How to get PayPal API Credentials

This article guides you on how to get API information to integrate your PayPal account with other plugins on your sites such as our PDA PayPal Integration extension.

In the article, we will walk you through the flowing steps:

  1. Login to PayPal Business Account
  2. Get API Credentials

Login to PayPal Business Account

Please remember to select the Business Account, which provides the payment API credentials.

Get API Credentials

Once you set up and logged in to your PayPal account successfully, please follow the steps below to get API username, password, and signature.

Step 1: Click Tools > All Tools in the top navigation bar.

Step 2: Scroll the page to locate API credentials box, and then click on it.

Step 3: At the bottom of “API credentials” page, click Manage API credentials under NVP/SOAP API integration (Classic) option.

Step 4: Once the “Request API Credentials – Paypal” page opens, choose Request API signature and click on Agree and Submit button.

This form only displays if this is the first time you create API credentials.

Step 5: After that, you will see “View or Remove API Signature” page as below. Simply click Show buttons to access your API username, password, and signature.

Lasted updated on January 20, 2020