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Interact with the XUMM SDK from Javascript / Typescript environments.

How to use the XUMM SDK

Get the SDK straight from npm: npm install xumm-sdk. The SDK is also available for Deno (XUMM SDK Deno Readme).

Initialize the SDK in Javascript:

const {XummSdk} = require('xumm-sdk')

... or in Typescript:

import {XummSdk} from 'xumm-sdk'
// Or with types:
//   import {XummSdk, XummTypes} from 'xumm-sdk'

Now continue by constructing the XummSdk object:

const Sdk = new XummSdk()
// Or with manually provided credentials (instead of using dotenv):
//   const Sdk = new XummSdk('someAppKey', 'someAppSecret')


The SDK will look in your environment or dotenv file (.env) for the XUMM_APIKEY and XUMM_APISECRET values. A .env.sample file is provided in this repository. A sample dotenv file looks like this. Alternatively you can provide your XUMM API Key & Secret by passing them to the XummSdk constructor. If both your environment and the SDK constructor contain credentials, the values provided to the constructor will be used.

Create your app and get your XUMM API credentials at the XUMM Developer Console:

More information about the XUMM API, payloads, the API workflow, sending Push notifications, etc. please check the XUMM API Docs:

Methods & params (+ samples)

After constructing the SDK, you can call the methods:

  • Sdk.* for the helper methods (see below)
  • Sdk.payload.* to get/update/create payloads for users to sign
  • Sdk.storage.* for your XUMM app storage (to store meta info for headless applications)

Please note all snippets below assume you constructed the XUMM SDK into the Sdk constant, as the How to use the XUMM SDK section outlines.

Helper methods


The ping method allows you to verify API access (valid credentials) and returns some info on your XUMM APP:

const pong = await Sdk.ping()

Returns <ApplicationDetails>:

  quota: {},
  application: {
    uuidv4: '00000000-1111-2222-3333-aaaaaaaaaaaa',
    name: 'My XUMM APP',
    webhookurl: '',
    disabled: 0
  call: { uuidv4: 'bbbbbbbb-cccc-dddd-eeee-111111111111' }

The getCuratedAssets method allows you to get the list of trusted issuers and IOU's. This is the same list used to populate the "Add Asset" button at the XUMM home screan.

const curatedAssets = await Sdk.getCuratedAssets()

Returns <CuratedAssetsResponse>:

  curatedAssets: {
    issuers: [ 'Bitstamp', 'GateHub' ],
    currencies: [ 'USD', 'BTC', 'EUR', 'ETH' ],
    details: {
      Bitstamp: [Object],
      GateHub: [Object]

App Storage

App Storage allows you to store a JSON object at the XUMM API platform, containing max 60KB of data. Your XUMM APP storage is stored at the XUMM API backend, meaning it persists until you overwrite or delete it.

This data is private, and accessible only with your own API credentials. This private JSON data can be used to store credentials / config / bootstrap info / ... for your headless application (eg. POS device).

const storageSet = await Sdk.storage.set({name: 'Wietse', age: 32, male: true})
// true
const storageGet = await Sdk.storage.get()
// { name: 'Wietse', age: 32, male: true }
const storageDelete = await Sdk.storage.delete()
// true
const storageGetAfterDelete = await Sdk.storage.get()
// null



Payloads are the primary reason for the XUMM API (thus this SDK) to exist. The XUMM API Docs explain 'Payloads' like this:

An XRPL transaction "template" can be posted to the XUMM API. Your transaction tample to sign (so: your "sign request") will be persisted at the XUMM API backend. We now call it a a Payload. XUMM app user(s) can open the Payload (sign request) by scanning a QR code, opening deeplink or receiving push notification and resolve (reject or sign) on their own device.

A payload can contain an XRPL transaction template. Some properties may be omitted, as they will be added by the XUMM app when a user signs a transaction. A simple payload may look like this:

  txjson: {
    TransactionType : 'Payment',
    Destination : 'rwiETSee2wMz3SBnAG8hkMsCgvGy9LWbZ1',
    Amount: '1337'

As you can see the payload looks like a regular XRPL transaction, wrapped in an txjson object, omitting the mandatory Account, Fee and Sequence properties. They will be added containing the correct values when the payload is signed by an app user.

