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Using PayPal Classic with Coconut Tickets

Coconut Tickets supports both PayPal REST and PayPal Classic payment gateways.

To use PayPal Classic with Coconut Tickets you first need to get your PayPal API signature from your PayPal account. This is only available if you have a PayPal "Business" account.

Follow these steps

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click the Settings icon next to "Log out."
  3. Click Account access under "Account & Security" on the left of the page.
  4. In the "API access" section, click Update.
  5. Under "NVP/SOAP API integration," click Manage API credentials.
    • If you have already generated an API Signature, then View API Signature appears. Click that option to view or remove your existing API Signature.
    • Note: If you are prompted to verify your PayPal account, then follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. Select the following option, then click Agree and Submit
    • Request API Signature – Select for API Signature authentication
  7. PayPal generates your API credentials as follows:
    • API Signature credentials include an API Username, API Password, and Signature, which does not expire. These values are hidden by default for added security. Click Show/Hide to toggle them on and off. When finished, click Done.

Those API details you have now obtained can be entered into your Coconut Tickets payment accounts within the business profile admin section.

PayPal Classic has slightly different details to other payment accounts. An example PayPal Classic payment account is given below.

Enter your information as follows:

  1. Set the payment method to be "PayPal Classic"
  2. Set live to "yes"
  3. Enter your PayPal API Username into the Username name field in Coconut Tickets
  4. Enter your PayPal API Password into the Password field in Coconut Tickets
  5. Enter your PayPal Signature into the Signature field in Coconut Tickets

If you are unsure of any of the fields on Coconut Tickets then look to see if there is a hint immediately below the field.

When you have entered all the values, click "Save".

With the PayPal Class API configured, you are ready to sell tickets!

Further Reading

As an alternative to PayPal Classic, for information on how to create PayPal REST API keys, please see Getting PayPal REST API keys for Coconut Tickets

More information on getting started with Coconut Tickets can be found in Getting started with Coconut Tickets