To run test suite:
The meat is in
paypal.sdk.methods. The docs are in the docstrings and tests.
A set of credentials are included, but please don't use them. Honor system folks. Use the instructions in Addendum A to create your own test account and get API credentials.
The real value for me is having a working test suite with easy-to-understand and use methods on the APIs.
Also, the following methods don't do much yet, because Express Checkout hasn't been implemented at all:
address_verify do_authorization get_express_checkout_details
set_express_checkout technically works, but it needs
get_express_checkout_details to do all of the work, and that method requires a PAYERID that you can only get if the user logs into PayPal.
Instructions for setting up a Sandbox Website Payments Pro account. More detailed instructions can be found at x.com but this is what worked for me.
- Create Sandbox account. Don't use your live PayPal account email address.
- Login to Sandbox
- Test Accounts -> "Preconfigured" -- the manual process sucks.
- Make a "Seller" account
- Don't change "login email" at all -- it seems to truncate to 6 characters.
- I took the numeric password they gave as default and copy/pasted it into a plain text document so I could use it later to make all my test account passwords the same.
- I chose Visa as the credit card.
- Bank Account = "Yes" -- This is needed for a Verified account, which is needed for Website Payments Pro.
- Put $1,000 of fake $$ into the account. At one point I tried $5,000 but the test account I created wasn't Verified automatically? Not sure if the two are related.
- No notes.
- "Create Account"
- When it takes you back to the "Test Accounts" screen, it should say "Business" and "Verified"
- When you click on "API Credentials" you should see API credentials for the corresponding test account you just created. I copy/pasted them into the same text file used above.
The next step was the tricky part, at least for me. I was getting
10501 errors which means the billing agreement wasn't agreed to. Apparently you need to accept the fake billing agreement that comes along with the fake account you just created, which semi-conveniently has come packaged with an automatically created and verified fake bank account and business account "verified" status. Why couldn't the billing agreement be automatically "agreed to" as well?
Back on the "Test Accounts" page, choose the account you just created and click "Enter Sandbox Test Site." It should populate the fake email address, which should be
userna_XXXXXXXXXX_biz@domain.com. Use the copy/pasted password from step #6 and paste it into the password field and login.
Now go under Merchant Services -> Website Payments Pro. In the right column there should be a link to "agree" to the billing agreement. Click this link and agree to the agreement. Now your API calls will work as expected.
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