Apple Pay on iOS

Accept Apple Pay in your iOS application using Finix.


This guide details how to get started accepting Apple Pay in an iOS application using the Finix API.

Make sure your app follows Apple Pay's Acceptable Use Policy before getting started.

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This guide is only for supporting Apple Pay in iOS applications.

Step 1: Register on the Finix Dashboard

Before you can begin accepting Apple Pay, you need to first verify and register your application with Apple. You can complete this step with the Finix dashboard.

To register on the Finix dashboard:

  1. Login to your Finix Dashboard and click Applications .
  2. Click the Application name where you want Apple Pay enabled.
  3. Click Alt Payment Methods .
  4. Click Add iOS Application and follow the on-screen instructions.

For detailed steps on how to download the certificate file, see the Apple Pay article on creating a payment processing certificate.

Apple Pay Finix Dashboard

Step 2: Create a Payment with Apple

Once registered, your app is authorized to accept Apple Pay payments. At this point, you can also choose to include an Apple Pay button in your iOS app's checkout experience.

When a buyer requests to make an Apple Pay payment, your iOS app must create a payment with Apple by calling the startPayment method of Apple's PaymentHandler. You can find details on how to do so in Apple's PassKit documentation.

When a buyer authorizes a payment, Apple's completion handler reports the success or failure of the payment. Successful payments return a payment token that you need to include in your request to Finix to create a Payment Instrument. Details on how to create a payment with Apple can be found in Apple's PassKit documentation.

Step 3: Create a Payment Instrument with Finix

After creating a payment with Apple, use the payment token that's returned to create a Payment Instrument with Finix.

Your app needs to send the payment token (returned from Apple's completion handler) to Finix as a third_party_token and include a value for name when creating the Payment Instrument.

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curl https://finix.sandbox-payments-api.com/payment_instruments \
    -H "Content-Type: application/vnd.json+api" \
    -H 'Finix-Version:2022-02-01' \
    -u  USsRhsHYZGBPnQw8CByJyEQW:8a14c2f9-d94b-4c72-8f5c-a62908e5b30e \
    -d '
	{
      "identity": "IDgWxBhfGYLLdkhxx2ddYf9K",
      "merchant_identity": "IDpYDM7J9n57q849o9E9yNrG",
      "name": "John Smith",
      "third_party_token": "{\"token\":{\"paymentMethod\":{\"network\":\"barcode\",\"type\":\"credit\",\"displayName\":\"\"},\"transactionIdentifier\":\"AE514ADAA44E9C3A0A862C7E4EDEE43C422556FA4748B045F1764860557E8EE6\",\"paymentData\":{\"data\":\"IOg9H5\\/hdpccvHZ03ESJwlJXFlmcnI18WXTSOHOPA82ewYoWVyEMiy63HCsdejXsHIR8a+N\\/5aR24OeJrkxheck2AAl5o1LLJ7jL+75scnf7Z55uQmtVyKITTkH22LrC6E6SgMnXaefJYOTUcG1Veqb\\/dXtpPzqaKACEKDkbVivpDk+A2iX5PLROFTMRgmb9a0HYwHOnVGQzXwiHkX1g6f1R4rILUyMaQ5qLxCplE1t\\/guEYmkGBtOb\\/v8+GRDTl8YrC1tOe\\/cs4aQm4cAKJktFQUTbfAApNFBnKI06mtCM7e7qRna\\/YON3gyci035jA7Zq4kBMo7rQB8puGH6dDqB\\/KsPS6Ps+w688+rqEKz16YUJ\\/LMCOzzBM6bCTOS6eouB1eCh3SJdm\\/lmY=\",\"signature\":\"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\",\"header\":{\"publicKeyHash\":\"eOvce9ya55opFC5EXVWlLwzZRVDEY3Hgakf3+C+0zkc=\",\"ephemeralPublicKey\":\"MFkwEwYHKoZIzj0CAQYIKoZIzj0DAQcDQgAE3VnkF5JR9cWuYoeT68dUNp\\/2\\/jGaOiid19UfCV9rEkcPomrzFWEZw\\/dN1uU9RTblnrIQPajFj4R2ZKIpYIlkgA==\",\"transactionId\":\"ae514adaa44e9c3a0a862c7e4edee43c422556fa4748b045f1764860557e8ee6\"},\"version\":\"EC_v1\"}}}",
      "type": "APPLE_PAY"
	}'

Example Response

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{
  "id" : "PImE5ZhGZJNFy14DtX8wX6f6",
  "created_at" : "2022-10-10T05:36:55.27Z",
  "updated_at" : "2022-10-10T05:36:55.27Z",
  "application" : "APgPDQrLD52TYvqazjHJJchM",
  "created_via" : "API",
  "currency" : "USD",
  "enabled" : true,
  "fingerprint" : "FPR88YBDbK4TqYMUNU8t8fbeQ",
  "identity" : "IDgWxBhfGYLLdkhxx2ddYf9K",
  "instrument_type" : "APPLE_PAY",
  "bin" : "370382",
  "brand" : "AMERICAN_EXPRESS",
  "card_type" : "UNKNOWN",
  "expiration_month" : 11,
  "expiration_year" : 2024,
  "issuer_country" : "UNKNOWN",
  "last_four" : "8576",
  "name" : "John Smith",
  "tags" : { },
  "type" : "APPLE_PAY",
  "_links" : {
    "self" : {
      "href" : "https://finix.sandbox-payments-api.com/payment_instruments/PImE5ZhGZJNFy14DtX8wX6f6"
    },
    "authorizations" : {
      "href" : "https://finix.sandbox-payments-api.com/payment_instruments/PImE5ZhGZJNFy14DtX8wX6f6/authorizations"
    },
    "transfers" : {
      "href" : "https://finix.sandbox-payments-api.com/payment_instruments/PImE5ZhGZJNFy14DtX8wX6f6/transfers"
    },
    "verifications" : {
      "href" : "https://finix.sandbox-payments-api.com/payment_instruments/PImE5ZhGZJNFy14DtX8wX6f6/verifications"
    },
    "application" : {
      "href" : "https://finix.sandbox-payments-api.com/applications/APgPDQrLD52TYvqazjHJJchM"
    },
    "identity" : {
      "href" : "https://finix.sandbox-payments-api.com/identities/IDgWxBhfGYLLdkhxx2ddYf9K"
    }
  }
}

Request Arguments

Field Type Description
identity string, required ID of the Identity that the card should be associated with.
merchant_identity string, required The merchant_identity_id used when registering the business with Apple Pay through our registration API.
name string, required Full name of the registered card holder.
third_party_token string, required Stringified token provided by Apple. Required to process Apple Pay transactions.
type string, required Type of Payment Instrument. Use APPLE_PAY for transactions using Apple Pay.

Similar to other Finix transactions, after the Payment Instrument is created, you can use the instrument and create a transfer or an authorization to process transactions.