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Adapters for Web3Auth PnP Web SDKs

Adapters are essentially connectors between Web3Auth and the underlying wallet provider. For example, an adapter for connecting with torus wallet is available under web3auth as @web3auth/torus-evm-adapter. Every adapter follows a common interface which is required by Web3Auth to communicate with the wallet.

An adapter emits certain events like CONNECTED, CONNECTING and DISCONNECTED etc during login lifecycle of a user. Each adapter exposes provider on successful user login that can be used to invoke RPC calls on wallet and on connected blockchain.

Hence, adapters are needed to connect your Web3Auth instance to a wallet provider. Web3Auth by default contains a pre-configured list of login adapters. It also provides flexibility to add/remove adapters or to use some existing adapter with custom configurations. To configure an adapter create an instance of the adapter by using its corresponding package and pass the returned adapter instance in the configureAdapter function.

For example, to configure openlogin adapter,

  • Import the OpenloginAdapter from the @web3auth/openlogin-adapter package.
  • Create an instance of the adapter along with the configuration
  • Pass the returned instance to web3auth.configureAdapter as shown in the example below.
import { OpenloginAdapter } from "@web3auth/openlogin-adapter";

const openloginAdapter = new OpenloginAdapter({
adapterSettings: {
network: "sapphire_mainnet",
uxMode: "popup",


Currently Available Wallet Adapters

By default Web3Auth's modal UI supports a set of default adapters depending on the authMode being used. By default, Web3Auth requires basic configuration client_id, and registering a redirect if you are using CustomAuth adapter from the dashboard.

The table below summarizes all the available adapters and their properties

AdapterAuthModeChainNamespaceDefaultPackage Name
openloginWALLET, DAPPEIP155,SOLANAYES@web3auth/openlogin-adapter

Types of Wallet Adapters

Currently Web3Auth supports two categories of wallet adapters:

  • IN_APP Application Wallets
  • EXTERNAL External Wallets

Application Wallets

  • Application wallets are those wallets which are scoped to dApp. This means that if you are logging in with the same application wallet on different applications, you will get different wallets (private keys).
  • openlogin, torus-evm and torus-solana are Application Wallets.

External Wallets

  • External wallet are those which are global for all applications. No matter where you are logging in, you will get same keys if same credentials are being provided.
  • metamask, phantom and walletconnect-v1, coinbase, slope, solflare are External Wallets in Web3Auth.

Common Configuration Interfaces

type CustomChainConfig = {
chainNamespace: ChainNamespaceType;
* The chain id of the chain
chainId: string;
* RPC target Url for the chain
rpcTarget: string;
* Display Name for the chain
displayName: string;
* Url of the block explorer
blockExplorerUrl: string;
* Default currency ticker of the network (e.g: ETH)
ticker: string;
* Name for currency ticker (e.g: `Ethereum`)
tickerName: string;

* Logo of the chain
logo: stirng;

If you do pass chainConfig in an Adapter, it overwrites the chainConfig passed over to the Web3Auth/ Web3AuthNoModal constructor.