Cordra Client Library - JavaScript Version

This Cordra Client Library can be used to develop JavaScript and TypeScript applications that are based on Cordra.

This library supports browsers and Node.js. All modern browsers are supported including IE11 (that leverages the included fetch polyfill).

The client library is written in TypeScript; type definitions are included in the release distribution for use in your applications.


You can install the client library using npm as follows:

npm install @cnri/cordra-client

The following artifacts are included in the distribution:

dist/node/ : Node.js version of cordra-client library.

dist/cordra-client.js, dist/cordra-client.min.js : Browser versions of the library suitable for including in <script> HTML tags, both un-minimized and minimized. These can also be used as a CommonJS module. Copies are supplied with the version number in the filename.

dist/cordra-client.esm.js : Browser version of the library as a standard ES module, suitable for use in applications built using an ESM-aware module bundler like Rollup or webpack 2+.

dist/types/ : A directory of .d.ts files for use with TypeScript projects.

The .js files all come with corresponding JavaScript source map files.

Getting Started

This Cordra client library is simple to get started with. Here is an example of searching Cordra for all Schema objects:

import { CordraClient } from '@cnri/cordra-client';

const client = new CordraClient("https://localhost:8443");"type:Schema")
    .then(response => {
        console.log("Number of results: " + response.size);
        response.results.forEach(result => { console.log( });

This will print the name of each Schema object to the console.


Cordra client methods generally take a final optional Options argument which defines the user credentials used for sending the request to Cordra. The default options can be set when the CordraClient is instantiated, or later by setting the property defaultOptions.

If no defaultOptions is set, calls will be made anonymously.

Cordra client tracks authentication tokens automatically. If you wish to check whether an authentication token can be successfully obtained, call client.authenticate(options). Otherwise authentication tokens will be automatically obtained as needed.

Example Password Authentication

const options = {
    username: "testUser",
    password: "password"
const client = new CordraClient(cordraBaseUri, options);

Example Private Key Authentication

const privateKey = {
    "kty": "RSA",
    "n": "4zExVGqSPDNAIooQyNDm_g8ew9RwdDcRCGuWBjIZrfIHVGlJn1VbT4reseduDJ0MVELdDp64RTH8jVxboWQlpQ",
    "e": "AQAB",
    "d": "CPmfhkMzhbdMmFC1-wjtpym3wGq7CoxGWvvNEGOV2h47gJaMBAsh4XYszToaNOKOg-OpCQ73dn8FsvIKmh5VQQ",
    "p": "_sgNIghoOHpnYjmcsQ09VXLg73oGOqtVd48C8ZJmfFE",
    "q": "5Edcl0pHnl-p79KtefVPwVFMFUJT0QKG-BfJfWxXAxU",
    "dp": "VAbKPgUjyiykWALEKKhDKCFBCfnmgEbtowapY95yqmE",
    "dq": "OTDTtqeKZ9gpuAa9JXfbAmC-wfi7DPsoG1HCTiTta70",
    "qi": "n2lKEca8FCHWS5Q81N0ioJ60Ny8a1dce7Yl9JzayjTM"
const options = {
    userId: 'testUser',
const client = new CordraClient(cordraBaseUri, options);

API Docs

Full API documentation is available here.