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Step 1: Setup and configuration #

We’ll begin by setting up and configuring both the Dwolla Components library and installing a server-side SDK. This guide assumes that you have the basic structure of a web application set up and running, which includes a backend language (e.g. Node.js, Python, etc.) and a web front end (HTML, CSS, Javascript).

To get up and running quickly, take a look at our drop-ins examples repo which is a basic Node.js app that uses Express.

Include dwolla-web.js #

Begin the client-side implementation by including dwolla-web.js in the ‘head’ of your HTML page. The Dwolla Components library containing all of the drop-in UI components are available directly from Dwolla’s content delivery network (CDN). As we continue to evolve the components library, it will soon be available to be installed via NPM.


Install and configure server-side SDK #

Dwolla has a collection of SDKs available in a variety of server-side programming languages. You’ll want to be sure to install an SDK or utilize a third party HTTP client library before completing Step 2.


npm install dwolla-v2


const dwolla = require("dwolla-v2");

// Navigate to (production) or (Sandbox) for your application key and secret.
const appKey = "...";
const appSecret = "...";
const client = new dwolla.Client({
  key: appKey,
  secret: appSecret,
  environment: "sandbox", // optional - defaults to production

Now that we’ve completed our initial setup, we’ll move on to the next step of generating a “client-token” which will be used when configuring the drop-in components library.

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