1. Get an account with PayPal.
2. Generate a PayPal certificate.
When the certificate is downloaded it will be in PEM format and will
have a .txt extension. The PEM file needs to be converted to the P12
format to be compatible with the SDK.
To convert the PEM format certificate, you can use a tool called open ssl. For more information on this, see the link below:
the P12 certificate is created, you will need to upload the certificate
to the server. Any Cold Fusion page that uses the certificate will then
have to specify the path in the individual CFM pages.
4. You should now be able to make API calls to PayPal.
Calls. To test the API code, you can use PayPal's SandBox accounts to
test the site. You can log in here: https://developer.paypal.com/