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enf-eosjs npm

Javascript API for integration with EOS-based blockchains.



enf-eosjs has been updated to support latest features in EOS blockchain. This is an updated version of the popular eosjs package.

NodeJS Dependency

npm install enf-eosjs

Using with Typescript

In order to get access to the TextEncoding and TextDecoding types, you need to add @types/text-encoding as a dev dependency: npm install --save @types/text-encoding

If you're using Node (not a browser) then you'll also need to make sure the dom lib is referenced in your tsconfig.json:

	"compilerOptions": {
		"lib": [..., "dom"]

Browser Distribution

Clone this repository locally then run npm run build-web. The browser distribution will be located in dist-web and can be directly copied into your project repository. The dist-web folder contains minified bundles ready for production, along with source mapped versions of the library for debugging.

Getting Started

Very simple example of using enf-eosjs. Included unused imports as examples.

npm init es6
npm install enf-eosjs 
node node_test
 * @module test_enf_eosjs
 * PUT THIS INTO A FILE NAMED node_test.js

import { Api, JsonRpc, RpcError } from 'enf-eosjs';
import fetch from 'node-fetch'
import { TextEncoder, TextDecoder } from 'util';

const rpc = new JsonRpc('https://localhost:443', { fetch });
const api = new Api({ rpc, textDecoder: new TextDecoder(), textEncoder: new TextEncoder() });

var info = await rpc.get_info();



Signature Providers

It best to use a secure well supported secret store. Some examples of providers include:

  • Azure Key Vault
  • Hashicorp Vault
  • Google Cloud Secret Manager
  • AWS Secrets Management

JsSignatureProvider is included as an example, and it is not provided by enf-eosjs.

ES Modules

Importing using ES6 module syntax in the browser is supported if you have a transpiler, such as Babel.

import { Api, JsonRpc, RpcError } from 'enf-eosjs';
import { JsSignatureProvider } from 'eosjs/dist/eosjs-jssig';           // development only


Importing using commonJS syntax is supported by NodeJS out of the box.

const { Api, JsonRpc, RpcError } = require('eosjs');
const fetch = require('node-fetch');                                    // node only; not needed in browsers
const { TextEncoder, TextDecoder } = require('util');                   // node only; native TextEncoder/Decoder
const { TextEncoder, TextDecoder } = require('text-encoding');          // React Native, IE11, and Edge Browsers only

Basic Usage

Signature Provider

The Signature Provider holds private keys and is responsible for signing transactions.

Using the JsSignatureProvider in the browser is not secure and should only be used for development purposes. Use a secure vault outside of the context of the webpage to ensure security when signing transactions in production

const defaultPrivateKey = "5JtUScZK2XEp3g9gh7F8bwtPTRAkASmNrrftmx4AxDKD5K4zDnr"; // bob
const signatureProvider = new JsSignatureProvider([defaultPrivateKey]);


Open a connection to JSON-RPC, include fetch when on NodeJS.

const rpc = new JsonRpc('', { fetch });


Include textDecoder and textEncoder when using in Node, React Native, IE11 or Edge Browsers.

const api = new Api({ rpc, signatureProvider, textDecoder: new TextDecoder(), textEncoder: new TextEncoder() });

Sending a transaction

transact() is used to sign and push transactions onto the blockchain with an optional configuration object parameter. This parameter can override the default value of broadcast: true, and can be used to fill TAPOS fields given blocksBehind and expireSeconds. Given no configuration options, transactions are expected to be unpacked with TAPOS fields (expiration, ref_block_num, ref_block_prefix) and will automatically be broadcast onto the chain.

With the introduction of Mandel v3.1 the retry transaction feature also adds 5 new optional fields to the configuration object:

  • useOldRPC: use old RPC push_transaction, rather than new RPC send_transaction
  • useOldSendRPC: use old RPC /v1/chain/send_transaction, rather than new RPC /v1/chain/send_transaction2
  • returnFailureTrace: return partial traces on failed transactions
  • retryTrxNumBlocks: request node to retry transaction until in a block of given height, blocking call
  • retryIrreversible: request node to retry transaction until it is irreversible or expires, blocking call
(async () => {
  const result = await api.transact({
    actions: [{
      account: 'eosio.token',
      name: 'transfer',
      authorization: [{
        actor: 'useraaaaaaaa',
        permission: 'active',
      data: {
        from: 'useraaaaaaaa',
        to: 'useraaaaaaab',
        quantity: '0.0001 SYS',
        memo: '',
  }, {
    blocksBehind: 3,
    expireSeconds: 30

Error handling

use RpcError for handling RPC Errors

try {
  const result = await api.transact({
} catch (e) {
  console.log('\nCaught exception: ' + e);
  if (e instanceof RpcError)
    console.log(JSON.stringify(e.json, null, 2));


Contributing Guide

Code of Conduct




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Wallets and related components are complex software that require the highest levels of security. If incorrectly built or used, they may compromise users’ private keys and digital assets. Wallet applications and related components should undergo thorough security evaluations before being used. Only experienced developers should work with this software.




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