Enable Paypal API Credentials

Many of our clients often ask us how they can obtain their Paypal API Credentials from their account. This is a quick step by step tutorial to enable and obtain the API Credentials.

  1. Firstly, log into your Paypal account.
  2. Only Paypal business account have access to the API access. So upgrade your account to a business account if you have no already done so.
  3. Next click Profile, then Profile and settings in the top right corner.
  4. On the setting page, click “Selling Tools”.
    Paypal Selling Tools
  5. Click on the “Update” link for “API Access”.
    Paypal API Access
  6. In the Pre-built payment solution option, click “Add or edit API permissions”.
    Paypal Add or Edit API Permissions
  7. Select Option 2 “Request API credentials”.
    Paypal Request Api Credentials
  8. On this page, the fields “API Username”, “API Password”, and “Signature” will have a link “Show” next to them, click on them to view them.