Instead of running a node and manually managing that infrastructure, developers can use third-party node providers like Glif to execute their transactions.

The Glif Node RPC API is a publicly hosted Lotus endpoint that supports JSON-RPC POST requests against the Lotus API. The Glif Nodes RPC API provides both a standard endpoint and a web socket endpoint. For further information, see the official endpoint page.

HTTP endpoint:

Web socket endpoint:


Supported API methods:

The Glif Node API supports all API request methods listed in the Lotus JSON-RPC API documentation.

Usage notes:

  • All JSON-RPC requests must include the header "Content-Type": "application/json"
  • For Lotus Lite, use FULLNODE_API_INFO=wss:// lotus daemon --lite