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Cancelling on app purchase still installs the app

mck782
Shopify Partner
1 0 0

Hi experts, 

 

While developing a simple Shopify app, I'm struggling to set up billing logic. I followed the workshop tutorial to include billing logic into the authentication flow: https://workshops.shopify.dev/workshops/usage-billing#4

 

Everything works as expected except that when I click 'cancel' button in the payment page, it still installs the app. I also realized that session is getting stored in the designated DB before going through the payment. Is this expected or this is because I set isTest flag to true when calling request.billing? What would be the solution to this? Should I implement a middleware logic to re-direct all request to the payment page until the payment is made?

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snakecase
Shopify Partner
18 4 7

This is an accepted solution.

Hi,

 

I replied to someone with the same problem than you few days ago. My answer is here but I believe the whole thread can be interesting for you. I quote the interesting part of my first response below so you don't have to navigate around if you don't want to:

 

The workshop is about a "Usage Billing with the Shopify Billing API" which means that the subscription is here to limit the usage of a specific feature in your app, not to limit the access of the application.

 

Later in the thread, you can find a discussion on how to change the billingConfig and an advice on how to implement the access restriction (a middleware is probably the best solution)


I hope it helps you.

 

 

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jordanholmes
Shopify Expert
152 28 31

Hello,

 

It is expected. The app has to be installed to call the billing api's.

 

You can just redirect traffic to a payment info page until the the merchant has accepted or uninstalls.

Jordan Holmes
Shopify Expert and Ruby on Rails Developer
Shopify Partner Directory

snakecase
Shopify Partner
18 4 7

This is an accepted solution.

Hi,

 

I replied to someone with the same problem than you few days ago. My answer is here but I believe the whole thread can be interesting for you. I quote the interesting part of my first response below so you don't have to navigate around if you don't want to:

 

The workshop is about a "Usage Billing with the Shopify Billing API" which means that the subscription is here to limit the usage of a specific feature in your app, not to limit the access of the application.

 

Later in the thread, you can find a discussion on how to change the billingConfig and an advice on how to implement the access restriction (a middleware is probably the best solution)


I hope it helps you.