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A note on Stripe API versions

A point that can cause confusion to new users of dj-stripe is that there are several different Stripe API versions in play at once.

Your Stripe account's API version

This is the version used by Stripe when sending webhook data to you and the default version used by the Stripe API. You can find this on your Stripe dashboard labelled "default". New Stripe accounts are always on the latest version.

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Stripe's current latest API version

You can find this on your Stripe dashboard labelled "latest" or in Stripe's API documentation

See on how to upgrade your Stripe API version. Stripe will only allow upgrades to the latest version.

Dj-stripe API version

This is the Stripe API version used by dj-stripe in all communication with Stripe, including when processing webhooks (though webhook data is sent to you by Stripe with your API version, we re-fetch the data with dj-stripe's API version), this is because the API schema needs to match dj-stripe's Django model schema.

It is defined by STRIPE_API_VERSION with a default of DEFAULT_STRIPE_API_VERSION. You mustn't change this as it ensures that dj-stripe receives data in the format it expects.


dj-stripe will always use STRIPE_API_VERSION in its requests regardless of what stripe.api_version is set to.

Dj-stripe Latest Tested Version

This is the most recent Stripe account API version used by the maintainers during testing, more recent versions account versions are probably fine though.