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Generate URIs based on named hapi routes and their parameters

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  1. Introduction
  2. Installation
  3. Usage
  4. API
  5. Example
  6. Testing
  7. Contribution


This hapi plugin enables to generate URIs dynamically based on the config.id of a route and passed parameters. It supports mandatory, multiple and optionals parameters as well as wildcards. Because it is not necessary to hardcode the URIs, it supersedes further adjustments in the case of refactoring.

This plugin is based on a hapi-to fork but it is about 30x faster.
The modules standard and tape are used to grant a high quality implementation.


Major Release hapi.js version node version
v5 >=18.4 @hapi/hapi >=12
v4.1 >=18.3.1 @hapi/hapi >=8
v4 >=18 hapi >=8
v3 >=17 hapi >=8
v2 >=13 hapi >=6


For installation use the Node Package Manager:

$ npm install --save akaya

or clone the repository:

$ git clone https://github.com/felixheck/akaya


Change from hapi-to to akaya

If you want to change from hapi-to to akaya for performance reasons, just replace the require and use request.aka instead of request.to. Because the configuration is almost the same, the migration is seamless.

It just differs in the configuration of options.secure. The value "match" is not available in akaya. The plugin matches the current request's connections protocol automatically as default.

Additionally parts of the functionality are exposed as server method.


First you have to import the module:

const akaya = require('akaya');

Create hapi server

Afterwards create your hapi server if not already done:

const hapi = require('@hapi/hapi');
const server = hapi.server({
  port: 1337,
  host: 'localhost',


Finally register the plugin per server.register():

(async () => {
  await server.register(akaya);

After registering akaya, the hapi request object and the hapi server object will be decorated with the new methods request.aka() and server.aka().


server.aka(id, [params], [options])

Returns an relative URI to a route

  • id {string} - required routes config.id.
  • params
    • query {Object.<?string>} - Necessary query parameters, which will be stringified.
    • params {Object.<?string>} - Necessary path parameters.
  • options
    • router {call} - Set a custom Call router

request.aka(id, [params], [options])

Returns an URI to a route

  • id {string} - see above
  • params – see above
  • options
    • router {call} - Set a custom Call router
    • rel {boolean} - Whether to generate a relative URL. Default: false.
    • secure {boolean} - If true the URL will be https, if false will be http. Default: match the x-forwarded-proto header or the current request's connection protocol.
    • host {string} - Sets the host in the URL. Default: match the current request.


const hapi = require('hapi');
const akaya = require('akaya');

const server = hapi.server({ port: 1337 });

    method: 'GET',
    path: '/',
    handler (request, h) {
        const url = request.aka('foo', {
          params: { object: 'world' },
          query: { page: '1' }

        return h.redirect(url);
}, {
    method: 'GET',
    path: '/multi',
    handler (request, h) {
        const url = request.aka('bar', {
          params: { multi: [42, is, sense, of life] }

        return h.redirect(url);
}, {
    method: 'GET',
    path: '/hello/{object}',
    config: {
        id: 'foo',
        handler (request) {
          return 'No more redirects.';
}, {
    method: 'GET',
    path: '/{multi*5}',
    config: {
        id: 'bar',
        handler (request) {
          return 'No more redirects.';

(async () => {
  try {
    await server.register(akaya);
    await server.start();
    console.log('Server started successfully');
  } catch (err) {

The example above make use of redirects and akaya:

The route http://localhost:1337/ will be redirected to http://localhost:1337/hello/world?page=1.
And the route http://localhost:1337/multi will be redirected to http://localhost:1337/42/is/sense/of/life.


First you have to install all dependencies:

$ npm install

To execute all unit tests once, use:

$ npm test

or to run tests based on file watcher, use:

$ npm start

To get information about the test coverage, use:

$ npm run coverage


Fork this repository and push in your ideas.

Do not forget to add corresponding tests to keep up 100% test coverage.

In case of questions or suggestions just open an issue.


npm i akaya

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