Account management for 3ID

Usage no npm install needed!

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3ID user account management in a iframe. An easy way to access a did provider, specifically ThreeIdProvider in the browser. It allows users to authenticate, manage, link and permission their 3ID keys to applications. The library js-3id-did-provider handles most operations and the parent window (application) communicates with the iframe service over an RPC layer. 3id-connect with Ceramic support is only available at 3id-connect@next and 3idconnect.org at the moment.


npm install 3id-connect@next

Example usage with an ethereum provider and related auth provider.

import { ThreeIdConnect,  EthereumAuthProvider } from '@ceramicstudio/3id-connect'

// assuming ethereum provider available or on window
const addresses = await provider.enable()

const authProvider = new EthereumAuthProvider(provider, addresses[0])
await threeIdConnect.connect(authProvider)

const didProvider = await threeIdConnect.getDidProvider()

// now consume didProvider in ceramic clients, idx, dids libraries, etc


  • /src - Core logic and consumable interfaces for clients and iframe
    • /threeIdConnect.ts - Application interface (RPC client) to load iframe and return 3ID provider.
    • /connectService.ts - Identity wallet instance and RPC 'server' to handle requests
    • /didProviderProxy.ts - DID provider interface that relays request through RPC layer
    • /authProvider - 3ID connect (client) consumes an auth provider, auth providers can be implemented to support many different blockchain accounts and authentication methods
      • /abstractAuthProvider.ts - Interface used to implement a auth provider
      • /ethereumAuthProvider.ts - Ethereum auth provider, to link and authenticate with ethereum accounts
  • /iframe - all html, css, js, design assets for iframe and flow
  • /public - build assets deployed for iframe


Clone and install dependencies

Run Iframe Locally

$ npm run start

The iframe will be served locally on port 30001. The iframe service also requires a Ceramic node, by default it will look for a locally running node. The quickest way to run a node is with the Ceramic CLI.

$ npm install -g @ceramicnetwork/cli
& ceramic daemon

You can also run the iframe and connect to a remote testnet Ceramic node.

$ npm run start:testnet

And lastly connect the iframe to any Ceramic node.

$ CERAMIC_API=https://yourceramicnode:port npm run start

Run Demo

The Demo application is served on port 30000, and connects to a locally running iframe, as described above. Demo application is found in the /example folder.

$ npm run start:demo

You can also pass the same options to the local iframe with similar commands.

$ npm run start:demo:testnet
// or 
$ CERAMIC_API=https://yourceramicnode:port npm run start:demo


$ npm run build