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Add PayPal to your payments ecosystem

Before we start activation, please ensure you understand that PayPal is not the exact same service as "PayPal Classic" or "PayPal Express Checkout" and that you know what you are integrating. Email us at for questions. 
To connect PayPal to PayDock, you will need to:
  • Register for a PayPal business account. (If you don't have one, please register hereAfter applying for a business account you will need to track your application and then need to get the API credentials in your PayPal profile settings.)
  • Ensure reference payments are enabled. If you are unsure about what this is, please send us an email to the PayDock team at

Step 1: Gather your credentials from PayPal

  1. Go to PayPal's developer page and sign in to your account.
  2. From there, Create your your App credentials here
  3. Fill in the App Name (the name you give the app doesn't matter - we recommend calling it PayDock, though, just to make it easy and to keep track).

   4. Select the Sandbox developer account of your choice. Click on "Create App".

   5. Once you've created the app, first click on "Live" on the top right so that you are getting the right credentials to put into PayDock.             (Don’t do this afterwards, else you’ll need to copy paste your credentials again from scratch). 

   6. Then, click "Show" to reveal the secret key. You'll need your Client ID and Secret key.

Step 2: Connect PayPal to your PayDock Account

  1. Log into your PayDock Production or Sandbox account.
  2. Navigate to "Services" from the menu on the left
  3. Click on the "Add New" tab from the top of the page
  4. Navigate to or search "PayPal" and click on the "Activate" button
  5. Complete the field descriptions to connect. Field descriptions are as follows:
  6. Label – this is for your reference only. In PayDock, you are able to add multiple instances of a payment gateway or method. This can be helpful for tracking campaigns or income streams
  7. Client ID – this is your PayPal API Client ID
  8. Secret Key – this is your PayPal API Secret Key
  9. Signature - this is your PayPal Signature
  10. Environment Mode – this describes whether you are connecting to a PayPal Production or Sandbox Environment. Production is used for processing real transactions. Sandbox is used for testing purposes. Please ensure you’re using the correct credentials for the type of environment required
  11. Click Connect. You have successfully connected PayPal to PayDock 

Helpful Information

We've provided some test card data from the official PayPal documentation. Please bear in mind this  may change and is here for convenience. If you are not getting expected responses please contact PayPal or refer to the official developers site.

While testing, use only the credit card numbers listed here. Other numbers produce an error. Expiration Date must be a valid date in the future (use the mmyy format).

Credit Card Type Credit Card Number
American Express 378282246310005
American Express 371449635398431
American Express Corporate 378734493671000
Discover 6011111111111117
Discover 6011000990139424
MasterCard 5555555555554444
MasterCard 5105105105105100
Visa 4024007155500613
Visa 4012888888881881

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