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Go Stripe

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The official Stripe Go client library.


  • Go 1.15 or later


Make sure your project is using Go Modules (it will have a go.mod file in its root if it already is):

go mod init

Then, reference stripe-go in a Go program with import:

import (

Run any of the normal go commands (build/install/test). The Go toolchain will resolve and fetch the stripe-go module automatically.

Alternatively, you can also explicitly go get the package into a project:

go get -u


For a comprehensive list of examples, check out the API documentation.

See video demonstrations covering how to use the library.

For details on all the functionality in this library, see the Go documentation.

Below are a few simple examples:


params := &stripe.CustomerParams{
	Description:      stripe.String("Stripe Developer"),
	Email:            stripe.String(""),
	PreferredLocales: stripe.StringSlice([]string{"en", "es"}),

c, err := customer.New(params)


params := &stripe.PaymentIntentListParams{
	Customer: stripe.String(customer.ID),

i := paymentintent.List(params)
for i.Next() {
	pi := i.PaymentIntent()

if err := i.Err(); err != nil {
	// handle


i := event.List(nil)
for i.Next() {
	e := i.Event()

	// access event data via e.GetObjectValue("resource_name_based_on_type", "resource_property_name")
	// alternatively you can access values via e.Data.Object["resource_name_based_on_type"].(map[string]interface{})["resource_property_name"]

	// access previous attributes via e.GetPreviousValue("resource_name_based_on_type", "resource_property_name")
	// alternatively you can access values via e.Data.PrevPreviousAttributes["resource_name_based_on_type"].(map[string]interface{})["resource_property_name"]

Alternatively, you can use the event.Data.Raw property to unmarshal to the appropriate struct.

Authentication with Connect

There are two ways of authenticating requests when performing actions on behalf of a connected account, one that uses the Stripe-Account header containing an account's ID, and one that uses the account's keys. Usually the former is the recommended approach. See the documentation for more information.

To use the Stripe-Account approach, use SetStripeAccount() on a ListParams or Params class. For example:

// For a list request
listParams := &stripe.CustomerListParams{}
// For any other kind of request
params := &stripe.CustomerParams{}

To use a key, pass it to API's Init function:

import (

stripe := &client.API{}
stripe.Init("access_token", nil)

Google AppEngine

If you're running the client in a Google AppEngine environment, you'll need to create a per-request Stripe client since the http.DefaultClient is not available. Here's a sample handler:

import (



func handler(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
	c := appengine.NewContext(r)
	httpClient := urlfetch.Client(c)

	sc := client.New("sk_test_123", stripe.NewBackends(httpClient))

	params := &stripe.CustomerParams{
		Description: stripe.String("Stripe Developer"),
		Email:       stripe.String(""),
	customer, err := sc.Customers.New(params)
	if err != nil {
		fmt.Fprintf(w, "Could not create customer: %v", err)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Customer created: %v", customer.ID)


While some resources may contain more/less APIs, the following pattern is applied throughout the library for a given $resource$:

Without a Client

If you're only dealing with a single key, you can simply import the packages required for the resources you're interacting with without the need to create a client.

import (

// Setup
stripe.Key = "sk_key"

// Set backend (optional, useful for mocking)
// stripe.SetBackend("api", backend)

// Create
resource, err := $resource$.New(&stripe.$Resource$Params{})

// Get
resource, err = $resource$.Get(id, &stripe.$Resource$Params{})

// Update
resource, err = $resource$.Update(id, &stripe.$Resource$Params{})

// Delete
resourceDeleted, err := $resource$.Del(id, &stripe.$Resource$Params{})

// List
i := $resource$.List(&stripe.$Resource$ListParams{})
for i.Next() {
	resource := i.$Resource$()

if err := i.Err(); err != nil {
	// handle

With a Client

If you're dealing with multiple keys, it is recommended you use client.API. This allows you to create as many clients as needed, each with their own individual key.

import (

// Setup
sc := &client.API{}
sc.Init("sk_key", nil) // the second parameter overrides the backends used if needed for mocking

// Create
$resource$, err := sc.$Resource$s.New(&stripe.$Resource$Params{})

// Get
$resource$, err = sc.$Resource$s.Get(id, &stripe.$Resource$Params{})

// Update
$resource$, err = sc.$Resource$s.Update(id, &stripe.$Resource$Params{})

