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Monetized web page


A page on a monetized website that contains the necessary meta tag defining the page's receiving address (payment pointer).

Payment pointer#


A secure URL that points to a payment initiation endpoint on the web. The payment pointer is provided by the Web Monetization receiver. See Payment pointers for more info.

Receiver#


The person with the receiving wallet account. Also see Web Monetization receiver.

Sender#


The person with the sending wallet account. Also see Web Monetization provider.

User agent#


The user's web browser. In this context, the browser has implemented the JavaScript API and has an installed/registered Web Monetization agent.

The terms user agent and browser are used interchangeably throughout the documentation.

Web Monetization agent#


A component or service, such as an extension, installed in a user agent (browser). The Web Monetization agent determines which websites to pay and how much to pay them.

Web Monetization provider#


The digital entity (wallet) sending micropayments. Also referred to as the Web Monetization sender. See Sending payments for more information.

Web Monetization receiver#


The digital entity (wallet) receiving micropayments. See Receiving payments and ILP wallets for more info.

Web Monetization session#


Each page load or refresh is a unique session. The browser generates a unique session ID which the website can use to correlate incoming payments to the Web Monetization receiver to a client-side context.

Receipt Verifier#


A service operated by the monetized website or third party that verifies payment receipts issued by the Web Monetization receiver and emitted to the web page by the User agent during a session.