Optionally (besides txjson) a payload can contain these properties (TS definition):

  • options to define payload options like a return URL, expiration, etc.
  • custom_meta to add metadata, user insruction, your own unique ID, ...
  • user_token to push the payload to a user (after obtaining a user specific token)

A more complex payload could look like this. A reference for payload options & custom meta can be found in the API Docs.

Instead of providing a txjson transaction, a transaction formatted as HEX blob (string) can be provided in a txblob property.

async Sdk.payload.get (
  payloadstring | CreatedPayload,
  returnErrorsboolean = false
)Promise<XummPayload | null>

To get payload details, status and if resolved & signed: results (transaction, transaction hash, etc.) you can get() a payload.

Note! Please don't use polling! The XUMM API offers Webhooks (configure your Webhook endpoint in the Developer Console) or use a subscription to receive live payload updates (for non-SDK users: Webhooks).

You can get() a payload by:

  • Payload UUID

    const payload = await Sdk.payload.get('aaaaaaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd-1234567890ab')
  • Passing a created Payload object (see: Sdk.payload.create)

    const newPayload: XummTypes.CreatedPayload = {txjson: {...}}
    const created = await Sdk.payload.create(newPayload)
    const payload = await Sdk.payload.get(created)

If a payload can't be fetched (eg. doesn't exist), null will be returned, unless a second param (boolean) is provided to get the SDK to throw an Error in case a payload can't be retrieved:

await Sdk.payload.get('aaaaaaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd-1234567890ab', true)
async Sdk.payload.create (
  returnErrorsboolean = false
)Promise<CreatedPayload | null>

To create a payload, a txjson XRPL transaction can be provided. Alternatively, a transaction formatted as HEX blob (string) can be provided in a txblob property. See the intro for more information about payloads. Take a look at the Developer Docs for more information about payloads.

The response (see: Developer Docs) of a Sdk.payload.create() operation, a <CreatedPayload> object, looks like this:

  "uuid": "1289e9ae-7d5d-4d5f-b89c-18633112ce09",
  "next": {
    "always": "https://xumm.app/sign/1289e9ae-7d5d-4d5f-b89c-18633112ce09",
    "no_push_msg_received": "https://xumm.app/sign/1289e9ae-7d5d-4d5f-b89c-18633112ce09/qr"
  "refs": {
    "qr_png": "https://xumm.app/sign/1289e9ae-7d5d-4d5f-b89c-18633112ce09_q.png",
    "qr_matrix": "https://xumm.app/sign/1289e9ae-7d5d-4d5f-b89c-18633112ce09_q.json",
    "qr_uri_quality_opts": [ "m", "q", "h" ],
    "websocket_status": "wss://xumm.app/sign/1289e9ae-7d5d-4d5f-b89c-18633112ce09"
  "pushed": true

The next.always URL is the URL to send the end user to, to scan a QR code or automatically open the XUMM app (if on mobile). If a user_token has been provided as part of the payload data provided to Sdk.payload.create(), you can see if the payload has been pushed to the end user. A button "didn't receive a push notification" could then take the user to the next.no_push_msg_received URL. The

Alternatively user routing / instruction flows can be custom built using the QR information provided in the refs object, and a subscription for live status updates (opened, signed, etc.) using a WebSocket client can be setup by conneting to the refs.websocket_status URL. Please note: this SDK already offers subscriptions. There's no need to setup your own WebSocket client, see Payload subscriptions: live updates. There's more information about the payload workflow and a paylaod lifecycle in the Developer Docs.

async Sdk.payload.cancel (
  payloadstring | XummPayload | CreatedPayload,
  returnErrorsboolean = false
)Promise<DeletedPayload | null>

To cancel a payload, provide a payload UUID (string), a <XummPayload> (by performing a Sdk.payload.get() first) or a <CreatedPayload> (by using the response of a Sdk.payload.create() call). By cancelling an existing payload, the payload will be marked as expired and can no longer be opened by users.

