Getting Not Authorized on API Call

rightway77
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Hi, I am trying to make a call to Paypal's REST API to list transactions.  I am using PHP, have a business account, have created a new app in developer portal and I do get back an access token from my token call.  I take that access token and make a call with that token in header as the documentation states.  It returns this error:

 

{"name":"NOT_AUTHORIZED","debug_id":"7587f9e973334","message":"Authorization failed due to insufficient permissions.","details":[{"issue":"NOT_AUTHORIZED","description":"Authorization failed due to insufficient permissions."}]}

 

Here's the code:

	$URL_LISTTRX = "https://api-m.paypal.com/v1/reporting/transactions?start_date=2024-01-01T00:00:00-0700&end_date=2024-01-2[Removed. Phone #s not permitted]amp;transaction_status=S&transaction_type=T0002&fields=all&page_size=100&page=1";
		
        $ch = curl_init();
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,$URL_LISTTRX);
        curl_setopt( $ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, 'GET' );
        curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
		
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array(
            "Authorization: Bearer $access_token",
            'Content-Type: application/json',
			'Accept: application/json'));
				
	$result = curl_exec($ch);
	$status_code = curl_getinfo($ch, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);
		
	echo $result;
	curl_close($ch);

 

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rightway77
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It removed some of the URL above assuming it was a phone number.  It assumed wrong.  It was only a timestamp.

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Kavyar
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Good day @rightway77 

 

Thank you for posting to the PayPal community.

 

I would suggest to please contact your website developer or the third party eCommerce support to cross check your using same SANDBOX/LIVE  REST API Credentials(Client ID & Secret) while performing the below API calls.

 

https://developer.paypal.com/api/rest/authentication/

https://developer.paypal.com/api/rest/postman/ 

 

Also, If a third-party eCommerce partner is performing API operation on your behalf, you(i.e merchant) should be on-boarded and necessary API permissions should be granted to the Partner(API Caller). 

 

https://developer.paypal.com/docs/multiparty/ 

 

https://developer.paypal.com/docs/multiparty/seller-onboarding/ 

 

Merchants can manually grant permission to a third-party eCommerce to access specific information in your PayPal account and perform PayPal API operations on your behalf.

 

Login PayPal.com >> Settings >> Account Settings >> Website payments >> API Access >> Pre-built payment solution >> Grant API permission >> contact your "Third party software eCommerce" for Third Party Permission Username >> enter the username.

 

Direct link -  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_profile-api-grant-authorization

                       https://developer.paypal.com/api/nvp-soap/paypal-payments-standard/admin/third-party/ 

 

If you are still experiencing issues, please create an MTS ticket via the following URL - https://www.paypal-support.com/s/?language=en_US . Please ensure that you provide detailed information and error details when submitting the ticket.

 

Sincerely,

Kavya

PayPal MTS

 

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