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LNURL implementation for Python.

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LNURL implementation for Python

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A collection of helpers for building LNURL support into wallets and services.


Developers can force strict RFC3986 validation for the URLs that the library encodes/decodes, using this env var:

LNURL_STRICT_RFC3986 = "0" by default (False)

Basic usage

>>> import lnurl
>>> lnurl.encode('')
Lnurl('LNURL1DP68GURN8GHJ7UM9WFMXJCM99E5K7TELWY7NXENRXVMRGDTZXSENJCM98PJNWXQ96S9', bech32=Bech32('LNURL1DP68GURN8GHJ7UM9WFMXJCM99E5K7TELWY7NXENRXVMRGDTZXSENJCM98PJNWXQ96S9', hrp='lnurl', data=[13, 1, 26, 7, 8, 28, 3, 19, 7, 8, 23, 18, 30, 28, 27, 5, 14, 9, 27, 6, 18, 24, 27, 5, 5, 25, 20, 22, 30, 11, 25, 31, 14, 4, 30, 19, 6, 25, 19, 3, 6, 12, 27, 3, 8, 13, 11, 2, 6, 16, 25, 19, 18, 24, 27, 5, 7, 1, 18, 19, 14]), url=WebUrl('', scheme='https', host='', tld='io', host_type='domain', path='/', query='q=3fc3645b439ce8e7'))
WebUrl('', scheme='https', host='', tld='io', host_type='domain', path='/', query='q=3fc3645b439ce8e7')

The Lnurl object wraps a bech32 LNURL to provide some extra utilities.

from lnurl import Lnurl

lnurl.bech32.hrp  # "lnurl"
lnurl.url  # ""  # ""
lnurl.url.base  # ""
lnurl.url.query  # "q=3fc3645b439ce8e7"
lnurl.url.query_params  # {"q": "3fc3645b439ce8e7"}

Parsing LNURL responses

You can use a LnurlResponse to wrap responses you get from a LNURL. The different types of responses defined in the LNURL spec have a different model with different properties (see

import httpx

from lnurl import Lnurl, LnurlResponse

  async with httpx.AsyncClient() as client:
    r = await client.get(lnurl.url)
    res = LnurlResponse.from_dict(r.json())  # LnurlPayResponse
    res.ok  # bool
    res.max_sendable  # int
    res.max_sats  # int
    res.callback.base  # str
    res.callback.query_params # dict
    res.metadata  # str
    res.metadata.list()  # list
    res.metadata.text  # str
    res.metadata.images  # list
r = requests.get(lnurl.url)

If you have already httpx installed, you can also use the .handle() function directly. It will return the appropriate response for a LNURL.

>>> import lnurl
LnurlPayResponse(tag='payRequest', callback=WebUrl('', scheme='https', host='', tld='xyz', host_type='domain', path='/lnurl-pay/callback/2169831'), min_sendable=10000, max_sendable=10000, metadata=LnurlPayMetadata('[["text/plain","NgHaEyaZNDnW iI DsFYdkI"],["image/png;base64","iVBOR...uQmCC"]]'))

You can execute and LNURL with either payRequest, withdrawRequest or login tag using the execute function.

>>> import lnurl

Building your own LNURL responses

For LNURL services, the lnurl package can be used to build valid responses.

from lnurl import LnurlWithdrawResponse

res = LnurlWithdrawResponse(
    default_description="sample withdraw",
res.json()  # str
res.dict()  # dict

All responses are pydantic models, so the information you provide will be validated and you have access to .json() and .dict() methods to export the data.

Data is exported using :camel: camelCase keys by default, as per spec. You can also use camelCases when you parse the data, and it will be converted to snake_case to make your Python code nicer.

If you want to export the data using :snake: snake_case (in your Python code, for example), you can change the by_alias parameter: res.dict(by_alias=False) (it is True by default).


$ poetry run lnurl
Usage: lnurl [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  Python CLI for LNURL decode and encode lnurls

  --help  Show this message and exit.

  decode           decode a LNURL
  encode           encode a URL
  handle           handle a LNURL
  execute          execute a LNURL

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