How to get your PayPal API Signature Details

Taking PayPal payments through your website is a quick and easy way to get started with e-commerce. Evance requires a set of API information in order for it to communicate with PayPal, but finding the information isn't always obvious to those new to PayPal. Here's how to locate the information. 

Firstly, if you've not already signed up and logged in to PayPal you should do so before continuing. 

In short

Click the link below to request the API credentials you need from within your PayPal account:


You will require the following settings for Evance:

  • API Username
  • API Password
  • Signature

Navigating PayPal

To get to the API Credentials screen from within PayPal:

  1. Log in to your PayPal Live account.
  2. Go to your Account Settings.
  3. In the API access section, click Update.
  4. Under NVP/SOAP API integration (Classic), click Request API credentials.
    1. If you have already generated an API Signature, then View API Signature appears.
      Click that option to view or remove your existing API Signature
    2. If not, select the following option, then click Agree and Submit.
      Request API Signature – Select for API Signature authentication.
  5. PayPal generates your API credential including an API Username, API Password, and Signature, which does not expire.
    These values are hidden by default for added security. Click Show/Hide to toggle them on and off. When finished, click Done.
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