The PayPal Developer API and How To Use It
Learn how to use the PayPal API and Integrate it with Odoo
PayPal offers a variety of API's that allow to perform nearly any action within PayPal. This gives you the opportunity to create a very robust user experience. Odoo includes a PayPal payment processor application that integrates within the shopping cart in the Ecommerce application. There are however many other interfaces and web experiences in which you may wish to integrate with PayPal's system. For example, perhaps your company has been taking payments in PayPal for some years now and would like to link those transactions in PayPal with your customers.
Setting up your PayPal Account: Naturally if you wish to use the PayPal Developer API with Odoo you are going to need a developer account. Just head on over to PayPal.com and set it up.
Register your REST application in PayPal: Once you are verified by PayPal you can then get access to the PayPal Developer API Dashboard. From here you can configure your applications. Fortunately it is very easy. Just provide a name and PayPal will then provide you the keys you need in the next step.
Get your Client ID and Secret ID: After you have created the application PayPal will provide you with the client id and secret id you will need to provide the API so it knows you are authenticated to access the account.
Greg Moss started working with personal computers at 12 years old. At age 15, he wrote his first paid business application, a loan management application for First American Acceptance Corporation. A few months later Greg developed a statistical application to process surveys for John A Logan College. Now more than 30 years later, Greg has produced hundreds of commercial applications and training courses, and has been involved in numerous enterprise application projects.
In addition to completing degrees in Business Administration and Information Systems Design, Greg is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Six Sigma Black Belt, and holds an Information Assurance Certification from Carnegie Mellon University. Greg has worked as Chief Information Officer and excels in delivering technology-enabled growth to companies.
Greg is the founder of First Class Ventures, LLC and OdooClass.com. Over the past 7 years Greg has produced over 200 video courses covering business application development and game design. He is the author of Working with Odoo, Working with Odoo 10, Working with Odoo 11, and Working with Odoo 12.