We are using the paypal-pro payment plugin for event booking, and we have been contacted about by paypal about the new PSD2 security requirements. I have been trying to read up on this and haven't been able to gather to much information as to where and how we need to change the checkout process. Is there a new update that I will need to install for the event booking paypal pro plugin to accommodate this? Or do we just nbeed to enter new API details into the plugin?
If you have any other info you can share about this it will be of great help.
Thanks for getting back to me, I only really heard about this yesterday too, so I am still pretty much in the dark. We received an email from paypal that stated this:
"As a business accepting card payments, your online checkout will need to be upgraded to comply with PSD2, a new European Union directive that requires Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). The directive applies from 14 September 2019, but card issuers are working towards SCA by July so that their systems are fully operational by the deadline.
What you need to do?
Because you’re using a PayPal Pro solution to accept card payments on your website, you need to update your online checkout to meet card issuers’ PSD2 obligations. We strongly recommend you integrate, test and launch your new authentication processes as soon as possible. Missing the deadline could lead to declined payments.
But don’t worry we’ve got your back.
We have partnered with CardinalCommerce to provide you with a FREE authentication merchant plug-in (MPI). This MPI will activate 3D-Secure (3DS) which is an authentication service performing SCA."
However I don't see where to download or how to implement the plugin they are talking about. I have searched for Joomla related plugins and it doesn't seem available. I also had another search on a joomla forum and found this post:
I just realised there is a uk specific direct in the link, which is probably the reason you cannot access it, I did try placing different country abbreviations in the link to see if it worked, but with not much success. I don't know if this means that PSD2 is only a UK specific rule they are bringing in.
I have taken screen shots of the page for you to see and have attached them here.