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Web Drop-in integration guide

Accept popular payment methods with a single front-end implementation.

Drop-in is our pre-built UI solution for accepting payments on your website. Drop-in shows all payment methods as a list, in the same block.

Adding new payment methods usually doesn't require more development work. Drop-in supports cards, wallets, and most local payment methods.

This guide explains our simplified Drop-in integration introduced in v5.0.0, released in October 2021. If you implemented Drop-in before v5.0.0 and want to upgrade your Drop-in version, refer to our guide for Drop-in integrated before v5.0.0.

How it works

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From an implementation perspective, a Drop-in integration contains:

  • Server-side: a single API call which creates the payment sessions.
  • Client-side: Drop-in, which uses the payment session data to make the payment request and to handle any other actions like redirects or 3D Secure authentication.
  • Webhook server: receives webhook notifications which tell you what is the outcome of each payment.

If you need to handle advanced use cases, you need to implement additional endpoints and client-side configuration.
The payment flow is the same for all payments:

  1. The shopper goes to the checkout page.
  2. Your server uses the shopper's country and currency information from your client to create a payment session.
  3. Your client creates an instance of Drop-in using the session data from the server.
  4. Drop-in shows the available payment methods, collects the shopper's payment details, handles additional actions, and presents the payment result to the shopper.
  5. Your webhook server receives the notification containing the payment outcome.

Before you begin

Before you begin to integrate, make sure you have followed the Get started with Adyen guide to:

  • Get an overview of the steps needed to accept live payments.
  • Create your test account.

After you have created your test account:

Step 1: Create a payment session

Make a /sessions request, including:

Parameter name Required Description
merchantAccount -white_check_mark- Your merchant account name.
amount -white_check_mark- The currency and value of the payment, in minor units. This is used to filter the list of available payment methods to your shopper.
returnUrl -white_check_mark- URL to where the shopper should be taken back to after a redirection. The URL can contain a maximum of 1024 characters and should include the protocol: http:// or https://. You can also include your own additional query parameters, for example, shopper ID or order reference number.
reference -white_check_mark- Your unique reference for the payment. Must be 3 characters or more.
expiresAt The session expiry date in ISO8601 format, for example 2019-11-23T12:25:28Z, or 2020-05-27T20:25:28+08:00. When not specified, the expiry date is set to 1 hour after session creation. You cannot set the session expiry to more than 24 hours after session creation.
countryCode The shopper's country code. This is used to filter the list of available payment methods to your shopper.
shopperLocale The language that the payment methods will appear in. Set it to the shopper's language and country code. The default is en-US. The front end also uses this locale if it's available.
shopperEmail The shopper's email address. Strongly recommended because this field is used in a number of risk checks, and for 3D Secure.
shopperReference Your reference to uniquely identify this shopper. Strongly recommended because this field is used in a number of risk checks.
applicationInfo If you're building an Adyen solution for multiple merchants, include some basic identifying information, so that we can offer you better support. For more information, refer to Building Adyen solutions.

Here's an example of how you would create a session for a payment of 10 EUR:

curl https://checkout-test.adyen.com/v68/sessions \
-H "x-API-key: YOUR_X-API-KEY" \
-H "content-type: application/json" \
-d '{
  "merchantAccount": "YOUR_MERCHANT_ACCOUNT",
  "amount": {
      "value": 1000,
      "currency": "EUR"
  },
  "returnUrl": "https://your-company.com/checkout?shopperOrder=12xy..",
  "reference": "YOUR_PAYMENT_REFERENCE",
  "countryCode": "NL"
}'
Client client = new Client("YOUR_X-API-KEY", Environment.TEST);

Checkout checkout;
checkout = new Checkout(client);

