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How to Integrate OpenLogin and Arbitrum


This tutorial will guide you over a basic example to integerate Openlogin authentication with arbitrum.

We will go through a react app where user can login, create arbitrum wallet address,create ether wallet, trigger some methods that involve communicating between the L1 Ethereum chain and the L2 Arbitrum chain (i.e., depositing and withdrawing assets), and logout

You can find the source code of this is example on Github.

Register your OpenLogin application

In order to use OpenLogin SDK, you'll need to create a project in Developer Dashboard and get your client ID.

App registration is not required for localhost development.

Let's get started with code by installing depedencies using npm

To start with using openlogin with a arbitrum dapp , you need to install Openlogin , ethers js sdk, token-bridge-sdk sdk and arb-ts which is dependency of token-bridge-sdk

npm install --save @toruslabs/openlogin
npm install --save arb-ts
npm install --save token-bridge-sdk
npm install --save ethers

Connect with arbitrum kovan4 testnet node and ethereum kovan testnet node provider

ethers js sdk can be used to connect with eth kovan testnet nodes and arbitrum kovan4 testnet operator nodes.

const kovan4_testnet_config = {
ethRPC: "",
arbRPC: "",

const ethProvider = new ethers.providers.JsonRpcProvider(
const arbProvider = new ethers.providers.JsonRpcProvider(

Create and initialize openlogin instance

Start with creating a instance of openlogin class and initialize it using openlogin.init() when application is mounted. After initialization it checks if sdk has private key then user is already logged in.

We are using two options while creating openlogin class instance:-

  • clientId: clientId is a public id which is used to to identify your app. You can generate your client id from developer dashboard. For localhost you can use any static random string as client id.

  • network: network can be testnet or mainnet.

useEffect(() => {
const sdkInstance = new OpenLogin({
clientId: "YOUR_PROJECT_ID",
network: "testnet"
async function initializeOpenlogin() {
await sdkInstance.init();
if (sdkInstance.privKey) {
// app has access ot private key now
}, []);


Once the sdk is initialized , then openlogin.login should be called when user clicks on login button.

async function handleLogin() {
// privKey will be returned here only in case of popup mode or in case user is already logged in.
// for redirect mode login, private key will be returned as `openlogin.privKey` after openlogin
// is initialized using `init` function on successfully login redirect.
const privKey = await openlogin.login({
loginProvider: "google",
redirectUrl: `${window.origin}`,
return privKey

Above code snippet will start the login flow for the user and redirect/popups openlogin authentication ui for user based on the ux mode specified.

Openlogin sdk provides two UX modes (ie POPUP and REDIRECT) for login flow. You can use either depends on your application UX by setting up uxMode option in login function, default is redirect.

Note: in above function, privKey will be returned here only in case of popup ux mode or in case user is already logged in. For redirect mode login, private key will be returned as openlogin.privKey after openlogin is initialized using init function which should be called redirect url page mount.

In redirect mode user will be redirected completely out of app and will be redirected back to redirectUrl after successfull authentication, application will have access to private key as openlogin.privKey after intializing openlogin instance.

In PopUp mode, openlogin authenication window will open as a popup and app will get private key when openlogin.login promise will resolve.

This example is compatible with both redirect and popup ux modes.

In the given code snippet, openlogin.login function is getting called along with two options:-

  • loginProvider: It specifies the login method which will be used to authenticate user. You can checkout API Reference to know about all supported and custom login provider values.

  • redirectUrl: User will be redirected to redirectUrl after login.

Checkout API Reference for other options available to pass in openlogin constructor and login function.

Using private key to import eth signer and arbitrum signer wallet

After calling openlogin.login, your application will have access to the user's private key at openlogin.privKey.

In this example, we are using private key derived from openlogin to create an eth wallet and a arbitrum wallet.

After this we can use generate a bridgeInstance Bridge which is a contructor exported from arb-ts package to make transactions over ethereum and arbitrum using arbitrum's token-bridge-sdk.

const ethSigner = new ethers.Wallet(privateKey, ethProvider);
const arbSigner = new ethers.Wallet(privateKey, arbProvider);
const bridgeInstance = new Bridge(

Getting test ether from kovan testnet

In the next step, we are going to deposit some test ether from ethereum to arbitrum rollup, so it is suggested to get test ether from kovan faucet before proceeding.

Deposit eth to arbitrum and withdraw eth from arbitrum

Up to this point , we have arbitrum wallet account generated using openlogin and an arbitrum bridgeInstance initialized using wallets and pre deployed testnet bridge smart contract addresses.

Now we can make transactions using token-bridge-sdk sdk which provides a react hook useArbTokenBridge using which we can access methods that involve communicating between the L1 Ethereum chain and the L2 Arbitrum chain (i.e., depositing and withdrawing assets) .

const bridge = useArbTokenBridge(bridgeInstance, false);

// deposit
const receipt = await bridge.eth.deposit("0.01");

// withdraw
const receipt = await bridge.eth.withdraw("0.01");

Log out handler

In order to logout user you needs to call logout function available on sdk instance. Logout function will clears the sdk state and removes any access to private key on frontend.

You can pass various other options in logout function like fastLogin , redirectUrl etc. To know more about that checkout API Reference

const handleLogout = async () => {
await openlogin.logout();


You can checkout example of this example app here.the source code of this is example on Github.