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PayPal Encryption Key Manager Dialog

PayPal Encryption Key Manager Dialog
1

Private key

1. Private key
Show the private key.
2

Import Private Key button

2. Import Private Key button
Import private key from an external file.
3

Export Private Key button

3. Export Private Key button
Export the private key to an external file.
4

Remove Private Key button

4. Remove Private Key button
Remove the private key.
5

Public certificate

5. Public certificate
Show the public certificate.
6

Import Public Certificate button

6. Import Public Certificate button
Import the public certificate from an external file.
7

Export Public Certificate button

7. Export Public Certificate button
Export the public certificate to an external file.
8

Public Certificate Info button

8. Public Certificate Info button
Display the information of the public certificate.
9

Remove Public Certificate button

9. Remove Public Certificate button
Remove the public certificate.
10

Key verification status

10. Key verification status
Show the results after verifying the private key and the public certificate. If they match, the status will show "Succeeded" otherwise it will show "Failed".
11

Generate Keys... button

11. Generate Keys... button
Open the Generate Keys Dialog to generate a key pair which includes the private key and the public certificate. For backup, both the private key and the public certificate should be exported to external files and store at a safe place.
12

List of Certificate IDs

12. List of Certificate IDs
Show a list of certificate IDs which have been added.
13

Add... button

13. Add... button
Add the certificate ID from PayPal. Assign a name to the certificate ID to identify which PayPal account it belongs. For example, set the name of the certificate to payapl@yourwebsite.com. The same key pair can be added to more than one PayPal accounts but each will have a different certificate ID.
You can follow these steps to obtain a certificate ID from PayPal:
  • Export the generated public certificate (Not the PayPal public certificate) by clicking "Export" and store it at a file. The default name is "public.pem". You can use another name but the file extension must be ".pem". This file will be uploaded to PayPal.
  • Login to your PayPal account at https://www.paypal.com.
  • Select "Profile" from the "My Account" tab.
  • Select "My Selling Tools" from the menu on the left.
  • Select "Encrypted Payment Settings" at the bottom of the page under the section "More selling tools".
  • Find the section "Your Public Certificates" and click on the "Add" button at that page and you will be directed to the "Add Certificate" page.
  • At the "Add Certificate" page, click "Browse" to find the exported "pem" file at step 1.
  • Click "Add" and after the upload has been completed, you will see the screenshot similar to the one below:-
  • The "EPNZTX9TY9MLQ" under heading "Cert ID" is the certificate ID needed in this case. Your Cert ID will be different.
Please note that if you delete the certificate from the PayPal site and add it again, the Cert ID will be different even though you still use the old generated public certificate. You need to update the newly generated "Cert ID" here again by clicking the "Change" button.
 
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Change... button

14. Change... button
Change either the name or the certificate ID.
15

Delete button

15. Delete button
Delete the selected certificate ID.
16

PayPal public certificate

16. PayPal public certificate
Show the public certificate of PayPal.
17

Import PayPal Public Certificate button

17. Import PayPal Public Certificate button
Import the PayPal public certificate from an external file. This certificate can be obtained by following these steps:
  • Login to your PayPal account at https://www.paypal.com.
  • Select "Profile" from the "My Account" tab.
  • Select "My Selling Tools" from the menu on the left.
  • Select "Encrypted Payment Settings" at the bottom of the page under the section "More selling tools".
  • Click the "Download" button below the heading "PayPal Public Certificate" and save the file at a directory of your choice.
  • Click this button "Import" and browse to the directory that you store the PayPal public certificate. You may need to change the file filters of the Open Dialog to "All (*.*)". The name of the PayPal public certificate file is "paypal_cert_pem.txt".
  • After importing, the certificate will be shown in the text box.
 
18

PayPal Public Certificate Info button

18. PayPal Public Certificate Info button
Display the information of the PayPal public certificate.
19

Remove PayPal Public Certificate button

19. Remove PayPal Public Certificate button
Remove the PayPal public certificate.
20

PayPal Sandbox Account tab

20. PayPal Sandbox Account tab
21

OK button

21. OK button
Click OK to save the settings.
22

Cancel button

22. Cancel button
Cancel saving the settings.