Common questions

What is PayPal Payflow Link?

What is PayPal Payflow Link?

Payflow is a secure, open payment gateway. Payflow allows merchants to choose any Internet Merchant Account to accept debit or credit card payments and connect to any major processor (see Payflow Gateway). You can also select PayPal as your credit card processor (see PayPal Payments Pro).

How do I setup a PayPal Payflow?

How do I set up Payflow Pro with PayPal Sandbox?

  1. Log in to your PayPal Manager account.
  2. Enter your Partner, Merchant Login, User (if applicable) and Password, and click Log In.
  3. Select Service Settings > Set Up.
  4. Under PayPal Express Checkout you’ll see PayPal Sandbox email address.

Is PayPal Payflow Pro PCI-compliant?

Payflow Link is cost-efficient, PCI-compliant, and works with your existing merchant account. At checkout, your customers enter their payment details on a secure, PCI-compliant template hosted by PayPal.

Is PayPal a gateway?

A payment gateway is software which facilitates, processes, and/or authorizes banking or credit card information to online retailers. PayPal is an example of a payment gateway which is popular in ecommerce.

Is PayPal PCI compliance?

PayPal is PCI compliant. We hold certification under many programs and standards, including the Visa Cardholder Information Security Program, Mastercard Site Data Protection Program and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 18 SOC 1.

Is Payflow Link Safe?

Payflow Link is a secure, PayPal-hosted, HTTP-based Internet payment solution. It allows you (a merchant with an internet merchant account) to securely connect your customers to PayPal’s secure server and use it to automate order acceptance, authorization, processing, and transaction management.

How to get a PayPal gateway secure token?

PayPal Payments Advanced and Payflow Link merchants must use a secure token with hosted checkout pages. To obtain a secure token, pass a unique, 36-character secure token ID and set CREATESECURETOKEN=Y in a request to the Gateway server.

Can a secure token be used in payflow link?

If you are using the legacy Payflow Link HTML input tag integration, refer to the Payflow Link User’s Guide for information on legacy Payflow Link features supported by your integration. Use a secure token to send non-credit card transaction data to the Gateway server for safer storage.

Do you need a PayPal gateway for payflow link?

Note: PayPal Payments Advanced and Payflow Link merchants are required to use hosted pages. The secure token stores request transaction data on the Gateway server. This eliminates the need to resend the parameter data for display in a hosted checkout page where the data might be subject to compromise.

How does PayPal gateway help with PCI compliance?

Gateway solutions make available a secure token and hosted checkout pages to help you meet PCI compliance. Hosted pages are optional to PayPal Payments Pro and Payflow Pro users. If you do not use a secure token or hosted pages, you must provide your own means of meeting compliance requirements.