crashoverride777 crashoverride777 - 3 months ago 91
Swift Question

IAPs actually validating the receipt (Swift)

I have been trying to implement receipt validation in my spritekit game. I have been following various tutorial and basically ended up with this code

enum RequestURL: String {
case production = ""
case sandbox = ""
case myServer = "my server address"

enum ReceiptStatusCode: Int {

// Not decodable status
case unknown = -2

// No status returned
case none = -1

// valid status
case valid = 0

// The App Store could not read the JSON object you provided.
case JSONNotReadable = 21000

// The data in the receipt-data property was malformed or missing.
case malformedOrMissingData = 21002

// The receipt could not be authenticated.
case receiptCouldNotBeAuthenticated = 21003

// The shared secret you provided does not match the shared secret on file for your account.
// Only returned for iOS 6 style transaction receipts for auto-renewable subscriptions.
case sharedSecretNotMatching = 21004

// The receipt server is currently not available.
case receiptServerUnavailable = 21005

// This receipt is valid but the subscription has expired. When this status code is returned to your server, the receipt data is also decoded and returned as part of the response.
// Only returned for iOS 6 style transaction receipts for auto-renewable subscriptions.
case subscriptionExpired = 21006

// This receipt is from the test environment, but it was sent to the production environment for verification. Send it to the test environment instead.
case testReceipt = 21007

// This receipt is from the production environment, but it was sent to the test environment for verification. Send it to the production environment instead.
case productionEnvironment = 21008

func validateReceipt(forTransaction transaction: SKPaymentTransaction) {

guard let receiptURL = NSBundle.mainBundle().appStoreReceiptURL else { return }

guard let receipt = NSData(contentsOfURL: receiptURL) else { return }

let receiptData = receipt.base64EncodedStringWithOptions(NSDataBase64EncodingOptions(rawValue: 0))
let payload = ["receipt-data": receiptData]

var receiptPayloadData: NSData?

do {
receiptPayloadData = try NSJSONSerialization.dataWithJSONObject(payload, options: NSJSONWritingOptions(rawValue: 0))
catch let error as NSError {

guard let payloadData = receiptPayloadData else { return }
guard let requestURL = NSURL(string: RequestURL.sandbox.rawValue) else { return }

let request = NSMutableURLRequest(URL: requestURL)
request.HTTPMethod = "POST"
request.HTTPBody = payloadData

let task = NSURLSession.sharedSession().dataTaskWithRequest(request) { (data, response, error) in
if let error = error {
guard let data = data else { return }

do {
let jsonData = try NSJSONSerialization.JSONObjectWithData(data, options: .MutableLeaves) as? NSDictionary

guard let json = jsonData else { return }

// Correct ?
guard let status = json["status"] as? Int where status == ReceiptStatusCode.valid.rawValue else { return }

// Unlock product here?
// Other checks needed?

catch let error as NSError {


It is pretty boiler plate code and works as expected. My issue now is that I dont know how to actually validate the receipt at last step (marked line).
I believe I have to now carry 5 or so checks to validate the receipt. I just have no idea how most of them would be done in swift. The majority of tutorials are either old, dont include this step or are not written in swift.

If anyone that successfully uses receipt validation could help me get going in the right direction it would be much appreciated. Thank you very much


Thats is where you return your receipt as JSON and can access it. ie

if parseJSON["status"] as? Int == 0 {
                       println("Sucessfully returned purchased receipt data")

Will tell you if you have successfully got the receipt because ["status"] 0 means its been returned ok

You can further query and use the receipt data to find and use items from the JSON response. Here you can print the latest receipt info

if let receiptInfo: NSArray = parseJSON["latest_receipt_info"] as? NSArray {
                       let lastReceipt = receiptInfo.lastObject as! NSDictionary

                        // Get last receipt
                        println("LAST RECEIPT INFORMATION \n",lastReceipt)

Now you have your json data to use

You can now query that data, in this example we are finding out when the subscription expires of an auto renew subscription form the JSOn response

 // Format date
 var formatter = NSDateFormatter()
 formatter.dateFormat = "yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss VV"
 formatter.locale = NSLocale(localeIdentifier: "en_US_POSIX")

 // Get Expiry date as NSDate
 let subscriptionExpirationDate: NSDate = formatter.dateFromString(lastReceipt["expires_date"] as! String) as NSDate!
  println("\n   - DATE SUBSCRIPTION EXPIRES = \(subscriptionExpirationDate)")

Post the above code under

if let parseJSON = json {
                println("Receipt \(parseJSON)")