An Abstraction on top of Key Value Stores

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import adobeAioLibState from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@adobe/aio-lib-state';


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Adobe I/O Lib State

A JavaScript abstraction on top of distributed/cloud DBs that exposes a simple state persistence API.

You can initialize the lib with your Adobe I/O Runtime (a.k.a OpenWhisk) credentials.

Alternatively, you can bring your own cloud db keys. As of now we only support Azure Cosmos.


npm install @adobe/aio-lib-state


  const stateLib = require('@adobe/aio-lib-state')

  // init
  // init sdk using OpenWhisk credentials
  const state = await stateLib.init({ ow: { namespace, auth } })
  // init when env vars __OW_API_KEY and __OW_NAMESPACE are set (e.g. when running in an OpenWhisk action)
  const state = await stateLib.init()
  // or if you want to use your own cloud DB account (make sure your partition key path is /partitionKey)
  const state = await stateLib.init({ cosmos: { endpoint, masterKey, databaseId, containerId, partitionKey } })

  // get
  const res = await state.get('key') // res = { value, expiration }
  const value = res.value

  // put
  await state.put('key', 'value')
  await state.put('key', { anObject: 'value' }, { ttl: -1 }) // -1 for no expiry, defaults to 86400 (24 hours)

  // delete
  await state.delete('key')


goto API


set DEBUG=@adobe/aio-lib-state* to see debug logs.

Adobe I/O State Store Limitations (per user)

Apply when init with OW credentials (and not own cloud DB credentials):

  • Max state value size: 2MB
  • Max state key size: 1024 bytes
  • Max total state size: 10 GB
  • Token expiry (need to re-init after expiry): 1 hour

Adobe I/O State Store Consistency Guarantees

Strong consistency is guaranteed for reads and writes within a single instance of the state sdk (returned by stateLib.init()).

However, operations across multiple instances are eventually consistent. For example, let's consider two state instances a and b initialized with the same credentials, then

await a.put('key', 'value')
await b.put('key', 'yolo')
console.log(await a.get('key'))

might log either value or yolo but eventually a.get('key') will always return yolo. Note that atomicity is ensured, i.e. a.get('key') will never return something like valyoloue.


"[StateLib:ERROR_INTERNAL] unknown error response from provider with status: unknown"

  • when using @adobe/aio-lib-state in an action bundled with webpack please make sure to turn off minification and enable resolving of es6 modules. Add the following lines to your webpack config:
  optimization: {
    minimize: false
  resolve: {
    extensions: ['.js'],
    mainFields: ['main']


Contributions are welcomed! Read the Contributing Guide for more information.


This project is licensed under the Apache V2 License. See LICENSE for more information.