Pinata IPFS Gateway Tools

IPFS Gateway Tools

Overview

This toolkit contains helper functions for working with IPFS gateway URLs and transforming them as desired.

This package comes with distributions for the browser and for NodeJS. Take care to ensure you are importing or requiring in the right version.

Installation

npm install --save @pinata/ipfs-gateway-tools

Browser Setup

To require this in your project simply include the library at the top of your file like so:

import IPFSGatewayTools from '@pinata/ipfs-gateway-tools/dist/browser';
const gatewayTools = new IPFSGatewayTools();

NodeJS Setup

const IPFSGatewayTools = require('@pinata/ipfs-gateway-tools/dist/node');
const gatewayTools = new IPFSGatewayTools();

Usage

The IPFS gateway toolkit currently contains the following functions:

  • containsCID

  • convertToDesiredGateway

containsCID

ipfsGatewayTools.containsCID(url)

Params

  • url - A gateway url that should take one of the following forms:

    • ipfs://CID

    • ipfs://ipfs/CID

    • https://example-gateway.com/ipfs/CID

    • https://example-gateway.com/ipfs/CID/exampleFile.json

    • https://example-gateway.com/ipns/CID

Response

{
containsCid: (Boolean) - True if the url contains a CID,
cid: (string) - The CID that the url contains if "containsCid" is true
}

convertToDesiredGateway

ipfsGatewayTools.convertToDesiredGateway(sourceUrl, desiredGatewayPrefix)

Params

  • sourceUrl - A gateway url that should take one of the following forms:

    • ipfs://CID

    • ipfs://ipfs/CID

    • https://example-gateway.com/ipfs/CID

    • https://example-gateway.com/ipfs/CID/exampleFile.json

    • https://example-gateway.com/ipns/CID

  • desiredGatewayPrefix - The desired gateway you want to convert your source URL to. A few examples of this would be:

    • https://mygateway.mypinata.cloud

    • https://ipfs.io

Response

Returns a string that uses the desired source gateway prefix.

Example code:

const sourceUrl = 'https://exampleGateway.com/ipfs/bafybeifx7yeb55armcsxwwitkymga5xf53dxiarykms3ygqic223w5sk3m';
const desiredGatewayPrefix = 'https://mygateway.mypinata.cloud'
const convertedGatewayUrl = ipfsGatewayTools.convertToDesiredGateway(sourceUrl, desiredGatewayPrefix);
//In the example above, the resulting value for convertedGatewayUrl would be: https://mygateway.mypinata.cloud/ipfs/bafybeifx7yeb55armcsxwwitkymga5xf53dxiarykms3ygqic223w5sk3m

Questions? Issues? Suggestions?

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