Endpoints

List of DeSo Identity Window API endpoints

This section describes all endpoints for the Window API.

Endpoints are called with URL parameters, some of which are optional. After the user completes the flow within the window, Identity will send a postMessage response.

log-in

This endpoint is used to handle user login or account creation.

Request

const login = window.open('https://identity.deso.org/log-in');

URL Parameters

NameTypeDescription

accessLevelRequest (optional)

int

Requested access level, as in Access Levels Default is Access Level 2

testnet (optional)

bool

Whether we're on testnet or mainnet. Default is false

webview (optional)

bool

Whether we're using webview. Default is false

jumio (optional)

bool

Whether to show "get free deso" during signup. Default is false

referralCode (optional)

string

Referral Code through which the user accessed the site. The referral code allows the user to get a greater amount of money as a sign-up bonus. Also check out#get-free-deso

hideGoogle (optional)

bool

Hide Google login from the Identity UI. Default is false

accessLevelRequest can take values from {0, 2, 3, 4}. You should only ask for the lowest permission that fits the requirements of your application.

Here's what each level means:

enum AccessLevel {
  // User revoked permissions
  None = 0,

  // Approval required for all transactions.
  // This means no account action is authorized.
  ApproveAll = 2, /* DEFAULT */

  // Approval required for buys, sends, and sells
  // This authorizes all non-spending actions.
  ApproveLarge = 3,

  // Node can sign all transactions without approval
  // This authorizes all non-spending & spending actions.
  Full = 4,
}

Response

{
  id: null,
  service: "identity",
  method: "login",
  payload: {
    users: {
      BC1YLfsWMfv8UdytwrWqWvqSP6M6eQJg7W5TWL1WNDYd7zxi6wEShQX: {
        accessLevel: 4,
        accessLevelHmac: "0d22e283751c904ab36dc3910afe1a981...",
        btcDepositAddress: "1PXhm3D6sgZtfGNe2mtP27NVBHEcNJX2AW",
        encryptedSeedHex: "bdad93a19eb3be8b4c2f63b5cefb82823...",
        hasExtraText: false,
        network: "mainnet",
      },
      BC1...
    },
    publicKeyAdded: 'BC1YLfsWMfv8UdytwrWqWvqSP6M6eQJg7W5TWL1WNDYd7zxi6wEShQX',
    signedUp: false,
  }
}

For a log in or sign up action, the selected publicKey will be included in publicKeyAdded.

When a user signs up the signedUp field will be set to true, otherwise it'll be false for log in.

An application should store the current publicKeyAdded and users objects in its local storage.

You should always overwrite the existing, saved users.

Check out the #messages section for more information.

When an application wants to sign a transaction or decrypt a message, the accessLevel, accessLevelHmac, and encryptedSeedHex values will be required.

logout

Logout is used to reset the accessLevel of an individual user. You should handle user logout by calling this endpoint.

When you logout a user, you should delete the corresponding userCredentials entry form the local storage/database.

Consult the #messages section for more information.

Request

const logout = window.open('https://identity.deso.org/logout');

URL Parameters

NameTypeDescription

publicKey

string

Public key of the user that is logging out

testnet (optional)

bool

Whether we're on testnet or mainnet. Default is false

webview (optional)

bool

Whether we're using webview. Default is false

Response

{
  id: null,
  service: "identity",
  method: "login",
  payload: {
    users: {
      BC1YLfsWMfv8UdytwrWqWvqSP6M6eQJg7W5TWL1WNDYd7zxi6wEShQX: {
        accessLevel: 4,
        accessLevelHmac: "0d22e283751c904ab36dc3910afe1a981...",
        btcDepositAddress: "1PXhm3D6sgZtfGNe2mtP27NVBHEcNJX2AW",
        encryptedSeedHex: "bdad93a19eb3be8b4c2f63b5cefb82823...",
        hasExtraText: false,
        network: "mainnet",
      },
      BC1...
    }
  }
}

approve

The approve endpoint is used for transaction signing.

If you're unsure what this means, make sure to check out the Transactions section to see how transactions work in the DeSo blockchain.

Usually, the approve endpoint is called when you want to sign a transaction that's outside the scope of the accessLevel you have requested during #log-in.

For example, if you requested accessLevel=3 and want to sign a BasicTransfer transaction (constructed via api/v0/send-desoBackend API), you would need to use the approve endpoint because BasicTransfer requires accessLevel=4.

