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 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: You carry this small credit-card sized device with you. It creates a unique security code on the go.
  2. Mobile phone security key: You can sign up to get security codes sent by text message to your mobile phone.

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.

The credit-card size PayPal Security Key costs $29.95, and there's no monthly service fee or additional cost. Replacement keys are the same price.

How do I get started?

  1. Choose the type of Security Key you want. You can start using your mobile phone Security Key right away. If you would like a credit-card size Security Key, we will ship it to you.
  2. Activate it from your PayPal or eBay account.

Get extra protection with a PayPal Security Key now