CreateCheckoutSessionRequest checkoutSessionRequest = new CreateCheckoutSessionRequest();
Amount amount = new Amount();
amount.setCurrency("EUR");
amount.setValue(1000L);
checkoutSessionRequest.setAmount(amount);
checkoutSessionRequest.setMerchantAccount("YOUR_MERCHANT_ACCOUNT");
checkoutSessionRequest.setReturnUrl("https://your-company.com/checkout?shopperOrder=12xy..");
checkoutSessionRequest.setReference("YOUR_PAYMENT_REFERENCE");
checkoutSessionRequest.setCountryCode("NL");
CreateCheckoutSessionResponse checkoutSessionResponse = checkout.sessions(checkoutSessionRequest);
$client = new \Adyen\Client();
$client->setApplicationName('Test Application');
$client->setEnvironment(\Adyen\Environment::TEST);
$client->setXApiKey('YOUR_X-API-KEY');
$service = new \Adyen\Service\Checkout($client);
$params = array(
   'amount' => array(
       'currency' => "EUR",
       'value' => 1000
   ),
   'countryCode' => 'NL',
   'merchantAccount' => 'YOUR_MERCHANT_ACCOUNT',
   'reference' => 'YOUR_PAYMENT_REFERENCE',
   'returnUrl' => 'https://your-company.com/checkout?shopperOrder=12xy..'
);
$result = $service->sessions($params);
def test_sessions_success(self):
    ady = Adyen.Adyen()
    client = ady.client
    client.xapikey = config.xapikey
    client.platform = "test"
    client.app_name = "appname"
    request = {}
    request['amount'] = {"value": "1000", "currency": "EUR"}
    request['reference'] = "YOUR_PAYMENT_REFERENCE"
    request['merchantAccount'] = "YOUR_MERCHANT_ACCOUNT"
    request['returnUrl'] = "https://your-company.com/checkout?shopperOrder=12xy.."
    request['countryCode'] = "NL"

    result = self.ady.checkout.sessions(request)
var checkoutSessionRequest = new CreateCheckoutSessionRequest
  {
      merchantAccount = ClientConstants.MerchantAccount,
      reference = "YOUR_PAYMENT_REFERENCE",
      returnUrl = "https://your-company.com/checkout?shopperOrder=12xy..",
      amount = new Amount("EUR", 1000L),
      countryCode = "NL"
  };
var client = new Client("YOUR_X-API-KEY", Model.Enum.Environment.Test);
var checkout = new Checkout(client);
var createCheckoutSessionResponse = checkout.Sessions(checkoutSessionRequest);
const { Client, CheckoutAPI } = require('@adyen/api-library');

const client = new Client({ apiKey: "YOUR_API_KEY", environment: "TEST" });
const checkout = new CheckoutAPI(client);

checkout.sessions({
    amount: { currency: "EUR", value: 1000 },
    reference: "YOUR_PAYMENT_REFERENCE",
    returnUrl: "https://your-company.com/checkout?shopperOrder=12xy..",
    merchantAccount: 'YOUR_MERCHANT_ACCOUNT',
    countryCode: "NL"
})
    .then((response) => {
        console.log(response);
    })
    .catch((e) => {
        console.log(e);
    });

The response contains:

  • sessionData: the payment session data you need to pass to your front end.
  • id: a unique identifier for the session data.
  • The request body.

HTTP 201 /sessions response body
{
    "amount": {
        "currency": "EUR",
        "value": 1000
    },
    "countryCode": "NL",
    "expiresAt": "2021-08-24T13:35:16+02:00",
    "id": "CSD9CAC34EBAE225DD",
    "merchantAccount": "YOUR_MERCHANT_ACCOUNT",
    "reference": "YOUR_PAYMENT_REFERENCE",
    "returnUrl": "https://your-company.com/checkout?shopperOrder=12xy.",
    "sessionData": "Ab02b4c..."
}

API error handling

If you don't get an HTTP 200 response, use the errorCode field and the list of API error codes to troubleshoot.

Step 2: Set up Drop-in

Use Drop-in to show the available payment methods, and to collect payment details from your shoppers.

Get Adyen Web

Use the Adyen Web npm package, or embed the Adyen Web script and stylesheet into your HTML file:

Create the container element for Drop-in

Create a DOM container element on your checkout page where you want Drop-in to be rendered. Make sure to give the container element a descriptive id.

