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gRPC bindings for various lnd versions

Project description

lncm/lnd-rpc

This repo aims to make grpc communication with (any version of) lnd trivial.

Currently, Go and Python are supported.

Go

While lnd natively provides .go files for grpc communication, importing the entirety of lnd sometimes causes issues with dependencies (ex. the infamous btcd versioning), etc. We aim to solve it by having zero/minimal dependencies, and providing direct access to each version individually.

Use

That snippet shows how to import grpc's from here, and use them to init authenticated lnd client.

package main

import (
    "context"
    "encoding/hex"
    "fmt"
    "io/ioutil"
    "time"

    "google.golang.org/grpc"
    "google.golang.org/grpc/credentials"
    "gopkg.in/macaroon.v2"

    "github.com/lncm/lnd-rpc/v0.9.0/lnrpc"
)


type rpcCreds map[string]string
func (m rpcCreds) RequireTransportSecurity() bool { return true }
func (m rpcCreds) GetRequestMetadata(_ context.Context, _ ...string) (map[string]string, error) {
	return m, nil
}
func newCreds(bytes []byte) rpcCreds {
	creds := make(map[string]string)
	creds["macaroon"] = hex.EncodeToString(bytes)
	return creds
}

func getClient(hostname string, port int, tlsFile, macaroonFile string) lnrpc.LightningClient  {
    macaroonBytes, err := ioutil.ReadFile(macaroonFile)
    if err != nil {
        panic(fmt.Sprintln("Cannot read macaroon file", err))
    }

    mac := &macaroon.Macaroon{}
    if err = mac.UnmarshalBinary(macaroonBytes); err != nil {
        panic(fmt.Sprintln("Cannot unmarshal macaroon", err))
    }

    ctx, cancel := context.WithTimeout(context.Background(), 5*time.Second)
    defer cancel()

    transportCredentials, err := credentials.NewClientTLSFromFile(tlsFile, hostname)
    if err != nil {
        panic(err)
    }

    fullHostname:= fmt.Sprintf("%s:%d", hostname, port)

    connection, err := grpc.DialContext(ctx, fullHostname, []grpc.DialOption{
        grpc.WithBlock(),
        grpc.WithTransportCredentials(transportCredentials),
        grpc.WithPerRPCCredentials(newCreds(macaroonBytes)),
    }...)
    if err != nil {
        panic(fmt.Errorf("unable to connect to %s: %w", fullHostname, err))
    }

    return lnrpc.NewLightningClient(connection)
}

func main() {
    const (
        hostname = "node's hostname"
        port = 10009
        tlsFile = "path/to/tls.cert"
        macaroonFile = "path/to/macaroon/file.macaroon"
    )

    client := getClient(hostname, port, tlsFile, macaroonFile)

    // Do stuff with the client…
}

Python3

This repo also holds the source (and scrips necessary to generate) the contents of lnd-rpc PyPI package. To use it, install the version of the version you want to use, and…

Use

pip3 install lnd-rpc

TODO: Add an example usage here

tl;dr

This repo helps with:

  1. download - download all lnd .proto's, and their dependencies
  2. generate-go - generate .go sources for available .proto files
  3. generate-python - generate .py sources for available .proto files

Each of these can be done in two ways:

  1. Run the script directly
  2. Via docker run

Download

./script/download downloads all .proto files, and all their dependencies unless a specific version is provided.

Run directly

./scripts/download --help
download v1.0.0

Download all .proto files necessary to build lnd's gRPC client libraries

Usage: ./scripts/download [options] LND_VERSION

Where LND_VERSION is in a form: [v]MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH (ex: v0.9.0), or "all" to download all versions

Options:

  -h, --help, help      Show this help message
  -G, --no-google       Skip download of google/api/* and google/protobuf/*
  -S, --strip-version   Don't include lnd version in the path (only works if LND_VERSION != "all")
  -o, --output          Download to a specified dir (will be created, if doesn't exist)

Examples:

  ./scripts/download  all                          # Download all lnd versions, and all google/* protos
  ./scripts/download  --no-google  v0.4.2          # Only download protos for lnd v0.4.2, and no google/* protos
  ./scripts/download  -G -S -o=~/last-lnd/ v0.9.0  # Only download protos for lnd v0.9.0, and save them to last-lnd/
                                                   #    in user's HOME directory w/o the /LND_VERSION/ segment in path

github: github.com/lncm/lnd-rpc/

Docker

NOTE: this one requires DOCKER_BUILDKIT=1 due to usage of --target=

# Build with:
DOCKER_BUILDKIT=1  docker build . \
    --target=protos-downloader
    --tag=lnd-rpc-downloader

# Run with:
docker run --rm -it \
    --volume=$(pwd)/:/protos/ \
    lnd-rpc-downloader # [VERSION|all] 

Generate Go

./scripts/generate-go generates .go files for all available versions, unless a specific version is provided.

Run directly

./scripts/generate-go --help
generate-go v1.0.0

Compile all .proto definitions into importable .go files

Usage: generate-go [options] LND_VERSION

Where LND_VERSION is in a form: [v]MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH (ex: v0.9.0), or "all" to generate for all versions

Options:

  -h, --help, help      Show this help message
  -S, --strip-version   Don't include lnd version in the path (only works if LND_VERSION != "all")
  -o, --output          Save generated files to a specified dir (created, if doesn't exist)

Examples:

  ./generate-go all
  ./generate-go  -o /tmp/last/  v0.9.0

github: github.com/lncm/lnd-rpc/

Docker

docker build . \
    --build-arg="LANG=go" \
    --tag=lnd-rpc-go

docker run --rm -it \
    --volume=$(pwd):/data/go/ \
    lnd-rpc-go  # [VERSION|all]

Generate Python

./scripts/generate-python generates .py files for all available versions, unless a specific version is provided.

NOTE: All generated versions are published to PyPi using this workflow

Run directly

./scripts/generate-python --help
generate-python v1.0.0

Compile all .proto definitions into .py files

Usage: generate-python [options] LND_VERSION

Where LND_VERSION is in a form: [v]MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH (ex: v0.9.0), or "all" to generate for all versions

Options:

  -h, --help, help      Show this help message
  -S, --strip-version   Don't include lnd version in the path (only works if LND_VERSION != "all")
  -o, --output          Save generated files to a specified dir (created, if doesn't exist)

Examples:

  ./generate-python all
  ./generate-python  -o /tmp/last/  v0.9.0

github: github.com/lncm/lnd-rpc/

Docker

docker build . \
    --build-arg="LANG=python" \
    --tag=lnd-rpc-python

docker run --rm -it \
    --volume=$(pwd):/data/python/ \
    lnd-rpc-python  # [VERSION|all]

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