Instant Notification Service (INS)

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    Terry

    Concerning INS 6

    With the release of PHP 7 the Mcrypt extension is going away. Think last version of PHP 7 to support Mcrypt is 7.0

    Mcrypt is now considered "abandonware" - http://php.net/manual/en/migration71.deprecated.php

    Hard to believe that a huge company like ClickBank would rely on something (mcrypt) so old and outdated.

    Since we are redesigning a Wordpress plugin to work with Clickbank, we are now reconsidering since PHP5.6 and PHP7.0 security updates (end of life) is 31 Dec 2018

    Is there an actual date that INS 2.1 will be phased out?

    Thanks!

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    Owen Allen

    Terry,

    The PHP code that we're providing here is just an example. As you note, it's an example that we need to update. I'll work on getting an updated sample that doesn't use mcrypt up here as soon as possible.

    We don't currently have a date for phasing out 2.1 or other older INS versions, but when we do I'll update this article to let you know.

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    Terry

    Hi Owen. Not talking about the PHP code here, do not need example:) Not using any code supplied in this article.

    The Clickbank INS6 platform itself seems to be requiring that we communicate with it using Mcrypt. If this is not a fact, please do let me know.

    For now, we will just leave Clickbank payments out of free WordPress plugin releasing to WordPress repository. Too many people now using PHP7+ and do not need the headache of support questions.

    Thanks again for responding,

    Terry

     

     

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    Owen Allen

    Terry,

    The Instant Notification system sends you encrypted data; I don't think you're required to use a particular decryption method. Regardless, though, I'm investigating, and I'll update this page when I have better information.

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    Terry

    Thank you Owen, much appreciated.

    For my main developers sake, sure hope mcrypt is a requirement since they swear it is. From what I am being told this requirement info came from CB support. If this is not true, gonna find me another lead:)

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    Owen Allen

    Terry,

    I'll let you know once I find out. It's possible that mcrypt used to be the only possibility with PHP when we released this version of instant notifications, but they've since rolled out other options, so please don't go all Bond-villain on your lead developer. :)

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