A sign request in Xumm is a prompt to approve a transaction or action on the XRP Ledger. This page will show you how you can create a Sign Request, and how you can deliver the request to the end user.

When working with Xumm sign in & payloads in the browser, there are two flows to consider. Your application should deal with both flows.

  • User is on mobile, Xumm is installed

  • User is on desktop, Xumm is on their phone


When a user visits on their smartphone with Xumm installed, your application can "deeplink" straight into Xumm, where a Sign Request will be opened.

  • If your application can persist state, you can use a return URL to get your user to return to your web app.

  • If you need the user to return to the launching webpage, do not provide a return URL to the payload, so the user is forced to go back to the launching browser.

To make sure the user is expecting Xumm to open, the best user experience would be to ask the user to open Xumm (with a button), alternatively allowing them to use a button to just show the QR code, so the Sign Request can be opened on another device.

For more information about the object contents to be used for Payloads & the return URL replacement variables, see:

  txjson: {
    TransactionType: "Payment",
    Destination: "r...",
    Amount: "1000000"
  options: {
    return_url: {
      app: "https://sample.test/?...",
      web: "https://sample.test/?id={id}"
    force_network: "MAINNET"
  custom_meta: {
    identifier: "123123",
    instruction: "Please sign this to..."
}).then(payload => {
  // Redirect directly to, or (preferable)
  var btn = document.getElementById('launchXummBtn')

Warning: most mobile browsers / operating systems will only allow deeplinks to trigger an application (so: the payload URL to trigger opening Xumm) if the button resulting in the trigger is user invoked.

Meaning there must always be a direct user onclick/ontap event resulting in the routine opening the payload URL being opened will deeplink.


On the desktop, a user may or may not receive a push notification. The user can scan a QR code as fallback. The ideal implementation:

  1. Checks if the pushed property of the created payload

    1. If false the user is displayed the payload QR code to scan with their phone.

      1. Using the createAndSubscribe( … ) method the application receives real time updates about end user interaction. The application can update to reflect the interaction the user has with the Sign Request on their phone ("opened": true).

    2. If true the user is displayed a message that the Sign Request has been delivered to their phone. A button with a label like "I did not receive the Push Notification" is displayed, which takes users to the QR flow.

  TransactionType: 'Payment',
  Destination: 'rfHn6cB5mmqZ6fHZ4fdemCDSxqLTijgMwo',
  Amount: String(1000000) // one million drops, 1 XRP
}, eventMessage => {
  if (Object.keys('opened') > -1) {
    // Update the UI? The payload was opened.
  if (Object.keys('signed') > -1) {
    // The `signed` property is present, true (signed) / false (rejected)
    return eventMessage
  .then(({ created, resolved }) => {
    console.log('Payload URL:',
    console.log('Payload QR:', created.refs.qr_png)

    return resolved // Return payload promise for the next `then`
  .then(payload => console.log('Payload resolved', payload))
  // This is where you can do `xumm.payload.get(...)` to fetch details

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