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Stripe Connector Reference

Online payment processing platforms, like Stripe, are used by a growing number of businesses. Stripe enables businesses of all sizes to process payments through APIs by keeping customers and payment information synched.


To connect to a system, whether it is a source of data or the target where you are sending data, you must create a connection with that system’s required credentials. You typically connect to different systems within a flow and can reuse each connection every time you need to connect.

This system requires the following credential information for its connections:

Connection Name

Enter a connection name that will help you remember the details of this connection. You can reuse connections multiple times in a single flow, and in more than one flow, and the credentials are hidden after you create the connection. Therefore, it’s helpful to provide a name that easily identifies this connection from others.

Only you can see the connection. Other users in your Composer app must create their own connections.

API key

The value in this field maps to the Authorization field in the specialist connector and functions as a username in Stripe. Authentication to the API is performed via HTTP Basic Authentication. Your API key is your username and a password is not required. You can find your API key in your Stripe Dashboard. The Stripe API:

  • Uses API keys to authenticate requests.

  • Supplies test mode keys that have the prefix sk_test_ and live mode secret keys that have the prefix sk_live_.

  • Allows users to use restricted API keys for granular permissions.

  • Ensures that all API requests are made via HTTPS.

Stripe Connect supports OAuth authentication, but Stripe does not. For more information on OAuth authentication in Stripe, see the Stripe documentation.


Each flow starts with either a scheduler or a trigger. Schedulers are set to a default frequency of 15 minutes. Triggers, such as "each time a new record is created", are defined by you and provide multiple options related to the data in your system.

Triggers use a polling process to actively check for new updates from an external system. The polling frequency is 15 seconds.

This system provides the following trigger options:

New charge

Checks for a new charge to a payment source.

New refund

Executes when a new refund is created.

Polling Frequency

For triggers in this connector, the Polling Frequency field is required. This field enables you to select how often Composer makes a request to the underling system API to look for changes to records in active flows. You can select a different polling frequency for each flow in your organization. With a shorter frequency, the flow executes more often; however, a shorter frequency consumes more API calls. For example, if you have an order management flow, you might require nearly real-time updates, which can be achieved with a 15-second polling interval (which equates to 5760 API calls per day). In contrast, if your flow updates a pricing catalog, you could poll the flow every hour (which equates to 24 API calls per day).


After you connect to a system and define the trigger or configure a scheduler, you define the actions that the flow performs. For example, you can copy a record between different systems, such as Workday and Salesforce. The actions you can perform depend on which system you are connected to.

This system provides the following actions:

Create charge

Create a new charge. When creating a new charge, note that:

  • In the Amount field, the value is an integer. For instance, 1.00 is 100.

  • The following fields require values:

    • Either the Source or the Customer field

    • Customer ID
      Note that best practice dictates that the value in the Customer ID field should come from an existing account in Stripe. For example, cus_JQ1BWAcXfKuswb.

    • Some shipping fields are required if any shipping fields are present.

For more information on the Create Charge action in Stripe, see the Stripe documentation.

Create customer

Create a new customer. When creating a new customer, the Phone field is the customer’s phone number and not the shipping phone number.

Find customer

Finds an existing customer by Customer ID.

Create product

Creates a new product object. The following field is required: Name.

Custom Fields

Custom fields are not supported. Using MuleSoft Composer, you can access standard field values for actions and triggers that you set in the Stripe record.