What is the correct PayPal Payflow Link Username Format?

Please note
The following information is for legacy users of PayFlow Link who have had a PayPal PayFlow link account set up for some time now.

If you are a recent purchaser of a PayPal PayFlow Link account, then you will likely also have access to a login for the http://manager.paypal.cominterface. If so, please use the integration instructions outlined here instead.

When setting up your PayPal Payflow Link payment gateway, be sure to enter the username in the following format.


  • The merchant ID
    is given to you when you sign up with PayPal Payflow Link services
  • The partner
    will usually be listed as “paypal.”

If you were signed up with Payflow Link services under a different partner than PayPal, then edit your username accordingly.