Shared functionality for websocket providers


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Shared functionality for websocket providers like @feathers/socketio and @feathersjs/primus. Only intended to be used internally by other Feathers real-time providers.


@feathersjs/socket-commons contains internal shared functionality for Feathers real-time providers (currently Socket.io and Primus).

lib/client.js is a base socket service client lib/index.js returns a configurable function and requires the following options:

  • done - A Promise that resolves once the real-time protocol server has been set up
  • emit - The name of the method to emit data to a socket ('emit' for Socket.io and 'send' for Primus)
  • socketKey - A string or ES6 Symbol which stores the actual socket connection
  • getParams - A function that returns the Feathers connection options for a socket


Channels provide channel functionality for bi-directional Feathers service providers. It is e.g. used by the Socket.io and Primus provider to quickly determine what messages to send to connected clients.

const channels = require('@feathersjs/socket-commons/lib/channels');


app.channel(... names)

Returns a named or combined channel object.

const channel = app.channel('test'); // return a `test` channel

channel.join(connection); // join a channel
channel.leave(connection); // leave a channel

channel.filter(connection => {}) // return a new channel with filtered connections
channel.length // return the number of connections
channel.connections // all connections in this channel

const combined = app.channel('test', 'other'); // return a combined channel

combined.join(connection); // join the `test` and `other` channel
combined.leave(connection); // leave the `test` and `other` channel

channel.filter(connection => {}) // return a new channel with filtered connections (connections will only be iterated once)
combined.length // return the number of connections
combined.connections // all connections in the combined channel (if a connection is in multiple channels it will only show once)

app.service('servicename').publish(event, callback), app.service('servicename').publish(callback)

Register a publishing callback for a service and event (or all events) that returns a (named or combined) channel.

app.use('/test', {
  create(data) {
    return Promise.resolve(data);

// `created` event for the `test` service
app.service('test').publish('created', (data, hook) =>

// `created` event for the `test` service, sending different data to two different channels
app.service('test').publish('created', (data, hook) => {
  return [
    app.channel('users').send(_.omit(data, 'groups', 'email'))

// All events for all services
app.publish((data, hook) =>

// All `created` events for all services
app.publish('created', (data, hook) =>

// All events for `test` service
app.service('test').publish((data, hook) =>

app.on('publish', function(event, channel, hook) {})

An event that will be sent every time a service event that has connections to publish to happens. channel is a combined channel with all connections to publish the event to.

Note: If there are no channels or connections the publish event will not be sent.

app.on('publish', (event, channel, hook) => {
  channel.connections.forEach(connection => {
    // Do something with `connection`


Copyright (c) 2015

Licensed under the MIT license.

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