Accept Apple Pay with UI components

Use Unzer UI component to add Apple Pay payment to your checkout page.


Using UI components for Apple Pay you create a payment type resource that will be used to make the payment in the server-side integration. You will need to create an Apple Pay button for this payment method.

Before you begin

  • See the list of prerequisites for Accepting Apple Pay Payments through the Unzer payment system here: Apple Pay Prerequisites

Using Apple Pay

Apple Pay guidelines

Before you can use Apple Pay you must make sure that your website or app comply with all of the guidelines mentioned by Apple:

Apple Pay version compatibility

You can accept payments via Apple Pay with the Unzer Payment API. In our code examples, we have chosen version 6 to provide a good mix between compatibility with most Apple devices available and the data which you can request from a customer to process orders.

Apple Pay - Good to know

Here are some things which you should keep in mind while implementing Apple Pay in your application:

  • The domainName-parameter from the merchant validation-step must be equal to the one which has been validated in the Apple developer account.
  • Apple Pay is only available on supported Apple devices. See the full list of supported devices here:
On the web Apple Pay is only available on Safari.

Step 1: Add UI components to your payment page [client side]

First, you need to initiate our UI components library and add the payment form to your payment page.

Initiate UI component

Load our JS script and CSS stylesheet

Include Unzer’s script and stylesheet on your website.

Always load the script and stylesheet directly from

<link rel="stylesheet" href="" />
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

Create an Unzer instance

Create an unzer instance with your public key:

// Creating an unzer instance with your public key
var unzerInstance = new unzer('s-pub-xxxxxxxxxx');
Placeholder keys
In the example above, we used a placeholder API key for example purposes. You should replace it with your public key.

Localization and languages

We support localization with locale option parameters. Please check the Localisation page on supported locales.

The auto option (which is applied by default) uses the client’s browser language.

Here you can see how to set the language, in our case ‘de-DE’ - to do so add a comma separated parameter to your unzer instance:

// Creating an unzer instance with your public key
var unzerInstance = new unzer('s-pub-xxxxxxxxxx', {locale: 'de-DE'});

Step 2: Add Apple Pay to your project

Create Apple Pay Button [client side]

Place the Apple Pay button with this code in the desired place on the page.

<div class="apple-pay-button apple-pay-button-black" lang="us" onclick="yourOnClickHandlerMethod()" title="Start Apple Pay" role="link" tabindex="0"></div>

To see other options for the available button display, see Apple Pay Documentation.

Create an Apple Pay Session [client side]

First you need to set-up an ApplePayPaymentRequest which is then used to create an Apple Pay session. For more information, see Apple Pay documentation.

