Get started with PayPal Developer

APICurrentLast updated: November 7th 2022, @ 12:13:43 pm

The PayPal REST API is organized around transaction workflows, including: orders, payments, subscriptions, invoicing, and disputes.

Try out our REST APIs with test credentials on Postman

The API uses standard verbs and returns HTTP response codes and JSON-encoded responses.

To get started with the PayPal REST API, first create a developer account on the Developer Dashboard. From there you can generate your credentials, authentication token and sandbox accounts.

Logging into the Developer Dashboard to get credentials and create sandbox accounts requires a developer, personal, or business account. Each account provides different levels of access to PayPal functionality. If you need to access a capability you don't currently have, you can upgrade your account on the My Account page in the Developer Dashboard.

CapabilitiesDeveloper AccountPersonal AccountBusiness Account
Access sandboxxxx
Send and receive moneyxx
Go livex

Note: You can create developer accounts if you are in the US to test US integrations. For those outside the US or those in the US wanting to test integrations outside the US, use your existing PayPal personal or business account or create a new one.

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