Server set-up for SDKs

The following document will walk you through 2 different options for the required server set-up while using any of Dapi SDKs.

Server-based

Server-based set-up is the most secure way of setting up interactions between your users and Dapi. This flow is highly recommended for any client using the Payment API.

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SDK Server Based Flow

NodeJS Backend Server
Java Backend Server
Go Backend Server
PHP Backend Server
Python Backend Server
C# Backend Server

Serverless

Serverless set-up requires less development work, but cannot ensure the same level of security as the server-based set-up does. This flow is not recommended for any client using the Payment API, but it can be utilized by Data API clients or for building a POC/MVP of a product.

It is possible at any given moment to switch from Serverless to Server-based flow and vice versa.

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SDK Serverless Flow

Summary

Server-basedServerless
Security✅ More secure:warning: Less secure
Using Payment API?❌ Not recommended
(✅ if using Beneficiaries set on the Dashboard)
Using Data API?
Building a POC/MVP?✅ Less development overhead
What if I change my mind?Possible to switch to Serverless at any momentPossible to switch to Server-based at any moment

What’s Next

Choose a server example suitable to your backend: