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A node.js client library for the Plaid API.

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Install

$ npm install plaid

Versioning

You can specify the Plaid API version you wish to use when initializing plaid-node. Releases prior to 2.6.x do not support versioning.

const plaidClient = new plaid.Client(
  process.env.PLAID_CLIENT_ID,
  process.env.PLAID_SECRET,
  process.env.PUBLIC_KEY,
  plaid.environments.sandbox,
  {version: '2018-05-22'}
);

For information about what has changed between versions and how to update your integration, head to the API upgrade guide.

Getting started

The module supports all Plaid API endpoints. For complete information about the API, head to the docs.

All endpoints require a valid client_id, secret, and public_key to access and are accessible from a valid instance of a Plaid Client:

const plaid = require('plaid');

const plaidClient = new plaid.Client(client_id, secret, public_key, plaid_env, {version: '2018-05-22'});

The plaid_env parameter dictates which Plaid API environment you will access. Values are:

The options parameter is optional and allows for clients to override the default options used to make requests. e.g.

const patientClient = new plaid.Client(client_id, secret, public_key, plaid_env, {
  timeout: 10 * 60 * 1000, // 30 minutes
  agent: 'Patient Agent'
});

See here for a complete list of options. The default timeout for requests is 10 minutes.

Methods

Once an instance of the client has been created you use the following methods:

const plaid = require('plaid');

// Initialize client
const plaidClient = new plaid.Client(client_id, secret, public_key, plaid_env, {version: '2018-05-22'});

// createPublicToken(String, Function)
plaidClient.createPublicToken(access_token, cb);
// exchangePublicToken(String, Function)
plaidClient.exchangePublicToken(public_token, cb);
// createProcessorToken(String, String, String, Function)
plaidClient.createProcessorToken(access_token, account_id, processor, cb);

// invalidateAccessToken(String, Function)
plaidClient.invalidateAccessToken(access_token, cb);
// updateAccessTokenVersion(String, Function)
plaidClient.updateAccessTokenVersion(legacy_access_token, cb);
// removeItem(String, Function)
plaidClient.removeItem(access_token, cb);
// getItem(String, Function)
plaidClient.getItem(access_token, cb);
// updateItemWebhook(String, String, Function)
plaidClient.updateItemWebhook(access_token, webhook, cb);

// getAccounts(String, Object?, Function)
plaidClient.getAccounts(access_token, options, cb);
// getBalance(String, Object?, Function)
plaidClient.getBalance(access_token, options, cb);
// getAuth(String, Object?, Function)
plaidClient.getAuth(access_token, options, cb);
// getIdentity(String, Function)
plaidClient.getIdentity(access_token, cb);
// getIncome(String, Function)
plaidClient.getIncome(access_token, cb);
// getCreditDetails(String, Function)
plaidClient.getCreditDetails(access_token, cb);

// getTransactions(String, Date(YYYY-MM-DD), Date(YYYY-MM-DD), Object?, Function)
plaidClient.getTransactions(access_token, start_date, end_date, options, cb);

// getAllTransactions(String, Date(YYYY-MM-DD), Date(YYYY-MM-DD), Object?, Function)
plaidClient.getAllTransactions(access_token, start_date, end_date, options, cb);

// createStripeToken(String, String, Function)
plaidClient.createStripeToken(access_token, account_id, cb);

// getInstitutions(Number, Number, Function);
plaidClient.getInstitutions(count, offset, cb);
// getInstitutionsById(String, Object?, Function)
plaidClient.getInstitutionById(institution_id, options, cb);
// searchInstitutionsByName(String, [String], Object?, Function)
plaidClient.searchInstitutionsByName(query, products, options, cb);

// getCategories(Function)
plaidClient.getCategories(cb);

// resetLogin(String, Function)
// Sandbox-only endpoint to trigger an `ITEM_LOGIN_REQUIRED` error
plaidClient.resetLogin(access_token, cb);
// Sandbox-only endpoint to create a `public_token`. Useful for writing integration tests without running Link.
plaidClient.sandboxPublicTokenCreate(institution_id, initial_products, options, cb);

All parameters except options are required. If the options parameter is omitted, the last argument to the function will be interpreted as the callback.

