Getting Started

What is JSON

JSON is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is used by applications to exchange data between applications and it is capable of representing strings, numbers, key value pair, array and boolean.

What is JSON-RPC

JSON-RPC is a stateless, light-weight remote procedure call (RPC) protocol. A transport agnostic protocol for invoking methods on a remote process or passing messages to remote process. It uses JSON as its data format.

Starting Elld With RPC

By default, Elld does not start with RPC enabled. To start Elld with RPC service, apply the --rpc flag.

elld start --rpc

RPC Endpoint

The default endpoint of the JSON-RPC 2.0 service is:


You can provide an alternative listen address using the --rpc-address flag.

elld start --rpc --rpc-address ""

Private Endpoints

The JSON-RPC 2.0 service includes endpoints that are not publicly accessible. These endpoints are known as private endpoints and require a valid access token in order to access them.

A valid access token must be provided in the Authorization field of the request header. Here is the expected format:

Authorization: Bearer access_token_here

To create an access token, use the admin_auth JSON RPC endpoint.