Please note: if a user already opened the payload in XUMM APP, the payload cannot be cancelled: the user may still be resolving the payload in the XUMM App, and should have a chance to complete that process.

A response (generic API types here) looks like:

  result: {
    cancelled: boolean
    reason: XummCancelReason
  meta: XummPayloadMeta
  custom_meta: XummCustomMeta

Payload subscriptions: live updates

To subscribe to live payload status updates, the XUMM SDK can setup a WebSocket connection and monitor live status events. Emitted events include:

  • The payload is opened by a XUMM App user (webpage)
  • The payload is opened by a XUMM App user (in the app)
  • Payload expiration updates (remaining time in seconds)
  • The payload was resolved by rejecting
  • The payload was resolved by accepting (signing)

More information about the status update events & sample event data can be found in the Developer Docs.

Status updates can be processed by providing a callback function to the Sdk.payload.subscribe() method. Alternatively, the (by the Sdk.payload.subscribe() method) returned raw websocket can be used to listen for WebSocket onmessage events.

The subscription will be closed by either:

  • Returning non-void in the callback function passed to the Sdk.payload.subscribe() method
  • Manually calling <PayloadSubscription>.resolve() on the object returned by the Sdk.payload.subscribe() method
async Sdk.payload.subscribe (
  payloadstring | XummPayload | CreatedPayload,
  callback?: onPayloadEvent

If a callback function is not provided, the subscription will stay active until the <PayloadSubscription>.resolve() method is called manually, eg. based on handling <PayloadSubscription>.websocket.onmessage events.

When a callback function is provided, for every paylaod specific event the callback function will be called with <SubscriptionCallbackParams>. The <SubscriptionCallbackParams>.data property contains parsed JSON containing event information. Either by calling <SubscriptionCallbackParams>.resolve() or by returning a non-void value in the callback function the subscription will be ended, and the <PayloadSubscription>.resolved promise will resolve with the value returned or passed to the <SubscriptionCallbackParams>.resolve() method.

Resolving (by returning non-void in the callback or calling resolve() manually) closes the WebSocket client the XUMM SDK sets up 'under the hood'.

The <PayloadSubscription> object looks like this:

  payload: XummPayload,
  resolved: Promise<unknown> | undefined
  resolve: (resolveData?: unknown) => void
  websocket: WebSocket


async Sdk.payload.createAndSubscribe (
    callback?: onPayloadEvent

The <PayloadAndSubscription> object is basically a <PayloadSubscription> object with the created payload results in the created property:

All information that applies on Sdk.payload.create() and Sdk.payload.subscribe() applies. Differences are:

  1. The input for a Sdk.payload.createAndSubscribe() call isn't a payload UUID / existing payload, but a paykiad to create.
  2. The response object also contains (<PayloadAndSubscription>.created) the response obtained when creating the payload

Debugging (logging)

The XUMM SDK will emit debugging info when invoked with a debug environment variable configured like: DEBUG=xumm-sdk*

You'll see the XUMM SDK debug messages if you invoke your script instead of this:

node myApp.js

like this:

DEBUG=xumm-sdk* node myApp.js


Please note: you most likely just want to use the XUMM SDK, to do so, fetch the xumm-sdk package from NPM using npm install --save xumm-sdk.

If you actually want to change/test/develop/build/contribute (to) the source of the XUMM SDK:


Please note: at least Typescript version 3.8+ is required!

To build the code, run tsc. To build automatically on file changes (watch): tsc -w.

Lint & test

Lint the code using npm run lint, run tests (jest) using npm run test

Run development code:

Build, run, show debug output & watch dist/samples/dev.js, compiled from samples/dev.ts using npm run dev. The samples/dev.ts file is not included by default.

Here's a sample samples/dev.ts file.


npm i xumm-sdk

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