grpc-js-reflection-client
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Reflection client for Node/Typescript for @grpc/grpc-js. Working with @grpc/reflection server and other grpc nodejs servers.

About

Package use Grpc reflection api to download gprc proto descriptor. Now you don't have to add proto file to each package. Simple direct download proto package from example microservice without any files.

Install

npm install grpc-js-reflection-client

or

yarn add grpc-js-reflection-client

How to use

List services Without tls

const { GrpcReflection } = require('grpc-js-reflection-client');
const grpc =  require('@grpc/grpc-js');

/**
 * List services
 */
try {
    (async () => {
        const c = new GrpcReflection(
            '0.0.0.0:50051',
            grpc.ChannelCredentials.createInsecure(),
            // {
            //     "grpc.max_connection_age_ms": 10*1000,
            //     'grpc.keepalive_time_ms': 10 * 1000,
            //     // Keepalive ping timeout after 5 seconds, default is 20 seconds.
            //     'grpc.keepalive_timeout_ms': 5 * 1000,
            //     // Allow keepalive pings when there are no gRPC calls.
            //     'grpc.keepalive_permit_without_calls': 1,
            //     "grpc.initial_reconnect_backoff_ms": 1000,
            // }
        );
        console.log(await c.listServices());
    })();

}catch(e){
    console.log(e);
}

List services with TLS

const { GrpcReflection } = require('grpc-js-reflection-client');
const grpc =  require('@grpc/grpc-js');

function getChannelCredentials() {
    return grpc.ChannelCredentials.createSsl();
}

try {
    (async()=> {
        const client = new GrpcReflection(
            'grpcb.in:9001',
            getChannelCredentials(),
        );
        console.log(await client.listServices());
    })();
}catch(e){
    console.log(e)
}

List methods for service

const { GrpcReflection } = require('grpc-js-reflection-client');
const grpc =  require('@grpc/grpc-js');

function getChannelCredentials() {
    return grpc.ChannelCredentials.createSsl();
}

try {
    (async()=> {
        const client = new GrpcReflection(
            'grpcb.in:9001',
            getChannelCredentials(),
        );

        const methods = await client.listMethods('grpc.gateway.examples.examplepb.ABitOfEverythingService');
        console.log(methods.map(method => method.name));
    })();
}catch(e){
    console.log(e)
}

Example client + server

1. Server with @grpc/reflection

cat <<EOF > server.js
const grpc = require('@grpc/grpc-js');
const { ReflectionService } = require('@grpc/reflection');
const protoLoader = require('@grpc/proto-loader');

const def_options =  {
    keepCase: true,
    longs: String,
    enums: String,
    defaults: true,
    oneofs: true
};

const packageDefinition = protoLoader.loadSync(
    __dirname + 'addressbook.proto', // https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gawsoftpl/grpc-js-reflection-api-client/main/tests/protos/addressbook.proto
    def_options
);
const addressbook = grpc.loadPackageDefinition(packageDefinition)

// This wraps the instance of gRPC server with the Server Reflection service and returns it.
const server = new grpc.Server();

const reflection = new ReflectionService(packageDefinition);
reflection.addToServer(server);

server.addService(
    //@ts-ignore
    addressbook.addressbook.AddressesService.service, {
        Add: (_, callback) => {
            callback(null, {
                success: true,
                id: "123"
            });
        }
    }
)

server.bindAsync("127.0.0.1:3000", grpc.ServerCredentials.createInsecure(),() => {
    server.start();
    console.log("Server started on port 3000");
});
EOF

2. Client with grpc-js-reflection-client

cat <<EOF > client.js
const { GrpcReflection } = require('grpc-js-reflection-client');
const grpc =  require('@grpc/grpc-js');

/**
 * Get proto descriptor from reflection grpc api and get in @grpc/grpc-js format
 *
 * */

const host = "127.0.0.1:3000"

try {
    (async()=>{
        // Connect with grpc server reflection
        const client = new GrpcReflection(host, grpc.ChannelCredentials.createInsecure());

        // Get services without proto file for specific symbol or file name
        const descriptor = await client.getDescriptorByFileName('addressbook.proto');

        // Create package services
        const packageObject = descriptor.getPackageObject({
            keepCase: true,
            enums: String,
            longs: String
        });

        // Send request over grpc
        const proto = new packageObject.addressbook.AddressesService(
            host,
            grpc.ChannelCredentials.createInsecure(),
        );

        proto.Add({
            name: "abc",
            email: "test@example.com"
        },(err,data)=>{
            if(err) {
                console.log(err);
            }else{
                console.log(data);
            }
        });

    })();
}catch(e){
    console.log(e);
}
EOF

3. Run script

Run both commands in seperate terminal

node server.js
node client.js

Helpers functions

You can use one line helpers function for simple download service from grpc reflection server and run client:

const { serviceHelper } = require('grpc-js-reflection-client');
const grpc =  require('@grpc/grpc-js');

(async()=>{
    const proto = await serviceHelper({
        host: "localhost:50053",
        servicePath: "addressbook.AddressesService",
        credentials: grpc.ChannelCredentials.createInsecure(),
        proto_filename: 'addressbook.proto',
        protoLoaderOptions: {
            keepCase: true
        }
    })

    proto.Add({
        name: "abc",
        email: "test@example.com"
    }, (err, response) => {
        console.log(response)
    });
})();

Tests

Unit tests

npm run test

E2E tests

bin/start-e2e-test-server.sh
npm run test:e2e

Nodejs Grpc reflection server

If you want to use grpc reflection server in NodeJS/Typescript use below package: https://www.npmjs.com/package/@grpc/reflection

Proto bindings

Proto bindings were generated for v1 and v1alpha reflection using the following commands

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y protobuf-compiler
npm install -g protoc-gen-ts
protoc -I=proto/ --ts_out=src/Proto v1.proto --ts_opt=json_names
protoc -I=proto/ --ts_out=src/Proto v1alpha.proto --ts_opt=json_names

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