Events are our way of letting you know when something interesting happens in your account. When an interesting event occurs, we create a new
Event object. For example, when a charge succeeds, we create a
charge.succeeded event; and when an invoice payment attempt fails, we create an
invoice.payment_failed event. Note that many API requests may cause multiple events to be created. For example, if you create a new subscription for a customer, you will receive both a
customer.subscription.created event and a
Events occur when the state of another API resource changes. The state of that resource at the time of the change is embedded in the event’s data field. For example, a
event will contain a charge, and an
event will contain an invoice.
As with other API resources, you can use endpoints to retrieve an individual event or a list of events from the API.
We also have a separate webhooks system for sending the
objects directly to an endpoint on your server. Webhooks are
managed in your account
settings, and our Using
Webhooks guide will help you get set up.
When using Connect, you can also
receive notifications of events that occur in connected accounts. For these
events, there will be an additional
attribute in the
NOTE: Right now, access to events through the Retrieve Event API is guaranteed only for 30 days.