Callbacks

All requests have callbacks of the following form:

function callback(err, response) {
  // err can be a network error or a Plaid API error (i.e. invalid credentials)
}

Error Handling

The err argument passed to either callback style can either be an instance of Error or a Plaid API error object. An Error object is only passed back in the case of a HTTP connection error. The following code distinguishes between a Plaid error and a standard Error instance:

function callback(err, response) {
  if (err != null) {
    if (plaid.isPlaidError(err)) {
      // This is a Plaid error
      console.log(err.error_code + ': ' + err.error_message);
    } else {
      // This is a connection error, an Error object
      console.log(err.toString());
    }
  }
}

Examples

Exchange a public_token from Plaid Link for a Plaid access_token and then retrieve account data:

plaidClient.exchangePublicToken(public_token, function(err, res) {
  const access_token = res.access_token;

  plaidClient.getAccounts(access_token, function(err, res) {
    console.log(res.accounts);
  });
});

Retrieve transactions for a transactions user for the last thirty days:

const now = moment();
const today = now.format('YYYY-MM-DD');
const thirtyDaysAgo = now.subtract(30, 'days').format('YYYY-MM-DD');

plaidClient.getTransactions(access_token, thirtyDaysAgo, today, (err, res) => {
  console.log(`You have ${res.transactions.length} transactions from the last thirty days.`);
});

Get accounts for a particular Item:

plaidClient.getAccounts(access_token, {
  account_ids: ['123456790']
}, (err, res) => {
  console.log(res.accounts);
});

// The library also juggles arguments, when options is omitted

plaidClient.getAccounts(access_token, (err, res) => {
  console.log(res.accounts);
});

Promise Support

Every method returns a promise, so you don't have to use the callbacks.

API methods that return either a success or an error can be used with the usual then/else paradigm, e.g.

plaidPromise.then(successResponse => {
  // ...
}).catch(err => {
  // ...
});

For example:

'use strict';

const bodyParser = require('body-parser');
const express = require('express');
const plaid = require('plaid');

const plaidClient = new plaid.Client(
  process.env.PLAID_CLIENT_ID,
  process.env.PLAID_SECRET,
  process.env.PUBLIC_KEY,
  plaid.environments.sandbox,
  {version: '2018-05-22'}
);

const app = express();
const port = process.env.PORT || 3000;

app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({
    extended: true
}));
app.use(bodyParser.json());

app.post('/plaid_exchange', (req, res) => {
  var public_token = req.body.public_token;

  plaidClient.exchangePublicToken(public_token).then(res => {
    const access_token = res.access_token;

    plaidClient.getAccounts(access_token).then(res => {
      console.log(res.accounts);
    });
  }).catch(err => {
    // Indicates a network or runtime error.
    if (!plaid.isPlaidError(err)) {
      res.sendStatus(500);
      return;
    }

    // Indicates plaid API error
    console.log('/exchange token returned an error', {
      error_type: err.error_type,
      error_code: res.statusCode,
      error_message: err.error_message,
      display_message: err.display_message,
      request_id: err.request_id,
      status_code: err.status_code,
    });

    // Inspect error_type to handle the error in your application
    switch(err.error_type) {
        case 'INVALID_REQUEST':
          // ...
          break;
        case 'INVALID_INPUT':
          // ...
          break;
        case 'RATE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED':
          // ...
          break;
        case 'API_ERROR':
          // ...
          break;
        case 'ITEM_ERROR':
          // ...
          break;
        default:
          // fallthrough
    }

    res.sendStatus(500);
  });
});

app.listen(port, () => {
  console.log(`Listening on port ${ port }`);
});

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License

MIT