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Getting PayPal API Keys for BAM Tracker

Please note that you can only get PayPal API keys if you have Premier or Business PayPal account. Personal PayPal account does not allow API access.

See upgrading your PayPal account if you have Personal account.

Below, you'll find step by step instruction on how to generate PayPal API keys. If you aleady generated API credentials, you'll be able to get them following the same steps up to Step 3. On Step 3, you'll see "View API signature" instead of "Request API credentials".


Step 1 - Go to PayPal Settings

After you log in to your PayPal account go to Settings by clicking Profile and Settings:

Get to Settings New PayPal page
Getting to Settings using new PayPal page


Get to Settings Old PayPal page
Getting to Settings using old PayPal page


Step 2 - Go to API Access

While in Settings, go to "My selling tools" on the left navigation and click "Update" link next to "API access":

Get to API Access Page
Getting to API Access page


Step 3 - Request API Credentials

On API Access page, pick Option 2 called "Request API credentials":

Request PayPal API Credentials
Requesting API credentials


Step 4 - Request API Signature

On Request API Credentials page, pick "Request API signature" option and click "Agree and Submit":

Request PayPal API Credentials
Requesting API signature


Step 5 - Save API Values in BAM Tracker

After step 4, PayPal will generate API signature for you. You need to save those in BAM Tracker so the software can call PayPal API and pull your transactions. The values that you need are Credentials, API Username, API Password and Signature.