Payflow allows for the tokenization of cards through their 'Hosted Pages' API. For more information on how this works in CP Pay, see our Cards-on-File article.
This article is for informational and educational purposes only and was accurate as of February 17th, 2019. We cannot make any guarantee to the accuracy of these specific steps below as PayPal may make modifications to what things are called or where they are placed. The outline below should be substantially like what you should see on the PayPal site.
If you are having difficulty following the steps in this article, please reach out to PayPal’s support.
Payflow does not allow a card tokens to be decommissioned after it has been created. When a user tries to remove a payment method from their account, this action will fail. All card tokens are kept on file for one year.
When a card is attempted to be removed, an activity will be logged with “Fail” and “Operation Not Supported”.
PayPal calls "Cards-on-File" referenced transactions. You will need to enable referenced transactions on your account to use Cards-on-File. You can find Paypal’s documentation here.
This article will show you how to turn on referenced transactions
- Navigate to your PayPal Manager
- Click on Account Administration
- Click on Manage Security
- Click on Transaction Settings
- Select Allow referenced transactions
- Click Confirm