How to Integrate PayPal with CiviCRM

A guide on how to integrate PayPal with CiviCRM on your website to accept donations and event registration fees.

The following steps are for any of the following PayPal account types:

  • PayPal Premier
  • Business
  • Payments Pro

If you have a standard PayPal account and would like to connect it with your website, please submit a support ticket requesting that and be sure to include the email address that is associated with the PayPal account.

  1. Log in to your PayPal Business account.
  2. Click the My Account tab.
  3. Click the Profile tab. If you haven't already done so, you need to verify your account before requesting API credentials.
  4. Click Request API credentials under Account information.
  5. Click Set up PayPal API credentials and permissions under Option 1.
  6. Click Request API Credentials.
  7. Click Request API signature.
  8. Click Agree and Submit.
  9. Submit the API Credentials and the API Signature information to our team via a support ticket.