// Delete
$resource$Deleted, err := sc.$Resource$s.Del(id, &stripe.$Resource$Params{})

// List
i := sc.$Resource$s.List(&stripe.$Resource$ListParams{})
for i.Next() {
	$resource$ := i.$Resource$()

if err := i.Err(); err != nil {
	// handle

Accessing the Last Response

Use LastResponse on any APIResource to look at the API response that generated the current object:

c, err := coupon.New(...)
requestID := coupon.LastResponse.RequestID

Similarly, for List operations, the last response is available on the list object attached to the iterator:

it := coupon.List(...)
for it.Next() {
    // Last response *NOT* on the individual iterator object
    // it.Coupon().LastResponse // wrong

    // But rather on the list object, also accessible through the iterator
    requestID := it.CouponList().LastResponse.RequestID

See the definition of APIResponse for available fields.

Note that where API resources are nested in other API resources, only LastResponse on the top-level resource is set.

Automatic Retries

The library automatically retries requests on intermittent failures like on a connection error, timeout, or on certain API responses like a status 409 Conflict. Idempotency keys are always added to requests to make any such subsequent retries safe.

By default, it will perform up to two retries. That number can be configured with MaxNetworkRetries:

import (

config := &stripe.BackendConfig{
    MaxNetworkRetries: stripe.Int64(0), // Zero retries

sc := &client.API{}
sc.Init("sk_key", &stripe.Backends{
    API:     stripe.GetBackendWithConfig(stripe.APIBackend, config),
    Uploads: stripe.GetBackendWithConfig(stripe.UploadsBackend, config),

coupon, err := sc.Coupons.New(...)

Configuring Logging

By default, the library logs error messages only (which are sent to stderr). Configure default logging using the global DefaultLeveledLogger variable:

stripe.DefaultLeveledLogger = &stripe.LeveledLogger{
    Level: stripe.LevelInfo,

Or on a per-backend basis:

config := &stripe.BackendConfig{
    LeveledLogger: &stripe.LeveledLogger{
        Level: stripe.LevelInfo,

It's possible to use non-Stripe leveled loggers as well. Stripe expects loggers to comply to the following interface:

type LeveledLoggerInterface interface {
	Debugf(format string, v ...interface{})
	Errorf(format string, v ...interface{})
	Infof(format string, v ...interface{})
	Warnf(format string, v ...interface{})

Some loggers like Logrus and Zap's SugaredLogger support this interface out-of-the-box so it's possible to set DefaultLeveledLogger to a *logrus.Logger or *zap.SugaredLogger directly. For others it may be necessary to write a thin shim layer to support them.

Expanding Objects

All expandable objects in stripe-go take the form of a full resource struct, but unless expansion is requested, only the ID field of that struct is populated. Expansion is requested by calling AddExpand on parameter structs. For example:

// *Without* expansion
c, _ := charge.Get("ch_123", nil)

c.Customer.ID    // Only ID is populated
c.Customer.Name  // All other fields are always empty

// With expansion
p := &stripe.ChargeParams{}
c, _ = charge.Get("ch_123", p)

c.Customer.ID    // ID is still available
c.Customer.Name  // Name is now also available (if it had a value)

How to use undocumented parameters and properties

stripe-go is a typed library and it supports all public properties or parameters.

Stripe sometimes launches private beta features which introduce new properties or parameters that are not immediately public. These will not have typed accessors in the stripe-go library but can still be used.


To pass undocumented parameters to Stripe using stripe-go you need to use the AddExtra() method, as shown below:

	params := &stripe.CustomerParams{
		Email: stripe.String("")

	params.AddExtra("secret_feature_enabled", "true")
	params.AddExtra("secret_parameter[primary]","primary value")
	params.AddExtra("secret_parameter[secondary]","secondary value")

	customer, err := customer.Create(params)


You can access undocumented properties returned by Stripe by querying the raw response JSON object. An example of this is shown below:

customer, _ = customer.Get("cus_1234", nil);

var rawData map[string]interface{}
_ = json.Unmarshal(customer.LastResponse.RawJSON, &rawData)

secret_feature_enabled, _ := string(rawData["secret_feature_enabled"].(bool))

secret_parameter, ok := rawData["secret_parameter"].(map[string]interface{})
if ok {
	primary := secret_parameter["primary"].(string)
	secondary := secret_parameter["secondary"].(string)

Webhook signing

Stripe can optionally sign the webhook events it sends to your endpoint, allowing you to validate that they were not sent by a third-party. You can read more about it here.

