Your application can request to connect to the userโ€™s wallet with the getAccounts method, which prompts them to share their Bitcoin and Stacks addresses.

  • You can specify which wallet addresses you require, Bitcoin ordinals address, Bitcoin payment address or Stacks address, using the purposes request parameter

  • The message request param gives you the option to display a message the user when requesting their addresses. You can use it to present your app and explain why you require access to their addresses.

request parametersDescription


Array of strings used to specify the purpose of the address(es) to request:

  • 'ordinals' is preferably used to manage the userโ€™s ordinals

  • 'payment' is preferably used to manage the userโ€™s bitcoin

  • 'stacks' is used to interact with the stacks ecosystem

Example: ['ordinals', 'payment', 'stacks']


import {request} from "sats-connect";

try {

  const response = await request('getAccounts', null);
  console.log("getAccounts ~ response:", response)
  if (response.status === 'success') {
    const paymentAddressItem = response.result.find(
      (address) => address.purpose === AddressPurpose.Payment
    const ordinalsAddressItem = response.result.find(
      (address) => address.purpose === AddressPurpose.Ordinals
    const stacksAddressItem = response.result.find(
        (address) => address.purpose === AddressPurpose.Stacks
  } else {
    if (response.error.code === RpcErrorCode.USER_REJECTION) {
      // handle user cancellation error
    } else {
      // handle error
} catch (err) {

The getAddresss method returns a Promise that resolves if the user approves the connection request. The user will see a Connection Request prompt in their wallet. The prompt will display:

  • your app logo, if it is specified in your app manifest

  • the wallet addresses that your app required

  • the message which you specified. Note that this message will be cut beyond 80 characters.

Once resolved, the method returns GetAccountResult: an array of the userโ€™s wallet address objects, defined as:

type address = {
    address: string;
    publicKey: string;
    purpose: "payment" | "ordinals" | "stacks";
    addressType: "p2tr" | "p2wpkh" | "p2sh" | "stacks";

You can use these addresses to make further requests such as signing a message, signing a transaction, etc.

Currently, you can retrieve two types of Bitcoin addresses, the user's Bitcoin payment address and the Ordinals address which is a taproot address.

An example response:

GetAccountResult: [
    address: "tb1pzwa68q3udj0f7g5xtdakgecvf45dvssu66ry7y3at22w7vus20vq3sgw62",
    publicKey: "b9907521ddb85e0e6a37622b7c685efbdc8ae53a334928adbd12cf204ad4e717",
    purpose: "ordinals",
    addressType: "p2tr"
    address: "2NBfRKCUpafbatj5gV9T82uau3igdSf9BXJ",
    publicKey: "02818b7ff740a40f311d002123087053d5d9e0e1546674aedb10e15a5b57fd3985",
    purpose: "payment",
    addressType: "p2sh"


address fieldDescription


the userโ€™s connected wallet address


A hex string representing the bytes of the public key of the account. You can use this to construct partially signed Bitcoin transactions (PSBT).


The purpose of the address:

  • ordinals is preferably used to manage the userโ€™s ordinals

  • payment is preferably used to manage the userโ€™s bitcoin

  • stacks is used to interact with the stacks ecosystem


the addressโ€™s format:

  • P2TR for ordinals

  • P2SH for payment

  • P2WPKH for payment using Ledger

  • stacks for Stacks

If the user declines the request or closes the pop-up, the promise will reject (throw when awaited).