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How to Obtain PayPal API Credentials

How to Obtain PayPal API Credentials

PayPal API credentials (username, password and signature) are necessary if you want to integrate your forms to PayPal Pro and PayPal Express.

Here's how to obtain Paypal API credentials for your account.

1. Log in to

You must have a PayPal Business or Premier account to make calls to the live PayPal servers. Using the login credentials from your business account, log in to PayPal.

Select My Account > Profile > My Selling Tools, then click the Update (API Access) link:

On the My Accounts tab, click Profile, then My Selling tools. Click Update for API Access.

3. Generate the Certificate set

  1. Click Request API Credentials on the API Access page:

    Click Request API Credentials.

    Note: If you’ve already generated a set of API credentials, you’ll have to delete your existing set before you can generate a new set of credentials.

  2. Select Request API signature and click Agree and Submit to generate a set of Signature credentials.

Here’s an example showing a set of Signature credentials (for Certificate credentials, see the section below):

Signature API credential set

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