Transport Layer Security 1.0

Important notice to all users regarding PaySpace Transport Layer Security.  Please read!

What is TLS?

TLS stands for “Transport Layer Security.” It is a protocol that provides privacy and data integrity between two communicating applications. It’s the most widely deployed security protocol used today and is used for web browsers and other applications that require data to be securely exchanged over a network. TLS ensures that a connection to a remote endpoint is the intended endpoint through encryption and endpoint identity verification. The versions of TLS, to date, are TLS 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2.
The PaySpace application and API connections use TLS as a key component of their security.

What is the change?

PaySpace is requiring an upgrade to TLS 1.1 or higher on the 1st July 2018, with no extension possible. On this date, we will disable the TLS 1.0 encryption protocol (which has security vulnerabilities) in order to align with industry best practices for security and data integrity. The vulnerabilities in TLS 1.0 have been addressed in TLS 1.1 and higher.

How will customers be impacted?

After PaySpace disables TLS 1.0, any inbound connections to or outbound connections from your organisation that rely on TLS 1.0 will fail. This will impact accessing the PaySpace application for all users.

Why is this happening?

At PaySpace, Trust is our #1 value and PaySpace is focused on continually helping our customers improve their security by using the latest security protocols. Beginning 1 July 2018, PaySpace will require TLS 1.1 and later encryption protocol in an effort to maintain the highest security standards and promote the safety of customer data.

How can customers avoid a service disruption?

The action required by your organization will depend on which channels (Internet browser or API integrations) are used to access the PaySpace services. Please see the relevant topic below for more info and testing options to ensure there are no issues.