Stacks REST API
The QuickNode Stacks documentation constantly evolves as the chain undergoes upgrades and changes. We highly recommend cross-referencing with the Stacks Documentation for the latest updates.
At QuickNode, we run Stacks REST API endpoints. In aggregate, we serve hundreds of billions of requests every month. To make it easier for developers to integrate with QuickNode, we've created this documentation that shows how to make API requests using cURL. QuickNode-supported Stacks APIs include:
- Stacks REST API
Stacks Network Support
Making Stacks API Requests
In this documentation, you will see example requests made with various curl for each supported Stacks method. This section will explain how to execute them on your machine.
Most *nix based systems have cURL support out of the box. cURL is a command line tool and library for transferring data with URLs. Check if you have it by running the following:
Usage in our pricing plans is measured in API Credits. To learn more about the API Credits for Stacks, please visit this page.
Endpoint Authentication Options
By default, all endpoints created on QuickNode are protected by a token in the URL which looks something like this:
Approved Referrer List
For endpoints on the shared network, you are able to add a list of approved referrers. This requires any HTTP request to send a REFERRER header or any WebSocket request to send an ORIGIN header populated with one of the referrers you entered into our user panel.
Disabling Token Authentication
You can also disable the token authentication completely in your security settings for a given endpoint. This will allow anyone to make requests to the endpoint without the token.
JWT (JSON Web Tokens)
For additional security, you can also enable JWT for each of your deployed endpoints. JWT allows for stateless authentication between you and your endpoint. Learn how to use JWT with QuickNode in this step-by-step guide.
Multiple Authentication Tokens
Create multiple authentication tokens for each of your deployed endpoints. This allows you to revoke any tokens that may be comprised, without needing to restart your non-compromised endpoint.
To roll an individual authentication token, create an additional token and then delete the previous token. Learn more about multiple authentication tokens in this QuickNode guide.
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