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Where can I find SSL certificates for PayPal Sandbox API servers?

The following SSL certificates are currently valid for PayPal Sandbox servers.
Warning: These SSL certificates are for use with legacy implementations ONLY. Do NOT download or install these certificates unless your integration requires an X.509 leaf certificate in your trust store.
Endpoint SSL Certificate Encoding Expiration Date api.sandbox.paypal.com_SHA-2_01132018.pem SHA-256 January 13, 2018 api-3t.sandbox.paypal.com_SHA-2_01142018.pem SHA-256 January 14, 2018 api-aa.sandbox.paypal.com_SHA-2_01142018.pem SHA-256 January 14, 2018 api-aa-3t.sandbox.paypal.com_SHA-2_01142018.pem SHA-256 January 14, 2018 pointofsale.sandbox.paypal.com_SHA-2_04122019.pem SHA-256 April 12, 2019 svcs.sandbox.paypal.com_SHA-2_01122018.pem SHA-256 January 12, 2018 www.sandbox.paypal.com_SHA-2_09292019.pem SHA-256 September 29, 2019

Note: For PayPal Live SSL certificates, see Where can I find SSL certificates for PayPal Live API servers?

Standard SSL Certificates for API and SVCS Endpoints
The current SSL certificates for,,, and will be expiring in January 2018. If your system requires the use of these leaf certificates, you must download and install the following certificates (also SHA-2 encoded), which are valid until January 2020:
Endpoint SSL Certificate Encoding Expiration Date api.sandbox.paypal.com_SHA-2_01132020.pem SHA-256 January 13, 2020 api-3t.sandbox.paypal.com_SHA-2_01142020.pem SHA-256 January 14, 2020 api-aa.sandbox.paypal.com_SHA-2_01142020.pem SHA-256 January 14, 2020 api-aa-3t.sandbox.paypal.com_SHA-2_01142020.pem SHA-256 January 14, 2020 svcs.sandbox.paypal.com_SHA-2_01122020.pem SHA-256 January 12, 2020
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