In the last section you learned how to use the Passkey API in a vanilla js way without any SDK. This example shows you how to use the Passkey API to secure payment transactions. If you skipped the last section, we recommend you to read it as we will referring to settings and variables.

Be aware that all transaction API endpoints are secured with your API key.

Add endpoints to start a transaction

Every transaction requires a user ID, a transaction ID and the transaction data to be performed.

Be aware that a transaction ID needs to be a tenant-wide unique identifier. Using the same identifier with the same or another user on the same tenant will lead to a 409 Conflict http status message.

Backend:"/passkey/start-transaction", async (req, res) => {
  // Remember: to start a transaction, the user needs to be logged in first AND have a registered passkey.

  // This is the currently logged-in user:
  const user = req.session.user;

    The transaction body can look like this:
      transactionId: "your-unique-transaction-identifier",
      transactionData: {
        amount: 123.45,
        usedFor: "Buying a Hanko Cloud membership"
  const transactionBody = req.body;

  const transactionOptions = await fetch(baseUrl + "/transaction/initialize", {
    method: "POST",
    body: JSON.stringify({
      user_id:, // must be a string!
      transaction_id: transactionBody.transactionId,
      transaction_data: transactionBody.transactionData,
  }).then((res) => res.json());

  // transactionOptions is an object that can directly be passed to get()
  // (the function that opens the "select passkey" dialog)
  // in the frontend.
});"/passkey/finalize-transaction", async (req, res) => {
  const data = await fetch(baseUrl + "/transaction/finalize", {
    method: "POST",
    body: JSON.stringify(req.body), // Credential the user selected
  }).then((res) => res.json());

  // Additional to the user claims the JWT contains a trans-claim which contains the transaction_id



async function transactionWithPasskey(amount, usedFor) {
  const transactionOptions = await fetch("/passkey/start-transaction", {
    method: "POST",
    body: JSON.stringify({
      transactionId: "unique-transaction-identifier",
      transactionData: {
  }).then((res) => res.json());

  // Open "select passkey" dialog
  const credential = await get(transactionOptions);

  // User selected a passkey to use.
  // The returned `credential` object needs to be sent back to the
  // Passkey API as-is.
  return fetch("/passkey/finalize-transaction", {
    method: "POST",
    headers: { "Content-Type": "application/json" },
    body: JSON.stringify(credential),