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PayPal IPN Sandbox - Changing the Notification URL will not update

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PayPal IPN Sandbox - Changing the Notification URL will not update

Essentially - I update the URL in the Current settings Notification URL with a new URL  -and PAyPAl continues to send to the old URL -
even though it clearly shows the new URL as saved and updated Message delivery Enabled.

 

I had set a URL as my 'Notification URL' - https://example.com/ppl-name1.php - in my PayPal sandbox account. It worked fine and testing went well. I decided to rename my 'Notification URL' to https://example.com/ppl-name2.php.

I updated the detail with the new URL here: https://www.sandbox.paypal.com/cgi-bin/customerprofileweb?cmd=_profile-ipn-notify

It accepted and saved the new URL.

But now paypal still sends the notifications to the old URL. No matter how many times I try - even deleting the saved URL setting and turning off notifications and turning them back on.

It still will not send to the new URL. Yet it clearly shows the new URL as the saved value.

I have verified the old URL is being called in the IPN History page.

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Re: PayPal IPN Sandbox - Changing the Notification URL will not update

Hello,

What type of transactions are you conducting ?

If you're conducting subscriptions or any kind of recurring payment, they will use the IPN URL which was active at the time the subscription or recurring payment was setup.

The URL cannot be changed for these types of transactions without cancelling the subscription or recurring payment and setting it up again.

If you're receiving a basic payment (a one-off payment) and you change the URL, the new URL will be used for the next payment which is received after changing the URL.

Thanks !

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