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Apple CloudKit TypeScript Library

TypeScript library with type declarations of Apple CloudKit JS v2. It downloads the CloudKit JS file automatically from the Apple CDN during NPM installation.

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Please note, that starting with v0.2.7 some elements break with the documentation by Apple. The following changes have been made:

  • Container.registerForNotifications actually returns a Promise

  • Use ContainerConfigLike, ClientContainerConfig, and ServerContainerConfig instead of ContainerConfig

  • Use FilterLike, RecordFieldFilter, and SystemFieldFilter instead of Filter

  • Use RecordLike, RecordReceived, RecordToChange, and RecordToCreate instead of Record

  • Share extends RecordReceived

  • Use SortDescriptorLike, RecordFieldSortDescriptor, and SystemFieldSortDescriptor instead of SortDescriptor


This package is officially compatible with

  • CloudKit JS 2.0 and later

  • Node.js 16.0 and later (server)

  • RequireJS 2.0 and later (client)

  • TypeScript 3.0 and later (development)

Earlier versions might work as well, but do not receive updates anymore.

Installation & Update

npm i https://typescriptlibs.org/npm/tsl-apple-cloudkit.tgz


On client side you can configure RequireJS to find the client handler, that has to be moved outside the NodeJS package:

	paths: {
		'tsl-apple-cloudkit': 'lib/tsl-apple-cloudkit',

Please note: If you do not create a bundle containg tsl-apple-cloudkit, the handler requires a static reference to CloudKit JS in the HTML head like this:

<script src="https://cdn.apple-cloudkit.com/ck/2/cloudkit.js" />

There are reports that CloudKit JS might not be compatible with the bundler of Angular v13 and later.


You can use the CloudKit JS library simply as a regular module:

import * as CloudKit from 'tsl-apple-cloudkit';

Or you reference the CloudKit JS declarations directly, when you use no modules:

/// <reference path="node_modules/tsl-apple-cloudkit/index.d.ts" />


Further information can be found in the Apple CloudKit JS Documentation, Apple CloudKit JS Video, and Apple iCloud Development.

Use Apple CKTool JS and Apple CKTool JS Reference to manage CloudKit containers and databases.

Legal Notes

The downloaded index.js is licensed only for use to Apple developers in providing CloudKit Web Services, or any part thereof, and is subject to the iCloud Terms and Conditions and the Apple Developer Program License Agreement. You may not port this file to another platform inconsistent with the iCloud Terms and Conditions, the Apple Developer Program License Agreement, or the accompanying Documentation without Apple's written consent.

Acknowledgements: https://cdn.apple-cloudkit.com/ck/2/acknowledgements.txt

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