Configure a PayPal Gateway

Setting up your organization to accept PayPal

In order to use PayPal as a cash donation type, you must configure your PayPal gateway account within your iDonate account. Follow the steps below to properly set up the configuration.

Open Payment Gateways

Using the cogwheel icon, select Payment Gateways from the dropdown.

Add a Gateway

On the Gateway Settings page, select Add Gateway.

Select PayPal [signature] from the Gateway Configuration drop-down menu, and log in to your PayPal account using the LoginPassword, and Signature fields located below the drop-down.

Once complete, open a new browser tab.

Open PayPal Profile

In PayPal, select your Account Name from the top right bar, then click Account Settings.

Update API Access

Scroll to the line labeled API Access, then click Update.

View API Signature

Under the NVP/SOAP API Integration section, select Manage API credentials.


At this point, you may be prompted to verify that it’s really you performing the request. Follow the instructions from PayPal to verify your account.

Request API Signature

Select the Request API Signature radial, then hit Agree and Submit.

View API Credentials

Clicking Show will expose the relevant fields so that you can copy the content into your gateway.

Show all the fields, then copy the values into the iDonate GMS tab that was opened in Add Gateway step listed above.

When copying values, be sure not to include any extra spaces. Extra spaces will cause the gateway to not work.

Contact iDonate Merchant Services

You're almost there! To complete installation, contact our Merchant Services team via our Merchant Services Support Form. Choose the category "PayPal" and include in the description that you are reaching out to complete the final step in the PayPal setup process. Our team will take care of the rest!