Adaptive Accounts IPN Messages

PayPal sends an IPN message whenever a PayPal account is created using the CreateAccount API operation.

Field Description
notify_version Message's version number
first_name Account holder's first name
last_name Account holder's last name
verify_sign Encrypted string used to validate the authenticity of the transaction
charset Character set
account_key Account key returned by the CreateAccount API operation
confirmation_code Confirmation code
event_type The kind of event:
  • ACCOUNT_CONFIRMED indicates that the account holder has set a password and the account has been created.
  • LOGIN_CONFIRMED indicates that the account holder logged into the account.

Example IPN message in response to CreateAccount request

notify_version=UNVERSIONED&first_name=Someone&verify_sign=AI.LzRiNYreJbZLZ8BV5FbGKL8hSAupAtXf3haOHWI2NmcJ5C4VqdQrx&charset=windows-1252&last_name=Something&account_key=AA6N5043354R131103K&confirmation_code=15531193754629193930

Example IPN message in response to account holder setting the password

first_name=Someone&account_key=AA-6N5043354R131103K&notify_version=UNVERSIONED&charset=windows-1252&email_address=abawany-20110208-01%40paypal.com&event_type=%5BACCOUNT_CONFIRMED%5D&last_name=Something&verify_sign=AcIPKnsgPsoX2ONJgU17uAl9h-ZIAKJMRvhEULLvD9mOzH3WjdRNfEte

Note: This message indicates that the account setup is complete.

Example IPN message in response to account login

first_name=Someone&account_key=AA-6N5043354R131103K&notify_version=UNVERSIONED&charset=windows-1252&email_address=abawany-20110208-01%40paypal.com&event_type=%5BLOGIN_CONFIRMED%5D&last_name=Something&verify_sign=ANqF6tuR41eB.S.2I9dCskJuSSvrAI8Monbec4U2PZCnoKYffnv156mN