Support » Plugin: PayPal IPN for WordPress » Does IPN transfer user password?

  • Resolved ironfish2



    I have a Paypal Subscribe button and I have set it up so that PayPal generates a username and password when a user does a subscription signup.

    I would like to use the Paypal generated username and password to then create a WordPress user account using this username and password.

    I can see this username and password on the PayPal site when a subscription is successful – ie PayPal shows the username and password on the “Your purchase was successful” screen.


    Below are your username and password for your subscription. Manage your subscription with your username and password.



    In WordPress > PayPal IPn > Transactions list, if I open a transaction, I can see the username and there is a field called password but it has a different value:

    password: Sl3ne9wompf2Y

    Could you please explain:

    Is this the user password that Paypal generated?

    Is it different because it is encrypted?

    If it is encrypted, how would I decrypt it in order to be able to create a user account in WordPress using this password?

    Thanks ahead of time.

    It is an awesome plugin – thanks so much for creating and sharing it.

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