<div id="dropin-container"></div>

If you are using JavaScript frameworks such as Vue or React, make sure that you use references instead of selectors and that you don't re-render the DOM element.

Create a configuration object

Create an object for the global configuration of your Drop-in integration. This section shows the required and recommended parameters.

You can also use optional configuration to add features and to customize the checkout flow for your shoppers.

Parameter name Required Description
session -white_check_mark- The payment session object from your call to /sessions. Contains a session.id and session.sessionData.
clientKey -white_check_mark- A public key linked to your API credential, used for client-side authentication.
environment -white_check_mark- Use test. When you're ready to accept live payments, change the value to one of our live environments
onPaymentCompleted(result, component) -white_check_mark- Create an event handler, called when the payment is completed.
onError(error) Create an event handler, called when an error occurs in Drop-in.
paymentMethodsConfiguration Configuration for specific payment methods. The payment method guides have configuration options specific to each payment method.
analytics.enabled
Added in v5.16.0
Indicates if you're sending analytics data to Adyen. Default: true.

`AdyenCheckout` configuration
const configuration = {
  environment: 'test', // Change to 'live' for the live environment.
  clientKey: 'test_870be2...', // Public key used for client-side authentication: https://docs.adyen.com/development-resources/client-side-authentication
  analytics: {
    enabled: true // Set to false to not send analytics data to Adyen.
  },
  session: {
    id: 'CSD9CAC3...', // Unique identifier for the payment session.
    sessionData: 'Ab02b4c...' // The payment session data.
  },
  onPaymentCompleted: (result, component) => {
      console.info(result, component);
  },
  onError: (error, component) => {
      console.error(error.name, error.message, error.stack, component);
  },
  // Any payment method specific configuration. Find the configuration specific to each payment method:  https://docs.adyen.com/payment-methods
  // For example, this is 3D Secure configuration for cards:
  paymentMethodsConfiguration: {
    card: {
      hasHolderName: true,
      holderNameRequired: true,
      billingAddressRequired: true
    }
  }
};

Initialize the payment session

  1. Create an instance of AdyenCheckout using the configuration object you created.
  2. Create an instance of Drop-in and mount it to the container element you created.

checkout.js
// Create an instance of AdyenCheckout using the configuration object.
const checkout = await AdyenCheckout(configuration);

// Create an instance of Drop-in and mount it to the container you created.
const dropinComponent = checkout.create('dropin').mount('#dropin-container');

Handle the redirect result

Some payment methods like iDEAL, and some 3D Secure flows will redirect the shopper back to your website. When the shopper comes back to your website, show them the payment result, based on the result code. To get the resultCode, you can either:

  • Create an instance of AdyenCheckout after the redirect, as described below.
  • Confirm the redirect result on your server, for which you need to implement an extra API endpoint.

The shopper comes back to the returnUrl specified when creating the payment session. The returnUrl has query parameters appended to it, which you need to handle the redirect:

  • sessionId: the unique identifier for the shopper's payment session.
  • redirectResult: details you need to submit to handle the redirect.

Example return URL
// The return URL has query parameters related to the payment session.
https://your-company.com/?sessionId=CSD9CAC34EBAE225DD&redirectResult=X6XtfGC3!Y...

Extract the values from the query string parameters and create a function which handles the redirect result. The function needs to:

  1. Create an instance of Adyen Checkout using the sessionId value you extracted.
  2. Submit the redirectResult value you extracted from the returnUrl.

handleRedirectResult
// Create an instance of AdyenCheckout to handle the shopper returning to your website.
// Configure the instance with the sessionId you extracted from the returnUrl.
const checkout = await AdyenCheckout(configuration);

// Submit the redirectResult value you extracted from the returnUrl.
checkout.submitDetails({ details: { redirectResult: redirectResult } });

After you submit the redirectResult value, Drop-in calls the onPaymentCompleted(result, component) event. Use the result code in result.resultCode to present the payment result to the shopper.

Because a result code is not always available, for example if the shopper didn't return to your website, we strongly recommend that you only use it to present the payment result to the shopper. To update your order management system, wait for the webhook sent to your server.

