# 1. Setup Paddle
If you haven't already, you will need to create a Paddle account (opens new window) which will require a manual review by Paddle. Ensure you have a landing page set up so Paddle can understand what your application does and thefore accept your application.
Once you have a Paddle account, go to "Developer Tools > Authentication" and create a new API key under "Generate Auth Code".
You will need this API key and the "Vendor ID" (located at the top of the page) in the next step.