Accepting 50 additional SSL root CAs

If you want to implement the Notification API or if you want to perform Merchant Calculations for tax and shipping, Google Checkout requires a valid SSL certificate installed on your server. Until now, we've been accepting SSL certificates issued by a limited number of SSL Certificate Authorities (CA). However, we've added 50 additional root CAs to our list, so you can easily find a suitable SSL certificate for your callback handler. Here's a list of all SSL root CAs accepted by Google Checkout.

On a related note, if you're having trouble receiving notifications or performing merchant calculations even though you have a valid SSL certificate, take a look at this troubleshooting guide.

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Introducing Digital Delivery

Starting today, Google Checkout will begin providing additional support for digital goods such as software and music. Users have always been able to buy and sell digital goods with Google Checkout but we want to be able to offer an improved user experience tailored specifically to digital goods. Now merchants will have option of tagging an item as digital within the shopping cart and specifying details about how it should be delivered. You'll be able inform a buyer that their digital purchase will be delivered via email, or you can provide a set of instructions along with a URL and license key.

Here’s an XML snippet showing how you can specify digital goods within the shopping cart:

Please visit <a href="">our
website</a>, for instructions on downloading your

Here’s a screenshot of how that digital content will be shown to the buyer:

We’ll be continuously making improvements to this feature so stay tuned. If you’d like to learn more, please take a look at the API documentation for Google Checkout Digital Delivery.

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