NodeJS SDK (v.0.0.1)

Space and Time JavaScript (NodeJS) SDK (JavaScript version >= 19.8.0)

Installation instructions

  1. git clone
  2. Before running the code, rename the.env.sample to .env and ensure that your credentials are set up in the .env file properly.
  3. Install SDK dependencies:
npm install

Important notes

  1. The SDK will create a new user for you unless you provide and existing username, PRIVATEKEY, and PUBLICKEY in your .env, and then it will authenticate with that user.
  2. If you change between user accounts, you must also change the keys in your .env file.
  3. The code in examples.js demonstrates how to call the SDK.
  4. An installable NPM package is coming soon.

NOTE: Because the biscuits implementation uses Web Assembly that requires Rust, you will need to use this flag when running a script with the NodeSDK --experimental-wasm-modules.

node --experimental-wasm-modules my-sdk-script.js



The SDK implements persistent storage in file-based sessions.


It supports ED25519 public key encryption for biscuit authorization and securing data in the platform.

SQL Support

🪄 Support for DDL: Configure Resources - Perform all CREATE, ALTER, DROP commands

🧪 Support for DML: Modify data - Perform all INSERT, UPDATE, MERGE, DELETE commands

💥 Support for SQL: Execute queries - Perform all SELECT commands

🔎 Support for SQL Views: Execute a view

Platform discovery

For fetching metadata and information about the database resources.

  • Namespaces
  • Tables
  • Table Columns
  • Table Indexes
  • Table Primary Keys
  • Table Relationships
  • Table Primary Key References
  • Table Foreign Key References


Initializing the SDK

// Initializing the Space and Time SDK for use.
import SpaceAndTimeSDK from "./SpaceAndTimeSDK.js";
const initSDK = SpaceAndTimeSDK.init();

Authenticating with the Space and Time platform

When the SDK registers a new account, it will save your keys to the .env file. Make sure to save your private key used in authentication and biscuit generation or else you will not be able to have access to the user and the tables created using the key.

The generated AccessToken is valid for 25 minutes and the RefreshToken for 30 minutes.

// Authenticate yourself using the Space and Time SDK.
let [tokenResponse, tokenError] =  await initSDK.Authenticate();

console.log(tokenResponse, tokenError);

Generating biscuits

You can create multiple biscuit tokens for a table, allowing you to provide different access levels for users. For the list of all capabilities, refer to the biscuit authorization documentation.

Sample biscuit generation with permissions for select query,insert query, update query, delete query, create table

const biscuitCapabilityContainer = 
	{ biscuitOperation: "dql_select", biscuitResource: "ETH.TESTTABLE" },
	{ biscuitOperation: "dml_insert", biscuitResource: "ETH.TESTTABLE" }, 
	{ biscuitOperation: "dml_update", biscuitResource: "ETH.TESTTABLE" },
	{ biscuitOperation: "dml_delete", biscuitResource: "ETH.TESTTABLE" },
	{ biscuitOperation: "ddl_create", biscuitResource: "ETH.TESTTABLE" },  

let biscuitBuilder = biscuit``;
for(const {biscuitOperation, biscuitResource} of biscuitCapabilityContainer) 

// Generate the biscuit token
biscuitToken = generateBiscuit("ETH.TESTTABLE", biscuitPrivateKey)


Note: To create a new schema, ddl_create permission is needed.

// Create a Schema
let [createSchemaResponse, createSchemaError] =  await initSDK.CreateSchema("CREATE SCHEMA ETH");

console.log('Response: ', createSchemaResponse)
console.log('Error: ', createSchemaError)

// Only for Create Table Queries
// for ALTER and DROP, use DDL()
let [CreateTableResponse, CreateTableError] =  await initSDK.CreateTable("ETH.TESTTABLE", "CREATE TABLE ETH.TESTTABLE(id INT PRIMARY KEY, test VARCHAR)", "permissioned", publickey, biscuit);

console.log('Response: ', CreateTableResponse)
console.log('Error: ', CreateTableError)

// For ALTER and DROP
let [DDLresponse, DDLerror] =  await initSDK.DDL("ETH.TESTTABLE", "ALTER TABLE ETH.TESTTABLE ADD TEST2 VARCHAR", biscuit);

console.log('Response: ', DDLresponse)
console.log('Error: ', DDLerror)

// DML 
// Use DML() to insert, update, delete and merge queries
let [DMLResponse, DMLError] =  await initSDK.DML("ETH.TESTTABLE", "INSERT INTO ETH.TESTTABLE VALUES(5, 'X5')", biscuit);

console.log('Response: ', DMLResponse)
console.log('Error: ', DMLError)

// DQL for selecting content from the blockchain tables.
let [DQLResponse, DQLError] =  await initSDK.DQL("ETH.TESTTABLE", "SELECT * FROM ETH.TESTTABLE", biscuit);

console.log('Response: ', DQLResponse)
console.log('Error: ', DQLError)


Discovery SDK calls need a user to be logged in.

// List Namespaces
let [getNameSpaceResponse, getNameSpaceError] =  await initSDK.getNameSpaces();

console.log('Response: ', getNameSpaceResponse)
console.log('Error: ', getNameSpaceError)

// List Tables in a given namespace
// Possible scope values - ALL = all tables, PUBLIC = non-permissioned tables, PRIVATE = tables created by a requesting user
let [getTableResponse, getTableError] =  await initSDK.getTables("ALL","ETH");

console.log('Response: ', getTableResponse)
console.log('Error: ', getTableError)

// List columns for a given table in a namespace
let [getTableColumnResponse, getTableColumnError] =  await initSDK.getTableColumns("ETH","TESTTABLE");

console.log('Response: ', getTableColumnResponse)
console.log('Error: ', getTableColumnError)

// List table index for a given table in a namespace
let [getTableIndexesResponse, getTableIndexesError] =  await initSDK.getTableIndexes("ETH","TESTTABLE");

console.log('Response: ', getTableIndexesResponse)
console.log('Error: ', getTableIndexesError)

// List table primary key for a given table in a namespace
let [getPrimaryKeyResponse, getPrimaryKeyError] =  await initSDK.getPrimaryKeys("ETH", "TESTTABLE");

console.log('Response: ', getPrimaryKeyResponse)
console.log('Error: ', getPrimaryKeyError)

// List table relations for a namespace and scope
let [tableRelationshipResponse, tableRelationshipError] =  await initSDK.getTableRelationships("ETH", "PRIVATE");

console.log('Response: ', tableRelationshipResponse)
console.log('Error: ', tableRelationshipError)

// List table primary key references for a table, column and a namespace
let [primaryKeyReferenceResponse, primaryKeyReferenceError] =  await initSDK.getPrimaryKeyReferences("ETH", "TESTTABLE", "TEST");

console.log('Response: ', primaryKeyReferenceResponse)
console.log('Error: ', primaryKeyReferenceError)

// List table foreign key references for a table, column and a namespace
let [foreignKeyReferenceResponse, foreignKeyReferenceError] =  await initSDK.getForeignKeyReferences("ETH", "TESTTABLE", "TEST");

console.log('Response: ', foreignKeyReferenceResponse)
console.log('Error: ', foreignKeyReferenceError)


For file storage, the following methods are available:

// File Storage Methods
SpaceAndTimeInit.write_to_file(AccessToken, RefreshToken, AccessTokenExpires, RefreshTokenExpires)