Sales > Payment Methods > PayPal Payflow Pro

Last update: 2023-11-29
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PSD2 Requirements:

As of September 14, 2019, European banks might decline payments that do not meet PSD2 requirements. To comply with PSD2, PayPal Payflow Pro must be integrated with Cardinal Commerce. To learn more, see 3-D Secure for Payflow.

To access the store configuration settings, choose Stores > Settings > Configuration from the Admin sidebar.

Required Settings

Required Settings

Field Scope Description
Email Associated with PayPal Merchant Account Website (Optional) Any email addresses that are associated with your PayPal merchant account. Email addresses are case-sensitive, and must exactly match the addresses that are in your account.
Partner Website Your PayPal Partner ID, if applicable.
Vendor Website Your PayPal user login name.
User Website The ID of another user on your PayPal account.
Password Website The password that is associated with your PayPal merchant account.
Test Mode Website When enabled, runs PayPal Payflow Pro in a testing environment. Turn off test mode when you are ready to “go live” in production mode. Options: Yes / No
Use Proxy Website A proxy can be used to redirect traffic when the server firewall prevents direct access to the PayPal server. If applicable, identifies the proxy server that is used to establish connection with the PayPal server. Options: Yes / No

If enabled, set the proxy options:
Proxy Host - The IP address of the proxy host.
Proxy Port - The number of the proxy port.
Enable this Solution Website Determines if PayPal Payflow Pro is available your customers as a payment method.
Enable PayPal Credit Website Determines if PayPal Credit is available to your customers as a payment option.

Advertise PayPal Credit

Field Scope Description
Publisher ID Website The Publisher ID associated with your PayPal Credit account.
Get Publisher ID from PayPal Fetches your Publisher ID from PayPal.
Home Page Website Determines the position and size of the PayPal Credit banner on the home page. Options:
Display - Determines if aPayPal Credit banner is displayed on the home page of your store. Options: Yes / No
Position - Determines the position of the PayPal Credit banner on the home page. Options: Header (center) / Sidebar (right)
Size - Determines the size of the PayPal Credit banner on the home page. Options: 190 x 100 / 234 x 60 / 300 x 50 / 468 x 60 / 728 x 90 / 800 x 66
Catalog Category Page Website Determines the position and size of the PayPal Credit banner on category pages. Options: (same as for Home Page)
Catalog Product Page Website Determines the position and size of the PayPal Credit banner on product pages. Options: (same as for Home Page)
Checkout Cart Page Website Determines the position and size of the PayPal Credit banner on cart page. Options: (same as for Home Page)

Basic Settings - PayPal Payflow Pro

Basic Settings

Field Scope Description
Title Store View A name that identifies PayPal Payflow Pro as a payment method during checkout.
Sort Order Store View A number that determines the order in which PayPal Payflow Pro appears when listed with other payment methods during checkout.
Payment Action Website Determines the action taken by PayPal when an order is submitted. Options:
Authorization - Approves the purchase, but puts a hold on the funds. The amount is not withdrawn until it is “captured” by the merchant.
Sale - The amount of the purchase is authorized and immediately withdrawn from the customer’s account.
Credit Card Settings
Allowed Credit Cart Types Website Determines the credit cards that are available to customers during checkout. Select each supported card. Options: American Express (requires an extra agreement) / Visa / MasterCard / Discover / JCB

Advanced Settings

Advanced Settings

Field Scope Description
Display on Shopping Cart Store View Determines if PayPal Express Checkout appears as a payment option in the shopping cart. Options: Yes (Recommended) / No
Payment Action Applicable From Website Determines the range of the applicable country selection. Options: All Allowed Countries / Specific Countries
Countries Payment Applicable From Website Identifies each country from which payment is accepted. Only customers with a billing address in a selected country can make purchases with this payment method.
Debug Mode Website Records messages sent between your store and the PayPal payment system in a log file. Options: Yes / No

Note: The log file is stored on the server and is accessible only to developers. In accordance with PCI Data Security Standards, credit card information is not recorded in the log file.
Enable SSL Verification Website Enables verification of the host security certificate. Options: Yes / No
Transfer Cart Line Items Website Displays a full summary of the line items from the customer’s shopping cart on the PayPal site. Options: Yes / No
Skip Order Review Step Website Determines if customers can complete the transaction from the PayPal site, or are required to return to your store and complete the Order Review step before submitting the order. Options: Yes / No

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