Handle Drop-in errors

The onError event returns an object which contains details about the error:

Error field Description
error.name The type of error. Use the values it returns to configure localized error messages for your shoppers:
  • NETWORK_ERROR: a call that Drop-in made to the server has failed, for example because of a timeout, or if there is missing information in the request. Ask the shopper to try again.
  • CANCEL: the shopper cancelled the payment. Only applies for payment methods that allow explicit cancellation in the UI, for example Apple Pay or PayPal.
  • IMPLEMENTATION_ERROR: the method or parameter is incorrect or not supported.
  • ERROR: generic catch-all error. Tell the shopper something went wrong and ask them to try paying again, maybe with a different payment method.
error.message Gives more information for each type of error. The message is technical so you shouldn't show it to your shoppers.
For error.name: NETWORK_ERROR, the information in the message field depends on the environment:
  • test: you get a message with a generic error code to help you troubleshoot.
  • live: the message from the response.
component The name of the variable where you created the instance of Drop-in, for example dropinComponent.

The error object may contain additional fields inherited from the Error() constructor.

{
    onError: (error, component) => {
        console.error(error.name, error.message, component);
    }
}

Step 3: Get the payment outcome

You get the outcome of each payment asynchronously, in a webhook with eventCode: AUTHORISATION.
For a successful payment, the notification contains success: true.

Example webhook for a successful payment
{
  "live": "false",
  "notificationItems":[
    {
      "NotificationRequestItem":{
        "eventCode":"AUTHORISATION",
        "merchantAccountCode":"YOUR_MERCHANT_ACCOUNT",
        "reason":"033899:1111:03/2030",
        "amount":{
          "currency":"EUR",
          "value":2500
        },
        "operations":["CANCEL","CAPTURE","REFUND"],
        "success":"true",
        "paymentMethod":"mc",
        "additionalData":{
          "expiryDate":"03/2030",
          "authCode":"033899",
          "cardBin":"411111",
          "cardSummary":"1111",
          "checkoutSessionId":"CSF46729982237A879"
        },
        "merchantReference":"YOUR_REFERENCE",
        "pspReference":"NC6HT9CRT65ZGN82",
        "eventDate":"2021-09-13T14:10:22+02:00"
      }
    }
  ]
}

For an unsuccessful payment, you get success: false, and the reason field has details about why the payment was unsuccessful.

Example webhook for an unsuccessful payment
{
  "live": "false",
  "notificationItems":[
    {
      "NotificationRequestItem":{
        "eventCode":"AUTHORISATION",
        "merchantAccountCode":"YOUR_MERCHANT_ACCOUNT",
        "reason":"validation 101 Invalid card number",
        "amount":{
          "currency":"EUR",
          "value":2500
        },
        "success":"false",
        "paymentMethod":"unknowncard",
        "additionalData":{
          "expiryDate":"03/2030",
          "cardBin":"411111",
          "cardSummary":"1112",
          "checkoutSessionId":"861631540104159H"
        },
        "merchantReference":"YOUR_REFERENCE",
        "pspReference":"KHQC5N7G84BLNK43",
        "eventDate":"2021-09-13T14:14:05+02:00"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Step 4: Test and go live

Before going live, use our list of test cards and other payment methods to test your integration. We recommend testing each payment method that you intend to offer to your shoppers.

You can check the status of a test payment in your Customer Area, under TransactionsPayments.

To debug or troubleshoot test payments, you can also use API logs in your test environment.

When you are ready to go live, you need to:

  1. Apply for a live account. Review the process to start accepting payments on Get started with Adyen.
  2. Assess your PCI DSS compliance by submitting the Self-Assessment Questionnaire-A.
  3. Configure your live account
  4. Submit a request to add payment methods in your live Customer Area .
  5. Switch from test to our live endpoints.
  6. Load Drop-in from one of our live environments and set the environment to match your live endpoints:

    Endpoint region environment value
    Europe live
    Australia live-au
    US live-us
    Asia Pacific South East
    v5.13.0 or later
    live-apse

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