In this example, we define the function startApplePaySession that can be called when the pay-button is clicked.

```javascript function startApplePaySession() { let applePayPaymentRequest = { countryCode: 'DE', currencyCode: 'EUR', supportedNetworks: ['visa', 'masterCard'], merchantCapabilities: ['supports3DS'], total: { label: 'Unzer GmbH', amount: '12.99' }, lineItems: [ { "label": "Subtotal", "type": "final", "amount": "10.00" }, { "label": "Free Shipping", "amount": "0.00", "type": "final" }, { "label": "Estimated Tax", "amount": "2.99", "type": "final" } ] }; // We adhere to Apple Pay version 6 to handle the payment request. let session = new ApplePaySession(6, applePayPaymentRequest); session.onvalidatemerchant = function (event) { // Call the merchant validation in your server-side integration } session.onpaymentauthorized = function (event) { // The event will contain the data you need to pass to our server-side integration to actually charge the customers card let paymentData = event.payment.token.paymentData; // event.payment also contains contact information if needed. // Create the payment method instance at Unzer with your public key unzerApplePayInstance.createResource(paymentData) .then(function (createdResource) { // Hand over the payment type ID ( to your backend. }) .catch(function (error) { // Handle the error. E.g. show error.message in the frontend. abortPaymentSession(session); }) } // Add additional event handler functions ... session.begin(); } ```

The Apple Pay session provides various event handlers to define the behaviour of your checkout. Most relevant for payment integration with Unzer are the onvalidatemerchant and onpaymentauthorized events. Refer to Apple Developer Documentation to get more information about available event handlers.

Event handler Description
onvalidatemerchant Use this event handler to call your server-side validation endpoint, passing the validationURL from the event object.

To complete the validation process, you need to call the session.completeMerchantValidation(merchantSession), where merchantSession is the object fetched from your server-side integration.

Also see Apple Pay Developer documentation
onpaymentauthorized This event is called when the customer authorized the payment via Touch ID, Face ID or passcode.

Here you need to create the Unzer payment type resource. You can do this by calling unzerApplePayInstance.createResource(paymentData), where paymentData is read from the encrypted Apple Pay token in the event parameter.

Then you will need to call the backend authorized endpoint in your server-side integration, passing the ID of created payment type resource.

To complete the authorization process, you need to call session.completePayment passing either STATUS_SUCCESS or STATUS_FAILURE.

After this, create an event handler for the OnClick-function for the Apple Pay button which is defined above.

Inside the event handler function you need to start the Apple Pay session as described previously. for example,


This constructs the ApplePaySession object and start the session.

Provide Merchant Validation [server side]

To accept payments via Apple Pay, should be able to process the Apple Pay merchant validation. With this, Apple adds a security layer so that the customer is sure that the merchant and the shop on which they are buying are the same as they expect.

This is a synchronous call from the ApplePaySession inside the Safari-browser to your backend. For security reasons, the actual call to the Apple Pay server for the validation must be done from your server-side integration. You are able to create the call to your merchant validation server-side integration by yourself via the onvalidatemerchant event handler. Find more information about the merchant validation step here: Apple Developer Documentation

The Unzer SDKs also provide an adapter function to process the merchant validation for you.

To construct an ApplepaySession object, the following parameters are needed:

Parameter Description
merchantIdentifier This can be found in the Apple Developer account.
displayName The merchant name (can be anything).
domainName The domain name which has been validated in the Apple Developer account.
$applepaySession = new ApplepaySession('your.merchantIdentifier', 'your.merchantName', 'your.domainName');
$appleAdapter = new ApplepayAdapter();
$appleAdapter->init('/path/to/merchant_id.pem', '/path/to/rsakey.key')

// Get the merchant validation url from the frontend.
$merchantValidationURL = urldecode($_POST['merchantValidationUrl']);

try {
  $validationResponse = $appleAdapter->validateApplePayMerchant(
} catch (\Exception $e) {
String merchantValidationUrl = getMerchantValidationUrlFromFrontend();
ApplePaySession applePaySession = new ApplePaySession(applePayMerchantIdentifier, applePayDisplayName, domainName);
KeyManagerFactory kmf = getKeyManagerFactory();
TrustManagerFactory tmf = getTrustManagerFactory();
String response = ApplePayAdapterUtil.validateApplePayMerchant(merchantValidationUrl, applePaySession, kmf, tmf);

return response;

//TruststoreManagerFactory creation

private TrustManagerFactory getTrustManagerFactory() {
    KeyStore trustStore = KeyStore.getInstance(KeyStore.getDefaultType());
    InputStream is = new ClassPathResource("path/to/file").getInputStream();
    trustStore.load(is, "password".toCharArray());

    TrustManagerFactory trustManagerFactory = TrustManagerFactory.getInstance("SunX509");

    return trustManagerFactory;

//KeyManagerFactory creation

private KeyManagerFactory getKeyManagerFactory() {
    KeyStore keyStore = KeyStore.getInstance("PKCS12");
    InputStream is = new ClassPathResource("path/to/file").getInputStream();
    keyStore.load(is, "password".toCharArray());
    KeyManagerFactory keyManagerFactory = KeyManagerFactory.getInstance("SunX509");
    keyManagerFactory.init(keyStore, "password".toCharArray());

    return keyManagerFactory;

All of the SDKs require the Apple Pay Merchant ID Certificate to be present and provided to the adapter-function. See this article from Apple on how to request an Apple Pay Merchant ID Certificate: Apple Developer Documentation

In the Java SDK you also need to provide the Apple Pay certificate keychain in a trust tore.

Provide a Payment Authorized Endpoint [server side]

