Solved: PayPal error 10002:Security error Security header is not valid

If you are seeing paypal error 10002: Security error Security header is not valid
There can be three reason behind this

1. Make sure API Credential is typed properly in your code and getting called with proper variable

2. Paypal account is not setup properly till now (which is the rare case)
3. SSL Certicicate Configuration Issue

During my debugging case i found that i was hidding on sandbox URL with live data (API Credentials). I have checked and changed the URL of Curl from testing environment (sandbox URL) to live environment.

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