A Swift on Server SDK for the Stripe API

What's New



What's Changed

  • Restore defaultForCurrency variable in the Card by @Maxim-Inv in #238

Full Changelog: 22.0.2...22.1.0



StripeKit is a Swift package used to communicate with the Stripe API for Server Side Swift Apps.

Version support

Stripe API version 2022-11-15 -> StripeKit: 22.0.0


To start using StripeKit, in your Package.swift, add the following

.package(url: "", from: "22.0.0")

Using the API

Initialize the StripeClient

let httpClient = HTTPClient(..)
let stripe = StripeClient(httpClient: httpClient, apiKey: "sk_12345")

And now you have acess to the APIs via stripe.

The APIs you have available correspond to what's implemented.

For example to use the charges API, the stripeclient has a property to access that API via routes.

do {
    let charge = try await stripe.charges.create(amount: 2500,
                                                 currency: .usd,
                                                 description: "A server written in swift.",
                                                 source: "tok_visa")
    if charge.status == .succeeded {
        print("New swift servers are on the way 🚀")
    } else {
        print("Sorry you have to use Node.js 🤢")
} catch {
    // Handle error

Expandable objects

StripeKit supports expandable objects via 3 property wrappers:

@Expandable, @DynamicExpandable and @ExpandableCollection

All API routes that can return expanded objects have an extra parameter expand: [String]? that allows specifying which objects to expand.

Usage with @Expandable:

  1. Expanding a single field.
// Expanding a customer from creating a `PaymentIntent`.
     let paymentIntent = try await stripeclient.paymentIntents.create(amount: 2500, currency: .usd, expand: ["customer"])
     // Accessing the expanded `Customer` object
  1. Expanding multiple fields.
// Expanding a customer and payment method from creating a `PaymentIntent`.
let paymentIntent = try await stripeclient.paymentIntents.create(amount: 2500, currency: .usd, expand: ["customer", "paymentMethod"])
// Accessing the expanded `StripeCustomer` object   
 paymentIntent.$customer?.email // ""
// Accessing the expanded `StripePaymentMethod` object
 paymentIntent.$paymentMethod?.card?.last4 // "1234"
  1. Expanding nested fields.
// Expanding a payment method and its nested customer from creating a `PaymentIntent`.
let paymentIntent = try await stripeclient.paymentIntents.create(amount: 2500, currency: .usd, expand: ["paymentMethod.customer"])
// Accessing the expanded `PaymentMethod` object
 paymentIntent.$paymentMethod?.card?.last4 // "1234"
// Accessing the nested expanded `Customer` object   
 paymentIntent.$paymentMethod?.$customer?.email // ""
  1. Usage with list all.

Note: For list operations expanded fields must start with data

// Expanding a customer from listing all `PaymentIntent`s.
let list = try await stripeclient.paymentIntents.listAll(filter: ["expand": ["data.customer"...]])
// Accessing the first `StripePaymentIntent`'s expanded `Customer` property$customer?.email // ""

Usage with @DynamicExpandable:

Some objects in stripe can be expanded into different objects. For example:

An ApplicationFee has an originatingTransaction property that can be expanded into either a charge or a transfer.

When expanding it you can specify which object you expect by doing the following:

let applicationfee = try await stripeclient.applicationFees.retrieve(fee: "fee_1234", expand: ["originatingTransaction"])
// Access the originatingTransaction as a Charge
applicationfee.$originatingTransaction(as: Charge.self)?.amount // 2500
// Access the originatingTransaction as a Transfer
applicationfee.$originatingTransaction(as: Transfer.self)?.destination // acc_1234

Usage with @ExpandableCollection:

  1. Expanding an array of ids
let invoice = try await stripeClient.retrieve(invoice: "in_12345", expand: ["discounts"])

// Access the discounts array as `String`s { print($0) } // "","","",..

// Access the array of `Discount`s
invoice.$discounts.compactMap(\.id).map { print($0) } // "di_1","di_2","di_3",...  

Nuances with parameters and type safety

Stripe has a habit of changing APIs and having dynamic parameters for a lot of their APIs. To accomadate for these changes, certain routes that take arguments that are hashs or Dictionaries, are represented by a Swift dictionary [String: Any].

For example consider the Connect account API.

// We define a custom dictionary to represent the paramaters stripe requires.
// This allows us to avoid having to add updates to the library when a paramater or structure changes.
let individual: [String: Any] = ["address": ["city": "New York",
					     "country": "US",
                                             "line1": "1551 Broadway",
                                             "postal_code": "10036",
	                  	             "state": "NY"],
				 "first_name": "Taylor",
			         "last_name": "Swift",
                                 "ssn_last_4": "0000",
				 "dob": ["day": "13",
					 "month": "12",
					 "year": "1989"]] 
let businessSettings: [String: Any] = ["payouts": ["statement_descriptor": "SWIFTFORALL"]]

let tosDictionary: [String: Any] = ["date": Int(Date().timeIntervalSince1970), "ip": ""]

let connectAccount = try await stripe.connectAccounts.create(type: .custom,									
                                  country: "US",
				  email: "",
				  businessType: .individual,
			          defaultCurrency: .usd,
				  externalAccount: "bank_token",
			          individual: individual,
				  requestedCapabilities: ["platform_payments"],
				  settings: businessSettings,
				  tosAcceptance: tosDictionary)
print("New Stripe Connect account ID: \(")

Authentication via the Stripe-Account header

The first, preferred, authentication option is to use your (the platform account’s) secret key and pass a Stripe-Account header identifying the connected account for which the request is being made. The example request performs a refund of a charge on behalf of a connected account using a builder style API:

    .addHeaders(["Stripe-Account": "acc_12345",
             "Authorization": "Bearer different_api_key",
             "Stripe-Version": "older-api-version"])
    .create(charge: "ch_12345", reason: .requestedByCustomer)

NOTE: The modified headers will remain on the route instance (refunds in this case) of the StripeClient if a reference to it is held. If you're accessing the StripeClient in the scope of a function, the headers will not be retained.

