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    use-stripe-subscription makes it easy to add Stripe Billing to a React application. It extends Stripe's SDK with a standardized React SDK for familiar-feeling hooks and components.

    Learn more about this package from our blog: Refactoring Stripe's API for Frontend Access


    npm install use-stripe-subscription

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    A demo of use-stripe-subscription in a Next.js project is available here.

    Stripe Product & Price modeling

    use-stripe-subscription relies on Stripe's Product and Price objects to manage subscriptions. Currently, the package only allows customers to subscribe to one Product at a time.

    Developers should treat "Products" as tiers (e.g. Free, Pro, Business), while "Prices" are different ways to pay for a Product (e.g. Monthly, Annually). These can be configured directly from the Products page of the Stripe Dashboard

    After Products and Prices are configured, developers should configure their Customer portal settings. The settings here are how use-stripe-subscription determines which Products and Prices users can purchase in a self-serve manner. For security reasons, useSubscription() only returns products that are listed in the "Products" section of this page.

    Developers can optionally add metadata to a Product that describes which "features" come with a subscription. Simply use a metadata key named features, and assign the value to a comma separated list of arbitrary features (no spaces, e.g. readFoo,writeBar). Then, the <Gate feature="readFoo"> (React) and customerHasFeature({customerId, feature: "writeBar"}) (Node) can be used to gate access to the application as needed.



    useSubscription() is a hook that returns:

    • products - A list of available products and their available pricing plans in tuple form {product, prices}

    • subscription - The active subscription

    • redirectToCheckout() - A method to initialize and redirect the current customer to a Checkout session. It is used for purchasing a new subscription. Arguments:

      • price - The ID of one of the Price objects associated with the Product. Use the products list to find a Price ID.
      • successUrl - URL where the customer is forwarded if successful. Returns back by default.
      • cancelUrl - URL where the customer is forwarded if unsuccessful. Returns back by default.
    • redirectToCustomerPortal() - A method to initialize and redirect the current customer to a Customer Portal session. It is used for managing an existing subscription. Arguments:

      • returnUrl - URL where the customer is sent when they choose to leave the Customer Portal. Returns back by default.

    Demo implementation

    <Gate> is a component used to gate content based on the active subscription. It can gate based on the active product ID, or based the features that the active product makes available. The available props are:

    • children - the React children to render if the condition passes
    • unsubscribed - render children if the customer does not have any subscription
    • product - render children if the customer is subscribed to the passed product
    • feature - render children if the string passed is contained in the features key of the Stripe Product's metadata. The features key should contain a comma-separated list of features that come with the product.
    • negate - add this prop to render children in the opposite scenario from normal

    Demo implementation

    A wrapper component that must be mounted at the top of the React tree to provide context to useSubscription() and <Gate>. Props:

    • stripePublishableKey - Pass the Stripe Publishable Key here. Required if redirectToCheckout() or redirectToCustomerPortal() are used.
    • endpoint - The endpoint where subscriptionHandler() is running (see below). Defaults to /api/subscription

    Demo implementation


    This function is used on the server to determine if the product the customer is subscribed to contains a given feature. The feature must be listed in the Stripe Product's metadata under the features key as a comma-separated list. Arguments:

    • customerId - the Stripe Customer ID associated with the request
    • feature - the feature to check

    Demo implementation


    This function is "mounted" on the application's server to communicate with the useSubscription() hook. We suggest mounting it on /api/subscription, but the location can be configured via <SubscriptionProvider>.

    The return value of subscriptionHandler should be passed directly into the HTTP Response body. Arguments:

    • customerId - The developer is responsible for determining the Stripe Customer ID associated with an inbound request.
    • body - The HTTP Request's body, already parsed into a dictionary of key-values
    • query - The HTTP Request's query string, already parsed into a dictionary of key-values

    Demo implementation

    Environment variable configuration

    customerHasFeature() and subscriptionHandler() expect for an environment to be set with the Stripe Secret Key. It must be accessible through process.env.STRIPE_SECRET_KEY.


    This project is built and sponsored by Clerk, a Customer Identity Platform that takes a React-first approach to authentication and customer management.

    Although the package is built by Clerk, there is no requirement to use Clerk. subscriptionHandler() simply accepts any Stripe Customer ID. It is not opinionated about how the ID is determined.




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