Connect with PayPal

Learn how to configure PayPal login in your online store.

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Written by Olga Tereshina
Updated over a week ago

Login with PayPal (formerly Connect with PayPal) is a commerce identity solution that enables your customers to sign in to your online store quickly and securely using their PayPal login credentials. Login with PayPal uses the latest security standards.

To enable the Login with PayPal feature in your online store, you need to complete the following steps:

PayPal App Creation

To create a PayPal application for your website, follow the procedure below:

  1. In your PayPal Developer Dashboard, navigate to My Apps & Credentials and click the Create App button.

  2. Specify the app name, type, and business account on the app creation page. Then, click Create App to complete the procedure.

  3. On the app details page that opens next, check the app Client ID and Client Secret in the API CREDENTIALS section. You will need this data to set up Connect with PayPal in your X-Cart-based store.

  4. Define the return URL in the APP SETTINGS section.

    For this purpose, copy the Redirect URL provided on the PayPal add-on settings in your store Admin area and paste it to the Return URL field in your PayPal Developer Dashboard.

  5. Enable the "Log in with PayPal" option and configure its Advanced options by clicking the respective link to expand the necessary fields.


    A detailed guide on the Log in with PayPal option setup is available here.

  6. Click Save to submit the app configuration.

Now you can proceed with the Connect with PayPal feature setup in your X-Cart-based store.

Connect with PayPal Setup in X-Cart

To set up PayPal login in your online store, follow the steps below.

  1. In your store's Admin area, open the PayPal Add-on Settings page.
    You can do this from the My Apps page (App Store -> My Apps).

  2. Configure the Connect with PayPal settings.

    • Client ID: Specify your PayPal App Client ID.

    • Client Secret: Specify your PayPal App Client Secret.

    • Test/Live mode: Use the dropdown to set the user mode from available options. The feature user mode should correspond with the PayPal use mode. For example, select Test if you have a Sandbox PayPal account and Live if your account is Live.

    • Login scopes: Keep the predefined settings unchanged.

  3. Click Submit to save the configuration settings.

After configuring the settings, the Login with PayPal option will become available for customers' sign-in/sign-up in the storefront.

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