Welcome to OpenMask’s Developer Documentation. OpenMask is the trailblazing tool enabling user interactions and experience on Web3. It is currently available as a browser extension. The purpose of this documentation is to illustrate how to build a dapp with OpenMask.
OpenMask was created to meet the needs of secure and usable TON-based web sites. In particular, it handles account management and connecting the user to the blockchain.
OpenMask allows users to manage accounts and their keys in a variety of ways, including hardware wallets, while isolating them from the site context. This is a great security improvement over storing the user keys on a single central server, or even in local storage, which can allow for mass account thefts.
This security feature also comes with developer convenience: For developers, you simply interact with the globally available TON API
that identifies the users of web3-compatible browsers (like OpenMask users), and whenever you request a transaction signature
ton_getBalance, or others), OpenMask will prompt the user in as comprehensible a way as possible.
This keeps users informed, and leaves attackers only the option of trying to phish individual users, rather than performing mass hacks
(although DNS hacks can still be used for phishing en masse).
OpenMask comes pre-loaded with fast connections to the TON mainnet and testnet blockchain via public toncenter.com api. This allows you to get started without synchronizing a full node, while still providing the option to upgrade your security and use the blockchain provider of your choice.