PayPal Standard Test API Credentials

Login into your PayPal Developer Account

First you will need to go to PayPal Developer and to click on “Log into Dashboard” in order to login. You will need to use your PayPal Account Credentials to access the PayPal Developer Dashboard.

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PayPal Sandbox Accounts

After you login go to Sandbox -> Accounts. Here you will need to click on “Create Account” to create your first PayPal Merchant and Buyer Sandbox Account.

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Create PayPal Merchant Sandbox Account

To create a PayPal Merchant Sandbox account go to Sandbox -> Accounts and click on “Create Account”. Select Account Type -> Business (Merchant Account), set it up and click on “Create Account”.

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After you create the Merchant Account make sure you upgrade it to Pro by clicking on the “Upgrade to Pro” link.

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Create PayPal Personal Sandbox Account

To create a PayPal Personal Sandbox account go to Sandbox -> Accounts and click on “Create Account”. Select Account Type -> Personal (Buyer Account), set it up and click on “Create Account”. This account should be used when testing payments.

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API credentials

To view the PayPal Merchant Sandbox Account API Credentials click on the Merchant account and then on “Profile”.

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Inside the Profile click on “API Credentials”.

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Copy and Paste the PayPal Standard Test API Credentials

After you copy the PayPal Standard Test API Credentials go to your website -> Dashboard -> Paid Member Subscriptions -> Settings -> Payments -> Payment Gateways -> PayPal Standard and paste your PayPal Standard Test API Credentials and click on “Save Settings”.

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