How to Connect to Polkadot

Learn how to connect to the Polkadot infrastructure via RPC or WebSocket with Blockdaemon.

In this guide, we will cover the following connection methods to the Polkadot infrastructure:

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Visit the Polkadot marketplace page to explore Blockdaemon’s Polkadot infrastructure.


How to Access Your Blockdaemon Polkadot Credentials

Once you have purchased your Blockdaemon Polkadot infrastructure, you can access your credentials:

  1. Log into the Blockdaemon app.
  2. Click Nodes under the Access menu.
  3. Select the Polkadot node.
  4. Select the Connect tab. You'll find the following information:
    1. Endpoint URL
    2. Auth String
    3. Auth Token

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Polkadot HTTP RPC Connection via cURL

Here's how you add your access credentials to a cURL request.

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H "X-Auth-Token: YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN" \
-d '{"id":1, "jsonrpc":"2.0", "method": "YOUR_RPC_METHOD"}' \
https://YOUR_ENDPOINT_URL/http-rpc 
  • Replace YOUR_ENDPOINT_URL with the Endpoint URL in the Blockdaemon app.
  • Replace YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN with the Auth Token in the Blockdaemon app.
  • Replace YOUR_RPC_METHOD with your chosen RPC method

Polkadot Connection via WebSocket

Here's how you add your access credentials to a WebSocket connection request:

wscat -H "X-Auth-Token: YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN" -c wss://YOUR_ENDPOINT_URL:8443/websocket

Polkadot Connection via Sidecar API

Here's how you add your access credentials to a cURL request:

curl -X GET -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H 'X-Auth-Token: YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN' 'https://YOUR_ENDPOINT_URL/YOUR_SIDECAR_ENDPOINT' 
  • Replace YOUR_ENDPOINT_URL with the Endpoint URL in the Blockdaemon app.
  • Replace YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN with the Auth Token in the Blockdaemon app.
  • Replace YOUR_SIDECAR_ENDPOINT with your chosen REST endpoint

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