How to Connect to Flow

Learn how to connect to the Flow blockchain with Blockdaemon.

If you haven't already configured any Flow infrastructure, visit the Flow marketplace page to learn more about Blockdaemon's Flow options. Once you have purchased your Blockdaemon Flow infrastructure, your Blockdaemon Technical Account Manager (TAM) will send you the necessary access credentials.



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In this guide, you'll learn the following connection methods to the Flow infrastructure:

Flow API Access

flow blocks get 12884163 --host [cname]:9000 --include transactions

To connect to Flow access notes, the Flow CLI must be installed. For more information, see the Flow developer documentation.

Flow Connection via WebSocket

wscat -H "X-Auth-Token: YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN" -c wss://YOUR_ENDPOINT_URL:8443/websocket
  • Replace YOUR_ENDPOINT_URL with the Endpoint URL in the Blockdaemon app.
  • Replace YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN with the Auth Token in the Blockdaemon app.



wscat is a tool that can connect over WebSocket(s) and may need to be installed. You can use your preferred tool of choice.

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