A php library to work with the Libra client gRPC and protobuf.

v0.0.2 2019-08-01 18:22 UTC


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A php library to work with the Libra gRPC client and protobuf.

Sample Code

require __DIR__ . '/../vendor/autoload.php';

use PhpLibra\LibraClient;


// Get the latest version
function main()
    $client = new LibraClient();
    echo $client->getLatestVersionNumber() . PHP_EOL;


The best place to learn about the library is to read the example code.

php examples/get_account_state.php
php examples/get_balance.php

Installation with composer

composer require php-libra/php-libra

Note to Developers

  • Libra Core is a prototype and so is this library.
  • The APIs are constantly evolving and changing.

Protobuf Installation

Official gRPC documentation here

For Ubuntu LTS 18.04

sudo apt-get install php php-dev php-pear phpunit composer protobuf-compiler-grpc libz-dev

# Install pecl
sudo pecl install grpc

# To get your current php version
php -v

# Enable gRPC extension. Example is php 7.2
sudo vi /etc/php/7.2/cli/php.ini
# for php-fpm
sudo vi /etc/php/7.2/fpm/php.ini
# for apache
sudo vi /etc/php/7.2/apache/php.ini

# Add at the end of the file and restart your services.

# Check that grpc extension is enabled
# Should show something.
php -i | grep grpc

Build protobufs for php

All *.proto files are from libra repo.

protoc -I proto --php_out=src --grpc_out=src --plugin=protoc-gen-grpc=`which grpc_php_plugin` proto/*.proto

The above command will generate php protobuf in the following folders.

  • src/Admission_control
  • src/GPBMetadata
  • src/Mempool
  • src/Types

The only code that is editable for the library resides in src/PhpLibra

The above command will auto generate php proto files to lib folder

Other Packages

A lot of ideas and inspirations for this package were taken from

Common Errors

PHP Fatal error:  Uncaught Error: Class 'Grpc\ChannelCredentials' not found in ../code/php-libra/examples/update_to_latest.php:10

You do not have the grpc library enabled. php -i | grep grpc should return something. Add to your php.ini. See above.

Class 'Grpc\ChannelCredentials' not found

Missing on your php server. Either ../fpm/php.ini or ../apache/php.ini Check phpinfo() for grpc to appear. Restart your server.


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