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Published On Nov. 4th 2016

How to Accept Payments: Events and Webhooks

Episode 9 Run Time 12:09

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It's paramount that you listen for a number of Stripe-specific events. For example, what if attempts to renew a customer's subscription fails? Though Stripe will attempt this charge a number of times, eventually, the subscription will be canceled. As such, it's vital that we have a way to listen for such an event, and deactivate the user's account in our database.

In this episode, we'll register a webhook endpoint with Stripe, and learn how to listen for events and fetch the associated payload. In the process, I'll also demonstrate a useful technique for registering local webhooks.