Older Versions of the Adaptive Accounts API

Unless you specify the version, PayPal defaults to the latest version of an API operation. APIs are backwards compatible with previous versions. However, PayPal recommends that you use the most recent version.

Adaptive Account Changes Corresponding to PayPal Version 98.0

The Adaptive Accounts release included in PayPal v98.0 adds an optional account identifier request parameter to the GetVerifiedStatus API. To determine whether you can use this limited-release API, contact your PayPal integration team.

Adaptive Account Changes Corresponding to PayPal Version 96.0

The Adaptive Accounts release included in PayPal v96.0 had these new features:

  • For the United States, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore, the CreateAccount API's minibrowser flow pages were mobile-optimized. In all other countries, this API provided only a full browser flow.
  • For the United States and Japan, a mobile-optimized minibrowser flow was added to the AddPaymentCard API. In all other countries, this API provided only a full browser flow.
  • The documentation was fixed to state that the default value of the showAddCreditCard parameter of the CreateAccount API is TRUE, rather than FALSE.
  • A new parameter (confirmEmail) was added to the CreateAccount API to return a redirect URL that will automatically confirm a user's email address. This feature is available only to select partners.
  • Support for the Maestro card type was enabled in the AddPaymentCard API for additional countries.
  • The Switch card type was changed to UKMaestro.
  • The UKMaestro card type works for International Maestro cards.
  • Support for the "Solo" card type was dropped.

Adaptive Account Changes Corresponding to PayPal Version 94.0

The Adaptive Accounts release included in PayPal v94.0 had these new features:

  • A new parameter (reminderEmailFrequency) was added to the CreateAccount request message. This parameter provides the option to suppress the initial Adaptive Accounts redirect email sent to the account holder, as well as the three reminder emails.
  • The time allowed between a CreateAccount call and subsequent AddPaymentCard calls that use the account creation key returned by the CreateAccount call was extended from 15 to 60 minutes.

Adaptive Account Changes Corresponding to PayPal Version 89.0

Maintenance release.

Adaptive Account Changes Corresponding to PayPal Version 85.0

This document includes corrections to the explanations of the account creation flow and updates to Adaptive Accounts methods. The 85.0 release includes the following new features:

  • In the CreateAccount API, a new taxId field.
  • Updates to the error codes listings for multiple APIs.
  • New UserInfo fields for the GetVerifiedStatus API operation.

Adaptive Account Changes Corresponding to PayPal Version 69.0

Version 1.0.3 of Adaptive Accounts corresponds to Release 69.0 of the PayPal API. It includes the following changes to the minibrowser account creation feature and adds a supporting field in the CreateWebOptionsType structure:

  • Enhanced the minibrowser account creation flow to optionally include adding a bank card with a shipping address and confirmed phone number.

Table 2. Changes to CreateWebOptionsType fields
Field Description
showMobileConfirm xs:boolean
(Optional) Whether or not to show the mobile confirmation option.
  • true - show the option
  • false - do not show the option (default)

Adaptive Account Changes Corresponding to PayPal Version 65.5

This release corresponds to Version 65.2 of the PayPal API. It includes the following new Adaptive Accounts feature:

  • Added an account creation flow that displays the Create your PayPal account flow in a minibrowser.

Note: You must use Version 1.0.1 or higher of the Adaptive Accounts WSDL to implement this flow.

Adaptive Account Changes Corresponding to PayPal Version 64.2

This release includes the following new features:

  • Ability to add payment cards as funding sources (new AddPaymentCard method)
  • Ability to set the status for funding sources to confirmed (new SetFundingSourceConfirmed method
  • Ability to add bank accounts without redirecting to PayPal.com (new confirmedType element)
  • Added country support for CreateAccount and AddBankAccount methods
  • Ability to have PayPal perform extra vetting before activating an account (new performExtraVettingOnThisAccount parameter in CreateAccount)
  • Support for Merchant Referral Bonus functionality for CreateAccount (Business/Premier accounts only) via the new HTTP request header X-PAYPAL-MERCHANT-REFERRAL-BONUS-ID
  • Added country support for Malaysia, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Hong Kong for AddPaymentCard (confirmationType WEB only)

Adaptive Account Changes Corresponding to PayPal Version 62.2

The 62.2 release included the following new features:

  • Ability to create business accounts
  • Adding bank accounts as funding sources
  • Account verification

Creating Business Accounts

You can now use the CreateAccount API to create PayPal Business accounts. To this end, the CreateAccountRequest message lets you pass a new parameter, businessInfoType.

Adding Bank Accounts

This release provides the AddBankAccount API, which lets your application link the PayPal account to a bank account as the funding source.

Verifying Accounts

Adaptive Accounts introduces the GetVerifiedStatus API, which checks the PayPal account status. PayPal accounts can be verified or unverified. To determine whether you can use this limited-release API, contact your PayPal integration team.