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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

A Business or Premier account is needed in order to make calls to the PayPal servers. 

Login to PayPal using your account credentials.

Click My Account > Profile > My Selling Tools, then click the Update link in the API access section

3. Generate the API credentials

  1. On the API Access page, click View API Signature:


  2. Copy the API Username, Password, and Signature generated.
  3. Note:  You will have to remove existing credentials if you want to generate a new one.

Here’s an example showing a set of Signature credentials:

We highly recommend that you keep your API credentials safe for future reference.

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  • teamsimons


    It appears as though PayPal has changed their settings since this page was written:

    Perhaps you would care to update the page?

    Thanks in advance.

  • pippo12321

    Merchant country unsupported
    what should I do?