# QuickStart

Elara's APIs require a valid Project Endpoint to be included with your request traffic. This identifier should be appended to the request URL.


  1. Login with your github account Elara official website (opens new window)

  2. Enter Elara Dashboard (opens new window), click to select the main chain in the left sidebar

  3. Click the "Create New Project" button in the upper right corner, enter PROJECT-NAME in the pop-up dialog box, and click "OK". If everything is normal, you will see a message that the project was created successfully.

  4. In the project list, click on the project to enter the project details page

    • There is a column of information showing PID, a string of characters and numbers with a length of 32, which is the YOUR-PROJECT-ID of the project
    • There is a column of information displaying ENDPOINTS, including https and wss to access ENDPOINT. That is the project's YOUR-PROJECT-ENDPOINT

# Make Requests

Use one of these endpoints as your client provider.

NOTE:Be sure to replace YOUR-PROJECT-ENDPOINT with a Project ENDPOINT from your Elara dashboard

  • Method 1 : curl sends HTTP request:
#curl http
curl --location --request POST 'https://YOUR-PROJECT-ENDPOINT' \
    --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    --data-raw '{
  • Method 2: wscat sends websocket request:
parachain@ubuntu:~/elara$ wscat  -c wss://YOUR-PROJECT-ENDPOINT
Connected (press CTRL+C to quit)
> {"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"chain_getBlock","params":[]}
< {"jsonrpc":"2.0","result":{"block":{"extrinsics":["0x280402000b901ac96e7601"],"header":{"digest":{"logs":["0x066175726120dfcdf90f00000000","0x05617572610101acb2a4725f0f8945593cea6aa6ef70df2a8fd4a2c4eb1c0d1bf51828f26e371f897473113541f9c0d9f94e51471a3d685a86866a12133ea012d2777bb9709589"]},"extrinsicsRoot":"0xcca5112546305b07d904c2aa26155dffe6c66de043708e1ac89e57609fbcc6d1","number":"0x17922","parentHash":"0xdb798a19707ef9085b97d0b00854c613ae4abdb560e2ea1164f2e7bbfbc288a1","stateRoot":"0xdc575fe975067ded933020df9035db0e496143e6b9a062a4313fd1f6e9d02922"}},"justification":null},"id":1}
  • Method 3 : Using the SDK

You can refer to polkadot-js, use the following similar code to access the node with Https or Websocket:

const { ApiPromise, WsProvider } = require('@polkadot/api');
const { HttpProvider } = require('@polkadot/rpc-provider');

(async function () {
// Http
const httpProvider = new HttpProvider('https://YOUR-PROJECT-ENDPOINT')
const hash = await httpProvider.send('chain_getBlockHash', [])
console.log('latest block Hash', hash)

// Websocket
const wsProvider = new WsProvider('wss://YOUR-PROJECT-ENDPOINT')
const api = await ApiPromise.create({ provider: wsProvider })
//Do something


It's important to note that JSON-RPC requests are transport agnostic, the same requests can be made over HTTPS, Websockets.

Last Updated: 12/17/2020, 4:28:10 PM