How do I access the Sandbox account associated with my REST API test credentials?
- Log in to your PayPal Developer account.
- Click Dashboard.
- Click Accounts under Sandbox.
- Click the email address of the business account you specified in your application.
- Click Profile.
- Click Profile on the Account details page.
Note: The default password is "11111111." However, you can click Change Password to set a different password for this account.
- Check the box next to the business account whose credentials you're checking, then click Enter Sandbox site.
- Log in to that Sandbox business account.
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