SSL Certificate / Paypal Changes / TLS 1.2


If anyone can help with a couple of questions. I want my site to be ready for the new Paypal changes in June.

Do I need an SSL Certificate for these changes? I use IPN code on my site that takes the user to paypal, they pay and the paypal sends a message back to me to update my database. No details are stored/taken by myself.

My server doesn’t support TLS 1.2 at the moment. I am still running Ubuntu 10. Would an upgrade to Ubuntu 14 fix this and is TLS 1.2 enabled by default.

The email sent by paypal :

Certificate Upgrade to SHA-256 - Yes (I don’t use a certificate at the moment and things work)
TLS 1.2 and HTTP/1.1 Upgrade - - Yes

Basically I need all the help I can get on this one/guidance or pointed in the right direction. I’ve have spent days on this trying to get my head around it all (not a server guy)

Thanks in Advance

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No - the SSL certificate you need is already installed at Paypal - all you need to do is to change the socket call to use SSL and the corresponding port in order to access it.

No changes at all are required on your end other than changing the socket call to make use of the upgraded facilities on Paypal’s end.

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