What does Authorization only does? Paypal Integration

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    Asked on November 12, 2021 at 10:12 AM

    In the first section under additional gateway settings, there is the following question "Authorization Only". You have to tick yes or no. What does this do?

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    Answered on November 12, 2021 at 10:41 AM


    The "Authorization Only" option allows you to capture the user's payment submission and have them charge at a later time. It is like an option to be able to reserve payment if you wish.

    You can follow this guide to know more about Payment Authorization:


    I hope this helps.

    Let us know if you have any questions.

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    Answered on November 12, 2021 at 11:55 AM
    Thank you for quick response. What does "IPN Relay URL" do?
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    Answered on November 12, 2021 at 12:51 PM


    IPN(instant payment notifcation) relay is a way for PayPal to send IPN data to a URL of yours.

    You can find out more about IPN here by scrolling down to the section on it.


    You do not need this if you already enabled IPN in your PayPal account. You can just leave the IPN Relay URL blank. Here's how to enable IPN in PayPal: