The Stripe Python library provides convenient access to the Stripe API from applications written in the Python language. It includes a pre-defined set of classes for API resources that initialize themselves dynamically from API responses which makes it compatible with a wide range of versions of the Stripe API.
See the Python API docs.
You don't need this source code unless you want to modify the package. If you just want to use the package, just run:
pip install --upgrade stripe
easy_install --upgrade stripe
Install from source with:
python setup.py install
- Python 2.6+ or Python 3.3+ (PyPy supported)
The library needs to be configured with your account's secret key which is
available in your Stripe Dashboard. Set
stripe.api_key to its
import stripe stripe.api_key = "sk_test_..." # list charges stripe.Charge.list() # retrieve single charge stripe.Charge.retrieve("ch_1A2PUG2eZvKYlo2C4Rej1B9d")
For apps that need to use multiple keys during the lifetime of a process, like one that uses Stripe Connect, it's also possible to set a per-request key and/or account:
import stripe # list charges stripe.Charge.list( api_key="sk_test_...", stripe_account="acct_..." ) # retrieve single charge stripe.Charge.retrieve( "ch_1A2PUG2eZvKYlo2C4Rej1B9d", api_key="sk_test_...", stripe_account="acct_..." )
Configuring a Client
The library can be configured to use
client = stripe.http_client.UrlFetchClient() client = stripe.http_client.RequestsClient() client = stripe.http_client.PycurlClient() client = stripe.http_client.Urllib2Client() stripe.default_http_client = client
Without a configured client, by default the library will attempt to load
libraries in the order above (i.e.
urlfetch is preferred with
as a last resort). We usually recommend that people use
Configuring a Proxy
A proxy can be configured with
stripe.proxy = "https://user:email@example.com:1234"
The library can be configured to emit logging that will give you better insight
into what it's doing. The
info logging level is usually most appropriate for
production use, but
debug is also available for more verbosity.
There are a few options for enabling it:
Set the environment variable
STRIPE_LOGto the value
$ export STRIPE_LOG=debug
import stripe stripe.log = 'debug'
Enable it through Python's logging module:
import logging logging.basicConfig() logging.getLogger('stripe').setLevel(logging.DEBUG)
Writing a Plugin
If you're writing a plugin that uses the library, we'd appreciate it if you
stripe.set_app_info("MyAwesomePlugin", version="1.2.34", url="https://myawesomeplugin.info")
This information is passed along when the library makes calls to the Stripe API.
Run all tests (modify
-e according to your Python target):
tox -e py27
Run a single test suite:
tox -e py27 -- --test-suite stripe.test.resources.test_updateable.UpdateableAPIResourceTests
Run a single test:
tox -e py27 -- --test-suite stripe.test.resources.test_updateable.UpdateableAPIResourceTests.test_save
Run the linter with:
pip install flake8 flake8 stripe