Cryptographic validation of Scuttlebutt messages.

Usage no npm install needed!

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Cryptographic validation of Scuttlebutt messages in the form of Rust bindings for Node.js.

Perform batch verification and validation of SSB message values using ssb-verify-signatures and ssb-validate from the Sunrise Choir.

Note: messages are expected to be values and not KVT's (key, value, timestamp). The key is returned for each successfully validated message.

The node-bindgen crate is currently used to generate the bindings from Rust code.


Rust first needs to be installed in order to build the bindings (installation instructions).

git clone
cd ssb-validate2-rsjs-node
cargo install nj-cli
# generate release build of ssb-validate2-rsjs-node
npm run build
# run the tests
npm run test

The build process creates bindings in ./dist/index.node.

If you wish to rebuild the bindings after making changes to the code, use the nj-cli tool:

nj-cli build --release


Tests for single-author and multi-author messages are included. These tests are defined and executed using tape. Test data (SSB messages) are dynamically-generated using ssb-fixtures. The tests can be found in the native/test directory.

Performance Benchmarks

After performing build instructions (see above):

cd ssb-validate2-rsjs-node
# Run benchmarks
npm run perf

The default values for the performance benchmarks (test/perf.js) are 100 messages from 1 author, for a total of 10 iterations. These value constants can be changed in test/perf.js. Performance benchmarks for the multi-author method default to 100 messages from 5 authors, for a total of 10 iterations (test/multiAuthorPerf.js).

Releasing New Versions

To release a new version, all that you need to do is update the version number in package.json and commit with a message that starts with the word "release", e.g. release 1.1.0. Then, CI (GitHub Actions) will detect that, and compile this library for many variations of operating system and Node.js versions and then publish those as prebuilds to NPM. This repository has an environment variable NPM_TOKEN set up so that GitHub Actions has publish permissions for this package.


LGPL 3.0.