Vanilla JS and REST API Integration

Integrate hyper SDK to any Web App using hyperswitch-node

In this section, you will get details to Integrate Hyperswitch SDK using Node Backend and Vanilla JS

Before following these steps, please configure your payment methods here. Use this guide to integrate hyperswitch SDK to you app with any framework. If you are using React framework please go through React Integration to use a dedicated wrapper.

1. Setup the server

1.1 Create a payment

Get your API key from Hyperswitch dashboard.

Add an endpoint on your server that creates a Payment. Creating a Payment helps to establish the intent of the customer to start a payment. It also helps to track the customer’s payment lifecycle, keeping track of failed payment attempts and ensuring the customer is only charged once. Return the client_secret obtained in the response to securely complete the payment on the client.

// Create a Payment intent
const app = express();"/create-payment", async (req, res) => {
  try {
    const response = await fetch(``,
        method: "POST",
        headers: { "Content-Type": "application/json", "api-key": "YOUR_API_KEY" },
        body: JSON.stringify(req.body),
    const paymentIntent = await response.json()
    // Send publishable key and PaymentIntent details to client
      clientSecret: paymentIntent.client_secret,
  } catch (err) {
    return res.status(400).send({
      error: {
        message: err.message,

In case your integrating the ExpressCheckout (mentioned later below), instead of creating multiple paymentIntents for the same customer session, you can also use paymentsUpdate API for better analytics.

2. Build checkout page on the client

2.1 Define the payment form

This step is recommended for the Unified Checkout for an enhanced user experience. In case you are integrating Express Checkout (mentioned later below), this step is not required.

Add one empty placeholder div to your checkout form for each Widget that you’ll mount. HyperLoader inserts an iframe into each div to securely collect the customer’s email address and payment information.

<form id="payment-form">
  <div id="unified-checkout">
   <!--HyperLoader injects the Unified Checkout-->
  <button id="submit">
    <div class="spinner hidden" id="spinner"></div>
    <span id="button-text">Pay now</span>
  <div id="payment-message" class="hidden"></div>

2.2 Fetch the Payment and create the Unified Checkout

Immediately make a request to the endpoint on your server to create a new Payment as soon as your checkout page loads. The clientSecret returned by your endpoint is used to complete the payment.

Important: Make sure to never share your API key with your client application as this could potentially compromise your payment flow

Following this, create a unifiedCheckout and mount it to the placeholder div in your payment form. This embeds an iframe with a dynamic form that displays configured payment method types available from the Payment, allowing your customer to select a payment method. The form automatically collects the associated payment details for the selected payment method type.

// Fetches a payment intent and captures the client secret
async function initialize() {
  const response = await fetch("/create-payment", {
    method: "POST",
    headers: { "Content-Type": "application/json" },
    body: JSON.stringify({currency: "USD",amount: 100}),
  const { clientSecret } = await response.json();
  // Initialise Hyperloader.js
  var script = document.createElement('script');
  script.type = 'text/javascript';
  script.src = "";
  let hyper; 
  script.onload = () => {
      hyper = window.Hyper("YOUR_PUBLISHABLE_KEY")
      const appearance = {
          theme: "midnight",
      const widgets = hyper.widgets({ appearance, clientSecret });
      const unifiedCheckoutOptions = {
          layout: "tabs",
          wallets: {
              walletReturnUrl: "",
              //Mandatory parameter for Wallet Flows such as Googlepay, Paypal and Applepay
      const unifiedCheckout = widgets.create("payment", unifiedCheckoutOptions);

3. Complete payment on the client

3.1 Handle the submit event and complete the payment

Note: This step is not required for ExpressCheckout

Listen to the form’s submit event to know when to confirm the payment through the hyper API.

Call confirmPayment(), passing along the unifiedCheckout and a return_url to indicate where Hyper should redirect the user after they complete the payment. Hyper redirects the customer to an authentication page depending on the payment method. After the customer completes the authentication process, they’re redirected to the return_url.

async function handleSubmit(e) {

  if (!hyper || !widgets) {

  const { error, status } = await hyper.confirmPayment({
    confirmParams: {
      // Make sure to change this to your payment completion page
      return_url: "",
    redirect: "always", // if you wish to redirect always, otherwise it is defaulted to "if_required"

  if (error) {
    if (error.type === "card_error" || error.type === "validation_error") {
    } else {
      if (error.message) {
      } else {
        setMessage("An unexpected error occurred.");
  if (status) {
    handlePaymentStatus(status); //handle payment status

Also if there are any immediate errors (for example, your customer’s card is declined), HyperLoader returns an error. Show that error message to your customer so they can try again.

3.2 Display a payment status message

When Hyper redirects the customer to the return_url, the payment_intent_client_secret query parameter is appended by HyperLoader. Use this to retrieve the Payment to determine what to show to your customer.

// Fetches the payment status after payment submission
async function checkStatus() {
  const clientSecret = new URLSearchParams(

  if (!clientSecret) {

  const { payment } = await hyper.retrievePayment(clientSecret);

  switch (payment.status) {
    case "succeeded":
      showMessage("Payment succeeded!");
    case "processing":
      showMessage("Your payment is processing.");
    case "requires_payment_method":
      showMessage("Your payment was not successful, please try again.");
      showMessage("Something went wrong.");

Congratulations! Now that you have integrated the Hyperswitch SDK on your app, you can customize the payment elements to blend with the rest of your app.

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