SOURCE: Plug & Pay Technologies Inc.
Modification To Permitted Ciphers
Hauppauge, NY - August 24, 2021

Migration from SSL and Early TLS Deadline

Effective August 24th 2021

Addition Information:

API Troubleshooting:

If you are having connectivity issues with API connections to the gateway, please attempt the below fixes in order.
Ensure you test your API's connectivity after each step.

  1. If you've modified your integration previously to use our test domain, ensure you've switched it back to ''.
    The test domain is no longer availble, now that TLS 1.1 has been disabled gateway wide.
  2. If using gateway supplied DLLs or Shopping Cart modules, ensure you have the newest version installed.
    Refer to the 'API & Cart' download section of your payment gateway account.
  3. Fully patch Windows (including all service packs) and upgrade to the newest version of Internet Explorer available.
    This should be performed via the Windows Update feature on the affected system.
    Repeat patching, until all updates have been applied.
    Reboot after each around of patches, to ensure they activate properly in Windows.
  4. If using a version of windows that requires special adjustments to enable 1.2 (see above), ensure you apply them accordingly.
    Reboot after applying any fixes, to ensure they activate properly in Windows.
  5. Some clients reported the Easy Fix patches (see above) did not fully correct the underling issue for certain builds of Windows.
    Manually applying the registry changes noted on the same page where the Easy Fix was obtained did the trick, after a reboot was applied.
  6. Some clients noted the Easy Fix & manual registry changes did not 100% fix the issue with certain desktop apps.
    In those cases, following these steps finished correcting the underlying issue.
    - login to Windows as the user the app will be run under
    - open Internet Explorer (not Edge)
    - go to the Tools menu & select Internet Options
    - click on the Security tab & reset all the zones back to their default levels.
    - click on the Privacy tab & reset the privacy level back to its default level.
    - click on the Advanced tab & ensure the use & use TLS 1.2 options are selected within the security settings part of that window.
    - click on the Apply button, then OK button, finally reboot
  7. Some clients reported using our DLLs with certain web service/scripts didn't work properly, until they configuring the DLL to run in 'client' or 'user' mode, instead of 'server' mode.
    Further they applied the Internet Explorer adjustments above to the user of the 'client' or 'user' the DLL was being invoked as, so the internet options of that user could be inherited/used.
  8. Clients using certain .NET DLLs may also find this Windows KB information concerning 1.2 support useful.