After the customer has authorized the payment via the Apple Pay overlay (Face ID, Touch ID or device passcode), Safari will return an object (encrypted Apple Pay token) with data which you need to create the Apple Pay payment type on the Unzer API. The Unzer payment type will be needed to perform the actual transaction. For this you should provide a backend controller to accept the typeId from your frontend. This controller returns the result of the API authorization because Apple Pay uses this to display the result to the customer.
As an example you can have a look at this RequestMapping:

$jsonData      = json_decode(file_get_contents('php://input'), false);
$paymentTypeId = $jsonData->typeId;

// Catch API errors, write the message to your log and show the ClientMessage to the client.
$response = ['transactionStatus' => 'error'];
try {
    // Create an Unzer object using your private key and register a debug handler if you want to.
    $unzer = new Unzer('s-priv-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx');
    // -> Here you can place the Charge or Authorize call as shown in Step 3 <-
    // E.g $transaction = $unzer->charge(...);
    // Or  $transaction = $unzer->authorize(...);
    $response['transactionStatus'] = 'pending';
    if ($transaction->isSuccess()) {
        $response['transactionStatus'] = 'success';
} catch (UnzerApiException $e) {
    $merchantMessage = $e->getMerchantMessage();
    $clientMessage = $e->getClientMessage();
} catch (RuntimeException $e) {
    $merchantMessage = $e->getMessage();
echo json_encode($response);
String paymentTypeId = getApplePayPaymentTypeIdFromFrontend();
// Create an Unzer object using HttpClientBasedRestCommunication and your private key
Unzer unzer = new Unzer(new HttpClientBasedRestCommunication(), privateKey);
boolean authStatus = false;

Applepay applepay = unzer.fetchPaymentType(paymentTypeId);

try {
    // -> Here you can place the Charge or Authorize call as shown in Step 3 <-
    // E.g Charge charge = unzer.charge(...);
    // Or Authorize authorize = unzer.authorize(...);
    // Set the authStatus based on the resulting Status of the Payment-Transaction
    // The Functions charge.getStatus() or authorize.getStatus() will return the Status-Enum (SUCCESS, PENDING, ERROR)
        authStatus = true;
} catch (Exception ex) {

return authStatus;

Step 3: Make a payment [server side]

Make a Charge transaction

Now make a charge or authorize transaction with the Applepay resource that you created. With a successful Chargetransaction money is transferred from the customer to the merchant and a payment resource is created. In case of the authorize transaction it can be charged when it has been successful.


  "amount" : "49.99",
  "currency" : "EUR",
  "returnUrl": "",
  "resources" : {
    "typeId" : "s-apl-xxxxxxxxxxxx"
$unzer = new Unzer('s-priv-xxxxxxxxxx');
$applePay = $unzer->fetchPaymentType('s-apl-xxxxxxxxxxx');
$charge = $applePay->charge(49.99, 'EUR', '');
Unzer unzer = new Unzer("s-priv-xxxxxxxxxx");
Charge charge = unzer.charge(BigDecimal.valueOf(49.99), Currency.getInstance("EUR"), "s-apl-wqmqea8qkpqy", new URL(""));

The response looks similar to the following example:

    "id": "s-chg-1",
    "isSuccess": true,
    "isPending": false,
    "isError": false,
    "redirectUrl": "",
    "message": {
        "code": "COR.000.100.112",
        "merchant": "Request successfully processed in 'Merchant in Connector Test Mode'",
        "customer": "Your payments have been successfully processed in sandbox mode."
    "amount": "49.9900",
    "currency": "EUR",
    "returnUrl": "",
    "date": "2021-05-14 16:01:24",
    "resources": {
        "paymentId": "s-pay-xxxxxxx",
        "traceId": "c6dc23c6fe91a3e1129da83ebd29deb0",
        "typeId": "s-apl-xxxxxxxxxxxx"
    "paymentReference": "",
    "processing": {
        "uniqueId": "31HA07BC810C911B825D119A51F5A57C",
        "shortId": "4849.3448.4721",
        "traceId": "c6dc23c6fe91a3e1129da83ebd29deb0"

Step 4: Check status of payment [server side]

Once the customer is redirected to the returnUrl, you can fetch the payment details from the API, by using the resources paymentId from the transaction above to handle the payment according to its status. If the status of the payment is completed, the payment process has been finished successfully and can be considered as paid. Check all the possible payment states here.

    "id": "s-pay-222305",
    "state": {
        "id": 1,
        "name": "completed"
    "amount": {
        "total": "49.9900",
        "charged": "49.9900",
        "canceled": "0.0000",
        "remaining": "0.0000"
    "currency": "EUR",
    "orderId": "",
    "invoiceId": "",
    "resources": {
        "customerId": "",
        "paymentId": "s-pay-222305",
        "basketId": "",
        "metadataId": "",
        "payPageId": "",
        "traceId": "70ddf3152a798c554d9751a6d77812ae",
        "typeId": "s-apl-wqmqea8qkpqy"
    "transactions": [
            "date": "2021-05-10 00:51:03",
            "type": "charge",
            "status": "success",
            "url": "",
            "amount": "49.9900"

Step 5. Display payment result [client side]

Use the information from the Check status of payment step to show payment result to your customer.
This can be the success or error page of your shop. If something went wrong you can use the client message from the API response and show it to the customer.

Manage payment [server side]

For more details on managing Apple Pay payments, see Manage Apple Pay payments


We recommend subscribing to the payment event to receive notifications about any changes to the payment resource. As soon as the event is triggered you should fetch the payment and update the order status in your shop according to its status.


For more details on implementing Webhooks to receive notifications, see Notifications.

Error handling

All requests to the API can result in an error that should be handled. Refer to the Error handling guide to learn more about Unzer API (and other) errors and handling them.

Test & go live

You should always test your integration before going live. First perform test transactions using test data. Next, check against Integration checklist and Go-live checklist to make sure the integration is complete and you’re ready to go live.

See also