PayPal is one of the most commonly used providers for processing payments online. Setting up an Integration with this payment gateway is a quick and easy process.

Step 1

If you don't already have a PayPal account, set up an account with PayPal for Education from here: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/education.

Step 2:

After you create the account, click on the Settings button on the Summary Page.

Step 3

Click on the My setting tools > Update button in the API access section.

Step 4:

Scroll down to the section Custom checkout experience. Click on Manage API credentials in NVP/SOAP API integration (Classic)

Step 5:

Click on Show to retrieve Username, Password, Signature key, and Hit done.


Save these details to use in the next steps.

Step 6:

Once you have these details, go to Payment Accounts in the admin panel. Here, click on Add Payment account.

Step 7:

Now, select PayPal as the Type and give a name of your choice to the account.

Step 8:

Add the information you got from PayPal in the ‘Metadata’ box in the format shown below. 

Example Format :

{
"merchant_username": "almabase.ab_api1.almabase.edu",
"merchant_password": "25GD8C95MSQNQCVP",
"merchant_signature": "A.Y8xPsdLdqWeepl-8..-ZthCnJZAWLy9eNjI-TIgZPdlijDIlpzvxC5"
}

NOTE: Make sure you've checked the 'is active' box! Once you're done, click Save.


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