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Create a PayPal source connector in the UI

The PayPal connector is in beta. The features and documentation are subject to change.
Source connectors in Adobe Experience Platform provide the ability to ingest externally sourced data on a scheduled basis. This tutorial provides steps for creating a PayPal source connector using the Platform user interface.

Getting started

This tutorial requires a working understanding of the following components of Adobe Experience Platform:
If you already have a PayPal base connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow

Gather required credentials

In order to access your PayPal account Platform, you must provide the following values:
Credential
Description
host
The URL of the PayPal instance.
clientID
The client ID associated with your PayPal application.
clientSecret
The client secret associated with your PayPal application.
For more information about getting started, refer to this PayPal document

Connect your PayPal account

Once you have gathered your required credentials, you can follow the steps below to create a new inbound base connection to link your PayPal account to Platform.
Log in to platform.adobe.com Adobe Experience Platform and then select Sources from the left navigation bar to access the Sources workspace. The Catalog screen displays a variety of sources for which you can create inbound base connections with, and each source shows the number of existing base connections associated to them.
Under the CRM category, select PayPal to expose an information bar on the right-hand side of your screen. The information bar provides a brief description for the selected source as well as options to connect with the source or view its documentation. To create a new inbound base connection, select Connect source .
The Connect to PayPal page appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.

New account

If you are using new credentials, select New account . On the input form that appears, provide the base connection with a name, an optional description, and your PayPal credentials. When finished, select Connect and then allow some time for the new base connection to establish.

Existing account

To connect an existing account, select the PayPal account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.

Next steps

By following this tutorial, you have established a base connection to your PayPal account. You can now continue on to the next tutorial and configure a dataflow to bring CRM data into Platform .