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How to Integrate OpenLogin and zkSync


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

We will go through a react app where user can login,create zkSync wallet address,ether wallet, fetch committed eth balance from zkSync account 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 zkSync dapp , you need to install Openlogin , ethers js sdk and zksync sdk

npm install --save @toruslabs/openlogin
npm install --save zksync
npm install --save ethers

Connect with zkSync operator node and ethereum node provider

import * as ethers from "ethers";
import * as zksync from "zksync";

const zksyncConnector = {
_syncConn: null,
_ethConn: null,
_connectZkSync: async () => {
const syncProvider = await zksync.getDefaultProvider("rinkeby");
zksyncConnector._syncConn = syncProvider;
return syncProvider;
_connectEth: async () => {
const ethersProvider = ethers.getDefaultProvider(
zksyncConnector._ethConn = ethersProvider;
return ethersProvider;
connect: async () => {
await zksyncConnector._connectZkSync();
getSyncClient: async () => {
if (!!zksyncConnector._syncConn) {
return zksyncConnector._syncConn;
return zksyncConnector._connectZkSync();
getEthClient: () => {
if (!!zksyncConnector._ethConn) {
return zksyncConnector._ethConn;
return zksyncConnector._connectEth();

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) {
// qpp 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 zkSync signer wallet and eth 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 derivef from openlogin to create an eth wallet and a zkSync wallet.

After this we can use syncWallet to make transactions over ethereum and zkSync using zkSync sdk.

You can read more about zkSync sdk here

const syncProvider = await zksyncConnector.getSyncClient();
const ethProvider = zksyncConnector.getEthClient();
const ethWallet = new ethers.Wallet(privateKey, ethProvider);
// Derive zksync.Signer from ethereum wallet.
const syncWallet = await zksync.Wallet.fromEthSigner(ethWallet, syncProvider);

Get ethereum testnet ether

In the next step, we are going to unlock zkSync wallet which requires to make a transaction, so it is suggested to get test ether from rinkeyby faucet before proceeding.

Unlock zkSync wallet

To control assets in zkSync network, an account must register a separate public key once.

async function unlockZkSyncWallet() {
try {
if (!(await syncWallet.isSigningKeySet())) {
if ((await syncWallet.getAccountId()) === undefined) {
throw new Error("Unknown account");
// As any other kind of transaction, `ChangePubKey` transaction requires fee.
// User doesn't have (but can) to specify the fee amount. If omitted, library will query zkSync node for
// the lowest possible amount.
const changePubkey = await syncWallet.setSigningKey({
feeToken: "ETH",
ethAuthType: "ECDSA",

// Wait until the tx is committed
let receipt = await changePubkey.awaitReceipt();
console.log("Unlock account receipt", receipt);
} else {
console.log("Signing key already set: ", await syncWallet.getAccountId());
} catch (error) {
console.log("Error while unlock", error);

Deposit eth to zkSync and withdraw eth from zkSync

Up to this point , we have a zkSync wallet account generated using openlogin.

Now we can make transactions using zkSync sdk. We will demonstrate deposit and withdraw eth functionality.

We can deposit eth by using syncWallet which was generated after login with openlogin. Calling depositToSyncFromEthereum function of zkSync will trigger a blockchain transaction so make sure you have sufficient eth to pay tx fee as well.

const deposit = await syncWallet.depositToSyncFromEthereum({
depositTo: syncWallet.address(),
token: "ETH",
amount: ethers.utils.parseEther("0.04"),

Similarly you can create a withdrawal request to withdraw eth from zkSync account back to ethereum.

const withdraw = await syncWallet.withdrawFromSyncToEthereum({
ethAddress: ethWallet.address,
token: "ETH",
amount: ethers.utils.parseEther("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.