Generate a manifest – CLI

First create an Akord wallet. Go to and follow the prompts to create your account. Once your account is created, you can use your wallet to interact with the Akord platform.


Before using the Akord CLI, you need to install Node.js 16.x, which is a prerequisite for using Akord. Visit the Node.js website and download the appropriate version for your operating system.

Next, you need to install the akord-cli. Open a terminal or command prompt and run the following command:

npm install -g @akord/akord-cli

Login to your Akord Wallet

Once you have the CLI installed, log in using your Akord wallet by following the prompts to authenticate with your Akord wallet username and password.

akord login <email>

You'll need your vault ID to generate the manifest. To list your vaults:

akord vault:list

Generate the Manifest

Now that you are logged in, you can generate the manifest for your files and contents using the Akord CLI. To do this, run akord manifest:generate in the terminal and follow the prompts to enter the friendly names and their corresponding file paths.

akord manifest:generate <vault-id>

After generating the manifest, a file named manifest.json will appear in your vault. Once it's confirmed on the Arweave blockchain and propagated by the gateways, your public vault will be available on the permaweb.

Access your files on the Permaweb

To access your vault's root folder, you'll need the File TX ID from your vault's manifest.json file. It is available in the app by clicking into the vault and selecting the file. On the right there's a context menu giving you a link to the file info.

Visit the permaweb URL in your web browser by replacing <manifest-id> with your unique File TX ID.<manifest-id>

The URLs provided by the Arweave gateways ( can be considered stable and permanent. The content cannot be changed, providing lasting access.

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