How to Obtain Your Stripe API Keys

Posted on 19-05-2024 | Last Updated: 19-05-2024 | Category: Getting Started

To integrate Stripe with your application, you need to obtain your API keys. These keys allow your application to communicate with the Stripe API to process payments. Follow the steps below to retrieve your Stripe API keys:

Step-by-Step Guide:

Sign Up or Log In to Stripe:

Go to Stripe's website.

If you don't have an account, click on Sign Up and create a new account by following the on-screen instructions.

If you already have an account, click on Sign In and enter your login credentials.

Access the Dashboard:

After logging in, you will be redirected to the Stripe Dashboard. This is where you can manage your Stripe account and settings.

Navigate to the API Keys Section:

On the left-hand side menu, click on Developers.

Under the Developers section, click on API keys.

View Your API Keys:

Here you will see two types of keys: Publishable Key and Secret Key.

The Publishable Key is used for front-end operations (like tokenizing credit card details).

The Secret Key is used for back-end operations (like charging a credit card).

Copy the API Keys:

Click on the Reveal test key token button next to the Secret Key to view it.

Copy both the Publishable Key and Secret Key to your clipboard.

Add API Keys to Your Application:

In your application's admin panel, navigate to the Payment Settings section.

Paste the Publishable Key and Secret Key into the corresponding fields.

Save your settings to complete the configuration.

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