PayPal Security Key

Get an extra layer of protection with the PayPal Security Key - it's easy to use and portable, so you can access your account with confidence from just about anywhere.

Already have a security key?

It will also work with your eBay account.

What is it?

The PayPal Security Key creates random temporary security codes that help safeguard your PayPal account when you log in. It comes in 2 types, each with different advantages:

  1. Security key token: This version is an electronic device - or "token" - designed to be carried on a key ring. It creates a security code for you every 30 seconds.
  2. Mobile phone security key: You can get temporary security codes on your mobile phone by text messages (also called SMS).
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How much does it cost?

There is no fee to use your mobile phone as your PayPal Security Key. Standard text messaging rates apply when you receive a security code by SMS. Check with your mobile provider for details.

Each security key token is $29.95, and there's no monthly service fee or additional cost. Replacement tokens are the same price.

How do I get started?

  1. Choose the type of security key you want. If you want the token, we'll ship it to you. For the mobile phone security key, all you need is your mobile phone.
  2. Activate it from your PayPal or eBay account.

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