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The Javascript client library for <a href="">Interledger</a>


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#### The ILP module includes:

* [Simple Payment Setup Protocol (SPSP)](#simple-payment-setup-protocol-spsp), a higher level interface for sending ILP payments, which requires the receiver to have an SPSP server.
* [Interledger Dynamic Configuration Protocol (ILDCP)](#interledger-dynamic-configuration-protocol-ildcp), a protocol for exchanging configuration between nodes.
* [STREAM](#stream), the recommended Transport Protocol to use for most Interledger applications.
* [createLogger](#create-logger), a function to create a name spaced logger.
* [createMiddleware](#create-middleware), a function to create server middleware for an SPSP receiver.
* [createPlugin](#create-plugin), a function to get an ILP plugin from the environment or testnet.
* [receive](#receive), a function to create an invoice representing a handle to a STREAM server waiting to receive a specific amount.
* [pay](#pay), a function to make a STREAM payment to either a Payment Pointer or an ILP Address using appropriate shared secret.

## Installation

`npm install --save ilp`

*Note that [ilp plugins]( must be installed alongside this module unless you simply use BTP*

## Create Plugin

Using `ilp.createPlugin` is an alias for the deprecated `ilp-plugin` module. It creates an instance of a BTP plugin that will attempt to connect to a local `moneyd` instance by default. This can be overridden using environment variables.

The module looks for `ILP_PLUGIN_OPTIONS` (or `ILP_CREDENTIALS` however this is deprecated) and `ILP_PLUGIN`. `ILP_PLUGIN_OPTIONS` must contain a JSON object and will be passed into the constructor of a new plugin instance. The name of the plugin type to instantiate must be stored as a string in the environment variable `ILP_PLUGIN` or it will default to `ilp-plugin-btp`.

By default (i.e. `ILP_PLUGIN_OPTIONS` and `ILP_PLUGIN` are not set), a random secret will be generated and a new instance of `ilp-plugin-btp` will be configured to connect to btp+ws:<secret>//localhost:7768.

## [Simple Payment Setup Protocol (SPSP)](

If you are sending to an SPSPv4 receiver using a [Payment Pointer](, the SPSP module provides a high-level interface to `pay` and `query` the server:

'use strict'

const ilp = require('ilp')

;(async function () {
  await, {
    receiver: '$',
    sourceAmount: '1000'

`ilp.SPSP` replaces the deprecated `ilp-protocol-spsp` module and no longer supports payments to servers using PSK2. Only responses from an SPSP server with the content-type of `application/spsp4+json` are accepted.

### Create Middleware

The `ilp` module provides conveniences functions to create server middleware that can be used to host an SPSP endpoint for receiving payments.

Express example:
 const ilp = require('ilp')
 const app = require('express')()

 ;(async () => {
  const spsp = await{receiver_info:{name: 'Bob Smith'}})
  app.get('/.well-known/pay', spsp)


KOA and HAPI support to come...

## [Interledger Dynamic Configuration Protocol (ILDCP)](

The ILDCP module allows clients to get their configured address, asset and scale from an upstream parent connector.

'use strict'

const ilp = require('ilp')

;(async function () {
  const plugin = ilp.createPlugin()
  await plugin.connect()
  const { clientAddress, assetScale, assetCode } = await ilp.ILDCP.fetch(plugin.sendData.bind(plugin))
  console.log(`Plugin connected and configured with address ${clientAddress} using asset ${assetCode} and scale ${assetScale}`)

## [STREAM](

The STREAM module provides an API to use the STREAM protocol to send and receive payments. STREAM is the recommended transport protocol for use with ILP.

The `ilp` module provides two abstractions over this module that make it simple to send and receive payments.

### Receive

`receive` creates an instance of a STREAM server wrapped around a given plugin (or calls `createPlugin` if none is provided). It returns an `Invoice` object which has an `address` and `secret` that can be shared with a sender, and a `receivePayment()` method to wait for the incoming payment.

### Pay

`pay` will either pay a valid SPSP receiver or an ILP address (assuming there is a STREAM server waiting for connections at that address).

To pay using an SPSP receiver, pass the payment pointer as the payee in the form of a string:

'use strict'

const ilp = require('ilp')

;(async function () {
  await, '$')

To pay using a given ILP Address and shared secret pass these in as an object:

'use strict'

const ilp = require('ilp')

;(async function () {
  await, { destinationAccount: 'g.bob.1234', sharedSecret: Buffer.from('******', 'base64') })

Examples are provided in [`example.js`](./example.js).