informed about the latest testing information:
PayPal has postponed the testing that was scheduled to begin on March 12 until April 2018. We will post the updated April testing dates/times as soon as possible.
When can I test my integration?
Now. The PayPal Sandbox testing environment has been fully updated and can be used to verify that your integration is ready. Review the individual topic pages on the site for more details about how to test your systems and verify their readiness.
How do I know my integration is secure?
If you have not upgraded your PayPal integrations to comply with these standards, service interruptions will occur during our testing windows. To avoid service impacts, it is VITAL that you upgrade your systems, as outlined in this site, before the June 30, 2018 deadline. Please review the Merchant Security Roadmap as well as our Security Guidelines and Best Practices to ensure your integration is as secure as possible.