How to get Paypal Client ID and Secret Key

To get the Client ID and the Secret Key from Paypal you need a Paypal account.

1. Open the following website and click on “Log into Dashboard”.

Paypal Developer Webseite

Create Developer (Sandbox) account

2. After you have logged increate a Sandbox Business Account to be able to make test payments later.

Paypal create sanbox account

Create Paypal App

3. If you have created a sandbox account, click on “My Apps and Credentials” in the menu on the left and then on “Create App

Paypal Developer Dashbaord

4. Give your Paypal app a name and choose your previously created developer (sandbox) account. After you have finished, click on “Create App“.

Paypal create App

Paypal App Client ID and Secret Key

5. As soon as the app is created, the details of the app you just created will open. You should now see the Client ID and an option (Show) below to see the Secret Key.

Paypal App created

6. To switch between Live and Sandbox click first on “My Apps & Credentials” in the left main menu then click on Live or Sandbox and then on the desired app you want to know the Client and Secret keys.  Note that Sandbox and Live have different Client IDs and Secret Keys.

Switch between Paypal Live and Sandbox
Paypal App Secret Key

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