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Simple App with Ceramic Data Model and Unstoppable Domains - DSPYT

Simple App with Ceramic Data Model and Unstoppable Domains - DSPYT

Ceramic allows users to have complete ownership over their data by providing decentralized technologies for authentication and data storage.

In this tutorial we set up an application to interact with JS HTTP Client through a public Ceramic node. In addition we create a deterministic Ceramic Tile and resolve an unstoppable domain which we store in the decentralized profile of the user.

The app is hosted on Vercel and the code is available at GitHub repository.


  • Node.js v14 and npm v6

For more detailed information look at Ceramic Developers Portal


  • @3id/connect
  • @ceramicnetwork/http-client
  • @ceramicnetwork/stream-tile
  • @ceramicnetwork/3id-did-resolver
  • dids
  • @unstoppabledomains/resolution
  • @ethersproject/providers
  • @uauth/web3-react
  • @web3-react/abstract-connector
  • @web3-react/core
  • @web3-react/injected-connector
  • @web3-react/walletconnect-connector

Application dependencies and set up

First we create an app by using React framework and cd into the directory:

npx create-react-app new-app
cd new-app

Then we install the dependencies for ceramic and unstoppbale domains:

npm install @ceramicnetwork/http-client @ceramicnetwork/3id-did-resolver dids @3id/connect @ceramicnetwork/stream-tile @unstoppabledomains/resolution

and install dependencies necessary to connect the pieces:

npm install @ethersproject/providers @uauth/web3-react @web3-react/abstract-connector @web3-react/core @web3-react/injected-connector @web3-react/walletconnect-connector

After the dependencies are installed we move into the src folder via cd src and create a new file where after a successful login we can access ceramic DID Datastore and update the data. This file we name as DataModels.js. We also create an additional css file for Datamodels.js that we name as App.module.css.

Additionally, we create connectors.js file that we access in App.js to connect to Ethereum Providers.

Coding the application

In connectors.js we create three wallet connectors: useWeb3React Injected connector to Ethereum Mainnet with MetaMask, Walletconnect and UAuthConnector for Unstoppable Domains.

import { UAuthConnector } from "@uauth/web3-react";
import { InjectedConnector } from "@web3-react/injected-connector";
import { WalletConnectConnector } from "@web3-react/walletconnect-connector";

export const injected = new InjectedConnector({ supportedChainIds: [1] });

export const walletconnect = new WalletConnectConnector({
  infuraId: process.env.REACT_APP_INFURA_ID,
  qrcode: true,

export const uauth = new UAuthConnector({
  clientID: process.env.REACT_APP_CLIENT_ID,
  clientSecret: process.env.REACT_APP_CLIENT_SECRET,
  redirectUri: process.env.REACT_APP_REDIRECT_URI,
  scope: "openid wallet",
  connectors: { injected },

const connectors = {

export default connectors;

In App.js we import following libraries, files and define a constant to initialize ceramic client:

import { EthereumAuthProvider, ThreeIdConnect } from "@3id/connect";
import ThreeIdResolver from "@ceramicnetwork/3id-did-resolver";
import CeramicClient from "@ceramicnetwork/http-client";
import { useWeb3React } from "@web3-react/core";
import { WalletConnectConnector } from "@web3-react/walletconnect-connector";
import { DID } from "dids";
import { useEffect, useState } from "react";
import "./css/App.css";
import connectors from "./connectors";
import DataModels from "./DataModels";

const API_URL = "";

Meanwhile the function App is where we define states, hooks and functions:

function App() {
  const { active, account, activate } = useWeb3React();
  const [ceramic, setCeramic] = useState();
  const [ethAddresses, setEthAddresses] = useState();
  const [ethereum, setEthereum] = useState();
  const [appStarted, setAppStarted] = useState(false);

  function createConnectHandler(connectorId) {
    return async () => {
      try {
        const connector = connectors[connectorId];

        if (
          connector instanceof WalletConnectConnector &&
        ) {
          connector.walletConnectProvider = undefined;

        await activate(connector);
      } catch (error) {

  function buttons() {
    return (
        <button onClick={createConnectHandler(Object.keys(connectors)[0])}>
          <span>Login with Metamask</span>

        <button onClick={createConnectHandler(Object.keys(connectors)[1])}>
          <span>Login with WalletConnect</span>


  useEffect(() => {
    if (active) {
      (async () => {
        try {
          const addresses = await window.ethereum.request({
            method: "eth_requestAccounts",
        } catch (e) {
  }, [active]);

  const condition = ethereum !== undefined && ethAddresses !== undefined;
  useEffect(() => {
    if (condition) {
      (async () => {
        const newCeramic = new CeramicClient(API_URL);

        const resolver = {
        const did = new DID({ resolver });
        newCeramic.did = did;
        const threeIdConnect = new ThreeIdConnect();
        const authProvider = new EthereumAuthProvider(
        await threeIdConnect.connect(authProvider);

        const provider = await threeIdConnect.getDidProvider();
        await newCeramic.did.authenticate();

  }, [condition]);

  function getWaitingForDIDPanel() {
    return (
        <h2> Waiting for a decentralized ID :{account}</h2>

  function getLandingPage() {
    return (
      <div className="Init">
        <h1>Take Control of Your Data with T+D</h1>

        {active ? (
          ceramic ? (
            <button onClick={() => setAppStarted(true)}>
              Let&apos;s go !!
          ) : (
        ) : (

  function getSkillsPage() {
    return <DataModels ceramic={ceramic} setAppStarted={setAppStarted} />;

  return (
    <div>{ceramic && appStarted ? getSkillsPage() : getLandingPage()}</div>

export default App;

On the initial state the app display three buttons, which relate to a distinct wallet connector. Once the user pushes the button the state active becomes true, connecting to the wallet. After the wallet is connected the ceramic client initializes and connects to the decentralizes identity. Finally, following the successful ceramic client connection the user enters to the profile skills page.

In DataModels.js we define the determenistic Ceramic tiles where the users edits and stores skills data.

The DataModels component integrates with the Ceramic Network using the TileDocument library and resolves domain names using the Resolution library from Unstoppable Domains.

When initialized, DataModels component does the following:

  1. Initializes state variables to store data, the Ceramic document, and other necessary fields such as Name, ID, Desc, and ImageURL using the useState hook.
  2. The useEffect hook is used to perform actions upon component mounting and when ceramic prop changes.
    • If the ceramic instance is available, it begins loading data.
    • An asynchronous function is executed to create a new TileDocument on the Ceramic Network. The document is created with the specified controller (user ID) and other required parameters.
    • Contents of the document, such as description, name, image, and id, are extracted and stored in the component state using corresponding setState functions.
    • If there's an ID, the getResolution function is called to resolve the domain name into an address, which is then stored in the state.
    • The Data state variable is then set with the collected information.
    • The loaded document from Ceramic is stored in the document state variable, and the loading message is cleared after the data has been fetched.
  3. The getResolution function uses the Resolution library to resolve domain names to addresses.
    • It returns a promise which resolves by setting the resolved address into the Decode state.
  4. The handleSubmit function updates the document on Ceramic Network with the data specified in the state when the form is submitted.
  5. The display function returns JSX to render UI elements showing the loaded data or the data input by the user.
  6. The getSimpleSkillForm function returns JSX for a simple form, allowing a user to input the name, ID, description, and image URL of their skill and submit the data.
  7. Finally, getSkillsPage constructs and returns the overall page layout combining loading messages, form, and display components.
  8. The DataModels component is exported at the end, making it available for import in other parts of the application.
Ceramic Unstoppable Domains skills page