Setting Up PayPal IPN Notifications
Posted by Thomas Burscheid on 02 February 2019 12:51 AM

Setting Up IPN Notifications on PayPal

The following procedure describes how to specify and activate the URL for your IPN listener in your PayPal profile.

Your listener must be located at the URL that you specify in the profile. Before you activate your listener on PayPal, you should test the listener using the IPN simulator in the Sandbox.

The steps to set up your listener for Sandbox testing and to set up your listener for live operation on PayPal are the same. The only difference is that you log into the Sandbox to set up your listener for Sandbox testing and you log into PayPal to set up your listener for live operation.

After you log in, follow these instructions to set up your listener:

  1. Log in to your PayPal business account at

  2. Click the settings icon at the top of your PayPal account page and then click Profile and settings.

    Click My selling tools.

  3. Click the Update link in the Instant payment notifications row, in the Getting paid and managing my risk section.

  4. Click Choose IPN Settings to specify your listener's URL and activate the listener.

  5. Specify the URL for your listener in the Notification URL field.

  6. Click Receive IPN messages (Enabled) to enable your listener.

  7. Click Save

  8. Click Back to Profile Summary to return to the Profile after activating your listener. You also can click Edit settings to modify your notification URL or disable your listener.
    You can click Turn Off IPN to reset your IPN preferences.



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