Knowledge Base - 2Checkout - Where do I set up the Secret Word?

Where do I set up the Secret Word?


To set up the Secret Word, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your 2Checkout account.

  2. Click the ACCOUNT tab.

  3. Click on SITE MANAGEMENT sub tab.

  4. Scroll down to find the Secret Word field

  5. You will be able to enter the Secret Word in the field that is under Direct Return and above the Approved URL field.

  6. Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.


SITE MANAGEMENT is a sub tab of the ACCOUNT tab as indicated in the example above.  You will be able to access these options after you log in to your 2Checkout account


IMPORTANT: The secret word should be a single or compound word or group of letters and numbers with no spaces or special characters. Examples: Monkey1mouse, 4smal3phone, gooblyWbubze.  The secret word field has a 64 character maximum that can be entered.


NOTE: the secret word will be randomly generated on your account upon account creation, and is located within the SITE MANAGEMENT settings.  DO NOT leave the secret word field blank!


The secret word is used by those wishing to check the MD5 hash passback with a routine on their site. It is also needed by those using a program like a membership or download client. The secret word is also used to calculate the MD5 hash which is sent to verify the authenticity of INS posts.


For additional information, refer to the following optional articles:


How do I use the MD5 Hash?


Notification and INS



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