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composer require apiato/payment-container

Now run php artisan migrate

Supported Payment Gateways#

Currently, Apiato Supports the following payment gateways:

  • Stripe

If your payment gateway is not supported, build it and contribute your container back.

For any supported gateway you want to use, set Tokens and Secrets in the .env


How to charge users#

  1. On the Model you want to charge:
  2. Use the App\Containers\Payment\Traits\ChargeableTrait
  3. add the \App\Containers\Payment\Contracts\ChargeableInterface Interface
  4. Then add this relation
    public function paymentAccounts(): HasMany{     return $this->hasMany(PaymentAccount::class);}

2) To charge a user, the user must first create a payment account (Stripe, PayPal, WePay,...). Use the respective endpoints to create those endpoints (createStripeAccount, ...). A User may have multiple PaymentAccount.

3) Then charge the user like this $user->charge($account, $amount); by providing the $account and the $amount.

You can get $account from the user this way $user->paymentAccounts. This will return a Collection of all the user payment accounts to select one.


// in this example we are selecting a random payment account.$acccount = $user->paymentAccounts->first();
$amount = 9.99;
// charge the user with the 'USD' currency$user->charge($acccount, $amount, 'USD');

$user->paymentAccounts will return a generic PaymentAccount which may be transformed to the dedicated payment account (StripeAccount, PaypalAccount, ...). You can call the accountable() function on the selected payment in order to do this. For more information about this, we refer to the Polymorphic Relationships in the official Laravel Docs.

Manage Payment Accounts#

Payment contains provides some generic routes in order to allow users to manage their own PaymentAccount:

  • GET /user/paymentaccounts : Get all available PaymentAccounts for the current User.
  • GET /user/paymentaccounts/{id}: Get the details of one specific PaymentAccount.
  • PATCH /user/paymentaccounts/{id}: Update a PaymentAccount (this route does not update the credentials for the corresponding payment gateway).
  • DELETE /user/paymentaccounts/{id}: Delete a PaymentAccount including the payment gateway details (e.g., user credentials for Stripe).
  • To create a payment account use the dedicated endpoint (createStripeAccount, createWepayAccount,...) provided by the payment gateway container (Stripe, WePay,...). Each payment container has its own endpoint to create and update account details, since each payment requires different data.

Payment Transactions#

When charging the user with a specific gateway (e.g., Paypal, Stripe, ...), the respective Task (e.g., the ChargeWithStripeTask) should return a PaymentTransaction model. This model, in turn, should contain respective information about the transaction that was made. For example, it contains the status (e.g., "paid") or a flag indicating if the transaction was successfully handled (is_successful).

Note that some information about the transaction are "pre-filled" by the PaymentGateway itself, so you don't need to manually do this in your CargeWithXTask:

  • user_id : The User who started this transaction (i.e., the buyer)
  • gateway : The gateway that was used for this transaction (e.g., Stripe)
  • amount : The amount the user was charged
  • currency : The currency the transaction was executed

Furthermore, the gateways may add the response from the gateway to the data field of the PaymentTransaction. The custom field, however, can be filled by the developer with own "custom" data.

Developing own Payment Gateway Containers#


This container works out of the box perfectly but if you want to change its configs or modify the codes you MUST follow these steps:

1- Copy the container from Vendor to AppSection (or any of your custom sections) of your project
2- Fix the namespaces
3- Remove apiato/payment-container dependency from project root composer.json

The Payment container acts as generic foundation to "plug in" different containers that interacts with specific payment gateways (e.g., PayPal, Stripe, ...). This section introduces, how these containers shall be implemented in order to be used via the generic Payment container.

In this example, we will develop a Foo container, that connects to the fictional FooPay service. As our service may need to have its own Accounts, we will first need to create respective logic to add and update our FooAccount. Implement respective AddFooAccountAction and UpdateFooAccountAction based on the pre-shipped Stripe container.

Basically, this provides the feature for the customer to create his own FooAccount within your own application. These actions must, for example, provide the functionality to store user credentials (e.g., the mail-address of the user for this specific service). Please note that you do not need to provide a dedicated DELETE task (as this is handled by the Payment container).

The most important functionality of your Foo container is how to charge the User with this service. You, therefore, need to create your own ChargeWithFooTask. This class, however, needs to implement the PaymentChargerInterface distributed via the Payment container. This interface, in turn, requires you to implement the charge() method.

This method needs to connect to the FooService, create the payment and return a PaymentTransaction model.

Finally, you need to register the new service. This can be done in the Payment\Configs\vendor-payment.php file. For the vendor-payment.gateways key, add the new entry for your Foo Payment Gateway. This may look like this:

    // ...    'foo' => [        'container'   => 'Foo',        'charge_task' => \App\Containers\Foo\Tasks\ChargeWithFooTask::class,    ],    // ...

Basically, this entry points to the charger_task that handles, how to charge a User with the specific Payment Gateway.

That's all!

Mocking the real payment call for Testing#

// mock the ChargeWithStripeService external API call$this->mockIt(ChargeWithStripeService::class)->shouldReceive('charge')->andReturn([   'payment_method' => 'stripe',   'description' => $payId]);
// mock the ChargeWithPaypalService external API call$this->mockIt(ChargeWithPaypalService::class)->shouldReceive('charge')->andReturn([   'payment_method' => 'paypal',   'description' => $payId]);

Checkout the Tests Helpers page for more information about Testing.