Developer Guide: Wallet RPC documentation

Introduction

This is a list of the monero-wallet-rpc calls, their inputs and outputs, and examples of each. The program monero-wallet-rpc replaced the rpc interface that was in simplewallet and then monero-wallet-cli.

All monero-wallet-rpc methods use the same JSON RPC interface. For example:

IP=127.0.0.1
PORT=18082
METHOD="make_integrated_address"
PARAMS="{\"payment_id\":\"1234567890123456789012345678900012345678901234567890123456789000\"}"
curl \
    -X POST http://$IP:$PORT/json_rpc \
    -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"'$METHOD'","params":'"$PARAMS"'}' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json'

If the monero-wallet-rpc was executed with the --rpc-login argument as username:password, then follow this example:

IP=127.0.0.1
PORT=18082
METHOD="make_integrated_address"
PARAMS="{\"payment_id\":\"1234567890123456789012345678900012345678901234567890123456789000\"}"
curl \
    -u username:password --digest \
    -X POST http://$IP:$PORT/json_rpc \
    -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"'$METHOD'","params":'"$PARAMS"'}' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json'

Note: "atomic units" refer to the smallest fraction of 1 XMR according to the monerod implementation. 1 XMR = 1e12 atomic units.

Index of JSON RPC Methods:


JSON RPC Methods:

getbalance

Return the wallet's balance.

Inputs: None.

Outputs:

Example:

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"getbalance"}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "balance": 140000000000, "unlocked_balance": 50000000000 } }

getaddress

Return the wallet's address.

Inputs: None.

Outputs:

Example:

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"getaddress"}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "address": "427ZuEhNJQRXoyJAeEoBaNW56ScQaLXyyQWgxeRL9KgAUhVzkvfiELZV7fCPBuuB2CGuJiWFQjhnhhwiH1FsHYGQGaDsaBA" } }

getheight

Returns the wallet's current block height.

Inputs: None.

Outputs:

Example:

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"getheight"}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "height": 994310 } }

transfer

Send monero to a number of recipients.

Inputs:

Example:

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"transfer","params":{"destinations":[{"amount":100000000,"address":"9wNgSYy2F9qPZu7KBjvsFgZLTKE2TZgEpNFbGka9gA5zPmAXS35QzzYaLKJRkYTnzgArGNX7TvSqZC87tBLwtaC5RQgJ8rm"},{"amount":200000000,"address":"9vH5D7Fv47mbpCpdcthcjU34rqiiAYRCh1tYywmhqnEk9iwCE9yppgNCXAyVHG5qJt2kExa42TuhzQfJbmbpeGLkVbg8xit"}],"mixin":4,"get_tx_key": true}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "fee": 48958481211, "tx_hash": "985180f468637bc6d2f72ee054e1e34b8d5097988bb29a2e0cb763e4464db23c", "tx_key": "8d62e5637f1fcc9a8904057d6bed6c697618507b193e956f77c31ce662b2ee07" } }

transfer_split

Same as transfer, but can split into more than one tx if necessary.

Inputs:

Outputs:

Example:

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"transfer_split","params":{"destinations":[{"amount":100000000,"address":"9wNgSYy2F9qPZu7KBjvsFgZLTKE2TZgEpNFbGka9gA5zPmAXS35QzzYaLKJRkYTnzgArGNX7TvSqZC87tBwtaC5RQgJ8rm"},{"amount":200000000,"address":"9vH5D7Fv47mbpCpdcthcjU34rqiiAYRCh1tYywmhqnEk9iwCE9yppgNCXAyVHG5qJt2kExa42TuhzQfJbmbpeGLkVbg8xit"},{"amount":200000000,"address":"9vC5Q25cR1d3WzKX6dpTaLJaqZyDrtTnfadTmVuB1Wue2tyFGxUhiE4RGa74pEDJv7gSySzcd1Ao6G1nzSaqp78vLfP6MPj"},{"amount":200000000,"address":"A2MSrn49ziBPJBh8ZNEhhbfyLMou6mao4C1F5TLGUatmUnCxZArDYkcbAnVkVEopWVeak2rKDrmc8JpoS7n5dvfN9YDPBTG"},{"amount":200000000,"address":"9tEDyVQ8zgRQbDYiykTdpw5kZ6qWQWcKfExEj9eQshjpGb3sdr3UyWE2AHWzUGzJjaH9HN1DdGBdyQQ4AqGMc7rr5xYwZWW"}],"mixin":4,"get_tx_key": true, "new_algorithm": true}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "fee_list": [97916962422], "tx_hash_list": ["c5c389846e701c27aaf1f7ab8b9dc457b471fcea5bc9710e8020d51275afbc54"] } }

sweep_dust

Send all dust outputs back to the wallet's, to make them easier to spend (and mix).