Testing Webhook signing

You can use stripe.webhook.GenerateTestSignedPayload to mock webhook events that come from Stripe:

payload := map[string]interface{}{
	"id":          "evt_test_webhook",
	"object":      "event",
	"api_version": stripe.APIVersion,
testSecret := "whsec_test_secret"

payloadBytes, err := json.Marshal(payload)

signedPayload := webhook.GenerateTestSignedPayload(&webhook.UnsignedPayload{Payload: payloadBytes, Secret: testSecret})
event, err := webhook.ConstructEvent(signedPayload.Payload, signedPayload.Header, signedPayload.Secret)

if event.ID == payload["id"] {
	// Do something with the mocked signed event
} else {
	// Handle invalid event payload

Writing a Plugin

If you're writing a plugin that uses the library, we'd appreciate it if you identified using stripe.SetAppInfo:

	Name:    "MyAwesomePlugin",
	URL:     "",
	Version: "1.2.34",

This information is passed along when the library makes calls to the Stripe API. Note that while Name is always required, URL and Version are optional.


By default, the library sends telemetry to Stripe regarding request latency and feature usage. These numbers help Stripe improve the overall latency of its API for all users, and improve popular features.

You can disable this behavior if you prefer:

config := &stripe.BackendConfig{
	EnableTelemetry: stripe.Bool(false),

Mocking clients for unit tests

To mock a Stripe client for a unit tests using GoMock:

  1. Generate a Backend type mock.
mockgen -destination=mocks/backend.go -package=mocks Backend
  1. Use the Backend mock to initialize and call methods on the client.
import (


func UseMockedStripeClient(t *testing.T) {
	// Create a mock controller
	mockCtrl := gomock.NewController(t)
	defer mockCtrl.Finish()
	// Create a mock stripe backend
	mockBackend := mocks.NewMockBackend(mockCtrl)
	client := account.Client{B: mockBackend, Key: "key_123"}

	// Set up a mock call
	mockBackend.EXPECT().Call("GET", "/v1/accounts/acc_123", gomock.Any(), gomock.Any(), gomock.Any()).
		// Return nil error
		Do(func(method string, path string, key string, params stripe.ParamsContainer, v *stripe.Account) {
			// Set the return value for the method
			*v = stripe.Account{
				ID: "acc_123",

	// Call the client method
	acc, _ := client.GetByID("acc_123", nil)

	// Asset the result
	assert.Equal(t, acc.ID, "acc_123")

Beta SDKs

Stripe has features in the beta phase that can be accessed via the beta version of this package. We would love for you to try these and share feedback with us before these features reach the stable phase. To install a beta version of stripe-go use the commit notation of the go get command to point to a beta tag:

go get -u

Note There can be breaking changes between beta versions.

We highly recommend keeping an eye on when the beta feature you are interested in goes from beta to stable so that you can move from using a beta version of the SDK to the stable version.

If your beta feature requires a Stripe-Version header to be sent, set the stripe.APIVersion field using the stripe.AddBetaVersion function to set it:

Note The APIVersion can only be set in beta versions of the library.

stripe.AddBetaVersion("feature_beta", "v3")


New features and bug fixes are released on the latest major version of the Stripe Go client library. If you are on an older major version, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest in order to use the new features and bug fixes including those for security vulnerabilities. Older major versions of the package will continue to be available for use, but will not be receiving any updates.


Pull requests from the community are welcome. If you submit one, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  1. Code must be go fmt compliant.
  2. All types, structs and funcs should be documented.
  3. Ensure that make test succeeds.


The test suite needs testify's require package to run:

Before running the tests, make sure to grab all of the package's dependencies:

go get -t -v

It also depends on stripe-mock, so make sure to fetch and run it from a background terminal (stripe-mock's README also contains instructions for installing via Homebrew and other methods):

go get -u

Run all tests:

make test

Run tests for one package:

go test ./invoice

Run a single test:

go test ./invoice -run TestInvoiceGet

For any requests, bug or comments, please open an issue or submit a pull request.