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We have created a suite of packages that, together, mock an account servicing entity that has deployed Rafiki, exposing an SPSP endpoint, the Open Payments APIs with its required GNAP auth endpoints to request grants, a STREAM endpoint for receiving Interledger packets, and a UI to view and manage the Rafiki instance. Additionally, we provide a simple request signing service that is used by Postman to generate request signatures required by the Open Payments APIs.

These packages include:

  • backend (SPSP, Open Payments APIs, GraphQL Admin APIs, STREAM endpoint)
  • auth (GNAP auth server)
  • mock-account-servicing-entity (mocks an Account Servicing Entity)
  • frontend (Remix app to expose a UI for Rafiki Admin management via interaction with the backend Admin APIs)

These packages depend on the following databases:

  • TigerBeetle or Postgres (accounting)
  • Postgres (Open Payments resources, auth resources)
  • Redis (STREAM details)

We provide containerized versions of our packages together with two pre-configured docker-compose files (Cloud Nine Wallet and Happy Life Bank) to start two Mock Account Servicing Entities with their respective Rafiki backend and auth servers. They automatically peer and 2 to 3 user accounts are created on both of them.

This environment will set up a playground where you can use the Rafiki Admin APIs and the Open Payments APIs.

Environment overview

Docker compose environment

Cloud Nine Wallet

(a) User Interface - accessible at http://localhost:3030

(b) Admin API - accessible at http://localhost:3001/graphql

(c) Open Payments API - accessible at http://localhost:3000

(d) Rafiki Admin - accessible at http://localhost:3010

(e) Open Payments Auth API - accessible at http://localhost:3006

(f) DEPRECATED: Postman Signature Service - accessible at http://localhost:3040

Happy Life Bank

(g) User Interface - accessible at http://localhost:3031

(h) Admin API - accessible at http://localhost:4001/graphql

(i) Open Payments API - accessible at http://localhost:4000

(j) Rafiki Admin - accessible at http://localhost:4010

(k) Open Payments Auth API - accessible at http://localhost:4006

(l) DEPRECATED: Postman Signature Service - accessible at http://localhost:3041


(m) Postgres Server - accessible at http://localhost:5432

Exploring Accounts on Mock Account Servicing Entity

Navigate to localhost:3030 to view the accounts on one instance of the Mock Account Servicing Entity called Cloud Nine Wallet.

Mock Account Servicing Entity Accounts

The accounts of the second instance (Happy Life Bank) can be found on localhost:3031.

When clicking on the Account Name, a list of Transactions appears.

Mock Account Servicing Entity Transactions

Running the local environment



The following should be run from the root of the project.

// If you have spun up the environment before, remember to first tear down and remove volumes!
// start the local environment
pnpm localenv:compose up
// tear down and remove volumes
pnpm localenv:compose down --volumes

If you want to use Postgres as the accounting database instead of TigerBeetle, you can use the psql variant of the localenv:compose commands:

pnpm localenv:compose:psql up
pnpm localenv:compose:psql down --volumes

The local environment consists of a primary Rafiki instance and a secondary Rafiki instance, each with its own docker compose files (Cloud Nine Wallet, Happy Life Bank). The primary Cloud Nine Wallet docker compose file (./cloud-nine-wallet/docker-compose.yml) includes the main Rafiki services backend and auth, as well as the required data stores tigerbeetle (if enabled), redis, and postgres, so it can be run on its own. The secondary Happy Life Bank docker compose file (./happy-life-bank/docker-compose.yml) includes only the Rafiki services, not the data stores. It uses the data stores created by the primary Rafiki instance so it can’t be run by itself. The pnpm localenv:compose up command starts both the primary instance and the secondary.

Shutting down

// tear down
pnpm localenv:compose down
// tear down and delete database volumes
pnpm localenv:compose down --volumes


pnpm localenv:compose configShow all merged config (with Tigerbeetle)
pnpm localenv:compose upStart (with Tigerbeetle)
pnpm localenv:compose up -dStart (with Tigerbeetle) detached
pnpm localenv:compose downDown (with Tigerbeetle)
pnpm localenv:compose down --volumesDown and kill volumes (with Tigerbeetle)
pnpm localenv:compose:psql configShow all merged config (with Postgresql)
pnpm localenv:compose buildBuild all the containers (with Tigerbeetle)
pnpm localenv:compose:psql upStart (with Postgresql)
pnpm localenv:compose:psql up -dStart (with Postgresql) detached
pnpm localenv:compose:psql downDown (with Postgresql)
pnpm localenv:compose:psql down --volumesDown (with Postgresql) and kill volumes
pnpm localenv:compose:psql buildBuild all the containers (with Postgresql)


Postman & Open Payments APIs

The Open Payments APIs can be interacted with using the Postman API collection. You can either log into Postman and fork the collection or you can import it from source. It requires you to either load the Local Environment or the Remote Environment.

The Examples folder in the Postman API collection includes an eCommerce (Open Payments) example that can be executed one by one. It

  1. gets the sender’s wallet address
  2. gets the receiver’s wallet address
  3. requests a grant to create an incoming payment on the receiver’s account
  4. creates an incoming payment on the receiver’s account
  5. requests a grant to create (and read) a quote on the senders’s account
  6. creates a quote on the sender’s account
  7. requests a grant to create (and read) an outgoing payment on the sender’s account
  8. creates an outgoing payment on the sender’s account
  9. fetches the outgoing payment on the sender’s account

Note that one has to go through the interaction flow after requesting a grant for an outgoing payment. More information about the interaction flow can be found here.

Admin UI

In order to manage, and view information about the Rafiki instance(s) using a UI, you can navigate to localhost:3010 (Cloud Nine Wallet) or localhost:4010 (Happy Life Bank). This is the frontend project which runs a Remix app for querying info and executing mutations against the Rafiki Admin APIs.

Admin APIs

In addition to the using the Admin UI for interacting with the Admin APIs, you can also use the Apollo explorer (on localhost:3001/graphql and localhost:4001/graphql, respectively), and also via the Postman collection. The Postman collection is configured to use the default endpoints of the local environment.


Every wallet address also serves as an SPSP endpoint. A GET request to e.g. http://localhost:3000/accounts/gfranklin with Accept header application/spsp4+json will return an SPSP response with STREAM connection details.

http GET http://localhost:3000/accounts/gfranklin Host:backend Accept:application/spsp4+json
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Length: 220
Content-Type: application/spsp4+json
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2023 13:07:24 GMT
Keep-Alive: timeout=5
"destination_account": "test.rafiki.viXmy1OVHgvmQakNjX1C6kQMri92DzHeISEv-5VzTDuFhrpsrkDzsq5OO9Lfa9yed0L2RJGC9hA_IX-zztTtTZ87shCYvsQ",
"receipts_enabled": false,
"shared_secret": "Rz_vudcg13EPs8ehL2drvZFJS1LJ4Y3EltOI60-lQ78"