Paypal enable Instant Payment Notification (IPN)

Paypal Instant Payment Notification (IPN) is a notification service that used to notifies merchants about your transaction. When you integrate PayPal into your application, it has a variable name notify_url which specifies notification URL ( IPN ). This URL is used to get the transaction data and store in the database when payment succeed.

Paypal notification service will work only when you enable IPN service in your PayPal business account. Here are the following steps to enable PayPal IPN.

Enable PayPal IPN

  1. Login to PayPal business account using your account login details.
  2. Click on Profile or Setting icon in Nav menu on right side.
  3. A drop-down will open, now click on Profile and Settings. 
  4. You will be redirected to My Profile page. Now click on Selling tools on your left side.
  5. You will see in you right side setting options. In Getting paid and managing my risk, click on the update in front of Instant Payment Notifications on the right side.
  6. You will be redirected to IPN setting page. Now click on Edit Settings button.
  7. It will redirect you to IPN edit page. In input field, enter notification URL and select Receive IPN message (Enabled).
  8. Save the setting.

Now you have successfully enabled IPN. Now, you will be able to receive IPN data through you IPN URL you have used.


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