Take advantage with Earth Skater and
for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments
Step 1: Setup PayPal API Access
|First-party authentication: Download
||Log in to your PayPal account and click the
||Click the API Access
link under the Account Information column.
||Click the Request API
||Select the type of credential as Request API
||Click Download Certificate on the Download or Remove API
Certificate page. You will be prompted to download a
This file is your API Certificate. Be sure to email the certificate to your Earth Skater account manager.
Step 2: Configure your eCommerce
Store for PayPal Express Checkout
||Log in to your website eCommerce Administration account and click the
Tools & Settings link at the top right of the page.
||Click the Store Options Link and then click the
Payment Options Link.
||Select your preferred method for processing payments
and then check the PayPal Express Checkout check box to
enable Express Checkout.
||Click Save Changes.
||Now enter your PayPal API Username, API Password,
Certificate file name, and Authentication method.
||Click Save Changes to complete setup.
Express Checkout Information
How It Works
1. After selecting products to purchase, your customers click Checkout with
PayPal on your
2. They’re transferred to PayPal, where they select their payment method, as
well as the
correct shipping and billing address, then are returned to your website to
3. PayPal automatically gives you the shipping address, email, and other
information needed to fulfill your order.
With Express Checkout, your buyers finish their orders on your website, not
PayPal's, so you
Get real time notification of successful payments.
Automate your internal business processes.
Ensure buyers make it to your final confirmation page.
Be notified that the buyer's address is confirmed, and ensure you're eligible
under PayPal’s Seller Protection Policy.
FYI: Details of Instant Payment Notification (IPN) /
Payment Data Transfer (PDT)
IPN / PDT must be enabled in your PayPal account to use PayPal Pay
1. Log in to
your PayPal account at
2. Click the
3. Click the
Notification Preferences link
under the Selling
Preferences column on the
3. Enter a
URL for IPN to return orders to. This URL must be https://www.yourLIVEdomain.com/?view=checkout
(or http:// link if SSL is not installed).
Once activated, IPN will allow PayPal to communicate order
details back to your shopping cart system.
Pay Pal Pro Express Checkout
Download and Generate PayPal Certificate
Log in to PayPal.
Navigate to My Account>Profile.
Click the API Access link.
Click the API Certificate Request link.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your certificate request.
Click Download at the lower right.
Save the file to your local disk.
Email the file to Earth Skater.
We will then:
Convert certificate to P12 format. When initially downloaded, the
certificate is in PEM format.
Use openssl to convert the PayPal certificate to P12 format:
1. Use openssl to convert the downloaded PayPal certificate (PEM)
to the P12 format:
openssl pkcs12 -export -inkey cert_key_pem.txt -in cert_key_pem.txt -out
2. Install the certificate into the Microsoft system store and grant access
permission to the private key:
WinHttpCertCfg -i mycert.p12 -p <Export Password> -c LOCAL_MACHINE\My -a <USER
where <USER NAME> is Windows IIS 6 (default configuration):
NOTE: PayPal returns a contact telephone number only if
your Merchant account profile settings require that the buyer enter one.
If you require a phone number to checkout, please choose Contact Telephone
number required in your
PayPal Merchant account profile.