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Prerequisites to get started

Glossary

We know some terms are new. Before getting started, we’ll give you a hand.

Term Description
Preference It is the information of the product or service that you want to offer. Among the most important attributes of a preference are defined: the description, the amount and the items. When generating it, you get the URL to start the payment flow.
Credentials Your credentials are the keys we provide so you can configure your integrations.
There are two types:

ACCESS_TOKEN. Private key of the application to generate payments. You must use it only for your integrations.
PUBLIC_KEY. Public key of the application to know, for example, the payment methods and encrypt card details. You must use it only for your integrations.

To find them, go to your credentials and select the productive ones in the Custom Checkout option.

If you entered this page with your account, they will be automatically completed within the code lines.
Initial Point (init_point) It is the URL obtained at the time of generating the preference and that starts the payment flow of the Checkout Mercado Pago.
Ítem It refers to the product or service you want to offer. It can be one or a list.
Application The applications are used to process the seller's payments. Each application identifies a particular integration, since each one has its own credentials. One Mercado Pago account can have multiple applications.

You can find the information of each one in Credentials. Upon entering, one will be created automatically or you can create an application every time you need one.

Previous requirements

To continue, check the necessary prerequisites:

1. Access to the Mercado Pago or Mercado Libre account

In order to start the integration, it is necessary to have a Mercado Pago or Mercado Libre account..

If you don't have one yet, you can create a Mercado Pago account whenever you want.

2. Installations of Mercado Pago SDK

Install the official SDK to simplify your interaction with our APIs.

Install Composer to use the SDK.

Then run the following code on the command line:

php composer.phar require "mercadopago/dx-php:dev-master"

To install the SDK you must execute the following code on the command line of your terminal using npm:

npm install mercadopago

To install the SDK in your Maven project, add the following dependency in your pom.xml file and then run ´maven install´.

<dependency>
            <groupId> com.mercadopago </groupId>
            <artifactId> dx-java </artifactId>
            <version> 1.0.33 </version>
</dependency>

The Mercado Pago SDK is available as a gema, to install it you must execute the following code on the command line:

gem install mercadopago-sdk

Use NuGet to install the Mercado Pago SDK .NET.

To do this, run the following command in the NuGet Package Manager console:

PM> Install-Package mercadopago-sdk -Version 1.0.57

Note

This documentation refers to the new version of the Checkout Mercado Pago. To view the previous version, go to the old Checkout Mercado Pago section.


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