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Django 1.2 e-commerce by Jesse Legg

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Notification API

There are two possible implementations of Google Checkout notifications. The first, called simply the Notification API, is a push-based solution. A data pull-based solution, called Notification History API, is also available. Developers can implement either or both, depending on their needs, but for our examples we will stick with the push-based Notification API.

To implement support for Notification API, we must only use Django views that are secured using SSL. In addition, each request that comes into our application via a secure view must be verified as an authenticated Google Checkout notification. This is accomplished using HTTP Basic Authentication, wherein the Authorization header includes a base64 encoded pairing of our ...

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