# Set asset ledger abilities

Asset ledgers have an integrated permission system. Account that deploys a new asset ledger gets all permissions but other accounts are not able to create a new asset or update it etc. In this guide we will show how to set another accounts abilities.

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# Prerequisites

In this guide, we will assume you have gone through the Asset ledger deployment guide and have deployed an asset ledger. You will also need a MetaMask account with some credits.

# Usage overview

We begin by importing the client modules.

import { 
} from "@0xcert/client";

Before we can start setting asset ledger abilities we must initialize our client first.

const client = new Client({
  apiUrl: 'https://api-rinkeby.0xcert.org',
await client.init();


For successful client initialization you need connected 0xcert framework provider instance. See Providers chapter for detailed instructions. Your provider must be connected to Rinkeby Ethereum test network.

Once client is initialized, we define our set asset ledger abilities action.

const actionSetAbilities: ActionSetAbilities = {
  kind: ActionKind.SET_ABILITIES,
  assetLedgerId: ledger.id,
  senderId: provider.accountId,
  receiverId: '0xF9196F9f176fd2eF9243E8960817d5FbE63D79aa',
  abilities: [

As assetLedgerId we must provide the ID of our newly deployed asset ledger from guide Asset ledger deployment or any other deployed ledger. As senderId we set provider.accountId, which means that we will be signing set asset ledger abilities order. We set the asset's id to 100, and for the receiverId, we set provider.accountId, which means we are creating asset for ourselves. As receiverId we set the account address on which we want the ledger abilities to be set. You can choose the abilities that you want to set to the receiver from the list of possible asset ledger abilities .


The account address set as senderId must have the ability to sign set asset ledger abilities order - MANAGE_ABILITIES.

After we defined our set asset ledger abilities action, it's time to define our order which will perform the defined action.

const order = {
  signersIds: [
  actions: [
  wildcardSigner: false,
  automatedPerform: true,
  payerId: provider.accountId,

Order must be signed by all of the accounts specified in signersIds array. In our case, we are the only signer of the order. We add our defined set asset ledger abilities action in actions array. There can be multiple different actions present in one order and they will be atomically performed. If wildcardSigner is set to true order can be signed by any account. In our case we need only our signature for the order to be successfully performed, so we set wildcardSigner to false. We want our order to be performed as soon as it can be, so we enable automated performance of the order by setting automatedPerform to true. Order will be automatically performed after all of the requirements of the order are fulfilled. If automatedPerform was set to false we would need to call performOrder(orderRef) function after the order creation. As payerId we set provider.accountId, so we will be paying for the execution of the order. To learn more about different scenarios check out the Additional scenarios section.


If payer is not specified wildcardSigner field must be set to true and order's payer will be set automatically. If payer is specified it must be listed as order signer in signersIds array.

After our actions order is defined we can finally create it.

const actionsOrder = await client.createOrder(order, Priority.HIGH).then((data) => data.data);


Make sure you have enough credits to perform this action.

Since actions order performance might take some time, we can check the order's status by requesting its data.

const status = await client.getOrder(actionsOrder.ref).then((data) => data.data.status);

If the status of the action order equals to 7, we know that our order was performed successfully and asset ledger abilities were set to the receiver. Now we can request a list of accounts that have abilities on our asset ledger, and receiver's address should be present.

const ledgerAccounts = await client.getLedgerAccounts(ledger.ref).then((data) => data.data);


You can also set up and receive webhooks. In this scenario you will receive webhooks when our order changes (updated or successful) or if it fails. You can learn more about webhooks in chapter Webhooks.