Collecting Cards

This article will help you build a form that will let you collect cards directly from a page on your website and tokenize them.

Omise.js allows you to easily collect card information. Omise.js is a client-side JavaScript library that lets you have your own HTML form running on your customer's browser. It can send sensitive card data to Omise server and get a card token in exchange. The token can then be forwarded to your server for processing. Your server never has to deal with sensitive card information.

Note that the only way to send card data to Omise is via JavaScript using Omise.js. Unless you have PCI-DSS license to send server side.

Token overview

On a high level this is how it works:

Please note that we recommend against storing that token. Since it is one-time use only, there is really no point in saving it for later. It's generally a good practice to use it right away and forget about it.

Omise Token Simulator

You can learn more about the tokens API in the tokens reference.

A full-fledged example

First you need to insert Omise.js into your webpage you can add it before the closing </body> tag.

<script src=""></script>

The Omise JS library itself doesn't need jQuery, but for our example here we'll use it as a convenient way to access the DOM. Add the jQuery library to the page with:

<script src=""></script>

Then add your public key to let Omise.js authenticates against Omise API:


Next you need a form that will collect the card details.

<form action="/checkout" method="post" id="checkout">
  <div id="token_errors"></div>

  <input type="hidden" name="omise_token">

    <input type="text" data-omise="holder_name">
    <input type="text" data-omise="number">
    <input type="text" data-omise="expiration_month" size="4"> /
    <input type="text" data-omise="expiration_year" size="8">
    Security Code<br>
    <input type="text" data-omise="security_code" size="8">

  <input type="submit" id="create_token">

Next we need to trigger the creation of the token when the submit button is pressed. Then fill the token field and clear the other fields so they are not submitted to your server.

$("#checkout").submit(function () {

  var form = $(this);

  // Disable the submit button to avoid repeated click.
  form.find("input[type=submit]").prop("disabled", true);

  // Serialize the form fields into a valid card object.
  var card = {
    "name": form.find("[data-omise=holder_name]").val(),
    "number": form.find("[data-omise=number]").val(),
    "expiration_month": form.find("[data-omise=expiration_month]").val(),
    "expiration_year": form.find("[data-omise=expiration_year]").val(),
    "security_code": form.find("[data-omise=security_code]").val()

  // Send a request to create a token then trigger the callback function once
  // a response is received from Omise.
  // Note that the response could be an error and this needs to be handled within
  // the callback.
  Omise.createToken("card", card, function (statusCode, response) {
    if (response.object == "error" || !response.card.security_code_check) {
      // Display an error message.
      if(response.object == "error") {
        message_text = response.message;

      // Re-enable the submit button.
      form.find("input[type=submit]").prop("disabled", false);
    } else {
      // Then fill the omise_token.

      // Remove card number from form before submiting to server.

      // submit token to server.

  // Prevent the form from being submitted;
  return false;


That's it! Omise can start collecting credit card information and you get a token in return which can be used to take an action on the card.