PayPal Getting started with PayPal Creating an application and obtaining client id / secret keys


In order to begin building with PayPal APIs, you have to create an application to obtain a client ID and secret.

Go to, sign in, and click on "Create App", as shown below:

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Next, enter an application name, select the sandbox testing account that you want to use (if it's a new account, leave the default value), and click "Create App".

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Once the application is created, you will be provided with your sandbox and live client ID and secret, which will look similar to the following:

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These credentials are what you will use when making requests to PayPal APIs in order to authenticate your application and make requests.