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React bindings for the reference implementation of the IDM Wallet in JavaScript.


$ npm install react-idm-wallet idm-wallet

You must also install idm-wallet as this module has a peer-depedency on it.

This library is written in modern JavaScript and is published in both CommonJS and ES module transpiled variants. If you target older browsers please make sure to transpile accordingly.


First, wrap your application in <IdmWalletProvider>:

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import createIdmWallet from 'idm-wallet';
import { IdmWalletProvider } from 'react-idm-wallet';
import App from './App';
const renderApp = (idmWallet) => {
        <IdmWalletProvider idmWallet={ idmWallet }>
            <App />
.catch((err) => console.error(err));

If you would like to render a loader while the wallet is being created, you may use react-promiseful to help you with that. You will find an example in the <IdmWalletProvider> API documentation.

Then, you may use connectIdmWallet to connect a component to a IDM Wallet:

// App.js
import React from 'react';
import { connectIdmWallet } from 'react-idm-wallet';
const App = ({ locked, onLock }) => (
        <p>Locked: { locked }</p>
        <button onClick={ onLock }>Lock wallet</button>
const createMapWalletToProps = (idmWallet) => {
    const onLocked = () =>;
    return () => {
export connectIdmWallet(createMapWalletToProps)(App);



The <IdmWalletProvider> makes a IDM Wallet available to any nested components that have been wrapped in the connectIdmWallet() function.

Since any React component in an app can be connected, most applications will render a <IdmWalletProvider> at the top level, with the entire app's component tree inside of it. You can't use a connected component unless it is nested inside of a <IdmWalletProvider>.

Because the creation of the wallet via createIdmWallet is asynchronous, we recommend using react-promiseful to conditionally render a loader while creating, a error if the creation failed or the <IdmWalletProvider> if succeeded. Here's an example:

import React, { Fragment } from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import createIdmWallet from 'idm-wallet';
import { IdmWalletProvider } from 'react-idm-wallet';
import { PromiseState } from 'react-promiseful';
import App from './App';
    <PromiseState promise={ createIdmWallet() } delayMs={ 500 }>
        { ({ status, value }) => {
            switch (status) {
            case 'pending': return <div>Creating wallet...</div>;
            case 'rejected': return <div>Oops, unable to create wallet: { value.message }</div>;
            case 'fulfilled': return (
                <IdmWalletProvider idmWallet={ value }>
                    <App />
            ) }
        } }



Type: object

The idmWallet instance to use in your app. Internally, createIdmWalletObservable() will be used to observe changes to IDM Wallet's data.


Type: Node (any React's node)

What to render as the children.

connectIdmWallet(createMapWalletToProps, [options])

The connectIdmWallet() function connects a React component to a IDM Wallet instance, by providing the connected component with the pieces of the data and functions it needs from the IDM Wallet.

It does not modify the component class passed to it; instead, it returns a new, connected component that wraps the component you passed in. Moreover, any ref will be automatically forwarded to the component you passed in.


Type: function

A factory that creates a function that maps any data or functions from a IDM Wallet to props that will be passed to the wrapped component. From now on, we will call the factory and the returned function createMapWalletToProps and mapWalletToProps respectively.

const createMapWalletToProps = (idmWallet) => (ownProps) => ({});

Your createMapWalletToProps will be called once per idmWallet instance, which usually does not change.

If your mapWalletToProps function is declared with ownProps, it will be called whenever any data on the IDM Wallet changes or when the wrapper component receives new props (based on shallow equality comparisons). On the other hand, if the function is declared without any parameter, it will be called only whenever any data on the IDM Wallet changes.

All calls to functions of the idmWallet must be bound, so that the correct this is used. This means that you will often wrap them to keep the binding. For that reason, it's important to declare them in the factory to avoid creating new functions everytime mapWalletToProps runs, thus avoiding unwanted re-renders:

// ❌ Incorrect: `onLock` prop will be new everytime
const createMapWalletToProps = (idmWallet) => (ownProps) => ({
    onLock: () =>,
// ✅ Correct: `onLock` prop will have the same reference everytime
const createMapWalletToProps = (idmWallet) => {
    onLock = () =>;
    return (ownProps) => {

Any mapped functions in mapWalletToProps that returns a promise will have a method called .cancel() in the promise itself. Calling this method will ignore the outcome of promise, causing it to never be resolved. This method should be called when unmounting your component and similar cenarios to guarantee unnecessary errors and side-effects, such as:

Warning: setState(…): Can only update a mounted or mounting component. This usually means you called setState() on an unmounted component.

You may check documentation to know more.



Type: boolean
Default: true

Assumes that the wrapped component is a "pure" component and does not rely on any input or state other than its props and the mapped props from the IDM Wallet. Several equality checks are performed to avoid unnecessary calls to mapWalletToProps as well as to bail out on unnecessary renders.


Creates an observer with the ability to watch changes of idmWallet. Those changes are captured by adding listeners to the idmWallet, such as, and by wrapping functions that mutate underlying data, such as

Note that the same observer will be returned for the same idmWallet.


Type: object

The idmWallet instance to observe.

Returned observer

The observer returned by createIdmWalletObservable() is an object with the following methods:


Subscribes to changes to the IDM Wallet, returning a function that unsubscribes when called.

const observable = createIdmWalletObservable(idmWallet);
const unsubscribe = observable.subscribe(() => {


Unsubscribes a previously added subscriber.


Resets the IDM Wallet to its original state if there are no subscribers left, removing the previously added listeners and wrappers from the idmWallet. The next call to subscribe() will add the listeners and wrappers to the idmWallet again.


$ npm test
$ npm test -- --watch # during development 


Released under the MIT License.


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