Technical details about how we implement PayPal and how to get started developing with it.

Developing / testing sandbox

Buyer account

This is the account you'll use to make the (fake) payment. Go to, login with your personnal PayPal account then create a test account.

Merchant account

  1. Use the generated merchant credentials to set the following variables in API's .env:

  1. Manually create a ConnectedAccount with generated clientId and clientSecret:

    INSERT INTO "ConnectedAccounts" ("service", "clientId", "token", "CollectiveId")
    VALUES (E'paypal', clientId, clientSecret, hostCollectiveId);

And you're ready to go. Use the credentials generated in step 3. to authenticate when ordering.

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