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bPanel Name Manager for Handshake


About Handshake

From handshake.org:

Handshake is a decentralized, permissionless naming protocol compatible with DNS where every peer is validating and in charge of managing the root zone with the goal of creating an alternative to existing Certificate Authorities. Its purpose is not to replace the DNS protocol, but to replace the root zone file and the root servers with a public commons.

About The Name Manager Plugin

The bPanel Name Manager plugin is a proof of concept for interacting with the Handshake network using bPanel. Since hsd, the reference implementation for the handshake protocol, is compatible with the bcoin API, bPanel is able to support handshake relatively easily. The naming and DNS API does require additional functionality however, which is why we use the hs-client interface made available through the BPClient class in the bpanel-utils module.

How to use the plugin

You will need to make sure you've configured bPanel's server to connect to a handshake node. You can read more about configuring the bPanel server here. Once bPanel has been setup and is connecting to an hsd node, install the plugin by adding @bpanel/name-manager to your plugins config (further instructions here).

What can I do with the plugin?

Since this is still a proof of concept, not all of the API is supported. Use on a live network at your own risk as the UI could still use some polish. All other security related caveats when working with blockchains and cryptocurrencies also apply.

The Name Manager plugin currently supports:

  • Checking availability and status of names
  • Managing auctions, including:
    • Checking auction status
    • Opening bidding
    • Sending bids
    • Revealing bids
    • Sending Redeems
  • Viewing your current and expired names
  • Updating/registering names
  • Renewing names

Handshake with other plugins

Many other plugins that are compatible on Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash will also work for Handshake as well. Available plugins include:

  • Simple Wallet
  • Simple Mining
  • Recent Blocks
  • Mempool Widget
  • Peers Widget

Check out the Showcase on bpanel.org for more!

Like the theme in our screenshots?

Install it yourself by adding @bpanel/hdark to your bPanel's plugins config.




npm i @bpanel/name-manager

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