Identity overview

PayPal offers a secure commerce Identity API that lets your customers sign in to your web site using their PayPal credentials. Signing in with PayPal is quick (just a User Id and Password) and most often, transactions are secured with verified PayPal accounts.

PayPal Identity frees you from the need to implement a customer-management system. The Identity API manages and verifies your customer account data for you. This lets you focus on the important details of your business website, your business transactions.

Using the Identity API

Customers can Log In with PayPal to your website and checkout seamlessly.

  • Use Log In with PayPal, a secure sign-on system that utilizes cutting-edge security standards, to manage the customer log in process; you don’t have to store user data on your system.
  • Use Seamless checkout. Once logged in with PayPal, the customer can use those credentials to quickly, and seamlessly, checkout items in a cart.

User experience

When a customer clicks the Log In with PayPal button, a small browser window appears for the customer to log in directly to PayPal servers. See the demo site.

Try It! Log In with PayPal now using our interactive integration tool.

More about Identity

Find developer information for the PayPal Identity API through the following links:

Integration and How to guides References and other resources
Log In with PayPal Identity REST API Reference
Seamless checkout Log In with PayPal design guidelines
Add log in buttons Log In with PayPal FAQs
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