This article guides you on how to get API information to integrate your PayPal account with your Seller account and receive Payments from Customers directly (known as PayPal Direct).
In the article, we will walk you through the flowing steps:
Login to PayPal Business Account
- Already have a PayPal account? Sign in here.
- If you don’t have a PayPal account yet, you will need to sign up here.
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.