Need some feedback .. good or bad

10 years 5 months ago #98469 by djackso1
Great documentation, great product. Documentation is very well organized and thorough. Your efforts are appreciated!
10 years 4 months ago #99683 by flopez
;) Hi Nick,

I did read most of it, but may have overlooked some points and you made a good job for all beginners ;) , easy to read.

With reference to the small chapter 12 dedicated to Paypal:

I'm actually uncertain whether cbsubcr has Encrypted the payment buttons to PayPal or if we need to set this up? My host provider and Cbsubscr General Settings have identified that:

1. fsockopen is available with openSSL extension and OpenSSL version: OpenSSL 0.9.7a Feb 19 2003

2. Path to openssl: /usr/bin/openssl

3. Openssl STatus: Not needed, as OpenSSL PHP module is loaded

3. Openssl status (settings): OpenSSL PHP module is available with openSSL extension and OpenSSL version: OpenSSL 0.9.7a Feb 19 2003 loaded

I did also discover through reading about encyption in Paypal that there are two relevant sections:

1. Website Payment Preferences >>
Block Non-Encrypted Paypal Payments On/Off

2. Encrypted Payment Settings where we can download Paypal certificate and upload openssl (our own certificate) that we can create by using Openssl from chapter 13

Since I am not a specialist but I wish to have secure payment system based on the manual it's unclera to me whether with my host settings described above, whether I need to create my own openssl certificate?

So, basically does CBsubscr Encrypt the payment buttons to PayPal? I know that chapter 12 are not supposed to detail everything, but my confusion comes also in the doc from Openssl and some advise would help thanks Nick ,

10 years 4 months ago #100038 by beat
FIrst of all I need to say that encrypting Paypal buttons isn't a critical security step. Paypal is also secure without that.

Encrypting the buttons protects your paypal email address from spammers completely but it's already quite protected in CBSubs.

It also adds an extra-layer of security, but it's not needed as the other steps taken are already very secure.

Back to your question:

- to encrypt your button, yes you need a certs pair. Appendix in the CBSubs manual explains how to generate one.

Beat - Community Builder Team Member

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10 years 3 months ago #103026 by tbream
I'll give you some feedback. I think your manual on CBSubs is one of the most professional and detailed documents that I've ever run across in the Joomla space. I think the architecture and coding execution of CBSubs itself is very strong. I'm sure that I'll run across something the confuses me eventually, but during this first pass, I'm very impressed. Kudos on your fine work.
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