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ssb-client v2

Scuttlebot client.

Create an rpc connection to an sbot running locally.


var ssbClient = require('ssb-client')
var ssbKeys = require('ssb-keys')

// simplest usage, connect to localhost sbot
// this will cb with an error if an sbot server is not running
ssbClient(function (err, sbot) {
  // ...

// configuration:
var keys = ssbKeys.loadOrCreateSync('./app-private.key')
  keys,                // optional, defaults to ~/.ssb/secret
    host: 'localhost', // optional, defaults to localhost
    port: 8008,        // optional, defaults to 8008
    key:,      // optional, defaults to

    caps: {
        // random string for `appKey` in secret-handshake
        shs: ''

    // optional, muxrpc manifest. Defaults to ~/.ssb/manifest.json
    manifest: {}       

  function (err, sbot, config) {
    // ...


See ssb-keys. The keys look like this:

    id: String,
    public: String,
    private: String,
    curve: 'ed25519'


caps.shs is a random string passed to secret-handshake. It determines which sbot you are able to connect to. It defaults to a magic string in this repo and also in scuttlebot

var appKey = new Buffer(opts.caps.shs, 'base64')


MIT, Copyright 2015 Paul Frazee and Dominic Tarr