Log In with Othent

Log In with web2 accounts on Arweave

Othent is library facilitating the onboarding of users from web2 to web3 by through authentication. The authentication protocol offers a number of "wallet-less" functions for the same.

The logIn function lets users log in to applications built on Arweave using web2 technologies like email addresses. This helps eliminate the need for or knowledge of web3 technologies like wallets and tokens and opens up avenues for building widely inclusive applications.

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Basic Syntax

The function is called as follows:

import { Othent } from 'arweavekit/auth'

const result = await Othent.logIn({params});

Input Parameters

  • apiId: string : Use of any Othent function requires an apiId which can be fetched from othent.io. Towards the bottom of the linked page, the Get your API ID button provides the same.

const result = await Othent.logIn({
    apiId: string

This function enables a user to log In to an Arweave application using web2 technologies like email addresses after verifying the apiId. Upon successful login, the function call returns the connected user's details fetched from their email address.

Returned Data

The function call returns the following data:

    contract_id: string,
    given_name: string,
    family_name: string,
    nickname: string,
    name: string,
    picture: string,
    locale: string,
    email: string,
    email_verified: string,
    sub: string,
    success?: string,
    message?: string
  • contract_id: string : The contract_id is the wallet address associated with a user's email account, provided to the user at the time of registration with Othent.

  • given_name: string : The given_name is the connected user's first name associated with the email account.

  • family_name: string : The family_name is the connected user's last name associated with the email account.

  • nickname: string : The nickname is the connected user's initials associated with the email account.

  • name: string : The name is the connected user's given_name and family_name joined together.

  • picture: string : The picture is the connected user's profile picture associated with the email account.

  • locale: string : The locale is the connected user's preferred language associated with the email account.

  • email: string : The email is the connected user's email address.

  • email_verified: string : The email_verified holds information the confirmation status of the email.

  • sub: string : The sub is a unique id for Othent's reference.

  • success: string (optional) : The success status of function call.

  • message: string (optional) : Any message to be returned with function call.

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