If the transaction you want to sign is within the scope of the accessLevel you have, you should sign it through the 2️⃣ Identity: iFrame API.

Request

const approve = window.open('https://identity.deso.org/approve');

URL Parameters

NameTypeDescription

tx

string

Transaction hex of the transaction to sign

testnet (optional)

bool

Whether we're on testnet or mainnet. Default is false

webview (optional)

bool

Whether we're using webview. Default is false

Response

{
  id: null,
  service: "identity",
  method: "login",
  payload: {
    users: {
      BC1YLfsWMfv8UdytwrWqWvqSP6M6eQJg7W5TWL1WNDYd7zxi6wEShQX: {
        accessLevel: 4,
        accessLevelHmac: "0d22e283751c904ab36dc3910afe1a981...",
        btcDepositAddress: "1PXhm3D6sgZtfGNe2mtP27NVBHEcNJX2AW",
        encryptedSeedHex: "bdad93a19eb3be8b4c2f63b5cefb82823...",
        hasExtraText: false,
        network: "mainnet",
      },
      BC1...
    },
    signedTransactionHex: "0196be9786f1634b2734196bad0798..."
  }
}

derive

The derive endpoint is used to generate a derived key for a user.

When you hold a derived key, you can sign transactions for a user without having to interact with the DeSo Identity Service.

Derived keys are intended to be used primarily in mobile applications and with #callbacks.

If no callback is specified, you will receive the derived key through #messages.

After the Transaction Spending Limits fork height hits, derived keys will require authorization of transaction spending limits, which provides granular permissions on transaction type and even more granular permissions on NFTs, Creator Coins, and DAO Coins.

Request

const derive = window.open('https://identity.deso.org/derive');

URL Parameters

NameTypeDescription

callback (optional)

string

Callback URL for the payload as explained in #callbacks

testnet (optional)

bool

Whether we're on testnet or mainnet. Default is false

webview (optional)

bool

Whether we're using webview. Default is false

TransactionSpendingLimit

string

TransactionSpendingLimitResponse as a JSON string. Use encodeURIComponent(JSON.stringify(transactionSpendingLimitResponse))

PublicKey

String

Public key (in base 58) for which you want to generate a derived key (Optional)

DerivedPublicKey

String

Derived key (in base 58) that you want to use instead of allowing identity to generate a new one (Optional)

Response

{
  id: null,
  service: "identity",
  method: "derive",
  payload: {
    derivedSeedHex: "40538066039f21f42f0247f49fe4e7d63a9d80528486b02fea37ce3c57886546",
    derivedPublicKeyBase58Check: "BC1YLjGYUcpF7HMqmUYNoDaV7Wxc8TYoGhGwmigyEVSCKNAxU9GmikD",
    publicKeyBase58Check: "BC1YLj8iwsicimv8ttrPg6rBtizvM7X3KCsiVQwYZKqj6Wj3rT8TD3D",
    btcDepositAddress: "Not implemented yet",
    ethDepositAddress: "Not implemented yet",
    expirationBlock: 91587,
    network: "mainnet",
    accessSignature: "304502206a612483e970e3494191e5242683b2be8d22ca6e20473e990f50098021099d8b022100f5b011ea683499dee50079ed2497bfbd16461e802e53f956d4c9c6cdaa423f47",
    jwt: "eyJhbGciOiJFUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpYXQiOjE2Mzc5OTQ3NDMsImV4cCI6MTY0MDU4Njc0M30.o74505dYS0qZ5EqSxeYiuSzMCTFRLEToLXmudTtbdk3oYhu80M95qbHX5BjHQw4Bvuh7yz8Hv1u2-leReAaf9Q",
    derivedJwt: "eyJhbGciOiJFUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpYXQiOjE2Mzc5OTQ3NDMsImV4cCI6MTY0MDU4Njc0M30.Nb1IuWgOxrG21NG6zyHMA6M-Mlq2kVrIPVNWAhj49jlaDCqlGQAAEBOl4jlVBC3vNU0S9yyq_8QI5Gmz4Qk1lA"
  }
}

Assuming, we've passed callback=auth://derive, the payload will be sent as a GET request like this:

GET auth://derive?derivedSeedHex=...&derivedPublicKey=...&publicKey=...&
btcDepositAddress=...&ethDepositAddress=...&expirationBlock=...&network=...&
accessSignature=...&jwt=...&derivedJwt=...

get-shared-secrets

This endpoint is intended to be used in combination with derived keys.

