How To Connect A Stripe Account

You can connect an existing standard Stripe account to Auctria or you can create a new Stripe account to use with Auctria as part of this process.

From the main Auction Dashboard click on the Credit Cards link in the sidebar or click on the Credit card connection status block (bottom-middle block) to open the Credit Cards dashboard.


This will open the Credit Cards Dashboard where you will be working for this action.

Your User Account must have administrator level privileges to Connect A Stripe Account. See User Permissions for more details on this.

To continue with the process, click on the Open or connect Stripe account button. This will open the Connection dashboard.



Please read through the terms and click the I agree to the above terms for integrating with checkbox.

Then continue by clicking on the blue Connect Stripe account button under the Actions sidebar menu.

This will take you to the "connect" page in Auctria.

If you have an existing account you want to use, and you are not already signed into it, click the "Sign in" link at the top-right corner of the page.

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If you do have an existing account, you can still create a secondary account just for the fundraisers being offered on Auctria.

This may provide for an easier segregation of funds to help better manage the fundraiser income. Remember to make certain you are signed out of your existing account before proceeding.


If you do not have a Account you will need to fill in the information in the Activate your account form on the landing page for Auctria.

If you have an existing account you want to use, click on the "Sign In" link. This will open the sign-in page.


If you were not signed into your account (from above), after you sign into you may need to return to Auctria and re-start the process of connecting to Stripe. To do this, simply start back at the top of this page and go through the same steps in the same browser tab as you signed into Stripe with.

If you are signed into your Stripe account when you reach the "connect" page you will see something similar to the following:


Clicking the Connect my Stripe account button will complete the linking process and return you to Auctria and our connection page. This information populated here will verify Auctria is connected to


If you do not have an existing account, fill in the information for your organization and then click Authorize access to this account. Following any additional prompts as needed.


To connect in Test mode only, click the Force test only mode. Authorize for test credentials only box in addition to the "Terms" box (see Continue To above).


If you have a test only Stripe account (i.e.: one that isn't set up for live transactions), you must use "Force test only mode".

You can quickly set up a Stripe account like this if you want to test out credit card processing without providing Stripe with any actual details about the Organization, however, you will need to go through this connection process again to enable "Live" transactions.

If you have a "normal" Stripe account, you can still use test mode and there is no need to use the "Force test only mode" option here. See Test & Live Modes for more details on this.

If you selected "Force test only mode", a popup Stripe Integration window will appear reminding you that you cannot process live transactions.


Click the OK button to continue.

You will be redirected to and prompted to log in.

If you are using test mode and do not wish to provide all of your account information at this time you can click Skip this account form at the top of the window.


Once logged-in and connected to you will be redirected back to Auctria and have a message displaying you are currently in Test mode only on the connection page.


On you can see the status of your connection to Auctria by clicking through to your Dashboardopen in new window. Make sure you are viewing the correct "account" then click on the Settings link in the sidebar.


Clicking the Settings link will open the settings page for the specific account you are viewing. Look under TEAM AND SECURITY for the Authorized applications link.


Clicking on the the Authorized applications link will display the current applications connected to the specific account.


You will see Auctria listed for the account you have connected to.

Stripe account: Settings > Authorized applications

A Stripe account "Team member" can remove the Organization's access from within Stripe by clicking its Revoke access button.

If you authorized Auctria in Test mode only, it will be listed with a "Test mode" flag.


If you no longer want to use Stripe. com with Auctria, or you need to change the authorization for (for example, from "Test mode only" to "Live" mode) you can Unlink Your Account.

Go to the connection page and click on the red Unlink Your Account link under the Actions sidebar.


Clicking on the link will pop-up a Remove connection to Stripe? window.


Click Continue, as needed, or "Cancel" if you changed your mind.

Learn about related topics:

  • Test Mode Only
    How to change the connection type you are using with Stripe to Test Mode Only.

Last reviewed: November 2023
How To Connect A Stripe Account
Learn how to quickly and easily connect a Stripe account to your Auctria organization.