expo-nkeys
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expo-nkeys

A Expo/React Native wrapper for nkeys.js library.

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Installation

On expo, and react native project you can get a build from npm:

npm install expo-nkeys

In your node projects:

import {
  createUser,
  fromPublic,
  fromSeed,
} from 'expo-nkeys';

Basic Usage

The documentation is here

// create an user nkey KeyPair (can also create accounts, operators, etc).
const user = createUser();

// A seed is the public and private keys together.
const seed: Uint8Array = user.getSeed();

// Seeds are encoded into Uint8Array, and start with
// the letter 'S'. Seeds need to be kept safe and never shared
console.log(`seeds start with s: ${seed[0] === "S".charCodeAt(0)}`);

// A seed's second letter encodes it's type:
// `U` for user,
// `A` for account,
// `O` for operators
console.log(`nkey is for a user? ${seed[1] === "U".charCodeAt(0)}`);

// To view a seed, simply decode it:
console.log(new TextDecoder().decode(seed));

// you can recreate the keypair with its seed:
const priv = fromSeed(seed);

// Using the KeyPair, you can cryptographically sign content:
const data = new TextEncoder().encode("Hello World!");
const sig = priv.sign(data);

// and verify a signature:
const valid = user.verify(data, sig);
if (!valid) {
  console.error("couldn't validate the data/signature against my key");
} else {
  console.error("data was verified by my key");
}

// others can validate using your public key:
const publicKey = user.getPublicKey();
const pub = fromPublic(publicKey);
if (!pub.verify(data, sig)) {
  console.error(`couldn't validate the data/signature with ${publicKey}`);
} else {
  console.info(`data was verified by ${publicKey}`);
}

// when extracting with seeds or private keys
// you should clear them when done:
seed.fill(0);

// you should also clear the keypairs:
user.clear();
priv.clear();

Example

Here is a screenshot of the sample application:

Screenshot of Demo App

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