Paypal: IPN won't function without SSL Certificate soon?
Recently I got an email from Paypal stating that my IPN will no longer function because the website doesn't have a SSL certificate. This is a very big move for Paypal because they are basically stating "we are increasing our security".
There are many websites out there with no SSL certificate, and are using the Paypal IPN. This being said, a lot of those websites won't properly function if you try using Paypal on them.
It seems like a lot companies that offer APIs, IPNs, and the like won't allow their systems to be used on websites that don't have an SSL certificate. I believe this is a positive step for Paypal, especially since it is used by so many. However, one thing about the SSL certificate is, is that not a lot of webmasters or people who own websites, do not necessarily know how to properly install a certificate. So if you have a website without an SSL certificate and are using Paypal as a means to get money from the sale of services or products you may want to invest in a SSL certificate or risk paypal not functioning!