Merchants and partners use HTTPS to securely connect with PayPal’s servers. We use the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to encrypt these communications. To ensure the security of our systems and adhere to industry best practices, PayPal is updating its services to require TLS 1.2 for all HTTPS connections. At this time, PayPal will also require HTTP/1.1 for all connections.
To avoid any disruption of service, you must verify that your systems are ready for this change by June 30, 2017
While we are allowing for these security updates to be made after June 30, 2017, we continue to recommend that you prioritize the changes and updated protocols specified by the PCI Council so you are best positioned to protect your customers from security and fraud-related issues.
NOTE: To avoid having to make versioning changes reactively in the future, we recommend that you code your system to always negotiate using the possible version.
Sandbox and Payflow Pilot Endpoints - Ready Now
The PayPal Sandbox and Payflow Pilot endpoints have been configured with the latest security standards to which the Production endpoints will be moving. You can use these endpoints to verify that your code supports the required standards before the Production endpoints are updated. These endpoints allow only TLS 1.2 and HTTP/1.1 connections:
Production Endpoints - Ready after June 30, 2017
The Production endpoints will allow only TLS 1.2 and HTTP/1.1 connections:
NOTE: For details on Braintree endpoints, click here.
Verify your systems at https://tlstest.paypal.com!
PayPal has created a new endpoint - https://tlstest.paypal.com - to help you verify that your systems can support the latest security standards. This endpoint supports all of the security standards to which the PayPal endpoints are moving.
For additional help, we have put together language-specific testing notes for common environments. We expect significant impact to Java environments, including Android. Other environments, including .NET, PHP, Ruby, Python and Node.js, may also be affected. For complete details, see:
Do I need to use TLS 1.2 when connecting to Braintree endpoints?
Yes, Braintree is upgrading its services to require TLS 1.2 for all HTTPS connections. For details and timelines, click here.
Will PayPal be changing its dates now that the PCI Council has changed its deadline? New!
Yes. As you may be aware, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI Council) recently extended the deadline payment processors have to make these changes from 2016 to 2018. To ensure we continue to set the bar in providing the highest security standards available while also accommodating the needs of our customers, PayPal has made the decision to allow security updates to be made after June 30, 2017. We continue to recommend that you prioritize the changes and updated protocols specified by the PCI Council so you are best positioned to protect your customers from security and fraud-related issues.
What happened to the Temporary Sandbox endpoints?
The following endpoints were made available for testing against the new standards before the Sandbox endpoints were updated. Now that the Sandbox endpoints have been updated, these test endpoints should not be used.
For more help, go to https://www.paypal-techsupport.com.