Vault overview

The Vault API provides a secure way to store customer credit cards. By storing cards with PayPal, you can avoid storing them on your servers.

Support for direct payments with credit cards varies by country.

Using Vault

To store a customer credit card, specify the card details in a call to the Vault API. A card ID is returned. To take a payment with the card, specify the card ID (instead of specifying the credit card details). If you provided a payer ID when you stored the card, include the payer ID when you charge the card.

After you make your first call, you are ready to try out the Vault API. You also can look up or delete a card.

More Vault information

Information related to the Vault API is available at the following locations:

How to guides References and other resources
Make your first call Vault section of the API Reference
Store and use a customer credit card SDKs
Accept credit cards Country & Currency Support
  Error Codes
  Frequently Asked Questions
  Delete a stored credit card
  Look up a stored credit card