To ensure the continued safety of our customers’ data, PayFast will be disabling SSL/Early TLS (1.0 and 1.1) on 30 June 2018 in favour of TLS 1.2 and greater. Most modern browsers and devices already use TLS 1.2 or greater and have done so for a long time.


This means that a small number of Internet shoppers with very old browsers or devices will no longer be able to pay for goods and services via PayFast. As a PayFast merchant, you won’t be able to access the PayFast website and merchant dashboard if your browser or device is unsupported.


Which browsers/devices will no longer work?


The list of unsupported browsers includes, but is not limited to:

  • Android 4.3 and earlier versions
  • Firefox version 5.0 and earlier versions
  • Internet Explorer 8-10 on Windows 7 and earlier versions
  • Internet Explorer 10 on Win Phone 8.0
  • Safari 6.0.4/OS X10.8.4 and earlier versions

If someone tries to access any of the PayFast platforms from an unsupported browser, including our payment engine, merchant dashboard and website after 30 June 2018, the page will not load.


How can you prepare for the change?


To ensure that your data is safe and you can access the PayFast platforms:

  • Make sure your browser has the most current implementation of TLS. A handy online tool to check this is
  • Notify your customers and subscriber base of the upcoming change and how it will affect their online experience.
  • Encourage them to test their implementation of TLS to check whether their browser is up to date.

In general it’s a good idea to ensure your browser is always updated to the latest available version. At PayFast we recommend Internet users to set either Chrome or Firefox as their default browsers.


Read more here about why SSL/Early TLS is no longer supported.


From The MTYhosting Team (are received from PayFast)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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