IPFS可以通过浏览器插件来管理和使用，目前支持FireFox/Chrome/Brave。该项目源码在 https://github.com/ipfs-shipyard/ipfs-companion ，还在开发之中，但已经可以打开管理界面、URL地址转换、服务器状态显示等功能。
Browser extension that simplifies access to IPFS resources
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This add-on enables everyone to access IPFS resources the way they were meant: from locally running IPFS node :-)
IPFS is a new hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identities. IPFS enables the creation of completely distributed applications. It aims to make the web faster, safer, and more open.
Learn more at ipfs.io (it is really cool, we promise!)
Automagical Detection of IPFS Resources
Requests for resources at IPFS-like paths (
/ipns/$peerid_or_fqdn) are detected on any website.
If tested path is a valid IPFS address it gets redirected and loaded from a local gateway, e.g:
IPFS Status and Action Menu
- IPFS API and Gateway status
- Quick Upload of local files
- Easy access to WebUI and add-on Preferences
- Toggle redirection to local gateway (automatic by default, manual mode can be enabled in Preferences)
- Additional actions for pages loaded from IPFS
- Pin/Unpin of IPFS resources (via API)
- Copy canonical IPFS address
- Copy shareable URL to resource at preferred public gateway
(some are disabled by default, use Preferences screen to enable)
- Requests made via experimental protocols are re-routed to HTTP gateway (public or custom):
- Detect domains with dnslink in DNS TXT record and load them from IPFS
- Make plaintext IPFS links clickable
- Mirror to IPFS by right click on any image or video
We recommend installing the add-on via your browser's add-on store.
|Firefox||Chrome / Chromium|
ipfs-companion is designed to retrieve content from a locally running IPFS daemon. so make sure IPFS is installed on your computer.
Modern Firefox (> 53)
Install the latest signed release from AMO.
It will guarantee automatic updates to the latest version reviewed by Mozilla community.
Legacy Firefox (< 53) and XUL-Compatible Browsers
1.x.x were based on currently deprecated Add-On SDK (Firefox-only).
While it is not maintained anymore, one can inspect, build and install it using codebase from legacy-sdk branch.
For historical background on the rewrite see Issue #20: Move to WebExtensions.
Chrome / Chromium
Install the latest signed release from Chrome Web Store.
Development or other Browsers Supporting WebExtensions API
Try manual installation:
npm install npm run build
Load it into browser:
chrome://extensionsin the URL bar
- Enable "Developer mode"
- Click "Load unpacked extension..." and point it at
about:debuggingin the URL bar
- Click "Load Temporary Add-on" and point it at
ipfs-companion works in Brave. To try it out today you need to run brave from source, but we are working with Brave to get seamless IPFS support working out of the box. Track our progress here
- Configure your local ipfs gateway to run on port 9090 (the default, port 8080, conflicts with the brave webpack dev server)
- Clone and build
- Symlink the
- Add the following to
// Enable IPFS extensionInfo.setState('ipfs', extensionStates.REGISTERED) loadExtension('ipfs', getExtensionsPath('ipfs'), undefined, 'component')
- In the
npm installthen in separate shells run
npm run watchand
npm start. If you have any trouble running Brave from source, check: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop#installation
Brave will start up and you should see a badge with your number of connected ipfs peers next to the brave button, top right. (the ipfs-companion badge currently doesn't appear issue, pr). Click on the badge and update your gateway settings to use port
9090, then go share something with your peers...
Enable Embedded IPFS Support via js-ipfs
We are testing out embedding an ipfs node in the add-on background page. It's hidden by default currently.
To enable it, edit the
package.json file to remove...
browser section and run
npm run build. Note, don't set it to
true, as that's not how the browser module stubbing works
Feel free to join in. All welcome. Open an issue!
If you want to help in developing this extension, please see CONTRIBUTING page ✨
This repository falls under the IPFS Code of Conduct.
Upload via Right-Click Does Not Work in Firefox
See this workaround.
Rule To Work with NoScript with ABE Enabled
By default NoScript breaks this addon by blocking assets loaded from IPFS Gateway running on localhost.
To make it work, one needs to extend the SYSTEM Rulset and prepend it with IPFS whitelist:
# Enable IPFS redirect to LOCAL Site ^http://127.0.0.1:8080/(ipfs|ipns)* Anonymize # Prevent Internet sites from requesting LAN resources. Site LOCAL Accept from LOCAL Deny
Feel free to modify it, but get familiar with ABE rule syntax first.
IPFS logo belongs to The IPFS Project and is licensed under a CC-BY-SA 3.0.
is-ipfs, js-multihash and other NPM dependencies are under MIT license, unless stated otherwise.
The add-on itself is released under CC0: to the extent possible under law, the author has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work, effectively placing it in the public domain.