How To Fetch Your PayPal Client ID and Secret Key Print

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Want To Accept Payments Via PayPal on Your Website?

How to checkout via PayPal


  • If you’re planning on using PayPal Checkout for your website, you must provide us with your Client ID and Secret Key.
  • These credentials are needed in order to connect your website to PayPal`s new API which contains important security improvements for the PayPal Standard payment gateway (deprecated since July 2021).


Don’t know how to get these credentials? No worries, check out this quick video for help:

How to fetch your PayPal API credentials

And in case you prefer a text-based, step-by-step process:

1. Log in to PayPal.

2. Navigate to the following: 

Settings > Account Settings > Website payments under Products and Services > Click the Update link under API Access.



3. Under Custom checkout experience section, click Manage API credentials link under NVP/SOAP API integration (Classic) option:



If you haven’t set it up before, you will be asked the following:



Choose Request API signature and click the Agree and Submit button.

On the next page, copy the API Username, Password, and Signature generated. Click the Done button if you’re done. 



  • You will have to remove existing credentials if you want to generate a new one. We, however, do not recommend removing this if you have existing integrations that use the credentials. 
  • We highly recommend that you keep your API credentials safe for future reference.

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