NVP/SOAP API endpoints


This page details the endpoints for the PayPal NVP/SOAP APIs. The APIs fall into three categories:

  • Merchant APIs
  • Payflow Gateway APIs
  • Adaptive Platform APIs

For details on the operations supported by each of these API sets, see the NVP/SOAP API Reference.

Merchant API endpoints

The Merchant APIs include Express Checkout, PayPal Payments Pro, Mass Payments, and the Button Manager.

Authentication Format Live and Sandbox Endpoints
API Certificate Name-Value Pair Live: https://api.paypal.com/nvp
Sandbox: https://api.sandbox.paypal.com/nvp
SOAP Live: https://api.paypal.com/2.0/
Sandbox: https://api.sandbox.paypal.com/2.0/
API Signature Name-Value Pair Live: https://api-3t.paypal.com/nvp
Sandbox: https://api-3t.sandbox.paypal.com/nvp
SOAP Live: https://api-3t.paypal.com/2.0/
Sandbox: https://api-3t.sandbox.paypal.com/2.0/


Payflow Gateway endpoints

Format Live and Sandbox Endpoints
Name-Value Pair https://payflowpro.paypal.com

Adaptive Platform endpoints

The Adaptive Platform includes Adaptive Accounts, Adaptive Payments, the Invoicing Service, and the Permissions Service.

API / Service Authentication Format Live and Sandbox Endpoints
Adaptive Accounts JSON, NVP, SOAP, XML AppID https://svcs.paypal.com/AdaptiveAccounts/<API-Operation>
Adaptive Payments JSON, NVP, SOAP, XML AppID https://svcs.paypal.com/AdaptivePayments/<API-Operation>
Invoicing Service JSON, NVP, SOAP, XML AppID https://svcs.paypal.com/Invoice/<API-Operation>
Permissions Service JSON, NVP, SOAP, XML AppID https://svcs.paypal.com/Permissions/<API-Operation>