Javascript library for interacting with the Event Gateway.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import serverlessEventGatewaySdk from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@serverless/event-gateway-sdk';


Event Gateway JavaScript SDK

Javascript library for interacting with the Event Gateway.

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This is the Javascript SDK for interacting with the Event Gateway, the hub for connecting events to serverless functions. It is designed to work both on the server with Node.js and in the browser.

Target Audience

This SDK can be used both to configure the Event Gateway, by registering functions and subscriptions, and to interact with the Event Gateway, by emitting events from your application to be sent to subscribed functions.

This README is focused on the latter use case -- interacting with the Event Gateway by emitting events. If you're interested in using the Event Gateway SDK to configure the Event Gateway, please check the API reference for the available methods, as well as the main Event Gateway repository. You may also be interested in using the Event Gateway plugin for the Serverless Framework to configure the Event Gateway.



npm install @serverless/event-gateway-sdk


<script type="text/javascript" src="https://unpkg.com/@serverless/event-gateway-sdk@latest/dist/event-gateway-sdk.min.js"></script>

The EventGateway SDK will then be attached to window e.g. and you can access it via window.EventGatewaySDK


Use the emit command to emit a CloudEvent payload to your Event Gateway. The event will be received by any function that is subscribed to your event.

// Construct your client
const SDK = require('@serverless/event-gateway-sdk');
const eventGateway = new SDK({
  url: 'https://mytenant-myapp.slsgateway.com',

// Emit your event
    eventID: '1',
    eventType: 'user.created',
    cloudEventsVersion: '0.1',
    source: '/services/users',
    contentType: 'application/json',
    data: {
      userID: 'foo'
  }, {
    path: '/users',
    headers: {
      "Authorization": "Bearer 124567890"
  // If a sync subscription, then do something with the response.
  .then(res => res.json())
  .then(json => console.log(json))

The emit() function takes two arguments: an event which is a valid CloudEvent, plus an optional options object to include a path and/or headers to pass with your event.

The function returns a fetch response object. If your event has a sync subscription attached, the fetch response will have the status code and body from the subscription. If not, the response will return a 202 Accepted status code with an empty body.


In the example above, we created an Event Gateway client using the application URL from the hosted Event Gateway provided by Serverless, Inc.

You can also use the Event Gateway SDK with your own, self-hosted Event Gateway. Constructor details are listed below.



  • url - string - required, Events API URL
  • configurationUrl - string - optional, Configuration API URL. By default, it's the same as url but with 4001 port
  • space - string - optional, space name, default: default
  • accessKey - string - optional, access key for hosted Event Gateway. Access key is required for using Configuration API methods on hosted Event Gateway
  • fetchClient - object - optional, fetch client


const SDK = require('@serverless/event-gateway-sdk');
const eventGateway = new SDK({
  url: 'http://localhost',
  space: 'mycompany-prod',
  accessKey: '1234abcd'

API Reference

For all available methods in the Event Gateway SDK, please see the API reference.


If you are interested to contribute we recommend to check out the Contributing document as it explains how to get started and some of the design decisions for this library.