Sponsored Transactions

Enoki provides sponsored transactions, which allow you to send transactions to zkLogin accounts without the need to on-ramp users to Sui.

Using Enoki you can:

  • Integrate sponsored transactions with less effort. You can sponsor transactions from your app without the need for additional backend components.
  • Safely sponsor transactions without introducing excessive costs or opportunities for misuse.
  • Sponsor transactions in development environments before introducing them into production.


You can implement sponsored transactions using either private or public API keys.

When using public API keys, you create sponsored transactions directly from your frontend. You can configure an allowlist of operations and approved senders using the Enoki Developer Portal so that you can control your app's activities.

When using private API keys, you execute your sponsored transactions through a backend service that interacts with the Enoki API. The backend service allows you to make transactions without exposing your private API keys.

Enoki supports frontend sponsored transactions (using public API keys) only from in-app zkLogin accounts. If you are using non-zkLogin wallets (such as a Chrome extension wallet), then you must use private API keys from a backend service to sponsor transactions.

Enoki API

Use a backend service with private API keys to perform sponsored transactions using Enoki.

To use Enoki APIs:

  1. Construct transactionBlockKindBytes with txb.build({ provider, onlyTransactionKind: true }).

    const client = useSuiClient();
    const txb = new Transaction();
    // ... add some transactions...
    const transactionBlockKindBytes = await txb.build({ client, onlyTransactionKind: true });
  2. Pass the transactionBlockKindBytes value to your backend service. The backend calls transaction-blocks/sponsor with method POST and provides:

    • zklogin-jwt value as part of the header.
    • network and transactionBlockKindBytes values in the body.

    If successful, the response includes the bytes for the transaction and the transaction digest.

  3. Sign the returned transaction bytes with your key pair.

  4. From your backend service, call transaction-blocks/sponsor/:digest with method POST, and provide the signature you create in the previous step in the body of the call. If successful, the response includes a sponsor-signed base64-encoded transaction.

Enoki Flow

Use Enoki Flow with public API keys to sponsor transactions using Enoki.

Use the sponsorAndExecuteTransaction method to sponsor and execute transactions from your app.

const flow = useEnokiFlow();
const tx = new Transaction();
// Add transactions to the txb...
const result = await flow.sponsorAndExecuteTransaction({ transaction: tx });

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