How this extension works
Use this extension as a backend for your Stripe payments.
The extension supports multiple use cases:
- Process one-time payments with Stripe Checkout on the web.
- Create subscriptions for your users and manage access control via Firebase Authentication.
- Process payments & set up payment methods with the mobile payment sheet on Android, iOS, or with React Native.
Subscription payments with Stripe Checkout
Users can sign-up for your digital goods and paid content with Stripe Checkout and manage their subscriptions with the Stripe customer portal.
This extension syncs customers’ subscription status with your Cloud Firestore and adds custom claims using Firebase Authentication for convenient access control in your application.
The design for Stripe Checkout and the customer portal can be customized in your Stripe Dashboard branding settings. See this example which is customized to match the Firebase color scheme:
If you’re building on the web platform, you can use this extension for any of your payment use cases.
If you’re developing native mobile applications and you’re selling digital products or services within your app, (e.g. subscriptions, in-game currencies, game levels, access to premium content, or unlocking a full version), you must use the app store’s in-app purchase APIs. See Apple’s and Google’s guidelines for more information.
You can use the
TypeScript type definitions and high-level convenience APIs for most common operations client
applications would want to implement using the extension.
Use a package manager like NPM to install the above package, and use it in conjunction with
the Firebase Web SDK.
This extension emits events, which allows you to listen to and run custom logic at different trigger points during the functioning of the extension. For example you can listen to events when a product has been added via the
product.created event, or whenever a payment has succeeded through the
Before installing this extension, set up the following Firebase services in your Firebase project:
- Cloud Firestore to store customer & subscription details.
- Follow the steps in the documentation to create a Cloud Firestore database.
- Firebase Authentication to enable different sign-up options for your users.
- Enable the sign-in methods in the Firebase console that you want to offer your users.
Then, in the Stripe Dashboard:
- Create a new restricted key with write access for the “Customers”, “Checkout Sessions” and “Customer portal” resources, and read-only access for the “Subscriptions” and “Plans” resources.
This extension uses the following Firebase services which may have associated charges:
- Cloud Firestore
- Cloud Functions
- Cloud Secret Manager
- Firebase Authentication
- If you enable events Eventarc fees apply.
This extension also uses the following third-party services:
- Stripe Payments (pricing information)
- Stripe Billing (when using subscriptions. pricing information)
You are responsible for any costs associated with your use of these services.
Note from Firebase
To install this extension, your Firebase project must be on the Blaze (pay-as-you-go) plan. You will only be charged for the resources you use. Most Firebase services offer a free tier for low-volume use. Learn more about Firebase billing.
Starting August 17 2020, you will be billed a small amount (typically less than $0.10) when you install or reconfigure this extension. See the Cloud Functions for Firebase billing FAQ for a detailed explanation.