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How to setup paypal with API Certificate in Magento

Nowadays, Paypal becomes one of the most familiar payment methods for merchants in the world. PayPal is very friendly and easy to use. Whether you are a new buyer, or someone just starting out as a new seller, PayPal is truly the most convenient way to do trusted payments online. And it costs nothing to send or spend money using PayPal. Therefore, Installing PayPal with API Certificate in Magento is very useful for not only the owner of website but also the customers. But have you known how to set up PayPal with API Certificate in Magento? If you have not known about that, please follow our detailed instruction here.

Now, let’s start!

Step 1: Create API Certificate

Log in to your paypal business account at: www.paypal.com.

Click the profile icon on the top right side of the page, you will see business profile. From that, choose profile and settings.

From the left menu, Click “My Selling tools”, then in the section “Selling online”,  click “Update” for  “API access”.

Click “Request API Credentials”  in “NVP/SOAP API integration” section.

After that,  one important thing you have to do is Verifying your account. You can choose verify through phone to generate certificate.

After verifying, you have to Request to create API certificate by  choosing Request API Certificate

 Click “Download Certificate” => we will receive file “cert_key_pem.txt” including private and public key with  “API username” và “API password”.

Step 2 : Setup in Magento

In the first step we know how to generate an API Certificate, now  to set up it in Magento you should follow below steps.

Firstly, you go to Menu, choose  System, choose Configuration  and  Payment method . In the payment method you  choose Paypal Configure.

Second, select “API Authentication Methods” = API Certificate.

Third, Fill “API username”, “API Password” and upload file “cert_key_pem.txt” generated in section 1.

Finally, you configure PapPal and SAVE to finish.

When you finish setting up process, your magento is set up with Paypal. Checking out with PayPal is convenient for customers because there is no need to have a PayPal account in order to purchase your items, and if they do have an account, they won’t even have to get out their wallets to have a quicker checkout experience. There are no hidden or long term fees, so you know what you are paying for up front.

We would like to suggest you should set up PayPal with API Certificate in Magento to increase sales and broaden your business.

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