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PowerAuth Test Client for JavaScript

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This library provides client written in TypeScript that allows you to conenct directly to the PowerAuth Server's RESTful API. This is useful for various integration testing purposes for projects that needs to test the functionality against real PowerAuth Server.

This library shold not be used in production application. You usually don't have direct access to PowerAuth Server in production.


Install the package via npm as a development dependency:

npm i powerauth-js-test-client -D


The basic configuration is easy:

import { Config, PowerAuthTestServer } from 'powerauth-js-test-client'

async function prepareTestServer(): Promise<PowerAuthTestServer> {
    const server = new PowerAuthTestServer({ connection: { baseUrl: "http://localhost:8080/powerauth-java-server"}})
    await server.connect()
    return server

For more details, check documentation for Config interface. You can also check tests/config/config.ts file to see how this library is preparing configuration for its own tests.


ActivationHelper class

The ActivationHelper class simplifies regular tasks with activation creation. To create a propper instance of this object you need to have implementation that provides PowerAuth mobile SDK functionality. In this example, we'll use our react-native wrapper as such provider:

import { ActivationHelper, PowerAuthTestServer } from 'powerauth-js-test-client'
import { PowerAuth, PowerAuthActivation, PowerAuthAuthentication, PowerAuthCreateActivationResult } from 'react-native-powerauth-mobile-sdk'

type RNActivationHelper = ActivationHelper<PowerAuth, PowerAuthCreateActivationResult>

const PA_SERVER_URL = "http://localhost:8080/powerauth-java-server"
const PA_ENROLLMENT = "http://localhost:8080/enrollment-server"
const PA_INSTANCE = 'your-app-instance-id'

export interface CustomActivationHelperPrepareData extends ActivationHelperPrepareData {
    instanceId?: string

 * Function create instnace of activation helper typed with RN wrapper objects.
async function getActivationHelper(): Promise<RNActivationHelper> {
    const cfg = { connection: { baseUrl: PA_SERVER_URL}}
    const helper: RNActivationHelper = await ActivationHelper.createWithConfig(cfg)
    helper.createSdk = async (appSetup, prepareData) => {
        // Prepare instanceId. We're using custom data in prepare interface to keep instance id.
        const instanceId = (prepareData as CustomActivationHelperPrepareData).instanceId ?? PA_INSTANCE
        const sdk = new PowerAuth(instanceId)
        if (await sdk.isConfigured()) {
            await sdk.deconfigure() // depending on whether you expect config changes
        const unsecure = PA_ENROLLMENT.startsWith('http://')
        await sdk.configure(appSetup.appKey, appSetup.appSecret, appSetup.masterServerPublicKey, PA_ENROLLMENT, unsecure)
        return sdk
    helper.prepareStep = async (helper, activation, prepareData) => {
        if (!prepareData) throw new Error('Missing prepare data object')
        if (!prepareData.password) throw new Error('Missing password in prepare data object')
        const sdk = await helper.getPowerAuthSdk()
        const deviceName = 'Test device'
        const activationData = PowerAuthActivation.createWithActivationCode(activation.activationCode!, deviceName)
        // Create activation
        const result = await sdk.createActivation(activationData)
        // Commit activation locally
        const auth = new PowerAuthAuthentication()
        auth.usePossession = true
        auth.userPassword = prepareData.password
        auth.useBiometry = prepareData.useBiometry ?? false
        if (auth.useBiometry) {
            auth.biometryMessage = "Enable biometry"
        await sdk.commitActivation(auth)
        return result
    return helper

 * Function prepare activation to active state.
async function prepareActivationWithHelper(prepareData: CustomActivationHelperPrepareData): Promise<RNActivationHelper> {
    const config = { connection: { baseUrl: PA_SERVER_URL }}
    const helper = await createActivationHelper(config, prepareData)
    await helper.createActivation(helper.userId, prepareData)
    return helper

Once the activation helper is created, then you can use it in tests. For example:

describe('Manage PowerAuth applications', () => {

    let activationHelper: RNActivationHelper

    beforeEach(async () => {
        activationHelper = await prepareActivationWithHelper({ password: "1234" })

    afterEach(async () => {
        await activationHelper.cleanup()

    test('Test activation block and unblock', async () => {
        await activationHelper.blockActivation('TEST-REASON')
        const status = await activationHelper.getActivationStatus()

PowerAuthTestServer class

The PowerAuthTestServer class provides subset of PowerAuth Server RESTful API that allows you to manupulate activations. You can construct this object on your own, or simply use activationHelper.server property to access helper's own instance. You can check documentation for this class for more details.


All sources are licensed using Apache 2.0 license, you can use them with no restriction. If you are using PowerAuth 2.0, please let us know. We will be happy to share and promote your project.


If you need any assistance, do not hesitate to drop us a line at hello@wultra.com.

Security Disclosure

If you believe you have identified a security vulnerability with PowerAuth, you should report it as soon as possible via email to support@wultra.com. Please do not post it to a public issue tracker.

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