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PayPal Integration

Posted in backend by callibeth on April 8, 2010

Payment for hosting accounts is currently made through PayPal. It would be good to be able to integrate the website database with PayPal in order to keep up with members’ payment status.

Because PayPal is involved in making secure transactions work, its API works differently than other APIs I’ve looked at.
What is available depends on what method you’re using with PayPal – Website Payments Standard, Website Payments Pro, or Express Checkout. Which is used for web hosting? This web page discusses the integration methods possible. The GetTransactionDetails API looks promising, but it may be too limited for our purpose. NVP or SOAP may be used to search for information about a transaction by the transactionID. There’s also a TransactionSearch API, which could be useful if you issue an InvoiceID. Here’s a link to more information.

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