How to find your Stripe account API credentials or keys?

Modified on Mon, 25 Mar 2024 at 04:52 PM

In this article, we'll guide you on where to find your Stripe API credentials to link with your Cheqdin account. 

Step 1: Login or create a Stripe account 

Log in to your Stripe account. The Stripe account you use for your centre or school must be a Stripe business accountYou can create a new Stripe business account for free if you don't have one. When creating a new Stripe account, you must ensure to select the correct region (country where your centre will be based). For more information, please see the article:

How to create or set up a Stripe account? 

Step 2: Head to the Stripe dashboard


Your account must be activated to access live data! Do not use test mode Stripe API credentials to link with your Cheqdin account. This will not work. You will require 'Standard Keys or LIVE production Keys' to link to your Cheqdin account.  

Navigate to the 'Developers' tab on your Stripe dashboard. If you cannot find the menu of the developer portal, click on the below link once logged in https://dashboard.stripe.com/developers

Step 3: On the Developers page, click on the API Keys tab

Click on the 'API Keys' tab on the developers page. This page will display your standard API keys and credentials, which you will need to link to your Cheqdin account. 


For security reasons, do not share your publishable or secret keys with anyone. Once the keys are entered into Cheqdin, the system will encrypt the keys and hash part of the information. You can only view the full key information again (a non-hashed version of the key) on your Stripe account.

To copy the keys, click on the text displayed under the 'Token' tab on your Stripe API keys dashboard. This will copy the Publishable Key to your clipboard, and you can paste it onto the pop-up box in Cheqdin's web portal. Click on 'Reveal Live Key' to show the live key or private key. Click on the text to copy it to your clipboard and then paste it into the secret key area on Cheqind's web portal.

For more information on how to add your keys to your Cheqdin account, see the help article linked below:

How to set up Stripe to accept debit/credit card payments with Cheqdin?

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