To MIK and cpx333...Thank you for responding to my dilemma. I apologize for not thanking you for your presence sooner......I went on strike with the PayPal issue....just didn’t want to look at it for a few days.
None of my login / user / pw contained symbols. And, I eschewed the Sandbox because the account was already in existence, and active for both test and live transactions. (And had read of Sandbox problems in the forum, anyway.)
I had changed the url in config from the original set url (payflowpro.verisign.com/transaction) to payflowpro.paypal.com. This was on the recommendation of PayPal and posts in the forum. I went back to the old url today since we have until Sept. 09 to make sure we are using V4 SDK. This PP account was set up years ago, for an original site, but never integrated. (I just came along a few months ago.) I doubt that was the offending issue, as that was one of the things I kept altering when I was getting the errors.
I recommend anyone with mysterious issues, check and double-check the permitted IP addresses in PayPal Manager if there have been some put in place.
(FROM PayPal Merchant Technical Services) “Allowed IP Address security feature implemented”:
“The Allowed IP Address security feature blocks all transactions coming from IP addresses that are not included in the approved list. This generates the “User Authentication Failed” error because the IP address is not valid.
- Verify that the IP address(es) entered in PayPal Manager are static and correct. However, even though you set the IP address to a static IP given to you by your hosting company, the error occurs if your web server is not on a single static IP. Your web site may be hosted on a web/server farm that allows the hosting company to define your web site as a virtual server.
- To allow a server farm access to your Payflow account via the ‘Allowed IP Address’ option, contact your hosting company to obtain the IP addresses or range of addresses that your web site is using.
- Type the IP addresses in the approved list under Allowed IP Address.”
There are so many of us having problems with this gateway. When someone “gets it,” the solution doesn’t work for another. I think the IP addresses were my problem. This might steer someone else - hope so. Would like to return the favor.
Thank you again for responding. Much appreciated.