A JavaScript API for interacting with Ripple in Node.js and the browser


A JavaScript API for interacting with Ripple in Node.js and the browser


  • Connect to a rippled server in JavaScript (Node.js or browser)
  • Issue rippled API requests
  • Listen to events on the Ripple network (transaction, ledger, etc.)
  • Sign and submit transactions to the Ripple network

###In this file

  1. Installation
  2. Quick start
  3. Running tests

###Additional documentation

  1. Guides
  2. API Reference
  3. Wiki

###Also see


Via npm for Node.js

  $ npm install ripple-lib

Via bower (for browser use)

  $ bower install ripple

See the bower-ripple repo for additional bower instructions

Building ripple-lib for browser environments

ripple-lib uses Gulp to generate browser builds. These steps will generate minified and non-minified builds of ripple-lib in the build/ directory.

  $ git clone
  $ npm install
  $ npm run build

Restricted browser builds

You may generate browser builds that contain a subset of features. To do this, run ./node_modules/.bin/gulp build-<name>

  • build-core Contains the functionality to make requests and listen for events such as ledgerClose. Only ripple.Remote is currently exposed. Advanced features like transaction submission and orderbook tracking are excluded from this build.

##Quick start

Remote.js (remote.js) is the point of entry for interacting with rippled

/* Loading ripple-lib with Node.js */
var Remote = require('ripple-lib').Remote;
/* Loading ripple-lib in a webpage */
// var Remote = ripple.Remote; 
var remote = new Remote({
  // see the API Reference for available options 
  servers: [ 'wss://' ]
remote.connect(function() {
  /* remote connected */
  remote.requestServerInfo(function(errinfo) {
    // process err and info 

##Running tests

  1. Clone the repository

  2. cd into the repository and install dependencies with npm install

  3. npm test

Generating code coverage

ripple-lib uses istanbul to generate code coverage. To create a code coverage report, run npm test --coverage. The report will be created in coverage/lcov-report/.