Idempotent Requests

Similar to the account header, you can use the same builder style API to attach Idempotency Keys to your requests.

    let key = UUID().uuidString
    .addHeaders(["Idempotency-Key": key])
    .create(charge: "ch_12345", reason: .requestedByCustomer)


The webhooks API is available to use in a typesafe way to pull out entities. Here's an example of listening for the payment intent webhook.

func handleStripeWebhooks(req: Request) async throws -> HTTPResponse {

    let signature = req.headers["Stripe-Signature"]

    try StripeClient.verifySignature(payload: req.body, header: signature, secret: "whsec_1234") 
    // Stripe dates come back from the Stripe API as epoch and the StripeModels convert these into swift `Date` types.
    // Use a date and key decoding strategy to successfully parse out the `created` property and snake case strpe properties. 
    let decoder = JSONDecoder()
    decoder.dateDecodingStrategy = .secondsSince1970
    decoder.keyDecodingStrategy = .convertFromSnakeCase
    let event = try decoder.decode(StripeEvent.self, from: req.bodyData)
    switch (event.type, {
    case (.paymentIntentSucceeded, .paymentIntent(let paymentIntent)):
        print("Payment capture method: \(paymentIntent.captureMethod?.rawValue)")
        return HTTPResponse(status: .ok)
    default: return HTTPResponse(status: .ok)

Using with Vapor

StripeKit is pretty easy to use but to better integrate with Vapor these are some helpful extensions

import Vapor
import StripeKit

extension Application {
    public var stripe: StripeClient {
        guard let stripeKey = Environment.get("STRIPE_API_KEY") else {
            fatalError("STRIPE_API_KEY env var required")
        return .init(httpClient: self.http.client.shared, apiKey: stripeKey)

extension Request {
    private struct StripeKey: StorageKey {
        typealias Value = StripeClient
    public var stripe: StripeClient {
        if let existing =[StripeKey.self] {
            return existing
        } else {
            guard let stripeKey = Environment.get("STRIPE_API_KEY") else {
                fatalError("STRIPE_API_KEY env var required")
            let new = StripeClient(httpClient: self.application.http.client.shared, apiKey: stripeKey)
  [StripeKey.self] = new
            return new

extension StripeClient {
    /// Verifies a Stripe signature for a given `Request`. This automatically looks for the header in the headers of the request and the body.
    /// - Parameters:
    ///     - req: The `Request` object to check header and body for
    ///     - secret: The webhook secret used to verify the signature
    ///     - tolerance: In seconds the time difference tolerance to prevent replay attacks: Default 300 seconds
    /// - Throws: `StripeSignatureError`
    public static func verifySignature(for req: Request, secret: String, tolerance: Double = 300) throws {
        guard let header = req.headers.first(name: "Stripe-Signature") else {
            throw StripeSignatureError.unableToParseHeader
        guard let data = else {
            throw StripeSignatureError.noMatchingSignatureFound
        try StripeClient.verifySignature(payload: Data(data.readableBytesView), header: header, secret: secret, tolerance: tolerance)

extension StripeSignatureError: AbortError {
    public var reason: String {
        switch self {
        case .noMatchingSignatureFound:
            return "No matching signature was found"
        case .timestampNotTolerated:
            return "Timestamp was not tolerated"
        case .unableToParseHeader:
            return "Unable to parse Stripe-Signature header"
    public var status: HTTPResponseStatus {

Whats Implemented

Core Resources

  • Balance
  • Balance Transactions
  • Charges
  • Customers
  • Disputes
  • Events
  • Files
  • File Links
  • Mandates
  • PaymentIntents
  • SetupIntents
  • SetupAttempts
  • Payouts
  • Refunds
  • Tokens
  • EphemeralKeys

Payment Methods

  • Payment Methods
  • Bank Accounts
  • Cash Balance
  • Cards
  • Sources


  • Products
  • Prices
  • Coupons
  • Promotion Codes
  • Discounts
  • Tax Codes
  • Tax Rates
  • Shipping Rates


  • Sessions

Payment Links

  • Payment Links


  • Credit Notes
  • Customer Balance Transactions
  • Customer Portal
  • Customer Tax IDs
  • Invoices
  • Invoice Items
  • Plans
  • Quotes
  • Quote Line Items
  • Subscriptions
  • Subscription items
  • Subscription Schedule
  • Test Clocks
  • Usage Records


  • Account
  • Account Links
  • Account Sessions
  • Application Fees
  • Application Fee Refunds
  • Capabilities
  • Country Specs
  • External Accounts
  • Persons
  • Top-ups
  • Transfers
  • Transfer Reversals
  • Secret Management


  • Early Fraud Warnings
  • Reviews
  • Value Lists
  • Value List Items


  • Authorizations
  • Cardholders
  • Cards
  • Disputes
  • Funding Instructions
  • Transactions


  • Connection Tokens
  • Locations
  • Readers
  • Hardware Orders
  • Hardware Products
  • Hardware SKUs
  • Hardware Shipping Methods
  • Configurations


  • Scheduled Queries


  • Report Runs
  • Report Types


  • VerificationSessions
  • VerificationReports


  • Webhook Endpoints
  • Signature Verification

Idempotent Requests


StripeKit is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.


  • Swift Tools 5.7.0
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Last updated: Wed Feb 21 2024 03:39:50 GMT-1000 (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)