Creating payment forms

This topic is for creating a form using our tokenization library. For security reasons, we highly recommend that you use our hosted fields to create your payment form instead.

Use these guidelines as you build the payment form you’ll use to collect payment details.

Your payment page must:

To secure sensitive payment details, exchange them for a non-sensitive one-time payment token and then use the one-time token to make a payment.

To enable payments on a web page:

  1. Include the tokenization library. Add the following script include to your web page:
    <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

  2. Initialize the tokenization library. The library needs to know the merchant’s identity to handle requests from your payment form. Provide the merchant’s public key, which is safe to expose in web pages (as opposed to secret keys, which must be safeguarded).
    <script type="text/javascript">ChargeIO.init({public_key: 'your merchant public key'});</script>

    Note: You must add this <script> element after the script include element from the previous step.

  3. Define a JavaScript function (event handler) in the page to collect the payment details from the payment form, pass them to the create_token() function, and handle the tokenization response.
  4. Connect the JavaScript function to the payment form’s submit button to send the payment details to the AffiniPay Payment Gateway.

The event handler must:

Sample payment form

The following HTML is a basic payment form example based on the Bootstrap front-end framework.

<div class="row">
  <h2>Enter your payment information:</h2>

  <div id="messages" class="alert alert-danger" style="display: none">

    <div class="form-group">
      <input type="text" name="name">
    <div class="form-group">
      <label>Card Number</label>
      <input type="text" name="number">
    <div class="form-group">
      <input type="text" name="cvv">
    <div class="form-group">
      <label>Exp Month</label>
      <input type="text" name="exp_month">
    <div class="form-group">
      <label>Exp Year</label>
      <input type="text" name="exp_year">
    <div class="form-group">
      <label>Zip Code</label>
      <input type="text" name="postal_code">

    <button type="submit" id="pay" disabled>Submit</button>

Sample event handler

Here’s an sample payment form event handler that works with the sample payment form.

In this example, we’re binding the event handler to the button with ID “pay” click event. The variable you pass this function is composed of the payment form’s field values. The function that sets this variable assumes your form field names match the token API properties.

01 <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
02 <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
03 <script type="text/javascript">
04  ChargeIO.init({ public_key: 'your merchant public key' });
06   function processErrorMessages(messages) {
07     var msgList = $('#messages ul');
08     $(msgList).empty();
09     $.each(messages, function(index, item) {
10       $(msgList).append("<li>" + item.message + "</li>");
11     });
13     $('#messages').show();
14     $('#pay').prop("disabled", false);
15   }
17   ChargeIO.ready(function() {
18     $('#pay').prop("disabled", false);
19     $('#pay').click(function(event) {
20       event.preventDefault();
21       $('#pay').prop("disabled", true);
22       var amount = parseInt($('#total').text().replace(/\D/g,''));
23       var paymentJson = ChargeIO.payment_params($('form'));
24       ChargeIO.create_token(paymentJson, function(token) {
25         $.post('<add your URL here>', { 'amount': amount, 'token_id': }).done(function(data) {
26           if (data.messages) {
27             processErrorMessages(data.messages);
28           }
29           else {
30             window.location = '<add your URL here>';
31           }
32         }).fail(function(xhr) {
33           processErrorMessages([ { "message": "An unexpected error occurred" } ]);
34         });
35       });
36     });
37   });
38 </script>

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Next step

Once you have a payment form, you can create a charge.