Setting up credentials for Braintree in Soapbox

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If you are using Braintree as your payment processor, you will need to get credentials for your account to enter into Soapbox. These can be found by logging into your Braintree account, navigating to Account > My User, and clicking on the API Keys link under Authorization.

You will need to note each of the following:

  • Merchant ID
  • Public Key
  • Private Key

How you enter these credentials in Soapbox is determined by the version of the Soapbox administrator your site has.

I have the Soapbox Engage Administrator with...I have the Soapbox CMS Administrator with...
  • Main menu with no drop down options
  • Home link in the main menu
  • Soapbox Engage User Account module at the top of the right column of the home page

  • Main menu with many drop down options
  • Extentions link in the main menu
  • Getting Help with Your Soapbox Site module at the top of the right column of the home page

For Soapbox sites using the Soapbox Engage administrator:

  1. Login to your Soapbox Engage administrator
  2. In the right column, click Payment Processor Settings
  3. For Payment Gateway, select Braintree
  4. For Merchant ID, enter the information from your Braintree account
  5. For Public Key, enter the information from your Braintree account
  6. For Private Key, enter the information from your Braintree account
  7. For Test Mode, select No, if you are using a Braintree production account, or Yes, if you are using a Braintree sandbox account for testing purposes
  8. Click Save Payment Processor Settings

For Soapbox sites using the Soapbox CMS administrator:

  1. Login to your Soapbox Engage administrator
  2. In the main menu, go to Extensions > Plugin Manager
  3. In the Plugin Manager, in the upper right for the drop down that says "- Select Type -", choose "payment-gateway"
  4. In the filtered list of plugins, disable any except Payment Gateway - Braintree by clicking the icon in the Enabled column
  5. Enable Payment Gateway - Braintree by clicking the icon in the Enabled column
  6. Click Payment Gateway - Braintree
  7. In the right column, for Merchant ID, enter the information from your Braintree account
  8. For Public Key, enter the information from your Braintree account
  9. For Private Key, enter the information from your Braintree account
  10. For Test Mode, select No, if you are using a Braintree production account, or Yes, if you are using a Braintree sandbox account for testing purposes
  11. Click Save

If you wish to accept recurring payments through Soapbox Donations, you will need to create a Plan with Braintree and enter this Plan ID in your Soapbox Donation form.

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