How to get PayPal API username, password and signature information?
Putler – our business analysis and insight tool for PayPal merchants requires your PayPal API information to retrieve your account balance and perform other calculations. You can access PayPal via API only if you have a PayPal Premier / Business / Website Payments Pro account.
Here are the steps:
- Log in to your PayPal Premier or Business account.
- Click the Profile subtab located in the top navigation area.
- Click the API Access link under the Account Information header.
- Click the Get Started link under the Request API Credentials heading.
- Click the My selling preferences sub option in left sidebar.
- Click the Update option for API accessitem
- Complete the API Credential Request form by clicking the agreement checkbox and clicking Submit.
- You will now get the API username, password and signature.
- Copy the values from this page into Putler Settings – Accounts.
- Click Test to verify the settings work.
Still can’t find the API details?
If the above instructions did not work for you, try this:
- Login to your PayPal account
- Click on Profile
- See the classic Profile version (on the left side, outside the My Selling tools box)
- API Access (under Account Information)
- Choose Option 2 – Request API credentials – click on View API signature.
Using API Certificate and not signature?
Putler needs API signature, username and password. If you are using a certificate, you will need to first remove your existing certificate. Then “Request API Signature” and then “View API Signature” to get this information. Note that if you are using the certificate in another system, that system may need to be updated / given the API Signature info to continue working.
You should then be able to see the three pieces of info – API signature, username and password.
Still no luck?
Here’s another visual guide on obtaining your PayPal API username, password and signature in the old PayPal website design.
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