# Tutorial

Elara's API requires a valid Project Endpoint to be included in your request. This identifier should be appended to the request URL.


  1. Use your github account to log in 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 then click "OK". If everything is ok, you will see a message stating that the project has been successfully created.

  4. In the project list, click the project to enter the project details page -There is a list 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 that displays "ENDPOINTS" information, including "https" and "wss" for accessing ENDPOINT. That is the "YOUR-PROJECT-ENDPOINT" of the project

# Make a request

Use one of these ENDPOINT as the provider of your client program.

Note: Please be sure to replace YOUR-PROJECT-ENDPOINT with Project Endpoint in the Elara dashboard

  • Method 1: curl sends an HTTP request:
#curl http
curl --location --request POST'https://YOUR-PROJECT-ENDPOINT' \
    --header'Content-Type: application/json' \
  • Method 2: Use wscat to send websocket request:
[email protected]:~/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: Use SDK

You can refer to polkadot-js and use the following similar code to access the node through 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 is important to note that JSON-RPC requests have nothing to do with transmission, and the same request can be made via HTTPS and Websockets.