Inputs: None.

Outputs:

Example (In this example, sweep_dust returns an error due to insufficient funds to sweep):

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"sweep_dust"}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "error": { "code": -4, "message": "not enough money" }, "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0" }

store

Save the blockchain.

Inputs: None.

Outputs: None.

Example:

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"store"}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { } }

get_payments

Get a list of incoming payments using a given payment id.

Inputs:

Outputs:

Example:

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"get_payments","params":{"payment_id":"4279257e0a20608e25dba8744949c9e1caff4fcdafc7d5362ecf14225f3d9030"}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "payments": [{ "amount": 10350000000000, "block_height": 994327, "payment_id": "4279257e0a20608e25dba8744949c9e1caff4fcdafc7d5362ecf14225f3d9030", "tx_hash": "c391089f5b1b02067acc15294e3629a463412af1f1ed0f354113dd4467e4f6c1", "unlock_time": 0 }] } }

get_bulk_payments

Get a list of incoming payments using a given payment id, or a list of payments ids, from a given height. This method is the preferred method over get_payments because it has the same functionality but is more extendable. Either is fine for looking up transactions by a single payment ID.

Inputs:

Outputs:

Example:

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"get_bulk_payments","params":{"payment_ids":["4279257e0a20608e25dba8744949c9e1caff4fcdafc7d5362ecf14225f3d9030"],"min_block_height":990000}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "payments": [{ "amount": 10350000000000, "block_height": 994327, "payment_id": "4279257e0a20608e25dba8744949c9e1caff4fcdafc7d5362ecf14225f3d9030", "tx_hash": "c391089f5b1b02067acc15294e3629a463412af1f1ed0f354113dd4467e4f6c1", "unlock_time": 0 }] } }

get_transfers

Returns a list of transfers.

Inputs:

Outputs:

Example:

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"get_transfers","params":{"pool":true}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "pool": [{ "amount": 500000000000, "fee": 0, "height": 0, "note": "", "payment_id": "758d9b225fda7b7f", "timestamp": 1488312467, "txid": "da7301d5423efa09fabacb720002e978d114ff2db6a1546f8b820644a1b96208", "type": "pool" }] } }

incoming_transfers

Return a list of incoming transfers to the wallet.

Inputs:

Outputs:

Example (Return "all" transaction types):

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"incoming_transfers","params":{"transfer_type":"all"}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "transfers": [{ "amount": 10000000000000, "global_index": 711506, "spent": false, "tx_hash": "<c391089f5b1b02067acc15294e3629a463412af1f1ed0f354113dd4467e4f6c1>", "tx_size": 5870 },{ "amount": 300000000000, "global_index": 794232, "spent": false, "tx_hash": "<c391089f5b1b02067acc15294e3629a463412af1f1ed0f354113dd4467e4f6c1>", "tx_size": 5870 },{ "amount": 50000000000, "global_index": 213659, "spent": false, "tx_hash": "<c391089f5b1b02067acc15294e3629a463412af1f1ed0f354113dd4467e4f6c1>", "tx_size": 5870 }] } }

Example (Return "available" transactions):

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"incoming_transfers","params":{"transfer_type":"available"}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "transfers": [{ "amount": 10000000000000, "global_index": 711506, "spent": false, "tx_hash": "<c391089f5b1b02067acc15294e3629a463412af1f1ed0f354113dd4467e4f6c1>", "tx_size": 5870 },{ "amount": 300000000000, "global_index": 794232, "spent": false, "tx_hash": "<c391089f5b1b02067acc15294e3629a463412af1f1ed0f354113dd4467e4f6c1>", "tx_size": 5870 },{ "amount": 50000000000, "global_index": 213659, "spent": false, "tx_hash": "<c391089f5b1b02067acc15294e3629a463412af1f1ed0f354113dd4467e4f6c1>", "tx_size": 5870 }] } }

Example (Return "unavailable" transaction. Note that this particular example returns 0 unavailable transactions):

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"incoming_transfers","params":{"transfer_type":"unavailable"}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { } }

query_key

Return the spend or view private key.

