I have a Bubble app that heavily uses Stripe Connect using the Bubble built plugin, and I recently received an email about the way we create User Accounts on the Connect Platform and how it is changing.
Did anyone else get this? Or know if we should be concerned with how the Bubble built plugin is setup?
I’m Amy, reaching out from the Product Operations team at Stripe. We’ve noticed your attempt to create test accounts with the
platform_payments capability, and we wanted to reach out with a little bit more context on Capabilities, which are required for the 2019-02-19 API version (or newer), and some next steps for you.
One of the biggest updates with the 2019-02-19 and newer API updates is the introduction of Capabilities. Capabilities allow you to explicitly indicate what functionality is needed for each connected account, and introduce new onboarding requirements based on what’s required for that particular capability. If you haven’t already, you can read more about Capabilities here. The
platform_payments capability, which you have attempted to create accounts with, requires approval by Stripe to use. We’re currently only able to approve the use of the
platform_payments capability for newly-created Connect platforms.
For existing platforms – like yours – we’re building out new tooling and resources to ensure your transition to Capabilities is as seamless as possible. We’ll be reaching out in the next few months with more information on these changes and how to best navigate any updates that may be required.
Next steps for you
We recommend that you hold off on updating your API version for now. If you still want to try out the new API version, you can specify the
legacy_payments capability when creating new accounts. The
legacy_payments capability will not introduce any new onboarding requirements for your connected accounts, and can be used with your existing onboarding flow. You can read more about the
legacy_payments capability here. (You will need to be logged into your Stripe account to view this documentation.)
As always, if you have any questions, please reply here to let us know. Thanks again for choosing Stripe, and we look forward to growing with you.