Where to find your PayPal API credentials?

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You need API credentials to connect a new PayPal account to CashNotify. This article shows you where to find these codes on paypal.com.

Adding a new PayPal account in CashNotify

1. Log in your PayPal account

Go to https://www.paypal.com.

PayPal merchant dashboard login

Alternatively, you can use https://www.sandbox.paypal.com if you have an account there and want to connect CashNotify to test transactions. This can be useful to monitor test payments while working on the setup of a new store.

2. Select “API Access” in the menu

PayPal profile and settings

Or use one of these links, which will take you directly to step 4:

LIVE environment:
https://www.paypal.com/businessprofile/mytools/apiaccess/firstparty

Sandbox environment:
https://www.sandbox.paypal.com/businessprofile/mytools/apiaccess/firstparty

3. Select the “NVP/SOAP API integration”

PayPal also calls it their “Classic” API.

PayPal payment API credentials

4. Select the first option

It’s the default one. Click “Agree and Submit”.

PayPal API credentials request

5. That’s it!

These are the 3 values that you need to copy/paste in CashNotify:

PayPal NVP/SOAP API signature

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you could not reach this step and need our help.