Inputs:

Outputs:

Example (Query view key):

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"query_key","params":{"key_type":"view_key"}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "key": "7e341d…" } }

Example (Query mnemonic key):

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"query_key","params":{"key_type":"mnemonic"}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "key": "adapt adapt nostril …" } }

make_integrated_address

Make an integrated address from the wallet address and a payment id.

Inputs:

Outputs:

Example (Payment ID is empty, use a random ID):

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"make_integrated_address","params":{"payment_id":""}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "integrated_address": "4BpEv3WrufwXoyJAeEoBaNW56ScQaLXyyQWgxeRL9KgAUhVzkvfiELZV7fCPBuuB2CGuJiWFQjhnhhwiH1FsHYGQQ8H2RRJveAtUeiFs6J" } }

split_integrated_address

Retrieve the standard address and payment id corresponding to an integrated address.

Inputs:

Outputs:

Example:

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"split_integrated_address","params":{"integrated_address": "4BpEv3WrufwXoyJAeEoBaNW56ScQaLXyyQWgxeRL9KgAUhVzkvfiELZV7fCPBuuB2CGuJiWFQjhnhhwiH1FsHYGQQ8H2RRJveAtUeiFs6J"}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "payment_id": "<420fa29b2d9a49f5>", "standard_address": "427ZuEhNJQRXoyJAeEoBaNW56ScQaLXyyQWgxeRL9KgAUhVzkvfiELZV7fCPBuuB2CGuJiWFQjhnhhwiH1FsHYGQGaDsaBA" } }

stop_wallet

Stops the wallet, storing the current state.

Inputs: None.

Outputs: None.

Example:

[ monero->~ ]$ curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"stop_wallet"}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": "0", "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { } }

make_uri

Create a payment URI using the official URI spec.

Inputs:

Outputs:

Example:

[ monero->~ ]$curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"make_uri","params":{"address":"44AFFq5kSiGBoZ4NMDwYtN18obc8AemS33DBLWs3H7otXft3XjrpDtQGv7SqSsaBYBb98uNbr2VBBEt7f2wfn3RVGQBEP3A","amount":10,"payment_id":"0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef","tx_description":"Testing out the make_uri function.","recipient_name":"Monero Project donation address"}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": 0, "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "uri": "monero:44AFFq5kSiGBoZ4NMDwYtN18obc8AemS33DBLWs3H7otXft3XjrpDtQGv7SqSsaBYBb98uNbr2VBBEt7f2wfn3RVGQBEP3A?tx_payment_id=0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef&tx_amount=0.000000000010&recipient_name=Monero%20Project%20donation%20address&tx_description=Testing%20out%20the%20make_uri%20function." } }

parse_uri

Parse a payment URI to get payment information.

Inputs:

Outputs:

Example:

[ monero->~ ]$curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:18082/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"parse_uri","params":{"uri":"monero:44AFFq5kSiGBoZ4NMDwYtN18obc8AemS33DBLWs3H7otXft3XjrpDtQGv7SqSsaBYBb98uNbr2VBBEt7f2wfn3RVGQBEP3A?tx_payment_id=0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef&tx_amount=0.000000000010&recipient_name=Monero%20Project%20donation%20address&tx_description=Testing%20out%20the%20make_uri%20function."}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' { "id": 0, "jsonrpc": "2.0", "result": { "uri": { "address": "44AFFq5kSiGBoZ4NMDwYtN18obc8AemS33DBLWs3H7otXft3XjrpDtQGv7SqSsaBYBb98uNbr2VBBEt7f2wfn3RVGQBEP3A", "amount": 10, "payment_id": "0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef", "recipient_name": "Monero Project donation address", "tx_description": "Testing out the make_uri function." } } }