Set up your PayPal Integration

Before you can access your customers' commerce data from PayPal, you need to set up your integration.


Before you begin, read the Provider requirements on the PayPal page.

You'll need to:

  • Log in to the Codat Portal.
  • Register as a Third Party Provider (TPP) to access PayPal’s X2SA API and request your sandbox credentials. PayPal will require you to provide them with either an eIDAS QWAC or OBWAC (i.e. an open banking certification)
  • Add your secure credentials to the Codat Portal and enable your test PayPal integration.
  • Check your sync settings.

Register as a Third Party Provider and request your live credentials

  1. Go to the and register as a Third Party Provider (TPP) for PayPal’s X2SA API
  2. Enter in the "Your return URL" field.
  3. After submitting the form, your credentials (Client ID and Client Secret) are available to download. Note:
    a) PayPay need to enable the credentials after they are created. This may take a number of days; until this is completed by PayPal, you will not be able to access the PayPal X2SA API through Codat.
    b) You can contact PayPal for help at [email protected]


Keep your live credentials safe

Make sure you keep your live credentials safe; it is not normally possible to retrieve this information from PayPal again after it has been initially requested.

Add your app to the Codat Portal and enable the PayPal integration

  1. Sign in to the Codat Portal.
  2. On the navigation bar, select Settings > Commerce.
  3. Find PayPal, and select the Manage button next to it to view the Integration settings page.
  4. Copy the Client ID and Client Secret values obtained from PayPal in the previous step and paste into the Client ID and Client Secret fields in the Codat Portal.
  5. Select Save.
  6. Go back to Settings > Commerce, and use the toggle to update the PayPal integration from Disabled to Enabled. You can also enable this integration directly from its Integration settings page.

Check your sync settings in the Codat Portal

If this is your first commerce integration, update your data type settings to enable commerce data types.

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