created_at2024-01-20 04:53:27.581708
updated_at2024-06-03 19:43:49.390367
descriptionA library for managing fedimint clients across multiple federations
Kody Low (Kodylow)



fedimint-clientd: A Fedimint Client for Server Side Applications

fedimint-clientd runs a fedimint client with Ecash, Lightning, and Onchain modules to let a server side application hold and use Bitcoin with Fedimint. It exposes a REST API & provides wrappers in typescript, python, golang, and elixir. It uses the multimint crate to manage clients connected to multiple Federations from a single fedimint-clientd instance.

This project is intended to be an easy-to-use starting point for those interested in adding Fedimint client support to their applications. Fedimint-clientd only exposes Fedimint's default modules, and any more complex Fedimint integration will require custom implementation using Fedimint's rust crates.

Getting Started

You can install the cli app with cargo install fedimint-clientd or by cloning the repo and running cargo build --release in the root directory.

fedimint-clientd runs from the command line and takes a few arguments, which are also available as environment variables. Fedimint uses rocksDB, an embedded key-value store, to store its state. The --fm_db_path argument is required and should be an absolute path to a directory where the database will be stored.

fedimint-clientd \
  --db-path=/absolute/path/to/dir/to/store/database \
  --password="some-secure-password-that-becomes-the-bearer-token" \


Fedimint Clientd Endpoints

fedimint-clientd supports the following endpoints (and has naive websocket support at /fedimint/v2/ws, see code for details until I improve the interface. PRs welcome!). All the endpoints are authed with a Bearer token from the password (from CLI or env). You can hit the endpoints as such with curl, or use the python/typescript/golang wrappers:

curl http://localhost:3333/fedimint/v2/admin/info -H 'Authorization: Bearer some-secure-password-that-becomes-the-bearer-token'

Admin related commands:

  • /fedimint/v2/admin/info: Display wallet info (holdings, tiers).
  • /fedimint/v2/admin/backup: Upload the (encrypted) snapshot of mint notes to federation.
  • /fedimint/v2/admin/discover-version: Discover the common api version to use to communicate with the federation.
  • /fedimint/v2/admin/restore: Restore the previously created backup of mint notes (with backup command).
  • /fedimint/v2/admin/list-operations: List operations.
  • /fedimint/v2/admin/module: Call a module subcommand.
  • /fedimint/v2/admin/config: Returns the client config.

Mint related commands:

  • /fedimint/v2/mint/reissue: Reissue notes received from a third party to avoid double spends.
  • /fedimint/v2/mint/spend: Prepare notes to send to a third party as a payment.
  • /fedimint/v2/mint/validate: Verifies the signatures of e-cash notes, but not if they have been spent already.
  • /fedimint/v2/mint/split: Splits a string containing multiple e-cash notes (e.g. from the spend command) into ones that contain exactly one.
  • /fedimint/v2/mint/combine: Combines two or more serialized e-cash notes strings.

Lightning network related commands:

  • /fedimint/v2/ln/invoice: Create a lightning invoice to receive payment via gateway.
  • /fedimint/v2/ln/await-invoice: Wait for incoming invoice to be paid.
  • /fedimint/v2/ln/pay: Pay a lightning invoice or lnurl via a gateway.
  • /fedimint/v2/ln/await-pay: Wait for a lightning payment to complete.
  • /fedimint/v2/ln/list-gateways: List registered gateways.
  • /fedimint/v2/ln/switch-gateway: Switch active gateway.

Onchain related commands:

  • /fedimint/v2/onchain/deposit-address: Generate a new deposit address, funds sent to it can later be claimed.
  • /fedimint/v2/onchain/await-deposit: Wait for deposit on previously generated address.
  • /fedimint/v2/onchain/withdraw: Withdraw funds from the federation.

Extra endpoints:

  • /health: health check endpoint.
  • /metrics: exports API metrics using opentelemetry with prometheus exporter (num requests, latency, high-level metrics only)
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