Connect with PayPal User Attributes

Use the scope field to set the access privileges of the access token. Pass the scope values in a URL encoded, space-separated, case-sensitive list.


For example:

scope='openid profile email'

The scope field values must include:

  • openid. Required.
  • Any user attributes that you want to view.

Important: Your collection, use and storage of PayPal user information is governed by the PayPal Developer Agreement, the PayPal User Agreement, and any other agreements you have entered into with PayPal. Your violation of the terms of those agreements or failure to adhere to the principles contained therein may result in your removal from the PayPal platform and, where appropriate, referral of your conduct to applicable law enforcement authorities. Please contact PayPal if you have questions about appropriate and prohibited uses of data made available by PayPal via the Developer Tools.

User attribute and scope mappings

This table maps the Connect with PayPal user attributes to the scope field values.

Note: When you created a PayPal app, you selected the user attributes.

User attribute My apps form category Scope value
None Basic Authentication openid
Full name Personal Information profile
Email address Address Information email
Street address Address Information address
City Address Information address
State Address Information address
Country Address Information address
Zip code Address Information address
Account status (verified) Account Information
Invoicing Additional PayPal permissions

Additional information