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Stripe Node.js Library

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The Stripe Node library provides convenient access to the Stripe API from applications written in server-side JavaScript.

Please keep in mind that this package is for use with server-side Node that uses Stripe secret keys. To maintain PCI compliance, tokenization of credit card information should always be done with Stripe.js on the client side. This package should not be used for that purpose.


See the Node API docs.


Install the package with:

npm install stripe --save


The package needs to be configured with your account's secret key which is available in your Stripe Dashboard. Require it with the key's value:

var stripe = require('stripe')('sk_test_...');

var customer = await stripe.customers.create(
  { email: '' }

Or with versions of Node.js prior to v7.9:

var stripe = require('stripe')('sk_test_...');

  { email: '' },
  function(err, customer) {
    err; // null if no error occurred
    customer; // the created customer object

Or using ES modules, this looks more like:

import stripePackage from 'stripe';
const stripe = stripePackage('sk_test_...');

Or using TypeScript:

import * as Stripe from 'stripe';
const stripe = new Stripe('sk_test_...');

Using Promises

Every method returns a chainable promise which can be used instead of a regular callback:

// Create a new customer and then a new charge for that customer:
  email: ''
  return stripe.customers.createSource(, {
    source: 'tok_visa'
}).then(function(source) {
  return stripe.charges.create({
    amount: 1600,
    currency: 'usd',
    customer: source.customer
}).then(function(charge) {
  // New charge created on a new customer
}).catch(function(err) {
  // Deal with an error

Configuring Timeout

Request timeout is configurable (the default is Node's default of 120 seconds):

stripe.setTimeout(20000); // in ms (this is 20 seconds)

Configuring For Connect

A per-request Stripe-Account header for use with Stripe Connect can be added to any method:

// Retrieve the balance for a connected account:
  stripe_account: 'acct_foo'
}).then(function(balance) {
  // The balance object for the connected account
}).catch(function(err) {
  // Error

Configuring a Proxy

An https-proxy-agent can be configured with setHttpAgent.

To use stripe behind a proxy you can pass to sdk:

if (process.env.http_proxy) {
  const ProxyAgent = require('https-proxy-agent');
  stripe.setHttpAgent(new ProxyAgent(process.env.http_proxy));

Examining Responses

Some information about the response which generated a resource is available with the lastResponse property:

charge.lastResponse.requestId // see:

request and response events

The Stripe object emits request and response events. You can use them like this:

var stripe = require('stripe')('sk_test_...');

function onRequest(request) {
  // Do something.

// Add the event handler function:
stripe.on('request', onRequest);

// Remove the event handler function:'request', onRequest);

request object

  api_version: 'latest',
  account: 'acct_TEST',       // Only present if provided
  idempotency_key: 'abc123',  // Only present if provided
  method: 'POST',
  path: '/v1/charges'

response object

  api_version: 'latest',
  account: 'acct_TEST',       // Only present if provided
  idempotency_key: 'abc123',  // Only present if provided
  method: 'POST',
  path: '/v1/charges',
  status: 402,
  request_id: 'req_Ghc9r26ts73DRf',
  elapsed: 445                // Elapsed time in milliseconds

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.

Please note that you must pass the raw request body, exactly as received from Stripe, to the constructEvent() function; this will not work with a parsed (i.e., JSON) request body.

You can find an example of how to use this with Express in the examples/webhook-signing folder, but here's what it looks like:

event = stripe.webhooks.constructEvent(

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',
  version: '1.2.34', // Optional
  url: '', // Optional

This information is passed along when the library makes calls to the Stripe API.

More Information


Run all tests:

$ npm install
$ npm test

Run a single test suite:

$ npm run mocha -- test/Error.spec.js

Run a single test (case sensitive):

$ npm run mocha -- test/Error.spec.js --grep 'Populates with type'

If you wish, you may run tests using your Stripe Test API key by setting the environment variable STRIPE_TEST_API_KEY before running the tests:

$ export STRIPE_TEST_API_KEY='sk_test....'
$ npm test