All major credit and debit cards are accepted in every country, including Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and American Express.
PCI-Compliant Secure Payment
Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, Stripe makes use of the best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security.
HTTPS and HSTS for Secure Connections
Stripe forces HTTPS for all services using TLS (SSL).
Stripe.js is served only over TLS.
Stripe’s official libraries connect to Stripe’s servers over TLS and verify TLS certificates on each connection.
Stripe’s implementation is regularly audited including the certificates served, the certificate authorities uses and the ciphers supported. HSTS is used to ensure browsers interact with Stripe only over HTTPS. Stripe is also on the HSTS preloaded lists for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Encryption of Sensitive Data and Communication
All card numbers are encrypted at rest with AES-256. Decryption keys are stored on separate machines. None of Stripe’s internal servers and daemons are able to obtain plaintext card numbers; instead, they can just request that cards be sent to a service provider on a static whitelist. Stripe’s infrastructure for storing, decrypting, and transmitting card numbers runs in separate hosting infrastructure, and doesn’t share any credentials with Stripe’s primary services (API, website, etc.).