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Connect Stripe to Your Store via Key Integration

Integrating Stripe into your online store allows you to securely accept payments from customers worldwide. To get started, you'll need to set up your Stripe account. This guide will walk you through the process step by step, ensuring a smooth setup that enables you to start processing payments quickly and efficiently.

Due to limited functionality, the API Key method is not advised and is set to be phased out in the near future. We strongly recommend using the Open Authorization method instead, due to its enhanced security features.

In this article



A. Set up your Stripe account
B. Connect Stripe Account by adding public key and private key
C. Deactivate your Stripe account

A. Set up your Stripe account



1. Create your Stripe account


Go to Stripe register page



Fill in the required fields, then create your Stripe account. You can skip the first question by clicking Skip for now, then confirm your email registered to confirm your account.

2. Confirm your Stripe account


To confirm your Stripe email and account:

Check your email inbox and look for a confirmation email sent from Stripe (by support@stripe.com) named Confirm your Stripe email address!


Click the confirmation link in this email and log in with your credentials recently created


Your Stripe account is now confirmed. You should now activate it to be able to receive money via this Stripe account.

3. Activate your Stripe account


To receive payments from your customer, you have to provide some details , such as your address and your bank account. This data is secured by Stripe and won't be shared with anyone.

To activate your Stripe account:

Log in your Stripe account and click the Activate your account link in the left menu.


Complete all the fields according to the instructions. It's OK to activate your account as an individual, you don't need a company ID. Stripe may review your account later but you are able to activate it immediately.

The activation form varies based on your country, so select that first!

Once completed, click Activate account.

Your Stripe account may still need to be reviewed by Stripe. It's automatic, and it should be a very quick process.


After the automatic activation process, you may need to provide additional information to Stripe for identity verification. If you get this notification, click on Review on the dashboard as shown below. If you are not prompted for additional information, you can move to the next step.



B. Connect Stripe Account by adding public key and private key



First, get your API keys from Stripe:

Click Developers > API Keys in the left menu item.


Copy the value from the Publishable key and Secret key rows, from the Token column. It should look like pk_live_somelongrandomvaluelikeVqFze9etc


Go to your ShopBase store admin > Settings > Payment providers.


In Stripe section, click Add account.


Click Use API Keys to connect.


Paste the Public Key and Secret Key in API keys you copy from step 2 into 2 boxes. Click Add account.



C. Deactivate your Stripe account



After connecting your Stripe account to the store, you can deactivate it anytime in 2 ways and still be able to re-activate it later.

In the Payment providers dashboard > Toggle the active Stripe account to deactivate.


Or in the Stripe management dashboard, click Deactivate.



By default, the cardholder's name is not displayed in the checkout form when using a credit or debit card. However, to allow buyers to input their Cardholder name during checkout, you may modify the checkout form settings in the Website Builder.





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Updated on: 17/06/2024

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