How do I get my PayPal API credentials?

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Under Profile, select Profile and settings.



  3. Click My selling tools.


  4. In the API access section, click Update.


  5. Under NVP/SOAP API integration, click Request API credentials.
  • If you have already generated an API Signature, then View API Signature appears. Click that option to view it.
  • If you have already generated an API Certificate, then View API Certificate appears. Click that option to view it.
Note: If you are prompted to verify your PayPal account, then follow the on-screen instructions.
  1. Select one of the following options, then click Agree and Submit.
  • Request API Signature – Select for API Signature authentication.

  • Request API Certificate – Select for API Certificate authentication.

  1. PayPal generates your API credentials as follows:
  • API Signature credentials include an API Username, API Password, and Signature, which does not expire. These values are hidden by default for added security. Click Show/Hide to toggle them on and off. When finished, click Done.
  • API Certificate credentials include an API Username, API Password, and Certificate, which expires automatically after three years. 
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