fill out input field in iframe with Javascript

I’m using Stripe for payment, and angular e2e for testing. I want to add the card testdata into the payment window. Stripe injects an iframe incl. form elements into #card-element (which is part of my markup), but with no form name and no ids. This is part of the markup after Stripe has injected the payment container:

<div id="card-element" class="StripeElement StripeElement--empty">
 <div class="__PrivateStripeElement">
  <iframe frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" scrolling="no" name="__privateStripeFrame5395" allowpaymentrequest="true" src="" ></iframe>

Inside the iframe is (still only showing part of the markup):

<form class="ElementsApp is-empty" dir="ltr">
 <div tabindex="-1" class="CardNumberField CardNumberField--ltr">
  <div class="CardNumberField-input-wrapper">
   <input class="InputElement is-empty Input Input--empty" autocomplete="cc-number" autocorrect="off" spellcheck="false" type="text" name="cardnumber" data-elements-stable-field-name="cardNumber" inputmode="numeric" aria-label="Kredit- eller debetkortnummer" placeholder="Kortnummer" aria-invalid="false" value="">
 <button tabindex="-1" aria-hidden="true" type="submit"></button>

// Full selector from inspector:
//#root > form > div > > span.CardField-number.CardField-child > span:nth-child(2) > div > div.CardNumberField-input-wrapper > span > input

I’ve managed to select the card-element and the iframe:

var cont = document.getElementById('card-element');
console.log(cont); // i get the card-element markup
var iframe = cont.getElementsByTagName('iframe');

iframe shows this in the console:

HTMLCollection []
0: iframe
length: 1
__privateStripeFrame3085: iframe
__proto__: HTMLCollection

From here i’m kinda stuck, i’m clicking around in the iframe[0] array, but i can’t find name="cardnumber" in the list, searching for it gives me 15 hits, but the dataset is not opened, so still stuck. CardNumberField-input-wrapper gives only 3 hits, but same issue, not opening…

So my question is, how do i manage to fill data into the input field called "cardnumber"?

BTW: I’m also aware of cross-domain issues, but i haven’t hit those (yet) and are not sure if i will since the iframe is injected from Stripe.

1 thought on “fill out input field in iframe with Javascript”

  1. Short answer is that you can’t, by design. Cross domain iframes can’t have their contents accessed by JavaScript for security reasons. Stripe uses this to ensure that no one can access sensitive information contained within the iframe (e.g. credit card numbers).

    This has the dual purpose of protecting your users as well as keeping your PCI compliance level to a minimum.

    This does make things tricky if you’re trying to automate end to end tests. Luckily there are tools like Cypress that can get around that. Here’s a good article on how to test Stripe Elements with Cypress:


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