It allows you to get message encryption/decryption keys, or shared secrets, so that you can read messages without querying Identity (as is traditionally done via 2️⃣ Identity: iFrame API).

The get-shared-secrets endpoint requires a callback as well as other URL parameters that are used to verify ownership of the derived key.

Another required URL parameter is messagePublicKeys which are the public keys of messaging parties in CSV format for which we want to fetch shared secrets.

The get-shared-secrets endpoint allows to fetch multiple shared secrets at once.

For example, if the owner of the derived key was public key A, and we wanted to read conversations between parties B,C,D (or more) we would set ownerPublicKey=A and messagePublicKeys=B,C,D .

Request

const secrets = window.open('https://identity.deso.org/get-shared-secrets');

URL Parameters

NameTypeDescription

callback

string

Callback URL for the payload as explained in #callbacks

ownerPublicKey

string

Master public key that was used to get the derived key

derivedPublicKey

string

Derived public key

JWT

string

JWT signed by the derived key, it's passed as derivedJwt in /derive

messagePublicKeys

strings, CSV format

Public keys of users for which we want to fetch shared secrets.

testnet (optional)

bool

Whether we're on testnet or mainnet. Default is false

Response

The response is a list of shared secrets in CSV format corresponding to messagePublicKeys . The payload will always be sent as a #callbacks.

GET callback?sharedSecrets=ccf9474d7578658e0c77adb7aea5cc9b61d3bccad5bddddd11e1850dfa4db059,
    db7aea5cc9b61d3b..., a11e1850dfa4db059...

get-free-deso

The get-free-deso endpoint allows for launching the Jumio KYC flow, and if completed successfully, it will end up sending your users free starter DeSo or their referral bonus.

Request

const free = window.open('https://identity.deso.org/get-free-deso');

URL Parameters

NameTypeDescription

public_key

string

Public key of the user to be KYC verified

referralCode (optional)

string

Referral code to be used in Jumio

testnet (optional)

bool

Whether we're on testnet or mainnet. Default is false

Response

{
  id: null,
  service: "identity",
  method: "login",
  payload: {
    users: {
      BC1YLfsWMfv8UdytwrWqWvqSP6M6eQJg7W5TWL1WNDYd7zxi6wEShQX: {
        accessLevel: 4,
        accessLevelHmac: "0d22e283751c904ab36dc3910afe1a981...",
        btcDepositAddress: "1PXhm3D6sgZtfGNe2mtP27NVBHEcNJX2AW",
        encryptedSeedHex: "bdad93a19eb3be8b4c2f63b5cefb82823...",
        hasExtraText: false,
        network: "mainnet",
      },
      BC1...
    },
    publicKeyAdded: "BC1...",
    signedUp: true,
    jumioSuccess: true
  }
}

The signedUp boolean variable determines if the user has logged in or signed up, and jumioSuccess indicates if the Jumio KYC was successful.

verify-phone-number

The verify-phone-number endpoint will give the user some starter DeSo after a successful phone verification.

Request

const phone = window.open('https://identity.deso.org/verify-phone-number');

URL Parameters

NameTypeDescription

public_key

string

Public key of the user to be phone verified

testnet (optional)

bool

Whether we're on testnet or mainnet. Default is false

Response

{
  id: null,
  service: "identity",
  method: "login",
  payload: {
    users: {
      BC1YLfsWMfv8UdytwrWqWvqSP6M6eQJg7W5TWL1WNDYd7zxi6wEShQX: {
        accessLevel: 4,
        accessLevelHmac: "0d22e283751c904ab36dc3910afe1a981...",
        btcDepositAddress: "1PXhm3D6sgZtfGNe2mtP27NVBHEcNJX2AW",
        encryptedSeedHex: "bdad93a19eb3be8b4c2f63b5cefb82823...",
        hasExtraText: false,
        network: "mainnet",
      },
      BC1...
    },
    publicKeyAdded: "BC1...",
    signedUp: true,
    phoneNumberSuccess: true
  }
}

The signedUp boolean variable determines if the user has logged in or signed up, and phoneNumberSuccess indicates if the phone verification was successful.

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